Well, it’s here! Today’s the big reveal of the new Mix and Match Mama (and Mix and Match Travel Agency) office.
I mean…I feel a bit nervous and a bit stupid at the same time.
It’s literally just a room in my house.
It’s not that big of a deal at all.
The thing is though…my dream of having this room was over 3 years in the making AND IT LITERALLY RUINED MY HOUSE.
Everything from the actual structure itself down to the patio to all of the grass and yard (thanks to the construction workers/equipment/tools/dumpster/etc) was damaged during the construction of this little space. So yeah, I feel a bit excited and bit like “um, yeah, all of that for this one little room…I know…ridiculous”.
BUT I LOVE IT.
I’m not ready to say “it was worth it” which is the number one question every team member, family member and/or friend has asked since coming over to see it. Was it worth it? I’m not sure yet (insert that wide-eyed emoji). I’m so happy to have it though, and I love every detail! It’s everything I wanted it to be and makes me really proud. I have worked really hard to build up my little business and now, it officially has a space.
So, first everyone needs to settle in. I have about 400 pictures on today’s post for you to review. I will try and source as much as I can at the bottom of the post, but there’s a good chance, I’ll probably miss a thing or two.
Before we see it, we need to start at the beginning…
I took this pic standing in my backyard last May. Our vision was to add the office above our master bedroom but then also connect it with the other side of the house (adding above the patio too). I wanted you to be able to access the office from both inside the house (in two places) and outside the house as well (for anyone stopping by to visit me)…
The early days of construction. That right side there was going to be the new addition of my staircase along with my new exterior door and walkway.
Brick off, concrete poured, it was time to rock ‘n roll!
A bit later. Here I am standing on my neighbor’s driveaway taking this pic from the front of the house.
…and now after…
Welcome 🙂 .
Eeeeeks! I am SO PLEASED!!!
I love my gas lantern so much.
Come on in, friends!
So the door opens to this landing here which has a pocket door that I can close to keep it separated from my bedroom or I can keep it open too.
You can walk right up these stairs and head to my office.
Come on up!
I love this picture of my grandparents.
Same grandpa on my 16th birthday. I’ve had this picture on every single desk I’ve had from that day until now. When we took that picture, he had just been diagnosed with cancer. That picture (and frame) went to college with me, went to Detroit, went to State Farm and every desk in between. He passed away about 22 months later.
That’s actually a TV with “wallpaper” I can change out on the screen. This one here makes me happy right now 🙂 .
The last detail left…that darn patio door hardware.
Thanks for stopping by for the tour! I am currently sitting here in my office with the door open listening to French music and typing these words. I am beyond excited and thankful for this space to call mine as I continue to grow my little business. If you have questions about anything you see in the pics, I made a list of sources below. If I forgot something, please comment and let me know! Thank you guys for indulging me in this little project over the last 10 months…to say it was eventful would be an understatement. I am so blessed by the love, support and encouragement from all of YOU!
We’re so happy you stopped by 🙂 ! More home updates to follow in the weeks ahead. If you want more information on how I can sit in my pretty new office and plan your next vacation, please email me 😉 . firstname.lastname@example.org xo
Sources from today’s post:
Front Door Hardware
Front Door Plaque
Bannister (Lux Hold Ups shop)
Acrylic Desk Chairs
My Desk Chair(out of stock, this one has the same material, different style)
Dog Bed (large)
Chair and Ottoman
Fire Screen (it appears it’s not longer offered in brass)
Wall Calendar (Dare To Be Domestic shop)
Outdoor Bar Stools (with cushions in “coral”)
Outdoor Pillow (The Patio Girl shop)
Samsung Frame TV with “wallpaper”