A few weeks ago I posted some photos of my new work space HERE. So many of you took the time to comment about my "small space" transformation. The computer armoire got a new face lift, and some of you wanted to know what the rest of my office looks like, so here it is.
Well, not really...
This photo is the original office. When we originally moved in, we moved my husband's "MAN DESK" into the room. Well that didn't work out very well. The office is right off the foyer and does not have ANY doors. He likes to leave all his work laying out on the desk. Because it's the first room you see as you enter our house, I like the room to have that "Not so lived in look". I'm more the decorator, not very practical at times. So his office moved up to the unused forth bedroom.
I knew I wanted the room to have some color that picked up on the rest of the colors I used in the house. It also had to have a bit of BLING & GLAM.
The room already had the dental crown molding. I decided to paint the walls a brick red color and the ceiling color a gold tone. Adding a ceiling color really draws attention to the crown molding. My decorator friend Ann, suggested that I hang the four mirrors on the wall . I found the frames at Michaels, when they were half off and I inserted some pre-cut mirrors. The mirrors reflect the lamp on the top of the armoire and the lamp that Ann found for the desk. She knew it was perfect for me. It has crystals on it. Which I LOVE.
Here's the view from my desk. It helps that I have a custom window treatment business. I designed and made the window treatment. The drapery panels have are pulled back with this tassel. A great find at Home Goods Store. Another close-up.... I love using drapery trims and when it has beads it all the better! This chair was a thrift store find about 18 years ago. I had bought it for $50.00 with the good intention of taking an upholstery class and recovering it. Originally it was an aqua blue velvet. Just recently I decided to tackle the project on my own. I was happy with the finished chair. I don't know if I will every do it again. It was a lot of work! A view looking out into the room. Here's my new computer amoire makeover. I am really pleased with this new small space. Small little details that finish off the top of the armoire. One of my favorite things to accessorise with, are lamps. I usually wind up embellishing the shades. A beaded trim adds just a bit of GLAM. My desk is just the perfect size for me. It is one of my favorite things in the office. The mirrors do a great job of reflecting all the light. Here's the detail on the legs of the desk. The desk chair came with an off white fabric. I spotted this fabric and decide that I would tackle recovering the chair. This one was much easier that the other chair. The lamp shines down upon a family photo that sits on the desk.
Each year we take a Christmas photo, which I proudly display on my desk.
Can a girl ever have to many crystal bobbles?
My very favorite piece in the room is this cabinet. Originally I got it from the "Naked Furniture Shop". It's a store that carries unfinished oak furniture. My good friend and faux painter extraordinaire Sharon, helped me to bring it life!
This is a view into the dining room, which is connected to my office. Originally my office was meant to be a formal living room. Well, we are not that formal around here. A formal living room would have just been an unused room. I made these drapery panels to separate the two rooms. This style of drapery is call a parterre.
Here's a close-up of the wonderful free hand art work that Sharon did....
When I bought this print, I didn't know exactly where to hang it on the wall. I rested it on the cabinet trying to decide, and it's been there ever since. Who said you had to hand a picture directly to the wall?
This was one of my dollar store frames that I embellished and printed out some words. It's important to remember to praise HIM under all circumstances. I need to remember that more often!
This beaded garland has to be one of my favorite things to use. I have it on candlesticks, lamps and chandeliers.
The beads add that extra Sparkle!
These photos are some of my treasures. The one photo is a picture of my husband with his grandparents. The middle photo is of his great-grandparents in Russia, and the smallest photo is his other grandparents.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my office remodel. When you are planning your decorating remember to surround yourself with things that make your heart smile. What more creative inspiration? Stop by these links...
Wishing you a week filled with happiness.