Here it is... my space, my peace & quiet, the place I get my work done whether it's working on my website, working on a project for a garden client, reading favorite magazines or just doodling~This is ALL MINE! It's the only room in the house the rest of the family leaves to me. It's the place I go to just be quiet sometimes. I can close the french doors & tune out the deafening roar of the t.v. (which my husband loves to turn up really loud, especially during a football, baseball or basketball game!LOL) I did some re-arranging & some spring cleaning & it feels like a brand new room. It's soft & kind of fufu~so different from the kitchen that is its neighboor & the living room which is done with white walls & lavender & robbins egg blue accents. The family room is definately romantic cottage which is most like the office. The theme of romantic living is in each room of our home, but each room has it's own distinctive look. The office is girly & pink & just the way I want it right now. I bring in statuary in the winter for accent pieces & a bulletin board hangs on one wall full of magazine clippings & pictures of homes or pieces that inspire me! I love my special place full of the things I need to either package up a pretty vintage find for a customer or to just sit & paint at my desk. Whatever.... it's a room that brings me lots of peace & happiness & isnt' that the most important thing? Have a wonderful week! xo
I purchased this from my dear friend Janet over at the fabulous SHABBYFUFU boutique! Janet offers work from the most talented group of artisians including herself! Love my tuttichic office sign!
My really comfy chair~I had a white cotton duck slipcover made with a short ruffled skirt but that's at the embroidery lady's to have a pretty english script "G" monogramed on the back in a pretty white(wanted to do a pretty light silver but figured I'd be taking it off to bleach it when I clean it & there will go the silver thread!) I threw a twin spread on it & covered the spread in white lace while the slipcover is being done~not bad huh?
A whimsical shoe houses some victorian cards & cherub stickers
A shelf full of pretty things I like to include in my packages, SO fun shopping for these littlel gifts to include!
LOVE this hand done frame so much! When my dear friend Tara visited "The Cat's Meow" last month she had this gorgeous frame done by suzie holt (the owner of this fabulous shop in Florida) sent to me. I haven't even replaced the picture it came with because the little girl looks so sweet smelling her bouquet of flowers! It sits in a special place on my desk.
Love this bench I picked up for a song at homegoods last year! Do you think it looks french or english inspired?
Love these pretty blocks I purchased from my friend Jen at Artful Dreamer~they sit right on my distressed white desk!
Hubby made these cornices for me two years ago. They were a pretty good copy of a pair of antique french cornices I saw at one of my favorite antique shops! The owner was so sweet & let me take as many photos as I needed! I have three windows so there are three in my office & I will NEVER take them down!LOL!
A favorite needlepoint rug adorns the hardwood floor.
Do you all remember the awesome article & "how to" instructions on how to make a vintage mannequin by tara frey & heather bullard in Romantic Homes? Well.... I made one & I LOVE HER! Her name is Flora Rose after my grandmother Flora.
Had to post a picture of this ad I saw in one of my favorite magazines! Is she a pretty good likeness or what? LOL! Have a great week! xo