My little office

Thursday, September 23, 2010
A few weeks ago, I showed you some fabric for the draperies for my front office. They have been hanging for a few weeks but I realized I never posted photos.  I am not completely finished with this room.  Don't tell my husband but I would like a new lamp and a small sunburst mirror (for above the egg pictures) above my desk. All in due time...  So here is what the room looked like when we moved in....

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And here is what it looks like now....


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And this little desk is where I blog:)

We had a great time at Roundtop yesterday.  I took some photos that I will post here next and my friend and I found some neat things.  Of course, I am really regretting one thing I did not buy.

And...NO it is not always this neat:)

P.S.  The paint is Pratt and Lambert Antique White but it is not their current formula of Antique White. A few years ago they changed their formulas but they will still mix this old formula for me.  It looks yellow in these photos but it is not.  It is a cream/off white.

I bought the fabric locally but I found an on-line source here.

50 comments:

  1. Hope this is not a repeat - got an error last time I tried to submit.

    Kim - the drapes and your office are gorgeous! Looks like a magazine! Wish you could come help me decorate my house! Thanks for sharing, Wendy

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  2. If you hadn't posted those garage pictures I wouldn't believe you when you said it doesn't look like this all the time :) I am sure it does about 99% of the time :) Beautiful!

    Have you been to Canton? I've never been to Roundtop, but I'm sure it's fabulous! If you've never been to Canton you should take a friend for the weekend-it's my favorite place in the WORLD! Just go ahead and rent a Uhaul if you go. Let me know and I'll meet you there :) We plan entire trips home around 1st Monday :)

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  3. Like out of a magazine! Beautiful.

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  4. Wow -- so lovely!! Love it! Would you mind sharing what brand and color paint you have on your walls!

    Can't wait to see what you found at Roundtop!

    Janet

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  5. wow this looks amazing kim and i wouldn't expect anything less. what a lovely office and sitting area. looking forward to what you got in roundtop! you really should do some design work.

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  6. Those drapes are exquisite, Kim! The entire room is just as elegant and beautiful as you. Bravo!

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  7. OMG....beautiful, beautiful! Kim - it looks out of a magazine! xo PLease come visit my blog - lots of updates and posts.

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  8. You have a gift....You could start your own business...and if you need someone to try it out on - come on up to Ohio!!!! I have NO - as in ZERO, ZIPPO, NADA, - gift for decorating. I am so jealous of those that do!

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  9. So beautiful!! I do not remember those french doors into the other office... Your LR/Office looks gorgeous!!! And, stop it.. It IS always this neat!

    Miss you!
    Di

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  10. Nothing short of FABULOUS...

    Please do tell where you procured those chairs!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL..
    Love it..
    Have agreat weekend..
    Hugz.

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  12. Wow!!! What a FABULOUS room!!! I am having envious thoughts over how perfect it is. Incredible! You are so gifted!

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  13. Thank you for all the sweet comments.

    Jennifer...I do keep the inside of the house rather neat and tidy. The garage is my husband's domain which is why is has/had gotten that way:)

    Glinda...Those chairs were actually a package deal when I married my husband. He already had them. I would like to re-upholster them someday when it is in the budget. The lines and nailhead details though are lovely though. And while I don't love the fabric, it is quite neutral and has worked in many homes and rooms over the years.

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  14. The office turned out awesome!! What a fun space to have for yourself. xxoo

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  15. Kim!!! Kim!!

    Shut the front door! My jealousy is insane right now over this space! I absolutely love it, lady!

    Your desk is perfection. I love the pictures of the kids that you have on it!

    Happy Thursday :) xoxoxo

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  16. Beautiful!! and I completely forgot it was time for Round TOP!!!! Oh my goodness....when can I go????

    Suzanne

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  17. I am in love with your house!
    And the fact that your husband had those chairs is impressive. I am lucky if a guy I dates has different furniture then what they had in college!

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  18. You are a beautiful decorator! Lovely!

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  19. Wow! You did a beautiful job!

    Blessings, Tracy

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  20. Oh my goodness, I gasped when I saw the after picture! It is beautiful - just like a home from a magazine!

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  21. love your office!! You have a very good taste!! Your little girl room its so cute too!!
    I think you will show us the rest of your home!!

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  22. Hi,
    Would you mind sharing where you ordered your window fabric from? They are beautiful!

    PS I am envious that you can have such light colored furniture in your home and it still looks nice. I kid you not when I tell you my oldest carved his name with his fingernail into our new leather sofa when he was young! We stopped decorating for a while :) 3 more children and an aging jack russell later, we have just started decorating again. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can keep it 1/2 as well maintained as you keep your home. It's truly lovely!

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  23. What a gorgeous room! Please come do my whole house!!!!!

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  24. i love it kim, it looks so inviting and ready to sit and blog away!! i hope you found so good finds at the roundup:)

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  25. Your little office? Oh Kim, you are too funny! When I look at the paint peeling on my dusty desk I am a bit envious... Again, it looks like a spread from Southern Living...good job!

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  26. Looks fabulous!!! I wish you could come help me decorate!!

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  27. That is such a beautifully relaxing room. You have a great eye.

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  28. Blow me away gorgeous! looks straight out of a magazine.

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  29. Love it, Miss Kim!

    Would you share the paint color? I have been actively trying to have my husband see that a pale yellow can be a neutral.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  30. I love when you do design posts!

    And the fact that Dave came with those chairs...how could you possibly say no??

    Thanks for the sneak peek- it really is lovely.

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  31. JUST GORGEOUS KIM!! I love every last detail. It is so light and pretty. I don't think I would ever leave that office.

    xoxo,

    Lisa

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  32. Beautiful! Absolutely divine. Love everything. I head to an antique market near me called Brimfield. You would LOVE it!
    xoxo
    Gabi

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  33. This room is amazing!! It is so pulled together and has such a sense of peace...love it!!

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  34. I LOVE that fabric. Can you picture, in your mind, how well that fabric would look with my living room sofa and chairs!! :) If we move I may have to copy !! xo, T

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  35. Elegant and lovely, just like the lady of the house!

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  36. I love the simple elegance and the beautiful chandelier. It's cozy and inviting...and the drapes are lovely!! Your eye for detail and balance is very good, Kim. It's not just a photography thing... you have an artistic eye all around!! God bless! <><

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  37. Just so delicate and femine and pretty:)
    I love you rlittle room!
    Cindy:)

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  38. Ok... I am having very covetous thoughts right now! I am hoping to get my own little retreat in a few years. I have dreams of a sunroom just for me. And it WILL happen in a few years... Hubby promised!

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  39. Do you know the designer of those curtains? I LOVE the fabric. I was wondering if you knew any of the details.

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