23 February 2010

My Office

I was thinking the other day....that I've really never shown you much of my home....so today I thought I'd share my office with you.

If you recall....this is where my office used to be....it was only 8x9 and c.r.a.m.p.e.d.

This is my office now.....it resides in our sun-filled basement. The other side of this room is our family room (the one with the ginormous sofa I'm slipcovering....update on that soon)....I love having the two rooms connected....that way I can have a little privacy....but not be too far from the family. So....to kinda seperate the spaces....I hung curtains to give the office/creative space a little definition.

My hubby made me this long 9 foot table....perfect for packaging.

My vintage dressform.

I love this new space....I've been in here for about 2 months....and love the morning light that shines in on this room.

See my white chair....that's where I'm at right now....talking with you guys.



I love being able to leave my sewing machine out...and just having the room to spread out.



It's still a work in progress....always adding something....and taking something out....but if that's the case....my whole home is a work in progress....I can never just leave things alone....I'm always rearranging....shifting....painting....adjusting....but I love that....and I know you girls can totally relate....right.

48 comments:

  1. A beautiful vintage office! You have all the perfect vintage accessories - and I am crazy about all cabinet and the white hutch. Looks like a step back in time ~ you must always be on the look out for the perfect items! I must not have the "eye." :)
    Sarah

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  2. Did you get my email about the auction at the fairgounds in Springfield this coming Sunday? They usually have tons of good things ~

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  3. I can totally relate! My husband has to look to see where the sofa is when he comes home from work...you just never know around here. That is a truly beautiful space. I would LOVE that morning light, too. I remember you have a very old farmhouse...did you have a new foundation? I love an old house with a nice basement. Such a great thing for a modern day family to get the best of both worlds. The whole thing looks fantastic! ;o) ~mary~

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  4. omgI adore your dress form!! I am on the hunt for one! Fabulous work space,love it!

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  5. It's a great room Andrea -
    thanks for sharing -
    i love your "distressed" cabinet and the three tiered basket on your table.

    It's wonderful.

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  6. Andrea,

    What a GREAT office, if I had a space like that I would NEVER want to leave it! Then again I imagine the rest of your home is just as fabulous. Thanks for sharing, I am inspired!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  7. Such as lovely place to work and enjoy.

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  8. It is perfect... especially that chandy! And a sunfilled basement... don't see that often!

    Michelle

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  9. Oh my gosh.....I am gobsmacked Andrea!!! what an awesome place to call your own...so many pretty details make it just perfect!! Going back for a better look! x0

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  10. Such a lovely sweet space...you are blessed!!!!

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  11. It's all so neat and dainty; what a happy place to work! And I think I spot my favourite bag again.

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  12. I can totally relate..I hardly ever show pictures of my house cause I can never finish what I start. I edit..move around....rooms become other rooms~lol

    I recently made our dining room~MY SPACE~my space has been in about 4 different rooms of our house....I took the whole office(not good)Have to share computer with hubby.

    The spare bedroom(not good)stayed a mess and company would have never wanted to stay there.

    I think the worst one was the large area in our master bedroom(not good)if hubby wanted to go to bed and my daughter wanted to craft with me....no privacy

    We RARELY use our dining room...I love the openness...stay close to the family as you mentioned...everyone can craft with me if they want....and it is still functional as a dining room if needed :)

    Sorry for the long comment...love your space!

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  13. Hi Andrea,
    I adore your workspace. It is so light and airy. The space and things you have in it totally remind me of you. Enjoy your surroundings.

    Tammy

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  14. All I can say is WOW! That's a basement? So much light coming in and the chadelier... wonderful! That looks like a great place to work! Theresa

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  15. i would love that workspace...it is beautiful and perfect!!! It is so fun to work where it's pretty {and functional} isn't it:)
    So glad you shared with us

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  16. I want a new office too, Andrea. I love how much space you have! And how nice to have Otis singing to you as well.

    love it : ) kelley

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  17. oh andrea, your office is lovely...I get a sense of calm just looking at the photos, the light is amazing, the colors are claming and I can just see you sitting there blogging and working away! thanks for sharing, great inspriation, now let me see the rest of your house! ;)

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  18. Wow, it is so gorgeous. I love the coloring and your painted furniture is gorgeous. It is a beautiful place to create.

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  19. Hi Andrea,
    Your office is gorgeous!! How lucky are you to have such a beautiful workspace and to have a basement with so much light. I love all of the natural colors in the room, it's very warm and inviting.
    Thanks for visiting my blog site.
    Have a great day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  20. I am going to go and decorate my closet. Really it is a closet but it is mine all mine. Love your room and love the bench and cupboards.

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  21. Such a gorgeous,airy, sun lit space to create Andrea. I love the peaceful colour scheme and the little bird cage (is that a yellow budgie inside) :-D

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  22. Andrea, you are SO lucky...your space is gorgeous...i know i would create more if i had my own little space to work in...and for sure i would sew more if i could leave my machine out...

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  23. This looks great! I love the shade of paint, love what you have on the wall....love the whole look. Very inviting...but also a good look for WORKING! Big smile....after all that is what the room is for right?
    Looking forward to seeing more!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  24. You are so blessed. Your space is beautiful and makes me want to go clean up mine. LOL Thanks for sharing it.

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  25. Oh, to have that much light coming in! It's so pretty and looks much loved too.
    Brenda

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  26. Thanks for sharing such a gorgeous space. I really like how everything is neat and organized but still looks like you USE the space.

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  27. What a beautiful light and airy space to work in! I will picture you here in your white chair whenever I read your posts or comments! Have a great night!:)

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  28. So so lovely...I always imagined you in a spot like this. So perfectly you. xoxoxo

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  29. What a lovely inspiring space! Thanks for sharing it with us:)

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  30. Your office is absolutely gorgeous!!! The blue walls are incredible!

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  31. Totally relate, your space is so relaxful looking and just plain beautiful! I love this look Andrea, I wish you could come by and design my shop! Cheers, Pearl

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  32. Just beautiful! I wish I had any kinda space to create, rather than my bed or the dining table. I'm envisioning space along one wall in our tv room and am on the lookout for the perfect desk to the get the process started! Hope you are having a fabulous day. Many blessings, Tammy

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  33. Andrea, I adore your office space! It's simply beautiful! I can't believe how much light you're getting in that room - it just doesn't seem like it could be in a basement!

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  34. Now that's a home office:) I can just see you in there sipping tea from that fab cup you had photographed!! So glad you liked all your goodies!

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  35. It's absolutely gorgeous Andrea! Your are so lucky to have such a light filled basement! It looks beautiful...I want to go in there and work right now ;)

    And...I just got my new RH's and saw your baskets in there...congrats!!!

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  36. So positively gorgeous and inspiring! It is divine. I'm so happy to have found your beauteous blog! :)

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  37. Hey Andrea...I think my sneaky little Meg tried to order me something from you today,but it said it could calculate shipping to Canada...you do ship here don;t you?!? Thanks,let me know 0x0xx0

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  38. oh lord, I need to make my office a better place to be. Your's is adorable - maybe I need curtains?!! though they would not keep my girl from jumping on my lap and typing her own emails.

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  39. Hi Andrea,
    I somehow weaved and wandered into your beautiful blog.Lovin your style.
    I'm a junker at heart and a picker...antiques.
    Nice to find you.
    Shay ~designer junk finder

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  40. Oh, I just love it! I'm feeling inspired to update my cramped space!!!

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  41. Your blog and your shop is beautiful.
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I am going to add you to my favorite blog list.
    Hope that is OK with you.
    Have a nice night,
    Rosemary

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  42. Andrea...your office is gorgeous! I LOVE it!

    Have a great weekend!

    Adrienne

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  43. What a great place to work. I would never want to leave!

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  44. Oh I just LOVE your office!!!! I could easily hang out in there!

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  45. Your office is gorgeous, love the lighting! I would go and hide there everyday.
    angela

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  46. You have an amazing work space! I'm currently transforming our guest room into my "studio" - it's so much fun, but like you, I'm constantly bringing things in and taking things out! I love all of the light that you have in there! Thanks for inspiring : )

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