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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Elegant Home Office


The Talented B has redecorated her office. 
 It is an elegant and fun space with pops of blue. B is an excellent and skilled thrifter and this room is an example of her skills. Most of this furniture was found at garage or estate sales.
  The drapes were custom made.





The secretary was found at a garage sale.


We will talk about the different lamps, placed on this table, on the next post. Her friend, Olive, composed the wire cloche. This mirror is more blue than it looks. I apologize for not being a better inside photographer.


Olive also wants this lamp (another garage sale find). 
I love it. I have asked her to leave it to me in her will.
 You all know how I have a thing for lamps.
I buy them, sell them, keep them too.


B had the vintage bird print re-matted and framed.
 The love seat was also a thrifty find.



Wait til I get the rest of her house photographed y'all. 
This is only the second part I have been able to get done.

It is also noteworthy that I called her at 7:55 AM this morning and gave her five minutes notice that I was coming over with the camera. You want to be my friend now don't you?


You can see her porch here.

On the next post we will get into the details and ask you for some help in this room.



In Olive Out news we are eyeball deep in getting CC ready for Korea. Plane ticket bought (that was a hoot and a half), tuition, and more money than I care to think about have been wired over there.  I am a tad crazy to tell you the truth. More on this later.


happy hunting
Olive




24 comments:

  1. B has some wonderful pieces a great taste too! I also hope that B bequeaths the lamp to you, ha!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love several of the components in that room: the secretary, the love seat, and those curtains. Swoon! I do love the lamps too. Unique lamps are just so much fun.

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  3. nice! you really have great taste. enjoy! ( :

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  4. I'm studying her curtain because I'd like to make pleated drapes for my dining room. Pretty room!

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  5. It is indeed elegant. I love the soft colors and beautiful wood tones. What puts it over the top is the settee! It's gorgeous!

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  6. This is a wonderful space. Love that china and the hutch. It needs help??? Oh, best wishes for CC and the Korea thing. Yikes!

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  7. Your friend's office looks like a comfy and lovely place to work!
    Mary Alice

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  8. That is beautiful. Looking forward to more.

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  9. B's office is really pretty Olive. I have always wanted a secretary like that and search Craiglist often for one. Love the settee, as well.

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  10. Good Luck with getting your daughter off to Korea - it is stressful (and expensive). I am in the midst of getting Melissa moved into a house and just bought her a mattress today - fun times :-)

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  11. Love that secretary desk and the curtains are fantastic. What is your daughter doing in Korea? (Sorry if I missed a post or maybe had even already asked...and forgot!)

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  12. What a wonderful room! All thrifted! That's what I love, decor on a dime. Great!!!!!!!!!

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  13. This is an office? If you wanted to see my office at 8 a.m. you'd be in for a shock. Indeed, it's hard to believe she needs advice about anything to do with decor but I'll look forward to reading about it and reading the comments your talented readers submit.

    Love the lamp as much as everyone else!

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  14. I need that secretary in my home..and perhaps all the contents as well! I'm your newest follower. Do I get a prize for being the 500th follower???! How exciting. :)

    Hugs from Oklahoma,
    Meredith

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  15. The fabric of those drapes is soooo pretty! Drapes can totally make or break the look of a room and her drapes are rockin' it! xox

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  16. B has created a lovely room for her finds! Love, love, love the matted and framed bird print. Stellar! I can't wait to see the "next" and more!

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  17. Beautiful room! I love the drapes! I'd love to redo our home office, but that is the one room I have left to my husband since it is his domain. : )

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  18. That room could be right out of Southern Living. Terrific use of contemporary fabric patterns with the traditional furniture. I'm biased, though, and my favourite part of the room is the Olive designed cloche!

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  19. Love the shallow pedestal bowl in the lower left of the detail photo of the cabinet. I am pretty sure I have that same mirror - I a looking up at my mirrors and I am pretty sure mine is a match. :)

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  20. Hope CC enjoys her time abroad. She'll remember it forever. Just tell her that she can't stay forever.

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  21. I love your office! It looks so beautiful.

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  22. This office is elegant, yet so serene... not stuffy. In answer to your questions.. I prefer the brown teacup to the blue, the white lamp to the black and absolutely adore the swivel office chair!

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