Back in April I revealed my updated and totally refurbished home office and shared lots of the DIY projects that we went through around here to get the look that I envisioned without spending oodles of cash. I'm happy to report that everything is holding up nicely and bring you in on a little secret:~}}
My secret? If you read the article showing my French Modern Home Office Reveal, all of those shots were done via iPhone very quickly for reveal day! One of our daughters was due in for a visit from out of town, and this (her former bedroom) also serves as a guest room with a fabulous bordering luxe inflatable bed. This weekend I had the time to shoot a few photos with my camera and now that I've been in the room for several months I'm ready to talk!
I spend AHH LOT of hours working in here and the room is functional, flexible, comfortable and bright. I feel that those are all so important to great design and not necessarily being on trend or having your rooms like everyone else's. I love a great chandelier and if it can be an old one versus a reproduction, all the better in my book. The chandelier that we swagged over my desk is old, it's French and just the right petite size for this space. I rewired it to U.S. standards and it's a treasure.
My small antique French writing desk is working out just fine for my needs, especially since I downsized my collections, got rid of a lot of unnecessary objects and use the built in closets that are part of this former bedroom for storage. Nowadays most of our writing is done on a device, and my laptop work is either accomplished at the desk or sitting on the settee with my feet on the ottoman.
There are two windows in the room for plenty of light and the one is behind my desk faces the circular driveway and street in front. While I'm working I can keep a pretty good eye on things around here!
The white painted floor is one of the best things that I've done in this house and it covers up a multitude of sins from a worn parquet floor that has had it's share of abuse! Using the porch paint and the technique that we used and it's holding up very well so far.
THIS ottoman is so perfect in every way for my home office and it's used as a table, foot rest and the dogs pop up on it to hang out as well. I love that it's on wheels and any small stains that may have appeared are easy to wipe off with a damp Magic Eraser pad.
Same for the French settee that I talked about in THIS POST...it get's use and although there are those that say white doesn't work, that is simply not so because it can be wiped clean with bleach to look like new.
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