For 6 years this was my studio/sewing space. Now, it is my office... my quiet sanctuary...
A retreat where I can work on the events I produce, meet with clients and work out the last details of our homes renovation.
As you can see, I left my wallpapered walls alone!
I have always loved this paper! It's so...elegant and just the feeling I wanted this room to convey.
I did, however repaint the ceiling and remaining two walls the same as the wallpaper's background.
I left the existing carpet but added an indoor/outdoor rug on top to ground the space.
The desk was actually the table we used in our tiny dining space. I simply painted and distressed it in a cream color.
The chair was one of two that we also used in the dining room. My sweet hubby the carpenter added casters so that it would function as an office chair.
I added Cream linen side panels and matchstick blinds to the windows... And brought in a concrete birdbath from our garden.
The daybed was left untouched except for the addition of a new pillow.
I had a new space to fill where my clothes were once stored.
So, I upholstered a solid core door with burlap and placed it behind my existing filing cabinet.
To keep this room the peaceful retreat that I needed...I used only neutral accessories. they just seem to fade into the rooms wallpaper.
I have had this armoire for years! It has been several different colors during that time so I decided to paint it once again, but this time the same color cream that I used in my new sewing room...
Then I Painted the interior the same as the walls...
And wallpapered the panel insets with the left overs from our closet project in the house.
the whole piece was then antiqued with the paste wax I used on so many of my paint projects!
I'm really happy with how my new office turned out, I will be spending a great deal of time in here over the next few weeks as I begin work on the 4th Annual French Market and Artisan Fair I produce each year in Tipton.
I will tell you more about the event in the coming weeks. But for now, it's just a place to breathe!
The sewing room is also complete but we are awaiting the installation of the new carpet.
However, I thought I would share a little sneaky peak...
More details on this room soon!
Until next time...