Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Pistachio and Pink Workroom


 This is my home office/workroom.
After my son moved out I took it over and painted it pistachio green.
I hung up some pink and green toile draperies and got my girl on.
This is how the room looked one year ago.
Since then I had to find a home for my giant green hutch.
The large green hutch and the carpet came into play when we sold our NH house
 and moved them into this room. 
It is always interesting to me that if you buy things you love, 
they seem to fit together, no matter which room you put them in. 
I keep supplies and samples in the drawers for my drapery business.
On the shelves are some odds and ends.
My drapes are now made by my custom workroom for designers only.
I used to have my own workroom complete with 10' table,
but now I send out my designs and fabrics to the workroom.
 On the other side of the room is an old drafting table that Mr. Maison Decor
 had in the cellar and I painted it shabby chic blue.
I usually put my notebook and design ideas on this table as I work on jobs.
 Underneath are baskets holding workroom necessities
 and on top is an inspiration board for pinning notes and sketches and fabric cuttings.
A current job I am working on is laid out for planning.
In the corner is a quirky idea...
 a bookcase is tented by a mosquito net! 
Here there are mostly decorating books and magazines, a few garden books,
 and Emily Post's book on Etiquette. A few odd lampshades, 
and a stained glass window I had in my NH laundry room that needs a new home.
This is a temporary set up as it is too cluttered, but until then it is a funky spot.
A chair used to be here, which I called my "thinking chair". 
But once all the furniture came in
here that was moved.
 The mahogany secretary desk also came into this room
 as there was not other place for it and
 so the bookcase which used to be here,  had to find a new spot.
 Musical furniture arranging happens a lot in this house
 since we have had to combine our two households of furniture into one.
This antique victorian chair will be getting a makeover soon, so it sits here waiting.
It will get painted and upholstered on my first attempt ever.
My green and white bag is the one I take on consultations.
The secretary I have had for 18 years bought at an auction.
I want to paint that too...
A crystal chandy with pink and purple crystals and leopard shades
 with a pink silk cord cover is hung from a baby blue medallion. 
Tres shabby!
I love this old writing desk that belonged to my husband's uncle.
His uncle was the original Mr. Peanut! 
I do my blogging right here.
There has been no distressing or painting at all.
 100% original finish with the original black leather inset writing surface.
Look at the cool wood drawer pulls. 
If you stop in to talk to me while I am working, 
you can sit in my green dragonfly chair that used to sit under the netting.
There is a view of the Boston skyline right out that window.
Over in the corner is an antique trunk that I painted cream and metallic pearl.
Look at my fabric of the moment waiting for me to create.....so many ideas.
Will it be a tablecloth, pillows, an apron or line my china cab?
Inside I keep remnants and pillows and stuff like that.
I lined the whole trunk in petite floral fabrics for a romantic effect.
You can see how I made this trunk here.
 My sister gave me this original pattern of a french drape. 
Tres Magnifique, n'est pas?
J'adore my leopard chair that sits at my desk.
I haven't been asked yet to be on The Hoarders, 
but I store my piles of vintage tole trays underneath my green hutch. 
I was considering doing the whole wall with them over my drafting table.
I'd be rearranging things again, but thats ok~
what do you think about putting the trays in there?
Or do you have some other spot I didn't think of?
This looks pretty cluttered with the mosquito net, the bookcase,
the stuff under the table on the floor...its a work in progress.
I would love to wallpaper this wall in a flocked velvet damask in hot pink and silver!
Anyway, this is where I do my drapery and decorating and blogging work.
 Thanks for visiting.

 
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