Saturday, May 23, 2015

My Garden Inspired Home Office

  A Garden Theme Home Office.  
 It was the smallest room in our home. We hadn't used this room much at all
except to use the copy machine or make a quick phone call.  But since I 
 retired from the shopkeepers life, this is where I have put down roots.
Since the room was already painted in a historical green, the garden theme
came to mind and that was essentially my inspiration point.
And since I love gardening and I had lots of garden type accessories that helped seal the deal.
Green and black and white would be the color palette in this space.
A set of old black and white toile drapery panels were used to skirt the desk, 
which is just a piece of formica mounted in a floating manner.  A black and white
cabana stripe "rug" covers the floor.  It is not really a rug, but a 
large length of Sunbrella fabric, which is very stiff and works well
as a floor covering in a spot that doesn't get a lot of use.
The graphic punch pushes the room in a modern direction, but also
stays in keeping with the garden theme, as this cabana stripe is used 
mainly in outdoor settings.  A new set of drapery panels from HomeGoods,
also in a black and white pattern dress the window.  A pair of our dining room
chairs are put into service for the time being, and because they are super comfy
and have green and white  buffalo check upholstery, they fit the palette.
A small silver occasional table from HomeGoods makes it easy to sit up
here with hubby in the morning with a cup of coffee as we go over bills.
 Black and white and green. 
 Pick a simple color palette like neutrals plus one color is almost a foolproof way to decorate a room.

 Faux moss balls and old urns in different sizes are used for table top and window sill decor.
 So make your extra room come alive with a fun theme and a simple color palette.  
Throw in a graphic pattern for a modern touch and accessorize with some vintage 
items to get a look all your own.  The bird cage from Brimfield found its way up here too!
  Little accents with the garden theme are sprinkled around the room.  If it could be found in a garden it can be found in this room.  Picking a theme to help you come up with decorating ideas is always a good idea.  It might seem silly to put bird eggs or mossy urns in an interior room, but when all are combined, the theme pulls it together. A pretty miniature book with a fancy design in a lacy floral print with a golden spine elevates the birdcage, filled with tiny eggs.
 It is still a work in progress, as I think I will be painting this room and 
changing out the light fixture, but for now its coming along nicely.

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  1. Oh I love it. The color scheme is perfect and using the fabric as a rug is totally genius.

  2. Hi Amy,
    I love your pretty little office space. I really like the color theme that you have chosen and those green checked chairs look wonderful. Love the panels from Home Goods too and all your garden and antique touches. That's a great idea to use Sunbrella fabric as a rug.

    Have a great weekend.


  3. I love this Amy! I am a greenie and love anything and everything about it. The garden theme is, or course, perfect for the room. This is great inspiration!

  4. I'm in love, Amy. such a fresh palatte. Now, can you take pics of those garden prints? Are they of an English formal garden, French Potager? whatever they are I'm dying to see them up close!!

  5. Very pretty. A nice calm place to work. Love the toile and the light green does give it a punch. Might have to check out those Home Goods curtains, I need something like that for my bedroom.

  6. Hmmm.. I am going back for a second look Amy.
    I just realized a few days ago that I have a few 'bird' things... candle holders, a little bowl, a table... I am moving them all on the sun room and creating a garden theme. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your beautiful room!
    Hugs, Gee

  7. What a beautiful place to work, Amy. Just love the greens - perfect for spring!! Great rug idea !

  8. I love it, Amy! I would love to have a home office that looked this good. Love the color scheme you went with, too. That little birdcage is too cute. I have one just like it that I got in a swap with another blogger. I also fill mine with little eggs, although right now it is empty. I love those drapes! I'm afraid I wouldn't get much work done in here ~~ I'd be too busy daydreaming with this backdrop!

  9. Love has always been a favorite. Enjoy it!

  10. really enjoy home decoration but a lot of my time is dedicated to my passion, photography and photo editing, but when I miss decoration your blog is the place I come to for inspiration or simply to look at your beautiful home. I just love your blog and you're so talented at what you do, you have all these ideas I would never think of. I've read your post about how you've missed decorating and doing projects and gardening and spending time with your family and dogs. I hope you have more quietude and time now and I'm looking forward to see your next projects and looking at your beautiful photos.

  11. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    A dream garden office, beautiful cozy and inspiring. Your exceptional talent amazes me.

    Best wishes


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