What I mean is, the title to this post is so dull, never could it be considered clickbait.
To make up for being so obvious, I will show you the day’s board up front.
No waiting around for me explain myself.
an old world, country-ish style in neutrals
If you’ve read my About page you know our house is in rural Norway, and if you haven’t read that page, you know it now.
It’s a new house we designed to look old–
high ceilings, wide mouldings, mullioned windows,
and the second floor, which is where my office lies, is actually a finished attic with sloping walls and skylights.
So, in keeping with the overall vibe, I designed my office to look a bit vintage, a bit country, but not quite farm house.
Earthy, but educated.
I haven’t actually created this office,
I have the office,
right where I told you it was,
but no wallpaper, no sisal rug, no adorable accessories.
So far it is just my old desk, a chair and an iMac.
But when I am able to create this office,
I am ready.
the big idea
The office area is small….about 50 square feet,
with sloping walls on two sides, as it is in a corner,
at the end of a hallway running the length of the second floor.
In other words, there is only room for the essentials;
a desk, a chair, a bookcase, a rug to cozy up the pine floors,
and a desk lamp for those long, dark Norwegian winters.
Not kidding about the long, dark winters.
The house exterior is brown stucco, with black window trim and a back front door.
(the About page has a photo).
The interior also has a bit of black, with a lot of warm white and wood tones, which I’ve carried into the office space,
or I should say,
the dream office space.
So, we’re talking all neutrals here,
all the time.
pattern and whimsy
I am a pattern lover,
so I threw in a bit of that,
with a bit of whimsy,
a bit like me.
The pattern on this waste basket is a bit contemporary for the rest of the space but it is often said you should throw in one thing that doesn’t fit. But really I chose it because I liked it.
A charming, classic wallpaper in grisaille
Black and white toile de jouy continues the country, neutrals theme
I have this filed as a Jay Jeffers brass figure but can not find its source.
I’ve been identifying the source of each element in my designs, but that takes a crazy amount of time, which keeps me from actually posting.
So, today I’ll just focus on one more item…
this sweet, vintage, grisaille box from 1stdibs.
I love its chinoise-esque shape and romantic decoration.
1stdibs is a treasure trove of objects like this.
Sometimes they are eye-googling expensive but it’s a well curated selection full of rare and beautiful items.
And it costs nothing to look.
Which is what this whole post,
in fact, this entire blog,
That’s about all I have to say about this space right now.
I’m happy, delighted, would, in fact, be thrilled to answer any questions if you have them, so ask away!
Thank you for stopping by.