I have a lovely desk, a very gorgeous work place that most would envy.
I purchased the desk from a second hand store, replaced the broken legs with antique claw feet,
and built the upper hutch to fit on top. It is perfect for our space and my blogging headquarters.

Here it is in the far corner ...

But I have a second desk that I adore just as much but never get to use. It's an amazing English ladies
 writing desk, that was it's title in the sales listing at the auction when I bought it. It's the perfect ladies desk, the kind you can have in the middle of the room and get to sit behind to receive clients at. 

I do not have the space to have it set up this way and believe me my mind has been
trying to for find the right space in our little home for 2 years.

As I mull over these photos I am still wanting to sit at it and create some wonderful drawings
or simply read the next magazine that starts to inspire another of my creations.
The time has come to find a better home where it can be loved and most importantly used.

This whole process unfolded when I purchased 2 book shelves to redo and I started to see the
potential in a great photo shoot setting up the whole office space for a short period.
Now I can say I did it and I had the hip and cool office space, I just don't get to keep it.

I put white washed tongue and groove boards on the backs of these shelves. 
A tutorial on how to white washed boards can be found here:

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  1. I love to read your post and love your projects.Kiss:))

  2. Que lindos ambientes e a cor belíssima. Tudo aqui são belas inspirações para mim.
    Tenha uma ótima semana.

  3. Why not reconsider and plan a glassed-in conservatory/sunroom? This could be your new home office and you could train a suitably french/romantic blue japanese wisteria to gracefully frame your marvelous studio furniture?

    The building expense can be claimed against your earnings (I can't remember over how many years for an addition), perhaps you would pay George for some of the construction labour. The design challenge of marrying your existing home with an elegant conservatory room is full of possibilities, and parallels the way in which you recombine disparate furniture to become an ethereal one.

    Just my 2 cents.

    aka Gabrielle

  4. I absolutely love everything you do. Here's a question for you: We rent a small house about 1100 sq ft. and we have a very large 60 inch TV in a dark wood with cream color leather furniture; how do I get my husband to let me paint it white??? It takes up the whole wall and furniture cannot move in the room. This house has white walls. Any suggestions on decorating would be great....thank you, Nini

  5. I love the chair fabric, where did you find it?

  6. So glad I found another "Canadian" blog via FB!! Absolutely beautiful work and I will definitely be back visit often.