Sunday, October 31, 2010

Have You Ever.........

Have you ever decided on a rooms color and style of decor based on the find of one simple, yet lovely object?

Well I have. After nearly three years of living in my house with an undecorated and very drab little room, I knew it was time to get off my lazy duff and give this space a little make over and make it a bit more "Me" if you know what I mean.

The inspiration for the makeover of this dingy little room came after a trip to Target, back in the day when the Rachel Ashwell Simply Shabby Chic line was still fairly new and when the line sometimes included home decor items and not just the bedding and bath items we see in the stores now days.

Upon entering the aisle which displayed the Simply Shabby Chic home decor items, my eyes instantly feel upon this fabulously gorgeous glass dome covering a bouquet of flowers inside a very pale, robins egg blue vase. Instantly I knew that this same color of blue would turn my drab little room into something more shabby and chic.

Along with that dome was found a beautiful wall clock..........

And a bulletin board.......

Those initial three pieces are what started the transformation of that dingy little room into what is now my home office. A place I love to spend time in and which is now a much more cheerful, pretty and inviting little room.

And just in case you're wondering, YES, my desk usually does look that cluttered most of the times.

Over time, I've added a few more Simply Shabby chic items including a small bookcase that fits perfectly under my window which is now covered in some pretty white curtains instead of those ugly browns one that were hanging on the window when I moved into my house.....

And another Simply Shabby Chic bouquet of roses in a gorgeous pale blue vase along with some of my favorite pink and pale blue antique store finds ....

No matter how gloomy the weather may be outside, here in my pretty little Shabby Chic office, it's always cheerful and pretty. Just the way I like it !!

Hope you are all having a fabulous Halloween weekend. Thanks for stopping by..

See you soon !!


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

What a difference!

It's so pretty.



Lori Lynn said...

So pretty and restful to the eyes!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

ShabbyESP said...

Hello and I just loVE LOve LOVE your home office!! I wish Target still carried the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Line.
Thank you for sharing!!!


Hi Kim,
Happy Pumpkin/Halloween!
Your office is very pretty and not "cluttered"..I think it would also be a great space to craft in!
Your tags are great!
deb :)

Julia said...

Great transformation!!! I decorated my kitchen around some dishes that were given to me.

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Mmmm! Yummy! And then in your header,we find those pretty paper posies in that same shade of blue! ♥

Nanette said...

Hi Kim,
Very nice cozy room. The clock is so pretty. I can definitely see why you chose to decorate around those items!