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  1. Ahh, the settee, the flanking file cabinets, and those perfect lamps! And the little French chair in the corner……it’s amazing in that spot. And yes, “that rug really pulled the room together “. ?

  2. It’s nice to be surrounded by beautiful things when working from home, especially on a blog such as yours. Your desk is perfect!
    My office is sparse because I share it with my husband who detests “little things” on a desk. I settled for making the bookcase look decorated and hung some pretty watercolours.
    I might be a little jealous. ?

  3. What about a soft pastel throw for the setee? Or a few beautiful soft floral pillows on it? I think that would add a spark of beauty and help tie that area into the flowers by the desk and on the desk.
    I love the way the office space has come together! I especially love the silver pieces and use of purple/lavender/and pinks ( purple is my favorite!). Where did you find the trinket box? It is quite lovely.

  4. Your office is pretty!! TVs are so difficult to deal with when decorating, aren’t they? I wish they could just disappear when we aren’t watching them! Love your arrangement you have on the wall!

  5. bobbi duncan says:

    Beautiful job, Lory! You know I’m coming for that gorgeous French candlestick, among other things, right? I always love seeing your process of defining your spaces, and they’re always stunning! Hugs!

  6. I agree that sometimes you have to live in a space for a while to see what it’s missing or needs. I love how you added the rug to pull everything together. The office looks lovely and very pulled together.

  7. Dream office spaces! Beautiful. Love the vintage french style desks and french country furniture. Shared!

  8. First of all I want to say fantastic blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do
    not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and
    clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out.

    I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first
    10 to 15 minutes are usually lost just trying to figure
    out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Cheers!

  9. Deborah Bell says:

    Your taste touches many romantics everywhere, and inspires us to make use of our cherished items at home. May I say the office is genius and the feeling of creativity awaits!!

  10. Thank you. You’ve given me some new ideas for my home office. I spend at least 8 hours a day there, so best to put effort into decorating it like the other homes in my house. Time to switch out the plasticy leftovers from my former cubicle at a large company hub.

  11. Very lovely Office! Gave me some great ideas! Thank you!

  12. Hi. I would just like yo know what color is the french desk painted in?

    1. Hi Karen,

      I actually bought the desk that way. I didn’t paint it. It’s linked in the resource section at the bottom of the post.


  13. Is this the Hooker desk? I am very familiar with that desk. This is a blue desk. Is it vintage?

  14. I love this room. My husband no longer needs an office but we both need a printer, and I need a lot of light on my desk. I’m wondering how you incorporate a printer in your office or if it is in another room? Is the lamplight enough for you to work? Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much! There is a printer in the corner of the room. It’s on a small file cabinet to the right of the bookcase, behind the desk. You can’t see it in the post, because the desk chair is blocking it, but it’s also tucked in the corner. There are recessed overhead lights, so I never use the lamps. The room is very dark, because there’s only one little window, so the overhead lighting is very helpful.