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  1. Caryn Buchhorn says:

    You might want to take a look at “The Frame” by Samsung.

    1. Fun idea! The funny thing for us is that hubby uses this office more than I do and the TV is on 100% of the time when he’s in there. I’ve decided to make my peace with technology and just embrace it, but I do like the idea of The Frame… 🙂

    1. I replied similarly to Caryn on this post. I like the idea but in our case, when hubby is in the office, the TV is on 100% of the time. And when he’s not, the lights are out and you can’t see in the room. I do like the concept though of displaying art, but I’ve also resigned myself to embracing technology. Thanks for the idea! It may be perfect for other readers, as well… 🙂

  2. Carolyn Sweeney says:

    A couple of weeks ago, you showed the most beautiful French County plug in wall sconces. However, I can’t find them anywhere and have lost the posted picture. Can you help?

  3. Just wondering – what are the dimensions of your office?

  4. The office is lovely. Where did you buy the couch and desk? I’m certain it wasn’t Walmart!

  5. Thank you!

    I’m not sure if you know this, but many people, including myself won’t shop at Walmart. However, I still enjoy your site and don’t hold it against you. 🙂

  6. Beautiful, Lory! I love your office, especially with the loveseat and cushions. They’re so inviting! Thanks for yet more inspiration! ❤️

  7. Maryann Horner says:

    Such a beautiful space, thanks for the inspo and being part of the giveaway.

  8. Loved seeing the evolution of your office. Such a lovely place to work!

  9. Love your style and inspiration it provides. I have used many of your ideas, tutorials and tips. My best one was from the post on how to find great items on Craig’s List. I was wary of CL but tried it. That same day I scored a fabulous vintage French bakers table, marble top and swirly iron base. $200! Yup. I will always be grateful.

  10. Yes, I understand. The beloved television gets more attention than most things on certain days, especially if it’s raining.
    I most like the rug in this small room, so pretty.

  11. Judy Chastain says:

    Love your style!

  12. Nancy Marino says:

    What a lovely room… wish my office/media/sewing room looked this good!

  13. I would love to do an office update. Do you scan and digitize papers that come in or do you use a filing cabinet? I’d love to get rid of mine!

    1. We use both. I tend to have mostly digital files but hubby uses the file cabinets. I think you have a make a big commitment to scanning and not everyone will do it. I do major scanning of old photos so that I have most of them digitized. Someday I will share my photos storage system… 😉

  14. Thank you for the very useful ideas. Our little home office could use an update so this is perfect timing!

  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the changes! Everything is so you, beautiful and sophisticated. Hope that you will reconsider the TV situation; it may be worth it for the time that you spend in there. It’s a beautiful option. The sofa can be bought at Walmart? That’s amazing!

  16. I have a small office that needs an update. Love your ideas. Thank you for the chance. 🙂

  17. So, Lory, this office is mostly used by your husband? Oh, well :). I love the feel you have attained in the office–and it is just gorgeous!

    1. Thank you, Sindy! It was originally decorated for me to use, as in our old home I was the one who used the office. Hubby used to work outside the home and I was doing digital calligraphy and always worked at a desk. But now that I’m blogging, I spend lots of time styling and photographing around the house, and hubby is now working from home, so things have switched. I probably wouldn’t have gotten the French desk if it was mainly his office when we moved in, but everything else would’ve been exactly as is. After all, he sleeps in a French style bedroom and eats in a French style kitchen. So why not? 😉

  18. Marilyn Thore says:

    Home Style Saturdays always bring joy to my weekend – like this sage advice! Thank you!

  19. Your office looks beautiful. I love the rug. I can see that we need to redo our office with smaller furniture. It has to be masculine also because my husband hides out there!

    1. Thank you! You can definitely reach a balance in between. Maybe not such a feminine desk, but the rest should be workable for a man… 🙂

  20. Christine G says:

    I only wish my home office was as pretty as yours. Now that I work more and more from home, it might motivate me more!

  21. Love the office. Proves you can have style with function

  22. Kathy Sladovnik says:

    I love your office. We will be converting one of our bedrooms to an office now that my husband is working from home. I love that desk! I don’t know that my husband would feel the same way. Lol.

    1. Thanks! I’ve heard version of this comment from several. Maybe I will provide some options for desks that are “sort of French” but not so feminine… 🙂

  23. Great looking office! Thank you for all the ideas!

  24. Susan Toto says:

    You have a beautiful office! Uncluttered & comfortable.

  25. Mary Jo McGovern says:

    The printer! Necessary, but we’d all like to tuck it away! Perfect place for it in your office!

  26. BEAUTIFUL office transformation. PERFECT. Love the beautiful file cabinet. Please share where you found it. Thanks

  27. Deb Wostmann says:

    Just a lovely space to work and relax in.

  28. Cecilia from Georgia says:

    Lori, I love your office and would never want to leave! The touches of lavender to blend with your beautiful desk are so delicate. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I Can’t believe this is the 200th HSS!

  29. very serious. a definite place to get business done. love the neutrals…my office is a messy bench!

  30. Thanks for the article.. I have been looking for ideas for a new office using a small space!

  31. Love the detailing on the desk.

  32. Deborah W. Britt says:

    Beautiful office.

  33. Kathy Henson says:

    I adore your blog and always love your photos. I save many of your ideas on tablescapes for inspiration.

  34. Gorgeous office and makes me want to move right in.

  35. Lori Howard says:

    Love the light feel with added texture that gives it warmth. Most offices even those at home, can look stuffy…this room looks lovely! As you have said the tv isn’t noticeable from the doorway and the rest of the decor truly moves the eye away from it. Walmart has proven to be a great source for home decor these days…who knew!? Lol!

  36. Teddee Grace says:

    Always interested in small space decorating.

  37. Your home and design style is gorgeous. Your blog is one of my favorites!

  38. First of all I love the Frenchness of your office. I too have a study that is small with a doorway and a double opening. Decorating has been a challenge. I never miss your posts since I love your blog.

  39. I love that you have filing cabinets that look like furniture. I’m staring at a metal monstrosity, and it hadn’t occurred to me that there were pretty ones. Possibly time to upgrade….

  40. Sheri Lyle says:

    Lots of fresh ideas! We need to implement some of these ideas, especially since the quarantine this year and working from home.

  41. What is so good about the design is that it can be easily converted to a room of your choice. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  42. Kim Lennie says:

    I unfortunately have to share our office space with my hubby and his style and mine are two whole different things lol. So he gets his style since he says nothing about the rest of the home and I can do as I please. But if I had the choice …

  43. Anne Macaulay says:

    Gorgeous. My husband and I share our home office so it ends up looking crowded by the amount of furniture we need to fulfill our needs. One day… a girl can dream can’t she.

    1. Indeed she can! These days hubby uses this room way more than I do, but that’s mainly because he’s working from home.

  44. You did a great job combining office function for both you and your husband. I understand the challenges with daring a home office! Yours looks beautiful and comfortable.

  45. Good advice for a small space! The compromise you and your husband made between the curvy desk and tv made me laugh. :o)

  46. I’m really enjoying the Homestyle Saturday series!! Thanks!

  47. Gorgeous room. Don’t know if I could work in such a beautiful space. My desk is littered with papers, pens, stickie notes, pictures of grands and a huge out/in box! My husband’s desk is not much neater. We do manage to find what we need though. So love your room.

  48. Christine Keene says:

    I like that white printer stand. Where did you get it?

  49. Before I read your blog this morning I was sitting wondering how I could update and make my office look more pleasing. THANK YOU for the inspiration!!! Your’s is lovely! But it definitely inspires me to declutter mine! Lovely post.

  50. I love your French Country touches and the lack of paper or clutter. I SO want to make over my husband’s office and make it functional but pretty. I definitely need to get furniture that can hide his paper mess! Wish me luck…

    1. Haha! I SO hear you! I just kept adding file cabinets until the papers were tamed. There are 3 in the room now, plus the file boxes in the bookcase behind the desk.

  51. Susan Dickman says:

    What a beautiful home office! I wouldn’t want to leave. I especially love your storage ideas.

  52. I really like the furniture looking file cabinets. Gotta have the file space, and that is a great way to do it. Also like all the flowers.

  53. Love the rustic shelf! Perfect for a small space. Thank you for Home Style Saturdays! I look forward to it each week. I have a PayPal account that I used infrequently before the pandemic but have found I am using it much more now. It makes me feel more secure when I order online from sites I am not familiar with. This has occurred more often as I hunt for hard to find items during this crazy time.

  54. Judith Gibson says:

    I loved seeing your decorated office. It functions as an office but is still pretty and neat. It inspired me to go and clear off my desk and try to figure out how to make it more beautiful. I already have the desk with lots of my orginal oil paintings on the walls. I have 2 comfortable swivel chairs, a nice chest and the shelf units with closed storage underneath. I have everything I need to make it look good. I just need to declutter I guess.

  55. You have created such a lovely office. It is functional and attractive at the same time. It seems like a room you would actually want to use, thanks to how it has been thoughtfully planned out and decorated.
    Johanna B.

  56. Lovely office, with style!

  57. Great storage options with the matching filing cabinets. Love the ideas since I need to update my office.

  58. Michelle Nettles says:

    Love that little filing cabinet/printer stand!! Wondering if I can up-cycle my old particle board one to look similar to that. 😉

  59. Anna Grainger says:

    Now my home office seems a bit drab. I love the warm touches in yours. That rug is lovely but not practical for my doggie office comrades!

  60. You have hit a milestone of 200 Home Style Saturdays. What a CORNUCOPIA of ideas! No one cannot appreciate the many levels of inspiration, the off the charts creativity, the bursting of functionality, the dash of culinary, the high admiration for the genius women bloggers who make our Saturdays over the moon, and the shopping! (my goodness gracious I need that PayPal, smile.) Thanks for it all, but not for the ‘envy’ of your office…Lory, you make it so work!

  61. What lovely ideas for a small space! We have a guest bedroom/office with built-ins that is most often used as my sewing room and some of these ideas are very helpful. Thank you!

  62. Karen Cadden says:

    I am trying to decorate a home office for my husband . So different look but great tips and furniture suggestions!

    1. It’s really the desk then, that would change. And the wall hangings. But all else can pretty much go in any style direction. There are plenty of desks that are not really heavy looking but would still work for both a man and a pretty home style.

  63. LUCY LOMELIN says:

    Nice! I’m still on the end of my dining table in my little cottage…

  64. Such an informative post, thanks for sharing!

  65. Love the look of your office room! If it was my room, I probably would never leave. Your room looks so comfortable and inviting. I really love how you make it look relaxing by incorporating the lavender flowers. Love it!

    1. Thanks so much! Funny thing is, I decorated it to be my office, but now that hubby is working from home, he uses it more than I do!! It’s comfy for him to. Fortunately, he doesn’t mind the french desk… 😉

  66. An inspirational room! Ive not ever worked in a space so beautiful. Function has always been the priority. Might be time to find a little beauty…

  67. tracey clark says:

    Lori – thank you for sharing your great ideas! You are a such an inspiration!!!!!

  68. Love your office Lory. I especially love the table that the printer sits on. Is it a file cabinet? Simply gorgeous. Not many ways to make a printer look good, but this lovely piece surely does.

  69. Since working from home during covid, it’s been a goal of mine to update my office space. Thanks!

  70. Sandra Sampson says:

    Beautiful office – so relaxing. No clutter really makes a difference.

  71. I’ve always loved the look of a floating desk but the cords for lighting and backs of a computer would be unsightly.

    1. Yes, it can be challenging indeed. We don’t have a lamp on our desk and we use laptops, but hubby did just get a large monitor and we’ve talked about putting a small hole in the rug and slipping the cord underneath.

  72. Carol Ezovski says:

    Thise flowers are all so pretty! I’d like to buy plant similar so I could have them in my house!

  73. Hi Lory,

    Kudos to you! I don’t know how you convinced your significant other, to accept this. We have a study room that is mostly by my hubby. The electric cords are so unsightly, a nightmare as TV, monitors, and other electronic gadgets compete with each other. He woks from home now and night time is movie time. Right now I have office envy (LOL), job well done. everything is so beautifully put together.

    1. LOL… office envy! Thanks for the kind words! I think because I gave in to the TV, he didn’t care what desk he sat at. Would he really like a big dark desk any better?

      I always use this example when people ask how my husband feels about the French decor. When we go to an elegant hotel that’s decorated with lovely French antiques, does it bother him? No, as long as he’s comfortable. So why should he complain about such things at home? 😉

  74. Hi Lory! I love the feminine touches in your office space, especially the floral accents which you do so well. I’m planning to update my office space as well, so thanks for the lovely ideas!

  75. Your office is lovely. I like your use of space.?

  76. I totally love your office! Your bookcase is very nice and organized. I love the idea of using file cabinets to place your lamps on of them. It’s amazing that your office it doesn’t seem small. My office is 8×10. Your office chair is slimmer than my executive chair which lends to having more space to maneuver. I do love the idea of having a tv on the wall but I do love my decorations on the wall. Your house is fabulous!

  77. Brenda Haines says:

    That rustic shelf is perfect. What a great room!

  78. Your office is beautiful. I love the furniture you used. Such a perfect space.

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