10/29/09

Odds and Ends Make Perfection


I've been combing the decor magazines office ideas... I need a rehaul on this office. The Santa Letters are taking over and I'm covered in Christmas projects.


My style is a little frenchy, a little vintage, a little Pottery Barn. I'm pretty loose on the rules, it just has to "go" together.  In short, I think odds and ends in the right place are a great expression of art and creative decor.  Check out this fabulous office. I thought you could appreciate the budget inspiration that so perfectly collided with style! This is from Better Homes and Gardens.



Gotta love drawer pulls and door knockers. I bought stunning iron door knockers at JoAnns on clearace (garden aisle) and they are a site and conversation piece at my house.. great for hanging things:)

Who'da Thunk!! Not sure how they got these gizmos on the wall 3M double sided gluey tape? Great idea... I always have rogue cutlery that reappears after I replace a set.



Muffin tins as drawer organizers!! CHEAP!! Now your office can double as kitchen storage too!! I lOVE dual purpose design!  Add a few strong magnets on the underside and your toddlers can construct the Eiffel tower out of paper clips and you won't lose a one!



Honestly, Can you have too many memo boards when they look this great on a wall? Notice how none of them match but the colors and textures add spice to the room. This room has great details to look at! Now I just gotta get me that desk!

How does the "mis-matched" style work for you?


10 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like the informality of it. Is that your office in the first picture? It's very pretty ~ I love the desk and wall arrangement.

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Love the drawer pull idea and of course memo boards! Oh, thanks for sharing! You made my morning!

Jena

Kari said...

I love the desk in that first photo. And, also the door knocker idea is great.

ness said...

I LOVE the mismatched style-that is so me:) I love the forks too!

I use muffin tins a lot for organizing-they work great! {I also spray painted them so they are cute as well as functional:)}

Can't wait to see your completed office! Good luck and have fun:)

Pretty Organizer said...

Kathy- No darlin, this is not my office. My office is covered with sheet music and my husband's maps for work. It also includes a telescope, my husbands 5 black bags for work, church, film, teaching band and more work. You also can spot dirty socks, a broken smoke detector and more chords and computer equipment than any girl dreads to hide. No, I pine for a nice looking girly office.

Love the Decor! said...

Love it all but I wish my office looked much like the first one!!
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Jennifer @ The Craft House said...
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Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

I swear I read about this/these exact room/s before, but I am almost positive that it was not in BHG. Hm...

I absolutely love it (especially the desk)! The style is so me... yet I don't own a single piece of furniture or a single decoration in that style. I think I need to re-think my style in my home! Ha!

New Every Morning said...

I love the forks and the muffin tins. GREAT ideas as usual!!

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