Posted by Judith Cholfe on Monday, November 4, 2013 Under: Decor



Hello everyone! Hope you had a fabulous May 24 weekend. The weather was absolutely spectacular until Monday evening, when we received the thunder storm…
Did you open your cottage or do your gardening?

Today I am writing about a home office space that was re-arranged and redesigned for the owner….
They had a large armoire desk in a corner of what used to be the dining area of a very long living/dining space.

An arm swung out from the bottom area, and worked as an extra work surface. It also had storage underneath.
Because of the positioning of the top cupboard door, the window was half blocked. You were able to see out if you were working on the arm.
When the armoire was completely closed up, it didn’t take up much space withing the area.

The desk was a number of years old, and had served the home-owners well, but it was time for a make-over. The owners found a gorgeous antique desk that they were able to buy from a friend, at an excellent price.

Being able to center the “new” antique desk on the back window, made for a much more pleasant work atmosphere, and also gave at lest 5 times the original work surface. It was wonderful to look directly out into the garden and the woods beyond….

A replica of the green “Banker’s” lamp, suits the antique desk, with its dark green leather top. (Not to ruin the antiqueness, the computer tower is hidden in one of the cupboards of the desk. The back panel of the cupboard was cut away for air transfer).

A vintage “English” silver toast rack was re-purposed as a mail holder. Worked perfectly because of the slots already there….

Storage was needed to house the printer, router, land-line telephone, (and even an electric pencil sharpener). An audio tower made the perfect choice. There was enough storage for all the electronic components and room left over to display an antique tin collection….

Because the desk was centered on the window, and the audio tower was on the left side, the right side was unbalanced. A globe was re-used from a bedroom up-stairs, and a marble-topped plant stand was brought up from a basement bathroom, and both were positioned in the void on the right of the desk….

To add a small feminine touch to the desk, the owner found a solid brass charger plate in a thrift store, added some hydrengea and peonies in a “Mercury Glass” vase, along with a “Mercury Glass” candle, and a vintage perfume bottle to finish off the lovely vingette…..

If you don’t like what you have, it’s time to change it up, (and it doesn’t have to break the bank)……

Until next time…..Judy


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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 jcredesigns@gmail.com Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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