Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 4/33 : The Master Bedroom Desk


We all need a little place that we can retire to after a long, hard, sometimes stressful day. I have an office (pictures of it will be coming up soon) but sometimes I need a beautiful place away from the glow of a computer screen to look through all the latest design magazines or my newest books.

Here, in the far right corner of our Master Bedroom, I've set up a console table as a convenient "desk" station, and accessorized it with all of my most favorite things. I know that many people are "less is more" when it comes to intimate spaces - but I love being surrounding by the collected things I adore.

A special thanks to my friends "Margaret" who let me cut her out of season hydrangeas to dry for this vignette, Melisa for selling her pewter urn to "Margaret's" husband at our block garage sale, and to "the husband" for letting me borrow it! And thank you to my friend Dorothy for helping to arrange the flowers, and for the vase you'll all see tomorrow, when the dining room turns into a library. Stay tuned, and make sure to Follow Me to be absolutely up-to-date!

26 comments:

  1. Artie -- I am so impressed -- it is beautiful . . . and I covet so many things at your desk . . . . beautiful objects all! Great picture!

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  2. I am a more is better kindda girl, so I think it looks great. Where did you get the feathers? My husband is looking for some like these for some gord crafting he is doing. Thanks for the "tour"
    teri@acraftyclan.blogspot.com

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  3. I am a more is better kindda girl, so I think it looks great. Where did you get the feathers? My husband is looking for some like these for some gord crafting he is doing. Thanks for the "tour"
    teri@acraftyclan.blogspot.com

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  4. You have such an eye for design, I love it. Love the floral, love the feathers, so many beautiful things, it looks like you have done it again....

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  5. I really like your little quiet spot... I have my computer in my bedroom right now while my son and daughter in law occupy my office till they get their new home... And honestly I really like having a little desk in here... I might just leave it like you have done.. for a little spot to sit with a cuppa coffee and the latest copy of Phoenix Home and Garden or a new book!
    Beautiful photo! See ya in Day 5! Have a great rest of the week!
    ~Really Rainey~

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  6. The hydrangea was just the perfect pop of color here!

    Justine :o )

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  7. Love the mix of treasured objects & their mix on the desk. Love old & new!
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    l

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  8. A little corner of heaven. Your treasures on the desk are fab and that Picasso print is one of my favorites. I was wondering what you did with your cowhide rug, and it looks great there. The buddha head is fabulous and those hydrangeas and pheasant feathers together are to die for! More Artie magic!
    xo Isa

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  9. Artie, This series of posts couldn't have come at a better time for me! Our home is on a local festival tour of homes November 6th, and your pictures have given me many ideas...especially for "staging for the day!" I am loving all your beautiful decor and the way you coordinate it! AMAZING! Keep the posts coming...I'll be eternally Thankful! :)

    ~Rhonda @scooterblu's whimsy blog

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  10. Artie, Visiting you is food for my designing soul! What a beautiful spot- my eye does not know what to look at first. I love the way you put everything together. I am a more than less kind of girl and proud of it! Perfectly done! Keep more coming.
    Yvonne

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  11. Love the urn with the dried hydrangeas (my favourite flower :-) ) and the feathers.

    You've created a really cozy spot for reading your magazines and books :-)

    Kelly

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  12. This is a great area. :)
    My desk area is a mess. :(

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  13. Hi Artieness! Oh, this is beautiful! Love it all! Now that floral is breathtaking!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. We all need a little "Margaret" in our lives I think ............

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  15. All of the layering of accessories is great. This just looks so cozy! Loving it!

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  16. The hydrangea arrangement is stunning!! :)

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  17. Hello Artie ~

    Absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful place to write, read or just daydream...great accessories.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  18. I am "less is more" in my own spaces. It is more soothing to me. But, that doesn't mean that I don't appreciate and love to see other styles. This is beautiful space. I'm really enjoying touring your home.

    Sue

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  19. Beautiful and love the contasting colors with the red on the chair and the color on the floor. (My cat goes after the dried hydrangeas!!)

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  20. This is so gorgeous! and i love the books in yesterday too - the pictures are wonderful and the staging even better - I am green with envy over your talents my friend!!!!

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  21. These pictures are great. I love your chairs and the way you have your quiet spot set up!!! When you get a chance you need to go visit my dog blog. It is so cute!!
    dogsofallthings.blogspot.com

    Great job!

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  22. Ok, I need your feather source. I have been searching the internet for great feathers because I have a millglass urn I want to put a ton of feathers in- what do you think?

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  23. Stunning. My husband just started his first "corporate" job and has been needing to do something with his office. I am sending this post to him now for ideas!

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  24. so beautiful... love all the layers you use in your work..

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  25. That is absolute perfection! And I love the vase that's holding those heavenly hydrangeas! My heart is going pitter pat...off I go again to see more...xoTrina

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  26. It looks wonderful. Good job! Bedroom is the best place in any house. As a matter of fact, I have recently written an article about staging bedrooms. And even though I do believe that sometimes less is more, yours looks just perfect.

    Ella

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