Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Semi-Finished Home Office

A couple of years ago, while browsing an antique store in Lockport, NY I came across a large set of caribou antlers that I just HAD to have. I forked out the mere $60 without blinking an eye - knowing that I was getting an amazing deal, and at the time I thought I had the perfect place for them. I was wrong, and the poor antlers ended up finding home in my guest room for the past 2-years. Until now:

I've got a bit of a handle on the area that will be my home office and design reference center. Of course, it's not finished - but my late night run to find a staple gun and battery charger left me with little time to put together the entire room for you. That's coming shortly, I promise! I desperately needed a place to keep all of my design books, fabric, and paint swatches that could share space with Scott's cook books, and finally we're almost there.

When it came to the wall above my desk I knew that I wanted to use the antlers, and everything else sorta fell in place - all of it laying hostage to my basement until just a few days ago. And although it's different than anything I've showed on the blog and CdlV, I'm in love with this space - and am excited about the final product coming together.

Speaking of antlers in the office, I'm not the only one who thought it was a good idea, though. Check out these home offices that have displayed their collection of antlers right above their think-tank!

Let me know what you think of the space - better pictures coming Friday for Vignette Friday - get yours together! Link for sharing will be up by Thursday evening at 10pm.


  1. Love your antlers in the office Artie!
    Lookin dreat, as is your ribbon edged desk area!


  2. I like the space and I love the black shade on the blue and white lamp -- THAT I wold have never thought of!

  3. I just moved out my file cabinets covered with a door and draped for a real desk with two nice drawers. It's like a change of life. This space in my life is becoming so important.

    Yours is looking fantastic. I am afraid I would want to serve cocktails at your desk instead of doing work.

  4. Artie, it's looking wonderful! You got an amazing deal there!
    xoxo Pattie

  5. OMG I'm in love with your office space! That orange is to die for and the antlers work perfectly. I can't wait to see the rest...stunning!

  6. I do not like deer HEADS displayed but just LOOOOVE the antlers! It looks SO good. Can't wait to see the whole space! XO, Pinky

  7. OMG Artie. Stunning! Well worth the wait for the big reveal. You ran to the store for the battery and staple gun last night, didn't you? You must have been up all night! I love the antlers (you know how I feel about antlers - love) and the horizontal stripes in the lovely color. Hurry up and take more photos!
    xo Delores

  8. LOve it Artie....You have a real desk and everything...I'm so jealous as I sit here on my step stool from the hardware store : (

    Love the pencil holder too.

    xx kelley

  9. I'm so in love with that orange striping I can hardly breathe. The whole thing -- the green desk, the wall vignette, everything is captivating, really. This little nook really shows your talent.

  10. Beautiful! I love the candles above the desk! Enjoy the space and design something wonderful!

  11. I love the lamp and wall colors. Teach me how to keep my desk at home that neat. I want to learn.
    Looks great!