27 December 2018

An Office in a Nook



This is the office in a nook. Created in a corner of a giant armoire, a window, and an unused door on a porch; the desk often just has flowers or plants here.  (This door goes to the third bedroom. I think they put it here so no one could walk through the middle bedroom (our library) to this one. Who would walk outside to a porch to get to their room? Remember there is no heat or AC on it, just a foam roof, and all the porch had was broken windows before us. The door makes no sense for us other than letting a kitty not walk too far to her box.)  This nook does not get much sunlight, and there was no light at night,  and there is no room for a lamp, but it was beautiful in its simplicity as you can see.








Then wandering around a monthly vintage market earlier this month, I spotted this chandelier, and my daughter convinced my spouse that we needed it in our home.
It looked so beautiful in the warehouse, and I didn't care that it seemed to be missing some of its beautiful crystals. It was old, imperfect, and inexpensive.




But  there was a surprise! It was not missing crystals, because my spouse figured it out! Some strands of crystals were just attached in the wrong direction or hanging from the wrong holes. Next, he made it so it could be plugged in, because this is a porch, and a 75 year old house. He then put a telescoping metal beam between the wood ones and then hung it from there so it would have enough support.  He ran the cord behind the beams and down the back of the armoire and there the switch is hidden. Looks wired doesn't it?
It takes scientists and artists in the world. Just one of many combinations, but it works.
Thank you to my daughter and my spouse.









So now this spot has light either in the day or night. It is also a little unexpected surprise when you turn the corner. This light tucked back in here, does not take center stage. Instead, it just enhances the magic of my little old fashioned space.

I often get asked how we find treasure. Well, we don't usually set out to find something, only rarely, like when my daughter and I worked on her space at school.
Ordinarily, it is just what catches the eye and doesn't hurt the wallet.
We have a list of favorite local vintage and thrift stores, and we start there.


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30 comments:

  1. How beautiful, Su! I love your lovely corner, and it really needed that pretty chandy!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    xo,
    RJ

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    1. Thank you, RJ! Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! xo Su

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  2. Just gorgeous! Love the paint colour of the armoire as well. xox

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    1. Thank you, Anne. That's French Linen AS, with white wax and dark was depending on what I wanted to bring out in the carvings. xo

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    2. It was lovely before but this makes it absolutely spectacular!. That is my favorite style of chandelier in fact I am thinking about putting a similiar one in the office I am currently redoing...but it certainly won't look as charming as your space. You have such a great touch.

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    3. Thank you! I know. It's my favorite shape as well. Even the one over our dining room table is that shape even though it is just bent wire. And with a name like montgolfiere ( a hot air balloon but upside down). What's not to love?! I am sure yours will look spectacular too! xoxo Su

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  3. I agree. It was lovely before but amazing now. What a great find and congratulations on figuring out how to hang it.

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  4. Your office nook is enchanting. The chandy is amazing. I will snag a great priced chandy for the crystals themselves. Wow, it totally makes that space elegant. The lace on that pillow is dreamy and could be a post of it's own. It is so fun to see how other small home owners maximize their spaces. I too have TINY office nook, under a set of stairs to the attic loft area. IT is a shabby, not chic, messy catch all, where the computer sits and not a pretty picture. Your nook inspires me and now I want to throw out my anemic tiny chandy that hangs in my nook. I think we may have the same chairs. Your desk chair matches my set of 4 kitchen table chairs. Love this amazing office nook you designed. Perfect use of space.

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    1. Hi, Tonita. I couldn't find a photo of your dining area! I have 3 more of those. Two are in the entrance in the living room. The other is in front of the laundry table. I have way too many chairs! I have a weakness for a pretty chair. The office under your stairs sounds so wonderful with so much potential! It is so hard to keep some areas clean! I have my spots that collect! xoxo Su

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  5. What a sweet office nook! I have zero space in my main living area for an office nook, sadly....the tiny corner I do have is downstairs next to the utility room and it's dark and gloomy. A chandy like that might actually make me want to spend time there!

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  6. Oh Su that Chandelier is gorgeous. Love your sweet office nook. Happy New Year sweet friend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. It was quite the find. Happy New Year to you and your family! xox Su

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  7. Su, the whole space is just too pretty for words! You have such a way with decor and a style that should be featured in magazines. Happy New Year! xo

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    1. Awww. Thank you, dear Kim. I hope it is a year of happiness and blessings for you and your family. xoxo Su

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  8. POEMIAS
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    Te escribo para desearte feliz año nuevo.
    Cuidate.
    Besos

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  9. What a charming and cozy office nook. It looks so inviting. And I love your new chandelier. It is gorgeous and how wonderful that it didn't cost too much. Those are the best finds... Thank you for coming by and saying hello! I FINALLY have a new post up :) Have a blessed and Happy New Year!

    xoxo
    Tamara

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    1. Thank you so much, Tamara! Happy New Year to you. My daughter and I seem to have a knack for it. xoxo Su

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  10. Su, your office nook is already gorgeous, but that chandelier just makes it extra special... love it!! Thank you for sharing it at our Create, Bake, Grow & Gather party this week. I'm delighted to be featuring you space at tomorrow's party and pinning too!
    Happy New Year,
    Kerryanne

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    1. I just saw this! Thank you so much, Kerryanne! xoxo Su

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  11. How gorgeous! Wow great find, and I love the artist/scientist team, just perfect! Thank you for sharing such inspiration!

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  12. Stunning light fixture and what a lovely space to have as an office. Happy New Year, Kippi

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  13. What an absolutely gorgeous space! I just discovered your blog via Shabby Art Boutique. I would love for you to link up your beautiful posts over at the Thursday Favorite Things link party too! The party is live every Thursday at 9:00 a.m.-Sat. at midnight EST. Hope you can join us!
    https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/welcoming-the-new-year-with-creative-inspiration-at-thursday-favorite-things/

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    1. Thank you so much, Amber. I now follow you on Instagram and read your blog. xo Su

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  14. Lovely. This is a gorgeous corner. I love finding vintage chandeliers. Happy New Year.

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    1. Thank you, Katie. Vintage chandeliers are magical! xo Su

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