Welp, yesterday was yet another snow day in Minnesota! We didn’t have much snow through December and even into January, but we have been having one of the snowiest Februarys on record and another storm is expected this weekend. I actually love getting snow, but I am getting weary of having everyone home during the day while I’m trying to work. I love my boys, but I need that time! I do enjoy watching their excitement about the snow days, though, waiting with anticipation to see if Rochester Schools end up on the list of cancelations. And it won’t last forever. Spring will eventually come.
Anyway, today I’m showing another wall in my office. I shared the bookcase earlier in the week…
…and this is the adjacent wall. It’s between one small window and the french doors that serve as the entrance to the room.
I knew I would move the base on the hutch from the studio (being replaced by a custom-built closet) to this wall, but I was planning on using it as a printer stand. Once I got it in the room, I sort of hated to top off such a pretty piece with a bulky bit of office equipment. So, I moved the printer to a spot that was a little more out-of-the-way. It’s on a small stool just to the left of the bookcase. (You can barely see it in the picture above.)
I topped the base of the hutch with a French basket and a salt glazed crock with a plant tucked inside. Over it, I hung an antique map of PA that I bought several years ago at an antique store. I am pretty sure it was $48 and one heck of a bargain based on other wall maps I’ve seen listed for sale. Jeff said we need to find one of MN, but I doubt I’ll find another one that is this era and priced as well.
The map has been rolled up in the basement since we moved and I was planning on hanging it down there, but it really is perfect in here. I also hung one of my sepia oil portraits and a framed family letter from the 1870s.
I also added a floor lamp to provide light for the chair, obviously, but also to add a decorative element that connects the chair to the hutch and the map. (I suppose it’s not a hutch anymore, so let’s call it a cabinet now.)
This wall is my view when I’m sitting at my new desk and I love that it’s pretty to look at.
I will share the desk in the final reveal post, but here is the corner of it as I’m looking at the wall I just shared.
I used some antique Marmalade crocks for pens, scissors, and my brass feather letter opener. I put a small flowering plant in an antique ironstone mold and added a brass antique perpetual calendar and the little cast iron pig with wings. (I ended up putting another ironstone dish under the mold, so it doesn’t leave a ring on the desk from the moisture of the plant.)
As I shared in my other posts this week, I am loving all of the changes we’ve made to my workspaces. They are not only more functional, but they look amazing and they are delightful rooms to spend time in.
That’s a win-win when running a creative business from home.
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