Rapunzel has been in the tower for too long. I have moved my computer from the 3rd floor studio to a small second floor pass-thru alcove room.
As I’ve been on my house mission to clean out and organize everything, I’m also on a mission to simplify the décor. I want to be clutter free, efficient, and surrounded by those things that inspire me the most.
The walls are a calming greige tone called Versatile Gray SW 6072. See the antique French grain measure on the floor? It comes in handy to hold magazines.
Can you guess what I’m using to hold the shelf?
These are a pair of antique French painted metal candle sconces in all their original chippy goodness.
This is my quiet corner, where I daydream and think about blog posts. The French zinc letters used to spell “HERE” remind me that “HERE” is where lots of important thoughts take place.
This is a special Jasper curio that my dad bought my mother many years ago for their 25th wedding anniversary. Of course, it has a certain “frenchiness” to it. I just recently removed most of the tchotchkes and replaced them with my collection of Country French décor books. Re-styling this cabinet is still a work in progress.
The ironstone bowl contains vintage red leather English cricket balls. I bought the book at Anthropologie….it’s a must read.
The numbered bins came from Pottery Barn a while ago and the little Eiffel was a souvenir from the airport in Paris.
I’ve had this antique wood cutlery tray for years. I love its patina. It works great to hold things in an office.
I’m always on the lookout for unique Eiffel Towers. This is actually a mid-century model made of plastic!
I also love interesting bookends and these are my favorites. They’re made of spelter and date to the Art Nouveau period.
Now you’ve had a glimpse of my “blogging territory”. I still need to hang the toile window treatment and finish a little area with a memo board. I’ll reveal those when I get them completed. But don’t hold your breath!
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