Monday, April 12, 2010

Cottage Office

What's black, white and red and read all over?
Our cottage office. :)
We'll begin our little tour by first checking out Mr. Cabin's handiwork~ my gorgeous new bookcase. I am beyond thrilled with the way they came out.


I love the little details in the trim. We painted the oak wood white and distressed it so it looks as if it has been in the house forever.

My scrapbooks fit perfectly on the bottom, as my custom builder promised me they would. Love him.
I plan on rearranging the books soon. Right now the girls have claimed four of the shelves for their own and they are in a constant state of upheaval. But they love their books and being read to, so for right now I am quite content and happy about the messy conditions.



Here is the rest of the room. The comfy reading chair I inherited from my parents, not exactly the ideal but it works for now. I hope one day to purchase a worn brown leather chair for this room.


An old childhood chair offers extra book storage
 and is the perfect place to rest a plant by the sunny window.



Old black and white photos of both of our parents. There needs to be an entirely seperate post about Mr. Cabin's gargolyes some of which you can see here on the shelf.



The desk, where all of my work and sometimes procrastinating takes place.





The telescope, one of the things I wish I had more time and energy to use.


And of course,  I had to throw in one before photo...

...and after.




Hope you enjoyed my little tour of our cottage office.
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35 comments:

  1. I LOVE your new office! The color is gorgeous and that bookcase is to die for! I am hoping to make one of the tiny little bedrooms in our cottage into a library/office. I will refer back to your post oftern.
    Thanks.

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  2. What a totally rockin' space. Love all the personal details (including the gargoyles!). So glad you could Mi4M :)

    peace,
    cindy@cottage instincts

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  3. That bookcase is just plain AMAZING! Kudos to Mr. Cabin! I love your office, I'd want to curl up in that chair for a while! Beautiful room :)

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  4. Everything looks so nice. You did a great job pulling it all together. Stopping by from BNOTP.

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  5. I just love your bookcase and office. Love the red walls too

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  6. It's beautiful and so inviting. That bookcase is fabulous! You and your hubby must be so proud of your work!

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  7. Bee-You-Tee-Full! soooo charming! I hopped over from Between Naps on the Porch and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same! until later...

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  8. Hi Michele! Your home looks so nice. I love your red walls. I had my kitchen painted almost that same color of red but have just recently repainted it yellow.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  9. I'm in love with that bookcase! What a comfy and pretty room you've created!

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  10. It looks so gorgeous! LOVE the bookcase and the red walls

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  11. I absolutely love that bookcase!

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  12. I LOVE red!
    This office is just beeyooteeful!
    I don't think I could work in here- I'd just sit and daydream, instead!
    Have fun home making!!

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  13. This is so beautiful. I love the color of the walls.

    I would love it if you joined my "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th! Stop by my blog for details.

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  14. Yes, I guess you ARE thrilled with the bookcase. It's awesome! I love the white furniture against the red walls. So striking. Enjoy your new space. :)

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  15. What a fantastic space! I love the bookcase - it does look like it has been there forever!

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  16. Love it! That bookcase is gorgeous! I love all the detail on it and I usually love bookcases in general because I love books. I think this is a sweet room and I even love your little table with your wall words above. Visiting from Make It Yours Day.

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  17. What a lovely room! The bookcase is gorgeous. How wonderful to have it built to the exact size you need. Your hubby is talented.

    Thanks for sharing this on Make it Yours day!

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  18. I need him to build me bookshelves!!!

    We have gargoyles and swords...

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  19. It's wonderful, such an inviting space. Lovely!

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  20. your husband did a wonderful job on that bookcase. I couldn't envision it when you first posted it, but your hubby could and it looks fabulous.

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  21. Love your office. The bookcase is fabulous. And I had to laugh about the gargoyles. My hubby likes them too. But we only have one and it is banished to the back yard.

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  22. That bookcase is Awesome! Wonderful job. Love all your white furniture.

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  23. You are so lucky to have such a talented hubby! Your bookshelves are fantastic and I like the way you have distressed the timber. I love it all!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  24. what a great home office you have! I envy you in a good way of course! :-) have a good weekend!

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  25. What a beautiful office... your bookcase is stunning & I LOVE the red walls. In our old house our family room was red... just so vibrant... always made me want to be productive. Thanks for linkin up to the POPP.

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  26. That turned out just fabulous! Talented men are worth their weight in gold aren't they ? lol
    Great job!

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  27. omg you are so nice i make my hubby take his to work i would never allow those in my house! yes i am sure i sound like the queen b but hey i do buy them for him to take to work!! no place here in my cottage clashes with my decor!!! lol the book case is gorgeous!!

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  28. That bookshelf is amazing!!! I love all the details!

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  29. I love it! Love the red - it looks very similar to my kitchen. The bookshelf is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  30. What a fabulou stransformation. The bookcase is simply stunning. {It matches your desk perfectly} Hubby gets major points for that one! Wonderful job!

    Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  31. I love your red room. Look at those beautiful shiny floors. Just lovely.

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  32. Beautiful room! The bookcase is magnificent and your floors are the most wonderful color wood!

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  33. Like I said before, just gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up to Saturday is Crafty Day @ along for the ride. Hope to see you back next week!

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