Tuesday

~Creating a Space for Creating~

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What I did on my break…

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I rarely leave home without my black framed glasses and day planner.

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Two special paperweights.

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My space to create was in a corner of J’s lodge, on the lower level, until last Spring when I purchased a new computer.  I thought about making my new space in the bonus room/studio on the upper level. 

In the end, I decided I wanted my desk in the bay window of the master bedroom. 

For a look at the 2009 master bedroom makeover, click HERE.

Easter weekend, I corralled a kid or two to bring a small harvest table up from the lodge.  Eldest daughter set up my new computer.  That was as far as I got in organizing the bay window into a space to create, until this week.

Whether it is approaching Fall or something else, I’ve had an urge to do a bit of nesting the last week or two.

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I moved the desk over a couple of feet, from where it was centered on the bay, added a lamp, leftover from the condo master bedroom redo, brought a small trunk in and an oak split basket for magazines. The basket was made by a Missouri artisan, several years ago.  The trunk and basket are good pieces for storage and they help hide cords and cables. 

After adding a few accessories and necessities, the space is complete

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I bought the small footstool at an old Welcome Home store, to use in our truck, for my feet, when I had a foot injury, about 5 years ago. 

When my foot healed I re-covered the stool in burlap for use at my desk.

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Linking to Centsational Girl’s Where Do You Blog? Party.

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52 comments:

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Asbolutely lovely and serene, Pat. It suits you well. Love the pothos in the stand next to the desk, too.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Lovely! It was worth the wait!

And it probably sounds silly but what really caught my eye, was that sweet little low foot stool. Oh I love the look of that!

Sometimes, that's exactly the height I want, in front of my med recliner! The only place I am always comfortable, because I can put it to any, any, any position as it were. From just sitting, to almost reclining.

And we have a lot of kind-of-foot-stools around, which husband has made over the years. But none this low height. I think I have found another project for him to make!!! :-)

Like after he finishes 10 year old Grandson's desk. And finishes designing and making, where we will hang coats/hats/etc. on, by front door, and ..... ,-) But, a woodworker wants to always have a waiting project! So I'm just helping! :-)

Gentle hugs...

Cindy Rand said...

What a wonderful place to create! It is so you. I love the idea of putting things under the desk to hide cords and also use as storage. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs.....
p.s. the paperweights are so special!

Sharon said...

Girl you have done it again.
It is just beautiful. I would love to have the stool under the desk.
Thanks for sharing your space.
Have a great day

Allie and Pattie said...

Pat, I know I say it every time you post, but I so love your home. I wasn't blogging back when you posted your master so this was the first time i saw it and read your history- it has just endeared me all the more. You give me hope
xoxo Pattie

Helen said...

Dear Pat,
No matter hard I would try to do it, I could never conceal all the cords, cables and wires I seem to have. I am so impressed with your arrangement. I also have an open backed table I use for a desk. I am going to have to do a little reorganizing. Thanks for inspiring me, I think.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh Pat...what a beautiful space!

Enjoy!
Cathy

NanaDiana said...

Lovely, as always-and I am a big believer in "hide the stinking cords" too-lol Looks like the perfect place to sit and work (or dream). Great job- Diana

susan said...

Pat-What a perfect place! I have always loved the look of a table used as a desk, but those pesky cords were a drawback. Yours don't show and don't even look camoflouged. The trunk looks like a natural there. I am envious of your window!

Publicly Mika said...

I absolutely love it, it looks like a very comfy space not to mention the colors...its all so lovely. Perfect, Perfect, Perfect for working, reading or just staring out the window. Great Job!

Adrienne said...

Your space to create is an inspiration - but then all of your home decorating posts inspire me! I'm working on redoing mine and have been gathering ideas. I've had the nesting urge for several weeks - a sure sign Fall is coming!
~Adrienne~

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

That is a lovely space for your 'creating' desk, Pat. I'm using our previous dining table as my sewing table in my hobby room. I love that farmhouse tables can have so many uses.

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

I just love that pillow in the chair!

Isn't it nice to have your own space? I find that I work all over the house even though I have an office and a separate workroom. I leave piles everywhere! I need to learn to work in the spaces I have set aside.

The area you've created is very inviting Pat.

Kathy said...

Looks like you forgot nothing!!!!
Everything there for your new space!
Love your little stool Pat,
Have a great week,
xoxo Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pat, what a lovely place to create. I love all the accessories you added. You have such a pretty room.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty setting to have your computer. I read your post, then looked around to see if i could create a space similar to that here - Ain't gonna happen !! :-D

AntiqueChase said...

Pat,
Oh My~ I just wish I could grab and Ice tea and sit down right there, exactly how you have it... Lovely, quiet spot... I just adore the space!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a gorgeous spot Pat!
It's so serene and lovely, and the armoire is fantastic!
HAGD,
Cindy

thestonerabbit said...

What a dreamy place to have your desk/computer located!! I love the idea of hiding the cords in your trunk! Clever!! AND that little foot stool idea is a cute and very functional touch!!

Hope you're getting a weather break, too! The temps are wonderful in KC today. . . but we didn't get much rain. . . yet.

Hope you're having a great week! L, Dana

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Love your space....it looks calm and inviting and I'll bet you will see all kinds of wonders as you look out the window in deep and wise reflection.

xinex said...

This is really pretty, Pat. What a nice view you have when blooging with a big window. I like every little detail that you added like the cherub playing the violin. I love how you hid the cords with a chest....Christine

Kathleen said...

That looks way too neat! I have to have some papers and notes ! Sales slips, whatever! :)
Yours looks so lovely! I will come add a little clutter for you!

Shelia said...

Ooooh, Dear Pat! I love it! I can just imagine your marvelous view! Love your stacked books and little containers under the desk to hide cords! And that little stool! I love that little stool!
Your bedroom is so gorgeous and I remember when your redid it! Another lovely area and it looks just like you! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a great place to sit and work and compute. Great windows to look out and see the yard and get some wonderful light too. Your table, chair and all of your accessories are just gorgeous. It looks fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It looks like a soothing place to be. You are a lucky lady.

Light and Voices said...

This creative space looks like it suits you to the T. Great job!
Joyce M

Kat said...

You did a great job Pat. It looks like a beautiful spot to create...and create you do.

Hugs,
Kat

Carol at Serendipity said...

Pat,

Just beautiful. I love the footstool. I think I can sit longer is I can put my feet up.

Carol

Mary said...

What a lovely space to create! It's time for me to reorganize & tidy *sigh*...thanks for the inspiration!

P.S. Duron offers Charleston Green in their historic paint line now :-)

Betty Jo said...

Pat what a gorgeous, gorgeous space. It's just perfect, and so "you". I can hardly wait to have my own space to create again, and a corner will do nicely. I adore the photo of you and J in your sidebar taken at Sue's.

Manuela@TPOH said...

It looks lovely!

Manuela

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful area, Pat. I love being able to see outside while I'm painting.

Sue said...

How ARE you hiding all those cables and the CPU?! I have 2 routers, speakers, a printer- and 20 cables! LOL It is a maze that I've tied together with pipe cleaners to minimize the length of them, but they are still all hiding behind the CPU under the desk's knee area. Yours looks so neat and tidy! And the room is so serene, Pat.
hugs, Sue

Kathy :) said...

Pat...what a great spot to create !! I bet the light is great there.

I have that same little trunk :)

All the best,
Kathy :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Pat, it's all just beautiful! Lovely space for yourself. I adore that pillow too, perfect.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat, I love your area. It is charming so, so peaceful!

Barb ♥

Terri said...

Pat;
Isn't it funny that the one thing that caused so much attention is that little stool? How cute. The whole space is just wonderful. I could move right in and set myself up at that desk. I love the whole look. Good for you.
Terri

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It looks wonderful, Pat! Ready for creating in. I too am in that nesting mode. Can't stop arranging and organizing things for the life of me.
Brenda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Pat! What a very nice spot you've created for yourself. I like the basket on the desk. I don't think I've seen one designed that way before, but I like how it looks like it is compartmentalized rather than being just one big opening. Your black framed glasses remind me of the readers I bought at Tuesday Morning {just to keep in my purse for checking small printed items at the stores}. Mine have a black frame facing out and the inside part of the frame has a leopard print.

W.C.Camp said...

Aha - I finally see where the master works! I especially like the little violinist that watches over your computer! Very nice. W.C.C.

Paula said...

You have a beautiful spot to blog!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

BJ~ I love your new work space. It is so calm and serene and full of creative inspiration. Just beautiful!!!
You have layered things and elements so well. I just love what you have under your desk. So well organized and very very pretty!
This is great incentive and so many ideas for me too.
No wonder your posts are so fabulous!
Yvonne

Sarah said...

Very lovely! Looks like a quiet and cozy space for some creative expression! I am a fellow Missourian, nice to "meet" you.

Centsational Girl said...

What a magical spot to write and create, I love how the light filters through your woven wood shades, just lovely !! Thanks so much for linking up today, it's so wonderful getting a peek into other's lives.
xo
Kate

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How lovely to work at a bay window like that! So pretty.

xinex said...

Yep, yours is one of my favorite home offices!..Christine

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Your blogging spot is stunning in every way Pat.. I'm sure its a joy for you to sit there and look out your window..

Sonny

These Are The Days said...

What a pretty space. Great pictures too!

LDH said...

Your home is just absolutely beautiful! I have so enjoyed stopping by!

Kindly, ldh

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Great great spot - I love your chairs!!

Katy said...

what a sweet space to work in! Love the idea of putting the desk in the bay window!

Ellie said...

What a beautiful, cozy place to blog!