Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Room With A (New) View

Setbacks call for new perspectives. Personally, I need to perform this exercise literally so despite the effect it has on Mr. H's blood pressure, late last week I started moving furniture. This episode focused on my desk and work area which was formerly tucked entirely into a compact alcove created by a dormer and is now across the landing in an airy, open space facing two windows.








In a small house one needs to consider every space and sometime be creative to make the best use of it. When I was finished Mr. H quickly agreed this was improvement - the result was a more functional and dynamic working environment. And as Mr. H likes to tell me, 'what you focus on expands,' and I have a much wider view now.

27 comments:

  1. Very nice! I love the simple details and the colors you used.

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  2. Phyllis it is beautiful. I love the lamp, and your chair is very special.
    The accessories on your desk and flowers are the icing on the cake!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Designer Barry Dixon Feature

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  3. Your workspace looks very inspiring, & I love the fabric samples on your pin board!

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  4. Such a lovely space (love the fabric samples on your pinboard too!).

    Deborah

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  5. Beautiful - and how nice to face out the window. What a gorgeous space!
    -Shelley

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  6. It looks like a wonderful place to work...and so nice to have a view.....

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  7. A wider view is what we all need, Phyllis. Good job!

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  8. yum!
    will admit that is utter fantasy to me; flowers, and absolutely NO clutter! beautiful phyllis
    debra

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  9. Lovely space to work, breathe and be inspired. So pretty!

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  10. Now that is what I call a perfect office space. Gorgeous!!! So calming and love the window for natural light. So conducive I would imagine to getting work done..enjoy it, you did a fabulous spot and this has inspired me to get busy with my own very cluttered at the moment workspace:)

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  11. Such a beautiful workspace Phyllis! I wish my office were as organized as yours!

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  12. Phyllis,
    I love the new "office" space. Everything looks wonderful and there's nothing better than a bit of a view to the great outdoors while you're working. So pretty, love the roses and freesia.
    Enjoy your weekend,
    Karen

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  13. Phyllis,
    I love your new work area, being able to gaze outside once-in -awhile is a welcomed site!! It is pretty and organized and best of all functional for YOU,
    Happy Weekend,
    Kathysue

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  14. Open and airy sounds like the perfect formula for finding inspiration. And when the open, airy space has a wonderful view and is beautifully furnished, well that's just icing on the cake! Enjoy your lovely new space!

    xo Kat

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  15. Gorgeous. You have such an impeccable, crisp style. Love it!
    Terri xo

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  16. Nicely done! The perfect spot to get a little work done:) Beautiful fabric on the chair and your lamp is so pretty. I have to have this organized otherwise I can't think clearly! Enjoy your weekend ahead.

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  17. Just lovely, Phyllis! I could spend hours at your pretty desk :)
    x Loi

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  18. I always love it when a desk has a view out the window. Have a great weekend!

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  19. Your office area looks great, Phyllis. If it looks this beautiful and organized all the time, I'm going to throw in my decorating towel.
    b

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  20. Beautiful office! It's so bright and inspiring. Funny, I have a Mr. H on my blog too! I just became a follower. I am looking forward to reading more from you!
    -Khammany

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    1. Hi Khammany,

      Thanks for stopping by – your blog is beautiful. I can see we like the same things. Very funny about our Mr. H’s!

      All best,
      Phyllis

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  21. I love your new work area! It has inspired me to look around and see what I can change around here! Hope you are doing well!

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  22. It's a beautiful space Phyllis! Love the view and serenity.So nice to get new perspectives isn't it! You've inspired me today to move some furniture! Have a great weekend.
    Xo Nancy

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  23. Phyllis,
    What a lovely set up. I felt more productive just seeing your work space. I've got to do some work to my desk area, which is in a closet, literally. It sounds much worse than it actually is. We converted a closet in the study into a work station for me and I like it but its time to pare down a bit.
    Thanks for always providing inspiration.
    Karen

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