I love bright spaces and each time
I redecorate a space in our older home I bring in
more light, minimize window treatments
and keep wall colors light but warm.
The previous owner loved dark and intense colors which made the spaces too dark for my taste.
We have stripped lots of outdated wallpaper over the years and painted walls with soft neutrals and muted yellows.
I love the french country style and colors of yellows, blues and vibrant reds. Two of my favorite tablescape creations were a blue and yellow breakfast table and a lavender tea table in the garden. This year I'm going to incorporate more provencal patterns and style into
my home and garden.
I decided to redo my desk area in the kitchen first. It's a built- in and not a big space but I spend lots of time there writing, answering emails and visiting my favorite blogs.
( Not to mention pinning on Pinterest) I start my day here with a quiet time and wanted to make it an inviting and a pretty place to have my first cup of coffee or tea.
I needed a small lamp to brighten the corner of my desk so off I went to my favorite antique
markets. I found the perfect little lamp for
only $ 8 dollars with a soft white shade.
Back at home I cleared off my desktop of way too many papers and books. My resolution is to keep papers and books filed away and organized in the desk cabinets. My next organizing project will be to clean out the cabinets above my desk and all the drawers...so decorating always gets me in the mood to organize.
I pulled out one of my favorite placemats purchased in Carmel -by -the Sea and added my new lamp.
Finding the right size lamp took me awhile but I'm pleased with the size, style and the amount of light it gives the space!
Computer, speaker and phone cords are so unsightly so I conceal them with greenery whenever possible. When we purchased my new computer I had my husband drill through the wall and place all the ugly computer stuff ( like the printer) in the pantry on a shelf. He thought I was nuts but it looks so much better! There wasn't much room for a printer on my desk anyway and now I
have a small space to decorate.
I'm pleased with my new space and will probably tweak it here and there ...but it's a bright little space to start my day.