Here is a gorgeous balloon backed chair that recently received a fresh face.
It came to me looking a bit different with a dated olive green hue.
After quite a bit of sanding, wood filler and several coats of paint she was breathing a sigh of relief. Next came upholstery in a nice, new, white linen fabric. Here she is shown with her detachable seat cover that can be thrown in the wash.
So why is the chair in front of a desk? Well, this is my work desk. I’ve never actually shown this space on the blog before. Everything works just fine. But I have never loved the chair and I would love to get rid of the plastic mat. (Yes, there will be artwork once I find it.)
I was thinking that I might just say goodbye to the banker chair and bring this beauty in. Is it an improvement or should she go to the Long Beach flea market this weekend? (Don’t even get me started on the blasted cords. My tech guy ~3 guesses who it is ;) says there is nothing he can do.)
Alright, alright you can quit trying to hit the enlarge button . I will show you what is on top of my desk. Besides my hp printer, and dell computer there is an old glass compote that holds a few measuring tapes (tools of my trade) a jump drive (contains most of my CAD drawings) and favorite photos of my kidlets. There is also a silver egg cup which contains my business cards (moo), an antique crystal desk set given to me by Grandma Jingles which holds paper clips, my calligraphy pens/nibs and an ink pot that is currently empty until I can get across town to the specialized stationary store. The silver pitcher holds a magnifying glass, a letter opener and I will just admit to you now that I am pretty persnickety about my pens. It seems to be a genetic trait as my pen collection includes my Papa Jack’s favorite that he used as a banker, my Grandma Jingles gold pen she used as a nurse and a personal gem that Mr. Décor gave me. Oh and of course notepaper and a calculator to help with measurements when I am planning a space.
Let’s continue on to another dilemma I am currently trying to tackle. The window in my office is an ongoing battle. It used to have full length linen Pottery Barn drapes hanging from the rod but they just seemed to overwhelm the space. I think at times design decisions are even harder for designers to make in their own homes because they know everything that is available~ so please, help me!
The wall has a slight angle and the adjoining wall contains a small entertainment center. The wall opposite the desk has the hutch I redid and on the remaining wall are the wingback chairs. Yes, it does seem like a lot for one room, but it needs to stay as is.
So, back to the window. I would love some feedback. What would you do?
Also, should I switch out the chair?