Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pull Up A Chair

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to my home office...:)
Notice I said *my* home office. Funny how rooms
change identity as you use them differently and that
has certainly happened. My hubs *office* is at work
and he has a new Macbook so he rarely uses it.
This is now my official blogging room. Love it!
Maybe I should paint it a warm red.
Pull up a chair and join me for a tour.
As you enter you see our wall unit desk from Ashley Furniture.
All photos enlarge when clicked.
The desk chair is from Sams Club.
Another chair for the corner view.
I added a crown pillow from Kirklands.
The plaid drapes are from Target.
The bookcase is from Lowes.
The large red vase and sticks are from Target.
My husbands uniform storage closet.
Our fish babies. We have a silver hatchet fish
that is almost four years old. He's a tough old guy.
Yes, we name our fishies. Don't laugh...:)
I tired to get picture of Corona our orange
betta sitting on the desk but he was hiding.
One more view of the room.
The neutral paint is called Shortbread from SW.
I have been very busy this past month.
I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit all of
you as much as I would like. I really appreciate
your comments. Thank you for leaving them.
I'll be by as soon as I can.
Have a wonderful week!


Becca said...

Hey there ... love your (or is your hubs?) office! LOL. That's a great fish tank, too ... very relaxing, I'm sure. I'd love to have a spot as cozy as this to blog away. Thanks for sharing another beautiful room of yours! Hugs, *Becca*

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

What a great room to dream and create. I haven't visited much lately, but it's always a pleasure when I do.

Teri said...

Your office is gorgeous and relaxing! We had a "real" office for a about a year while our daughter was away. We're back to the hall desk now, but it sure is great having her home. =)
Anyway, I love all of your finishing touches in your room. It's very pleasing to the eyes.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Melissa...

Yeeeehawwww!!! You have your own office now! Congrats, Girlfriend! This is such a pretty room and I really do love that gorgeous desk and wall unit! Okay, the question is...are you keeping your new is? Or...will you be redecorating? hehe! I'm laying money on we see it "Melissa-fied" in no time at all! wink! I'm so happy for you, sweet friend! This is such a beautiful room!!!

Love ya,

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Melissa,
It's great to have a beautiful office like that for work or blogging. lol
Love the desk and wall unit. You've done a great job with the room, as usual!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful office. I bet that you get a lot done when you have suce a great organized spot to do it in.

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Beautiful office, my friend. I love the fish tank...and that you name them all. We do too! Have a great evening.


Debbie said...

Hi Melissa...I feel like I have not been over here in forever...but I have:) Time flies when you are having fun. I love this home office...I sure wish I had one more spacious as yours. I came over from Vanessa's party.

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! What a gorgeous office! I love it all and how you'll pulled everything together. Love those draperies!! Target? Hmmm... :)
The desk is so nice too! I could spend a lot of time in there!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Beautiful office. Love the desk and the bookcase unit. Your room is lovely with all of it's pretty accessories too. Hugs, Marty

Vanessa said...

Hi Melissa! Thanks so much for being such a faithful friend and joining the party again this week! Your office really reminds me of ours right down to the L shaped desk and plaid curtains! :-) Yours is waaaaay more finished than our is though which is why I've never shown mine! Beautiful job!

Sandy said...

That office is great. I love the l-shaped desk. I notice that you've pulled the curtain into the room instead off to the side. Is there a particular reason? does it frame the view better or make that wall look better> Love the fabric, I'm so into plaids

Christine said... there anything you don't do well. Always fun to see what you are up to. =O) Been busy and haven't been able to get on much but when I do you are one of my fav's to catch up on! Have a wonderful week end! =O)

Jemsmom said...

So cozy and comfy! Our office has become the catch all. We have to get rid of some stuff! Now I am totally inspired! You just have such a lovely touch!

Tara G. said...

I think it was the last time you posted about your office in a link that I found you and the "me" wall! ha! ANd totally laughing about the uniform closet- Seriously, how many of those do we tote from place to place?! We just got a huge new wardrobe from the office and it's for- uniforms and suits!

Debbie said...

What a lovely office to spend time in blogging. We need that space of our own to gather our thoughts.

I love how you always seem to find bargains and yet your home is so lovely.

Blessings and love,

Gotham said...

the home office is just great looking, has been decorated just the right way with cabinets and shelves for books and other stuff and a touch of decorative items to sooth the sore eye when its tired!! beautiful room

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KATHY said...

Hi Melissa, Your office is so elegant!!I love your panels, and all your special touches....Kathy

Pat said...

Fabulous office, Melissa!

Mom in High Heels said...

What a great space!!! I am insanely jealous. I laughed at the "uniform closet" because dh has one too. They have soooo much stuff. BTW, Indy names all his fish too. His tank currently has about 15 and they all have a name.

Jamarah Crafty Creations said...

Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Friday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers. Hope you are having a end of the week.Be sure to check my blog out

Claudia said...

It looks like a warm, cozy place in which to blog!


bj said...

I love your beautiful office..your entire home is just wonderful.

Melissa Miller said...

Sandy thank you for your question and nice comment. The curtain pull back did not fit going in the other direction. It does seem to give a better overall view out of the window as well.

Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

Melanie said...

Very nice. I love that Mac Computer:)

Fabulous Finds Studio/Boutique said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous room with us! I love the curtains from Target (one of my favorite stores).
Have a fabulous day!

Kristens Creations said...

I just love that nice desk! You have such a cozy place to blog...I love your fish tanks too. Everytime I go to the pet store I try to think where I could put a fish aquarium, they are so beautiful and relaxing. I would love a saltwater tank someday. When we go to the beach, snorkleing is my favorite thing to do! Oh how I loved snorkleing in Hawaii...the colors of the fish were amazing!

I'm glad you recieved the frame and watch today! I shipped them out Wed. afternoon, that WAS fast!! Glad you are pleased!! I bet it looks beautiful in that spot. Have a great weekend! It's work work work for me. I only have one wreath made for the show I'm doing Nov. 19 and 20. =0 Only about 20 more to go and that doesn't count everything I'll get it done. Kristen

niartist said...

Hey Melissa! Thanks for stopping by and linking up - and also for leaving a comment! Love your home office. As you may have read, I'm working on my own - course yours is MUCH larger! I have been searching everywhere for brass lamp banding for my skirted desk - right now it's got a ribbon trim that just doesn't work. Anyway - thanks again for linking up - always nice to see you!

Karen said...

So nice and quiet and relaxing to blog "away" in. The color, drapes, and (fish tank) love it all.
Joining you at Vanessa's.

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the aquarium!

Teri said...

Good afternoon, Melissa! The chair pad is from Pier 1 Imports and the beaded garland is from Casa Bella. I have two strands wrapped together - one gold and one ivory. Would you like for me to check with the Casa Bella ladies to see if they still carry it? If so, let me know what colors and how many and I would be happy to send it your way.
Oh, that reminds luck on the red rooster dispenser. Ron and I went on a date to Downtown Disney on Monday. We stopped at every Ross we knew about between our home and there.
Blessings from me to you!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi- love your office! Awesome space to have for doing all kinds of things! The desk and bookcase are beautiful! Thank you for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this! :)

Tamar SB said...

What a nice office - I love how all those great pieces came from target and costco and lowe's i'd never have known if you hadn't said anything!!

Heather said...

I love the drapes in the office, it goes great with the wall color and makes it feel more homey!

Lori said...

Very pretty Melissa!

Trac~ said...

I love "your" office space - and your desk is almost exactly like ours - we love ours and have had it for the last 7 years! Hope you like yours just as much! :o)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Today was my first visit to your lovely is wonderful! Love the office!

I am having a "double-the-fun" giveaway...something for a little one and something for you! Stop on by to join the fun if you get a chance! I enjoyed my visit today! :)

Pamie G. said...

If you get to San Antonio area, I would love a decorating consult!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

This is a lovely office, Melissa. It looks like the perfect spot to relax and write your blog. I am so happy you name your's only right! Does Chestnut enjoy watching the fish? Now as we read your posts we can picture you in your office writing it! Perfect!
Have a great weekend.

Bette said...

What a great room you have to blog in! It's sooo warm and cozy. We name our fish babies too - Elmo (golfish), Roberta (Beta). :> Bette

Susan said...

Love the office!! What wonderful pieces from all the different stores!!

Denise Marie said...

It looks really nice, Melissa. Hope you are doing terrific up there. :)

Katie said...

I think we might have the same bookcase! Thank you for stopping by Yoga Gal, I really like your curtains. :D

Traci said...

Very nice! My home office needs A LOT of work!!

Draffin Bears said...

HI Melissa,

Your office looks lovely and now I can picture where you do your blogging.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Bringing Pretty Back said...

LOVE your office!!!!
Have a pretty day!

Manuela@TPOH said...

What a lovely room to have all to yourself!

Beautiful office my friend!


Miranda said...

This is beautiful! I love how neat and organized it is. I could get a lot of productive things done in there :-)