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Saturday
Nov192011

My office

Just a little sneak peek into where I blog today. I'm so lucky to have a very large room with lovely old windows, french doors to a verandah and a fire place. Spoilt aren't I? It's presently set up as three areas. My desk where I blog, a space to paint and a sitting area. I love the light in the morning and the cool breezes in the afternoon. As always it is yet another work in progress! Must work on those shelves. That's half the fun of taking photos. It helps you focus in on areas that need work.

My husband and I found these framed 50s book covers in our favourite store The Vintage Advantage today. They'll be perfect in the room and I love the saturated colours and the melodramatic artwork. I just turned round now and took this shot of my architect plan drawers to show you the late afternoon light. I've been working on some ideas for a large painting for over the mantle. If I could only find the time to work some more on it! Must go now. I have to start thinking about what to cook for dinner. Bye!

Reader Comments (21)

Such a great space ... I am sure it is such a great pleasure to work away in this gorgeous room ....xv

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVicki Archer

Hope you don't mind Vicki but I moved your comment up from below. Thanks ... it is a wonderful spot to work. I'm very lucky.

19 Nov 2011 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

I'm sure inspiration will keep flowing if I get to work at this lovely space! Neat style.

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSparksInSpring

Such a wonderful room Jo. Every time I look at the photos I notice something I missed the time before.The new art is great but I am surprised you don't want to pull it apart and do something extra special with them like you have done with the 80's romance books. By the way, how on earth did you get Flicka on top of the cupboard, from memory those rides weigh a tone ? cheers Katherine

Jo! I LOVE it. What a wonderful colourful sunny space to work in. Clever you!
xxx

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJo Cardiff

Me, I love that rug.

Jo - so jealous! What a great room with so much character and style. Now I know why your entries are always inspirational and fun - you are posting from a great space! Especially love the white chairs and the orange cabinet.

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanine

I like a desk that faces a window and the view to the veranda looks lovely. Does your office face the east, then with the morning sun? The light looks fabulous for a creative space.

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered Commentersue

I really admire the atmosphere, personality and comfort you've brought to a workspace that is so highly functional!

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered Commentermichele

I am in love with the boho-chicness of your house Jo, specially your office, every little detail seems so special. Those vintage book covers are IT!!!!!!!!!

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNuit

Such a great space! It must feel great to be surrounded with all that creative energy while you work!

19 Nov 2011 | Unregistered Commentershannon8foot6

Hi everyone and thanks ... again. It appears that a whole lot of comments have somehow disappeared from the blog since I was last on it about 6 hours ago. No idea what happened. Either Squarespace has gone weird on us or Kim has been tinkering back of house again. Anyways thanks again for your lovely but now missing comments and I'll say again for those who asked that the rug was bought almost 20 years ago at a market here in Brisbane from a Turkisk rug seller.

20 Nov 2011 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

How beautiful, and I love your desk!! Must be lovely to work there..
/Ulrika

20 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSeventeendoors

Love your selections. Inspirational especially the rug !! I love the old dresser painted orange . Thanks Loren

20 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLoren

Thanks Ulrika and Loren. I do love working at my desk. I found it in a thrift store covered with old linoleum. Ripped it off, sanded, waxed and it was done. The orange dresser was an eBay score.

And I must apologise for my typo. The rug was from a "Turkish" seller :)

21 Nov 2011 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

Sigh...love your renewing house project, love your office. Want more!

22 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWyGal

More coming soon Wygal ... well as soon as we get more money to do more :)

23 Nov 2011 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

I love your home! Love the colors you've used and the way you've incorporated bamboo and leather accents throughout your home. Gorgeous. And so full of personality!!

24 Nov 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGB

Thank you GB :)

25 Nov 2011 | Registered Commentermidcenturyjo

As someone with a huge orange wall in his space, I can appreciate you embracing that color! Cool space! What is that orange painting with the "Buddy Holly"-esque guy on the floor in front of the window?

15 Dec 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMid Mod Tom

I really, really want a rug like this... I am trying to find one tonight. It's perfect for our living room. Such old-world, yet fresh style, you have. I love it!!!

8 Jan 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

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