Step into my office

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Remember last summer when I had a crazy empty office because I just felt like I needed to revamp myself for the new direction I was going in – blogging.  Here’s what my office used to look like.   It was still great.  I then showed an update last fall here.

But I got a new vintage hand-painted dresser from England so I had to do an update post.  And I also learned you should take interior shots with all natural light.

Oh dear, time to redo every shot of my house this summer.  So here we start with the office.

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My watercolor illustration was created by the fabulous Inslee.  I love her talents!

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I put a Pottery Barn curtain rod up, and bought curtains from Target.  To be honest, I’m still not sure about the curtains and it’s been over a year.  I’m still looking for something else, but it’s at the bottom of my list.

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My wonderful Ricki stained this piece for me.  So much of my organization and domestic abilities are attributed to Ricki pouring into me and encouraging me.

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The desk was my dad’s.  It had old yucky wood laminate on the top and I bought a stainless steel top that had adhesive on the back I found years ago from watching an HGTV show.  Don’t forget to buy the trimmer, you can’t do without it.

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Life is about the relationships you make.  Just a few favorite shots and people, more are on my corkboard that I see everyday.  I miss my Yun Yun so much (she’s in the white frame).

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As always, any questions just ask.  If you’ve done a post sharing your space please share!

Farm house dining table: Ballard Designs / White desk: Vintage, Dad’s / Bird chandelier: The French Bee / Hand painted English dresser: Antique Gatherings / White chairs with blue damask fabric: Restoration Plantation / Jute rug: Pottery Barn / Bulletin board: DIY Staples board covered in white duck cloth and upholstery nails / Key hole door knobs on closet and wall knobs: Anthropologie / Cubby Organizer: Pottery Barn / French door installation contractor: Steven D Chochran, Inc. / Handyman and Painter: Dennis of Lowan Handyman Services, LLC / Curtain Rod and clips: Pottery Barn / Curtains: Target / Ladder shelf: Sweet Salvage, refinished by Ricki / Clock:Magpie Lovely / Vintage architecture frame: Scottsdale Marketplace / Modern gold clip lamp: Land of Nod / Pink greek key chairs, chair sketch reproduction prints + blue ottoman: One Kings Lane – Sign up today on OKL for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.  / LOVE sign: Made by Girl / Pillows: Target (diamond), Pottery Barn (dog), Ballard Designs (custom initial) / White laser cut magazine holders: The Container Store

Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark III / 35mm f/1.4 L / Wireless Shutter Release Remote / Manfrotto 190XProB Pro Tripod / Manfrotto Ball Head with Quick Release

Diana Elizabeth is done decorating, but she isn’t sure how to style her corkboard, so that’s on the to-do summer list.

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive antique shopper. You can typically find her in her garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party.

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