I was so honored when Cassity asked me to participate in her virtual house tour series. As a regular follower of Remodelaholic, I have so enjoyed all the creative ideas and great tutorials that have been shared. To introduce myself, I am Stacy from Red Door Home – a lifestyle blog showcasing home décor, original DIY projects, budget decorating ideas, simple sewing and more. If you get a chance, please stop by and say “hi.”Today I am happy to share one of my favorite and most used spaces in my house – the family office.
Originally my daughter’s nursery, this room is probably the most personal area in our home. It is here my family displays pictures, artwork, and mementos from vacations. It is also a space which houses several items with sentimental meaning.
One of my favorite features is the bulletin board showcasing my collection of vintage rhinestone pins, earrings and shoe clips. My Grandmother loved this type of jewelry and several of the pieces belonged to her. If you look closely at the second picture you can see I collected initial pins spelling “Red Door Home.”
Another favorite feature is the capiz shell light. Purchased on line from Target, it adds an unexpected modern touch to what is a fairly traditional space.
Our family office is a room that has been decorated over time mostly by repainting, reusing and repurposing. The desk is a hand-me-down which I painted and glazed. The chair is a roadside find, which I finished to match the desk. The shelf and bulletin board are new purchases, also painted to look old.
Other painting projects in this room include the lamp (originally brass), the mirror (originally gold leaf), the stool (painted and recovered with vintage feed sack material) and the wainscoting which my husband and I installed. The small trunk is a flea market find and is used for storing papers, office supplies, magazines, etc.
Although a majority of the time spent in this room is at the computer, the focal point is the antique Swedish settee. Years ago, I purchased it to go at the end of our bed. After getting it home I realized it was too big and it ended up in the office instead – lucky mistake! Another hand-me-down is the coffee table. It too belonged to my Grandmother. On top of the table sits a child’s chair from a favorite local shop and a pitcher which belonged to a childhood neighbor.
The final piece of furniture in the office is the bookcase. When I purchased it, I was looking for something with display space and filing space. Although it does fit perfectly and is a nice piece of furniture, part of me wishes I had waited to find an older piece to use.
As you can see, the furnishings and accessories in my family’s office have come from a wide variety of sources. It is a room that has evolved over time and is now filled with many wonderful memories. I guess if you are patient and use what you love somehow everything will work together! Thanks again to Cassity for allowing me to share my family office. I am so looking forward to seeing the next featured home.