Saturday, April 28, 2012

Florida Study cont.....

 I'm still ruminating on what to add to the pictures over my chair.....
I've found this tray.....

And I have these tropical bird wall pockets...

And some more Florida souvenir plates....

But I have to live with it a little more.....
And I'm going back up to Massachusetts in 10 days, so....
knowing the speed in which I figure this stuff out, I will resume this next fall.
SOOOOO.....
Let's continue onto the other side of the room.

I've already shown you guys my desk, but you aren't getting off that easy.....
Since I love this piece of furniture, I am going to 
SHOW MORE PICTURES!!!!!

According to Wikipedia:
Chinoiserie, a French term, signifying "Chinese-esque", and pronounced [ʃinwazʁi]) refers to a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the seventeenth century, which reflect Chinese artistic influences.[1] It is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquerlike materials and decoration.
Chinoiserie is a mixture of Eastern and Western stylistic elements for both the decoration and shape

Just thought you might be interested.....
'Cuz that's what my beeootiful desk is.

I love the faux bamboo edging.....

How fabulous am I as a decorator??????
Look at how my computer matches my desk!!!!!


When I started decorating my home down heah in Flerida.....
I was originally going for a Miami Vice kind of vibe.....
So, that's what I had in mind with my desk chairs.


I had the arms finished in a blond wood for that 50's feel, and used the barkcloth from the rest of the room for the seat and back.
BUT
I wanted to accent the chair's shape, so I lucked out, and was able to find a solid fabric that 
EXACTLY
 matched the blue background,
 and used it for the banded sides with an accent welting in lime green.
It's these little details that can really bring added dimension to a piece of furniture.
For all those of you who are going to write and ask.....
The chair is by Nancy Corzine.


Being an old fart...
 (yes, I know I am always going on about that. It's my blog, I CAN REPEAT MY SELF IF I WANT)
I need a lumbar support pillow on my desk chair.
Besides being practical, they add another layer of color and pattern to a space.


I made this one out of vintage barkcloth, and added the lime green bobble trim that I found at a local discount fabric store.


While I sit at my desk, slaving away on my blog, for the entertainment of 
YOU
my high maintenance followers.....
I can sometimes overheat.....
So that's when my ceiling fan comes to the rescue.


I found one that went with my bamboo walls. It's by Fanimation, a great resource for interesting fans.




I keep a picture of my siblings on my desk, so I remember my beginnings, and remind myself never to take for granted the wonder of not being pounded into the ground on a daily basis. 
(I'm the youngest)


That's me on the left.
This coming September, my younger brother, David, is going to live near me for 9 months, as he's taking a sabbatical and working at Harvard for that time.
My older brother, Peter, and my older sister, Nancy, already live near me.
That means that for the first time since I was 11 years old, I will be living near three of my siblings AND my parents.
The only one missing will be my sister Ellen. 
I don't know if I feel sorry for her, or am jealous!!!!!


I have a little more to go over in this room, but it's just after 6:00, and if I don't post this now, you'll never get to read it, and then you would be sad...


Later, Gator
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10 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi Betsy! Oh, I just love your most beautiful desks and your chair looks gorgeous with it! How nice to have so many brothers and sisters. I ain't got nobody - just me! I even wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking for a little sister. Never happened! :)
I found a little olden parrot figurine for 50 cents, of course I bought it. It reminded me of you and your home! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Connie @ Sensible-Redesign said...

Sad indeed. I look forward to your blogs and your sharing your house in Florida. Are you going to be sharing your house when you go back north?

Rhonda said...

Love that gorgeous desk! Always enjoy your very entertaining blog!

Rhoda said...

Love your blog and have always loved your talent!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I just love the desk Betsy! I also liked looking at little you!! So cute with all your sibs~see you soon!

Bonnie Schulte said...

I love your desk...Wish we could see a picture of you sitting at the desk slaving away at your blog, or relaxing...that would be neat..

Syndi of Beachnut Lane said...

The more I see of your home, the more I love it! Your collections, all that wonderful barkcloth and the beautiful, rich colors that fill every room with warmth.

suzieQ said...

Betsy, I have been collecting bird wall pockets for at least 25 years! Your rooms are perfectly in tune with my taste...were we separated at birth? I just went on line and ordered your color and pattern book. I am going to go and read all of your posts. I am your newest groupie, but not a scary one.

Jaybird said...

Yes, I would for sure be sad!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful desk.
Have a great week,
J

Kathleen said...

I love your desk too. I also really like the antique bamboo shelf in the corner too. In my opinion the old bamboo looks very nice in all different style rooms.

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