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Moving Mirrors

Yesterday I asked my husband to help me hang a gorgeous,
brassy gold 
mirror in my office. 

 I thanked him and proceeded to start to style the area a bit
 and he went on his merry way
 But... you know what happened.
About a half an hour later,  I kept staring at that mirror. 

And the reflection. And the position.
 And I wasn't 100% happy with it.
It really should have gone up a wee bit higher 
and to the left a bit more and really honestly if I wanted to admit it
 back on that wall I was originally thinking...
but it was so darn heavy...
 I should just let it go.

My husband made the mistake of walking by right the room about them. 
So you know it happened.
It went something like this:

'Honey... sooo that mirror...
yeah, I am not loving it where it is. 
 I think I have to move it to a different wall.
 Or at least try it on a different wall and see if it works better 
and then decide where it will go.'

He stared at me blankly and shook his head.
 'Of course you need to.' 

'Oh come on- you know that you love that I am difficult.'

'Of course I do.'  

The moral of the story is- 
yes, I AM difficult and is a smart man to go with it.

Needless to say- the mirror worked much better on the other wall
and of course, I had to move the furniture and everything else as well. 
 Because, I am difficult.
I am pretty sure it is in my job description.

Soooo guess what is coming your way on Monday? 

The mirror.
the new look in my office.

I am excited to finally be able to share those changes I made
 and what I decided to keep the same-
 because some things did work.

Back to the original
I started with that old garden table with the plank top as a desk.

 It is back outside where it belongs- so you know that has changed. 

When I brought that garden table in for a magazine photo styling
 several years ago- I loved the large space I had to work-
 but I had a hard time loving it beyond that. 
That is the great thing about working with print- you can change things
to be nothing like your style for a styling for a magazine.
it wasn't inspiring to me. It was more cottage than French in style. 
It was bulky and not comfortable to work at and
 I just didn't feel like it was me.

On the HomeGoods blog recently, I talked about finding that
 'Inspiration Space' and how merely 'being' there for a few minutes
can bring a flood of creativity.
I think work spaces or office spaces are some of the most overlooked areas in a home sometimes.
 They house computers and large file cabinets and necessary paperwork piles. 
They are often dark and dreary and drab when it comes to decor-
 and honestly, an office can feel a little on the masculine side no matter how you spin it. 
But, my husband doesn't use this office so...
it was time for it to better reflect me.

I wanted something dainty and elegant. 
With delicate lines and gilded details
 and a whole lot of that French style that I adore. 

There was a specific piece that stole my heart that I had a big time inkling was the one. 
And when I went to High Point Market last Spring-
 I saw it in person when I rounded the corner at a showroom 
and I paused and whispered sweet nothings to it 
and knew I was going to have to bring that beauty home with me. 

that piece was the starting point for the new look. 

And it inspired me to change a few other things that I had been thinking about for a bit as well.
And then of course, that big mirror had to come join in the refresh.

I know we have been talking about sharing the office for weeks now-
and I apologize -a few delayed items delayed the reveal.
But I am excited to spill all the beans and links to what I used to make over my office 
 and share the new look with you on Monday.

Happy Friday everyone

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  1. Now that is a mirror story! Of course we are difficult, that is just the way it is! I get you! I get the smart one too! They really make our days, don't they? Oh my, I can't wait to see what your office is going to look like, I'm sureeveery detail will be exquisite!
    Have a sweet weekend, Courtney!

  2. Oh sweet potatoes, from what I see, it's going to be stunning. I cannot wait!

  3. Ummm, recently our contractor, in the kindest sort of way, insinuated that I am "difficult." Well, I'm not wild about that description, so we came up with "complicated." I would love to share my word with you if you like it better than "difficult." Ha! :) Thank God we have such wonderful husbands who help us rearrange things...much more than once! ;) Can't wait to see your gorgeous office! Your home sweet home is truly breathtaking!!!

  4. You are too cute! I'm looking forward to seeing your office look.
    Have a great day.

  5. How familiar is this arranging, and re-arranging with the assistance of the hubby.
    I'm anxious to see what your office looks like now that you have made the final decision on what, and where everything is going to stay....I'm sure it is lovely.

  6. Have you ever read Anne of Green Gables? It's a marvelous book, the main character, Anne finds a kindred spirit in her best friend, Diana. I feel as if you are mine so-to-speak, at least regarding the placement of the mirror! My husband Lovingly resists hanging up anything for me because he knows that inevitably the inch higher, or left/right, or wrong wall dilemma always follows! So, knowing that l'm in great company is a treat!

  7. All pictures are beautiful, i love these style, romantic...........greetz from Marjon (MJ-House)

  8. Ooo looks so good I can't wait for the reveal!! I am sure it is going to be worth the wait.

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor