Sunday, January 25, 2009

Bienvenue to my Scrappy Space


Hi my friends!

Although a couple details are still pending, I couldn't wait any longer to share my scrap room/home office with you. I like to refer to it as my HAPPY ROOM because it really makes me smile every time I step into this room. It's just so ME! :-)

First, this is a photo of the room as you enter, with my gorgeous vintage chandelier from Perfectly Charming in Ohio that my BFF bought me for Christmas. I love it!



And here's an expanded view as you enter the room... the walls are painted Jalapeno Pepper from Benjamin Moore (I found this paint color in a Pottery Barn catalog). It's a bit darker than I anticipated, but I love the warm, cozy feeling I get when I walk into the room -- and green is my favorite color!



I really wanted to have some type of wall art collage in my room, so I created this using a mix of old and new frames and objects. The red vintage frame on top is from my visit to Ohio (Perfectly Charming again!), the middle row holds some framed prints I picked up a while back at an arts festival on Miami Beach, and the number card is from IKEA. The frame on the bottom left has a photo mat that everyone signed at my bridal shower and it holds a photo of my mom and me (taken just seven months before she passed away).



Here's a close up look at my awesome three tier wire basket from Sadie Olive. This was one of my fave birthday presents last year! I love the weathered look and how it holds lots of stuff. I mainly keep my inks and wood mounted stamps in it.



On the opposite side of the room, in front of my desk, I have my IKEA Expedit bookcase, which is the best! It not only looks nice, but it also holds a ton of stuff. I have all my albums on the bottom cubes, books, magazines, acrylic paints and glitter, cards, frames and more on it...



On top, I have another three tier wire basket from my dear friend, Damaris, as well as a little chalkboard I picked up in Ohio, apothecary jars (which I have yet to fill) from Target, and my beautiful milk glass lamp (also from Perfectly Charming in Ohio).



Here's a close up of my acrylic paints, Stickles, glitter and Mod Podge -- all housed in a tray I picked up at Ross for a few bucks.



This milk glass vase is from an antique shop in Naples... Richard and I came across a couple of great finds during our weekend trip last fall! I'd like to fill it with some fresh flowers from time to time just to liven it up a little.



And now I present to you my gorgeous Art Deco 1930's typewriter that works. It's in excellent condition and I love it. It was a Christmas gift from my honey. Look at this beauty...



In this little nook between my desk and the IKEA bookcase, I have a beautiful old red chair (one of two) that my mother-in-law gave me a few years ago. She had these in her garage for a long time and I fell in love with them! Above the chair, I have two 12x12 frames that I bought from Damaris to put a couple of my layouts. Below the chair, I have a basket (the first gift basket my honey ever gave me filled with Valentine's Day goodies!) filled with unfinished projects.



This is a photo of my desk with my wireless keyboard and mouse that are awesome! I also have my magnetic mat on my desktop for my scrapbooking projects. I keep my trimmers on the open shelves below my desk. The sugar and creamer set that I use for my pens and paintbrushes are some very cool finds from a trip to a Goodwill store in California.



Behind my desk, I have an old bookshelf from Linens 'n Things that holds some of my treasures, as well as my printer and organizers down below. The jars hold ribbons and buttons, more milk glass from Naples, a cute pedestal from Perfectly Charming, an antique amber glass container and old keys that belonged to my Mom, an Eiffel Tower clock that my friend Jeanie gave me a long time ago, and more.



This is a red letterpress photo mat from Sycamore Street Press that I fell in love with and just had to have! I love how the red stands out and the detail on it is pretty cool. It comes in a large size and you cut it down to fit your photo frame.



This is an Elsie Flannigan print I bought on Etsy back in 2007. I loved the green and the painting itself with the girl holding her camera.



This is just a close up of my other IKEA bookcase, with my fave litle Epson printer, mini album basket (another find at my mother-in-law's house), and my cute owl paper weight from Sadie Olive (a birthday gift from my friend Lou).



I wanted to display my clipboards, but didn't know where to put them, so I tied a ribbon around the top in order to hang them on the front of my closet doors.



Finally, behind my door, I have an inspiration board where I can keep layouts or projects I see in magazines that I like, as well as photos and cards that make me happy. My Tim Holtz apron hangs from an over-the-door hook for easy access.



That's all!!! I am still waiting for my Kellie Rae print, which will have a home on the wall next to my ladder bookcase. Also, I have two curtain valances that will go on the top of my windows.

Sometimes I still find myself moving things from one place to another (and back again) trying to decide what I like best, but overall I am very happy with my room. It reflects my design style, it holds many photos and other things that I hold dear to my heart, and it makes me happy! I know that I am very lucky to be able to have an entire room to myself and I am thankful to have this retreat where I can just relax and unwind after a long, stressful workday.

Please tell me what you think, share ideas or suggestions, ask questions, etc. I'd love to hear from you!

Peace and happy scrapping,
Vanessa

32 comments:

Maritza said...

I love it. I have the same green on one wall in my living room. So cool. I love the color combinations and your accessories are awesome. May you spend many blessed hours in your room creating and relaxing.

Ady said...

I love how the room looks. It's very chic girl... I hope you enjoy it always and create to your hearts content. I promise to have the curtains soon. The chandelier looks beautiful in the room.

bwgayoso said...

OMG! I'm so jealous! I'm totally green ; ) Girlie, I love your room! It's fabulous. Love how you've surrounded yoursel with things that make you happy : ) Enjoy!

CINNIBONBON said...

It's fab-fabulous!!!!
Thanks for sharing

Cassie said...

It is fabulous!! I love the green.
:)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your scraproom is beautiful! I love the green color on the walls and the white trim really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing!

Pegasus said...

WOW - such a beautiful, warm, cozy and inspiring scrap room! Love how it all works together and you have lots of personality in there! :0) Thanks for sharing.
Peggy

Margie said...

Wa-ha-how! I LOVE that green! Green is my favorite colour too! LOVE your new pic of your fabulous self! LOVE that pic of the "camera girl". Just LOVE it all. You're the bomb diggity! You go! Photography blog coming soon I promise...technical difficulties. Thanks for checking up on me;)

Thinkie said...

What a great room!

sandra said...

i love your room!!
so jealous-the green is amazing!
i wish i can venture around the entire rom and touch it all =D

Jodi said...

Love, love, love your space!! I'm very envious. It's beautiful.

alma said...

Vane, te felicito hicistes un buen trabajo, te quedo muy lindo tu scrap room la combinacion de los colores esta perfecta.
Espero que lo difrutes mucho besos. ALma

Callista said...

Wow you are a lucky girl to have such a beautiful room devoted to scrapping! Love it!

Esther said...

I LOVE your room!!! The colors go so well together and everything looks so organized! The chandelier definitely adds a very elegant touch. Enjoy your creative space! Esther

Allanah Swain said...

hi i'm new to your blog found you through callista...love that room by the way it puts mine to shame, love the use of colour on the wall etc and the layout of the room its wonderful... i've gone a lovely shade of green (in envy)...similar to the colour on the wall actually lol.
keep creating - be happy.

Anonymous said...

I want to live in that room - it's the PERFECT Happy place!!
you did a great job - you too Richard!

Balou said...

I love your space. So... when can I move in?? =) By the way, cute owl. Your friend has great taste! ;)

Anilu Magloire said...

Absolutely IN-SANE!!!! You will definitely do mine when I finally get one.
Beautiful, Vane!!!

Damaris said...

Love it!!! Love it!!! LOVE IT!!!
HUGS
ME

~Nancy~ said...

Oowww.. your looks looks awesome girlie!! WOW WOW WOW!!! The colors go so well together.. all details are just perfect!! (yup.. makes me wanna come over and play.. haha) Have a great Thursday! XOXO

Trish said...

OMG VANESSA!!! I love it ALL, and especially your GREEN!! It is fantastic and I can just SEE you there behind that desk working up wonders. Love it and love you too! Hugs my friend!!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

This room is just beautiful! I just love everything you've done with it - from the colors to the accessories! Perfect!

lawrenbc said...

AWESOME! you have been working HARD girl! Yippee!

Sara Duckett said...

Gorgeous space! :)

Elizabeth said...

that is way cool! love it.

Jorge Abreu said...

Your room looks awesome!!! :)

¤*¤Marinette¤*¤ said...

very very beautiful scrappy room
thanks for sharing
Bisous
Marinette

laverneboese said...

i absolutely LOVE IT!!!! it puts my little counter space to shame!!!!

Isbel Ahmad said...

Me encantó tu cuarto, muy lindo los colores y super organizado. Esta así cuando trabajas en el????

Beth said...

Just found your pics using google, which led me to your blog. I am glad to see someone else with dark furniture instead of all that white! A lovely space, thanks for sharing.

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Caryl Hope said...

Oh WOW! Give me a second to pick up my jaw from the floor... Heeee!

I LOVE your room! *drool* Love the vintage pieces artfully scattered around the room and the personal touches. Everything works so well together, such a beautiful place. *sigh* Can I come over sometime? {lol}

Oh and where did you get that card holder(?) next to your typewriter? It's so pretty.

Nancy W said...

Vanessa your room is to die for! Love the colors and all the little details!! So glad to have met you and Ady at Spark! I noticed you have a follower that I know from my local LSS where we both taught. What a small world! hugs from Conroe, TX!