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A Vintage-Inspired Home Office

My husband and I have a dream, and a very real goal, to buy a house that we can retire in. On my list of things I'd love for the house to include is an extra bedroom that I could turn into a beautiful home office. I envision a very Instagram-worthy desk, a place to store all of the PR samples I get, and some pretty tufted accent chairs: where I can enjoy coffee breaks with my husband, who luckily also works from home.

When I get inspiration from vintage home offices on the web, I'm most attracted to spaces with a touch of modern glam. My husband and I both like transitional decor - old meets new. For example, I'd pair a modern mirrored desk with one of these antique desk chairs. Seating isn't often the focal point of an office, but why shouldn't it be? We spend all day sitting in it, after all.


My husband and I take frequent breaks throughout the day, with a coffee break here and there and a lunch hour during which we watch one of our favorite shows togeth…

An Elegant Tartan Thanksgiving Table Setting


If you're a regular reader here, you will have seen this beautiful bird a few times already. It's my Thanksgiving Day turkey from last year. Isn't it pretty? I went with a blue and red tartan table setting last year so I could work in my blue dish set and blue vase. It can be a challenge to mix in your everyday color scheme with holiday colors, but as you can see here, it can be done. All you need is one multicolored item to tie everything together. I used a tartan sheet in red and blue to tie in the unusual color combo, and it worked beautifully. I layered red chargers underneath the blue dishes, then layered red and white napkins over each place setting.

For the Thanksgiving centerpiece I used items I already had from my autumn decor, like the pumpkins and pine cones. I added in some red pillar candles I had on hand along with some pears I picked up at the store. If you have a table runner, or even a scarf or ribbon you can run down the middle of the table, you don't have to use any fancy containers or candle holders for your centerpiece. You can line everything up directly on top of the runner.








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  1. This is SO elegant, yet there's a rustic air to it too! I love it - simply gorgeous!

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  2. You are a genius at this, Krisztina!

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