Monday, November 23, 2015

Taking back our Office and Library - DONE!

I did it and managed to spruce up and clean up our office and library over the weekend!

Thank you for your words of encouragement by the way when I shared with your the disaster HERE.

Yup, touches of Christmas have arrived as well!
Other than the obvious cleaning and some purging I did, I also changed the position of the study table to parallel the length of the room...

I added a lot of Magazine file holders too (see arrow) to sort my husband's papers easily.
As you can see the bottom 2 rows are set aside mostly for easy filing and organization

Did you notice the art on the shelves?

Since it is Christmas, I thought of adding some Holiday cheer on the table
I also added a storage hook for my son's back pack and music book bag to keep things from crowding the floor.

Nice and neat

The wall facing the window, just need to have a lot organizing and cleaning done, and yes, THE WIG IS IN STORAGE, as it should be . ;-)

I added the paper lantern, Christmas lights and garland (same thing you'll be seeing in the Dining room btw) on the window for the holidays.

Pictures of really old men are still hanging on this side
I organized most of the books by color. 
As you can see too I scattered some of my snowflake ornaments all around too!
Closer look at the shelves - my 2 favorite paintings, The pitcher made by my son and
Jennifer Daily's "Arm in Arm"

Another favorite painting by Kerry Steele
Homework just got a lot easier
Now, the question is, 'How long will it stay this way?"! ;-)

On a more positive note please mark you calendar for this....

I can tell you, if you haven't started your decorating yet, you will surely be inspired by all the beautiful Holiday homes you will see here, and don't forget you can Link up too on the 16th!!!!!
So excited to see your home as well!

I can tell you, I'm almost done, and I can't wait to share our Christmas Home tour with you!
I will share another room with you this Wednesday for another sneak peek  of our home tour!

Have  A Wonderful Week!


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  1. Looks great! Love the artwork hanging on the shelf edge.

    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  2. Fabulous, Vel. You have been a busy girl! :)

  3. Good job! Every home needs a good library, IMHO! Yours looks beautiful. Love that window too. Thanks for sharing it with us. Now following you on GFC.

  4. My word, you are fast. This looks totally amazing. I love it and such a great space.

  5. My you have been busy. ;) It looks great Vel and I love how you organized the large bookcase.

  6. It looks great Vel! Our poor den needs a good organizing and facelift, too. You know how hard the home office works. It is on my to do for 2016! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your beautiful family - I'm thankful for your terrific blog and all of your inspiring posts! Jane

  7. Looks great Vel and I love how you have sentimental things in there. My office usually looks like your "before". I haven't started decorating for Christmas yet. I need to get through hosting Thanksgiving first and then those bins come out of the basement! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  8. Wow that looks excellent! I like the table turned the other direction- it really feels like a library that way and if flows nicely with the bookcases. What a nice room. I like the blue painted background of the book cases and that rug. I need you to wiggle your nose and straighten up my office!

  9. You are amazing! I can't believe how much work you did so fast. It looks gorgeous. What a great space you have right in your home. xxx Maria

  10. That is such a great room Vel!! I love your wall of bookcases! It all looks very organized and pretty.

  11. This looks so neat! I love the changes. :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Wow I love your simple but elegant Christmas decorations.
    Thanks so much for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. It looks amazing, Vel. Love the way your hung the pictures and the bookcases look incredible....wishing you and your beautiful family a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  14. I love the blue behind the bookshelves! If I had more balls, I would copy you.

  15. I've always loved this room of yours, those bookcases are amazing! I love the art hanging on the front of the shelves!

  16. Oh, my! It's even decorated for Christmas! Perfect!

  17. Wow, what an awesome before and after of this room. That took a lot of work to get back into order I am sure. But I do think most of us have these types of spaces that get out of control in our own homes. I can certainly relate!


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