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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Show Us Where You Live & Bow Giveaway!

Kelly is once again hosting "Show Us Where You Live Fridays" today is Home Offices. I am proud of this room. It took lots of work... come step inside. These two custom leather chairs were a big splurge but we still got them 68% off due to my husbands fierce negotiation skills! Go Josh!
We enjoy wine in the evenings after the kids go to sleep and sit in our chairs.

This is my husband's "man space" in the house. He did all the decorating and picking out. He also cleans this room all himself. Love that!

This is a view of the french doors. We closed the space off in the office where the desk is and had a contractor re texture the back wall. Josh with some help installed the french doors. I love the look when you walk in the door.




Here is the before shot before we closed off a wall and added french doors on the entry wall.

This is my home office in the kitchen. I enjoy catching up on my favorite blogs here.
This is the before of my desk. Really 1990's.


Thank you for visiting. Now for something special my friend Ashlee with Cupcake Clips & Bows gave me some FABULOUS 4th of July Bow's to giveaway. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment and your email address so I can contact you if you win!
2 Winners!!
Contest ends: Wednesday June 10th!


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81 comments:

Ashlee McCrary said...

love the office! very nice to relax in!

ashlee_mccrary@yahoo.com =)

The Van Ordens said...

I love your office; especially the french doors. We are building a house and having french doors put in the office too.
scarlettvanorden@comcast.net

Natalie said...

Love the before and after pics! You did a great job and so nice to have 2 work areas for each of you. Thanks for letting us tour.

Lesli said...

Very nice, I love all of the book shelves, and your chairs of course!!

Lesli626@aol.com

DramaCity said...

Love the office! And would love the bows too!!

The Santa Ana's said...

Love the office.

Anonymous said...

Your office is wonderful! I even love your little kitchen office! jkalxndr@comcast.net

Kate Starr said...

Simply Gorgeous!

michelle said...

very nice...good negotiating!!!

Catherine said...

awesome!!

Heather said...

I love the office!! It is very formal and I love the furniture! Great job!

Grandma~rella said...

What I wouldn't do for a fabulous office like this! WOW!! Also love your kitchen office, perfect for busy Grandma's, like me! :)
shrimpysgma@yahoo.com
(I have 4 precious Granddaughters :))

Jessica said...

I love your offices!!! My email is jessicarose0814@yahoo.com if I win the cute bows!

KLC said...

I love the changes you made to your home. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lisha said...

I love your offices! I have the same set up in my kitchen and you totally inspired me to make that area mine and leave the office for my hubs! I love the bows too!
lblupher@gmail.com

Melissa said...

I'm totally envious of your hubby's office. We have a room, but right now it houses the boys' electric train and misc kid toys. Someday it will be pretty, but yours is so spacious too - luck you guys!

No need to enter me in the bow giveaway, I have no one to wear bows anymore. They sure are cute tho!

FalkFamily said...

As always fabulous work! I wish I had a space that I could transform with french doors like that - I've always loved that look. Please enter me in the contest - Chloe loves bows!

N. said...

YEA FOR BOWS!!!

Jenn said...

You did a beautiful job on your office. I love those chairs and the french doors!
jennifersenter at yahoo

Amanda said...

I love your office! The chairs and the french doors are fabulous!

lifeoncountyroad39@yahoo.com

Jesse and Zach said...

I love your office as well... very sophisticated... as mine was not since it is my husband's room... and yes the UT/TECH games are a lot of fun... I think I am a better sport than my husband...especially since TECH won this year!!

Jesse and Zach said...

o and my email address is:

jesseangel11@hotmail.com

Jamie said...

I love love love your office space. My husband and I are thinking of doing the exact same thing (french doors and closing off a wall to dining room) to create our office. Your blog just gave me tons of great ideas. I love your decorating style as well.

Ashley said...

Your office is beautiful! I love the leather chairs.

ashleyspierce@gmail.com

Tara G. said...

Jen- I want an office like yours (except I'd like room for a small music studio, too) and I am so serious. I told my husband I had "in mind" a leather chair for his office and he went to the BX and bought a leather recliner that was not in my mind's eye...sigh.

geelhood@cedarville.edu

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

wow - what a gorgeous elegant office!!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love the chair you have in your kitchen office. It really was a transformation with those new doors on your husband's man space! :)

I'd love to enter your giveaway!!
BabyDuck0804@aol.com

Kimberly said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT YOUR HUBBY CLEANS HIS OFFICE! IT IS LOVELY... THANKS FOR SHARING AND FOR CHECKING OUT MY BLOG! BLESSINGS!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Jen,
It is one gorgeous office! I would love to see even more fabulous photos of it.
The furniture is stunning!
You do amazing work on your beautiful home.

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

bethany said...

Beautiful office...love that your hubby cleans up his own space...that is awesome!
I'd like to enter your giveaway...those bows would be so cute on my niece!
beckanie@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

I love your office, it's amazing! I just found your blog and love it!

I have a 4th of July baby, so those bows are screaming my name! :)

Kelly said...

Both rooms/spaces are so nice!!!!!

Jennie said...

very nice office...very modern!

jennie.liebman@gmail.com

Medford Family said...

Love the office! Gives me an idea for how I would love mine to look! Also, love the bows!
clogdancer05@hotmail.com

Grits414 said...

Great room!! LOVE the doors and all the dark furniture!
Is that a Fraternity paddle I see hanging on the wall ??? :)
And I'd love the bows!
gamecock414@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

Wow you inspire me to "spruce" things up! Maybe some spray paint is in my future update.I have 2 little girls that would love the bows!
hibz@comcast.net

melissa said...

Love the french doors! What a great place to enjoy a glass.. or two of wine!

As You Wish said...

What a nice office. I love all the dark wood, and it looks so well organized.

Murry Mayhem said...

I love both of them! But being the mommy, I love your little space because, that's what I have too, nothing formal, just my space!

And of course I would love those bows! They would look super cute on Caroline! LOL!

Kathleen said...

Love the transformation of the office! Would love to win the bows!
Kathleen
tennislady38@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Cecelia Boatman said
I love the office and esp. love the fact that your husband cleans the room himself!!
celboatman@att.net

Camily said...

I love seeing the pictures of your home--it's beautiful! I feel like our house is really just a building to hold toys! ha!

camilyteed@aol.com

Tina said...

What a neat blog. Hope to stop by often!

Kristen said...

The office is beautiful!

kristenljackson@msn.com

Princess Kinley said...

Wow that office is sooo nice!!! Good job!

shelly_oliver@baylor.edu

Jessica said...

love your office areas!

Catherine said...

Great office! I love those beautiful french doors!!!

those bows are too cute!! Would love those for my girl!!!

cathy.prell@yahoo.com

BudgetPretty said...

Haha to your old 90's desk, love the transformation.

doris214@msn.com

Jenn said...

Amazing choice of colors! I love the way you have your desk set up. I wish I could do something like that! Great taste!
Jennifer
isaacwc@hotmail.com

Wendy said...

Love the office and the bows!!!

Megan said...

Love the office! Very neat and tidy! I'd love to be entered for the contest:
Megan S.
MrsShannon05@aol.com

Mel's Mom said...

Love the post!

skent@bokf.com

Kory & Erin said...

Love the office! I wish my husband would clean his!!!

Cute boes too!!
Blog: erinandkory.blogspot.com

Jenny Rose said...

Impressed with your husband doing the decorating and cleaning! Wow!

The bows are super cute and would adorable on my daughter!

jen_michelle@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I love that look! Beautiful room. I don't have any girls, so I technically won't enter, but I just wanted to let you know that I love your taste (or your husbands). Ha! Impressive.

noahandlylasmommi said...

You have a beautiful home!

Love the bows! Your friend did a great job!

zserabear@hotmail.com

Alleen said...

I dream of finally getting our library office done. Yours is gorgeous!

alleensantana@yahoo.com

morethanthestarsinthesky said...

Love how you updated your office! Very cute!


Amanda

Anonymous said...

your home is beautiful. (love that your husband cleans his own office!) would love to win the bows for my little girl!

thanks for sharing!

beckyandtripbailey@hotmail.com

Tami @ tbsportsmom2@sbcglobal.net said...

What a beautiful office. I am going to have to get busy and clean mine. Everyone has inspired me. Would love to win the bows !!!
tbsportsmom2@sbcglobal.net

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful office - love the dark furniture and doors! Cutest bows too!

Lori said...

I think it's great that your husband took an interest in decorating the office, and maintains it, too!
My 4 year old blue eyed blondie would love the adorable bows if we happen to win them. Thanks for having the contest!
potterymom@comcast.net

Lauren said...

Your husband's office is so nice, like a library almost! And I love your office space as well.

Lauren_Shingleton@hotmail.com

P.S. Love the bows too! :)

Ginny said...

I wish I could find a good eal on two leather chairs!!! :(

Beautiful office!

Lindsey said...
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Lindsey said...

Love the office!!! Cute bows. They will look GREAT in my little girls hair. Thanks for sharing!
ldill@conwaycorp.net

Heather Bug said...

You have the same office furniture I do except you still have a lot of the pieces that I don't have anymore. :( I sure do miss the desk I once had and the bookshelves. Your office looks great! Love it!

Lisette said...

Whoa, that is such a beautiful house!

Those bows are cute! And perfect for the upcoming fourth of July. :)

lc_intocable[a]yahoo[d]com

Teresa said...

Love the office, especially yours in the Kitchen... must do a better job on mine!! :) Thanks for the bow give away!! I am OBSESSED with bows for my girls!! :)

t2zeller@verizon.net

Mitzi said...

Beautiful office, thanks for sharing. I won't show my hubby your hubby's office or he will have some envy issues. That is what he would eventually like his office to look like, but right now he has a card table and folding chair!!

Crystal said...

Great office! So impressed that your husband even cleans it!
crystalraereed@yahoo.com

Blessed Beyond said...

I love both spaces! And I really do like the french doors!
pattylynn1204@gmail.com
Thank you so much!

The Winters said...

I love the french doors! It looks so warm and cozy!! My husband and I have been planning to do an office just like this when we build our next house. all8057@gmail.com

plaidjenn@yahoo.com said...

those chairs look so inviting. If I had a bigger office, I'd definitely need those! cute bows too! jenn

Angry Julie Monday said...

Great offices!

I love the French doors. THe makeover over on ur desk is quite dramatic!

Jackie said...

Great idea with the doors...looks 100X better than before! The decor is perfect for a "man space".
Bows/flops are tdf! Very festive!

Jamie said...

Hi Jen! I love your blog! It has the greatest ideas! I am an interior designer and so often find myself stuck in the rut of all things expensive... because that's what my clients want and can afford. I love all of your ideas and it keeps me inspired to keep working on my own home without spending a fortune! Next project up for me it painting my powder bath red and the cabinets black! I'm with you, everything is better in black! Thanks for sharing all of your inexpensive projects with us!

Rebecca said...

beautiful spaces jennifer! :) i'd love some bows to give to my nieces! thanks!

rebecca
rlpwells@yahoo.com

Sabrina Lawrence said...

How cute. Love the home office.
sabrina_lawrence@yahoo.com

Courtney said...

Both offices are great. I can't believe the difference in the before and after.
I would love to be entered in the drawing for the bows.
education_1980@yahoo.com

T Buss said...

A man's dream office. Loved the dark wood!

bussmatt@hotmail.com