2.22.2013

My Favorite Room.....Serendipity Refined



Hello Savvy Southern Style friends! I'm Kimberly and you can usually find me blogging, reading or doing my "day job"  from my favorite room, over at Serendipity Refined: my home office.


I work from home full time for a computer company and, when we built our home ten years ago, I carved out a space with southern exposure at the "quiet" end of the house. Who am I kidding?  There's not really any quiet in our home. I live in a house full of men. I have two sons, a husband, and a yellow lab. There's always something going on...and I wouldn't have it any other way!


My office opens up to our living room on one side and to the kitchen and family room on the other. French doors make it easy to keep an eye on the chaos while having a little privacy to finish a conference call or chat with a friend.


I love the fact that my printer and office equipment are hidden in cabinets and that the window seat is actually five pull out drawers for files. The space doubles as a library of sorts and the shelves contain a collection of old favorites as well as books on every subject from Art History to Weaving.


This room is the one space in our home that's more "girly" but is still the eclectic same mix that makes our house our home.  My office  filled with flea market and thrift store finds like the side chairs and virtually everything that hangs on the walls; items that I've built, like the wall sized chalkboard and items that I've collected over the years: my mom's first camera, old alarm clocks and pieces of vintage architecture.


The window seat is a great spot to curl up with a book or a report that needs to be read but it's the arm chair (which used to belong to my great Grandparents) is my favorite spot. It has been used  for reading stories to my sons, crocheting blankets and, on some days, if she's quick enough to get there before I do, you'll even find that Martha Stewart, our yellow lab, has claimed the seat for an afternoon nap.


As you're reading this, I'm probably sitting in this very room writing a post or checking my office mail and smiling... because you stopped by for a visit.

I hope that you had fun today and that you'll stop by Serendipity Refined to see what I'm up to. I love the company and I can promise that it's never boring.


Isn't that office fabulous? Wish I had one. Love the chalk board.
Now y'all are surely going to want to see more of her beautiful home so pop on over and say hi to Kimberly at Serendipity Refined.

If you have missed past guest bloggers' favorite rooms you can find them all here.

Have a wonderful weekend!

32 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous office! I believe that's one of the prettiest ones I've seen. Love the furniture in there and the oversized chalkboard with the panes on the wall. I'm going to go check out the rest of her blog. I don't remember seeing it before.

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  2. I just love her blog and style! She does some of the most beautiful vignettes out there too :) So glad you shared her with all of us today!

    Have a great weekend!

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  3. I have to say to all your readers...Kim and I have been friends since we were children and I get to be a guest in this fabulous house! She has a creative arts/fiber arts background but works for a IT firm! Go figure. Her home is gorgeous, well done, comfortable, a lovely mix of curbside and store bought! I don't know where she gets the energy...but she's one heck of a host!

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  4. Kim's office is gorgeous and also such a comfy and delightful place to work! LOVE the chalkboard.
    Mary Alice

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  5. Oooh, how much do I love those built-ins and that window seat?? Perfect!

    As always, thanks for sharing. Have a good weekend.

    Emily

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  6. What a wonderful office! It must be a joy working from there.

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  7. La pizarra, la silla...
    me las pido
    ♥♥♥

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  8. Oh, how I LOVE that office!!!!! It also gives me some ideas for here, so thanks for featuring her, Kim! Love the window seat with the ullout files, and the chalkboard/calendar!!!! Fabulous. XO, Pinky

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  9. I need to carve me out a space so beautiful! Lovely tour!
    Debbie

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  10. I adore Kimberly's favorite room. Nice to see it..I never knew she worked from home. Just lovely!

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  11. What a beautiful room. I actually wouldn't mind working from that office!

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  12. Wow Kim,
    I can see why this is one of your fav rooms. Your office is beautiful. What a great space.
    Kris

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  13. Kim, thanks for introducing us to Kimberly. I could be very happy in her office. Love the window seat and that it's drawers are for file storage. Clever! The beautiful table desk is my favorite piece. I'm off to see more of Serendipity Refined.........sarah

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  14. Hi Kim, Thank you so much for allowing me to share my office with you and your readers. What a wonderful treat for a snowy Chicago Friday! Have a fabulous (anniversary) weekend! xo, Kimberly

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  15. Oh this is the office I want! That is also the best use of a chalkboard ever. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. What a beautiful room! Can't pick one or two things, everything is lovely!

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  17. Kimberly it is just beautiful!! I love your office and all the special details you put into it.

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  18. Great room and we will have to duke it out for the chalkboard.

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  19. That chalkboard is great and I love to see such a warm and eclectic room featuring dark furniture. The bookshelves and window seat are beautiful. I'd love to spend time in here.

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  20. What a pretty place to visit. It is just beautiful...and WHAT AN OFFICE!!! xo Diana

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  21. Love that gorgeous french desk! Kimberly is such a lucky girl to have such a beautiful space to work from.

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  22. I do not think I would mind working that much if I was working in that gorgeous office...such a happy place to be...and I am marveling at the genius of the file drawers in the window seat...love it!...Just love your office Kimberly and thanks Kim for presenting another fantastic room for us to enjoy!

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  23. Such a creative office space, practical and beautiful!

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  24. What a beautiful office!LOVE chalkboard calender!And that desk is gorgeous!
    Thank you Kim for sharing her home!
    xx
    Anne

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  25. Such a beautiful room. So many details to appreciate. A feast for the eyes. The new chalkboard feature is the cherry on top!

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  26. Wonderful. wonderful. wonderful. room!! Of course, I love the afghan thrown over the back of the chair in the corner. =) blessings ~ tanna

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  27. I am starting to think people named Kimberly are just born with great taste and style!

    Biss

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  28. Such a lovely work space. LOVE the chalkboard!

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  29. Such a pretty room! One of the reasons I love Kimberly's blog is that she is so creative. My mind doesn't always work that way so it's fun to see the ideas that other smart people have. :)

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