Today I’m sharing my French style home office dressed for Christmas! It’s actually the first year that I’ve put a Christmas tree in here and it is definitely sparking joy! It was easy to dig in the bins and add a few touches to this room where I spend my time. It’s really a working office. A budget friendly one, indeed!
I apologize in advance for the photos, as this is a tough room to capture. It’s at the front of our home and faces east. The morning sun was streaming in today creating quite a glare! One of these days I need to hang some pretty curtains in here. I’m thinking a pale blue silk, puddling on the floor. There are definitely other changes I’d make in my French style home office, but it’s not a priority at the moment.
This used to be one of my daughters’ bedrooms. It’s been through the changes over the years from juvenile to shabby chic to craft room to eclectic! Almost everything in my French style home office is vintage. Several of the pieces were free for the taking from clients! Therefore I won’t be able to source anything, but can give you some info if you like the looks.
The white Christmas tree was left as is and ornament free! I’ve talked about how to make your white Christmas tree look better in several posts prior holiday seasons. THIS POST is so informative…so check it out!
Since my French style home office has a vintage look I added some of my Christmas village collection. The shelves are mostly where I keep decorating books that I enjoy referring to often. It’s to the left of my desk and now it’s dressed up and sparkly!
My French Style Home Office – Details
My desk is a French antique and is quite small, but it works for me. It’s a necessity to have a comfortable office chair, so I went for an affordable one in white with gold accents.
What would a French style home office be without a settee?!! It’s the first piece that you see when you walk in and an alternative to working at my desk. Sometimes I roll that ottoman over and put my feet up, or the dogs will sit on it and watch me work! I have a DIY tutorial on painting and covering a settee HERE. It was truly a labor of love but so worthwhile!
We had the floors replaced with luxury vinyl plank flooring awhile back and I LOVE these floors! For more information on LVP flooring, refer to this post.
This fabulous mirror is by LaBarge and was given to me by a client! A forever keeper and it reflects lots of light into my French style home office all day.
Another great piece is this Moroccan screen room divider that I was given. It hides a bunch of pillow slips in space saver bags!
We have a serious lack of storage in our 60’s sprawling rancher style home. I take it wherever I can grab it! A cabinet in the corner of my French style home office houses styling props. It was a kitchen cabinet in an old home that was being gutted. Sometimes you need to think outside the box as necessity (and budget) dictates!
So that’s it for this little impromptu tour of where I spend a good deal of my time. I hope that you enjoyed it and see how by choosing carefully you can create beauty on ANY budget!