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August 27, 2007

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Angela (Cottage Magpie)

I am so jealous! I am just setting up my new office after my big move and I have no furniture or anything to work with. I really want to find a cute desk like what you have (where did you get it?). I also must say I am tres jealous of your big stack of gorgeous books! Yum! You're an inspiration! ~A :-)

Kathy

Beautiful room! I really like your writing table. I've been searching for one like that for ages. It's nice to be in a cheery room while doing the bills.
Kathy

Rosie

I wonderful place to work and to dream. Very cute.....and, very "Daisy Cottage".....that's my new phrase and my Hubby already knows what I mean when I say it :)

Laurie

Tres Chic! I LOVE Your DREAMY space!

Kathleen Grace

What fun! I love your style and the bright fun colors! Great inspiration for me to go clean up my space! Thanks Kim:>)

kara SPENCER

gorgeous room, like everyone else I love your desk its great what an inspirational room
kara
x

seeeeb

thank u for adding me to the list,what a nice name u chose for it"candy"
wish your life full of sweetness

paige

what a delightful space!
& you lucky girl--vintage looks to be a wonderland of treasures!!
xo

Adrienne

Kim -
You never cease to amaze me - or inspire me! I love your office. Wish I could hide away there for a while and look at your books. You've done a great job with everything. It's so right! But, then your whole house is that way.
~Adrienne~

Rose

Lovely office Kim! I'm dying to know where you found the black and white check wing chair cover - love it!

Marie

What a cosy and inviting space Kim. I would spend a lot of time in a place like this.

Marie x

Melissa

I love it! I could curl up in that chair and stay there all day!

Henriëtte KB

What a lovely room Kim, so cosy and beautiful!! I love ,love the red chair!

the feathered nest

The rug is definitely fun! What a great place to have all to yourself!

Manuela

Marge

Hi Kim! Thanks for posting the photos of your office...it looks so inviting and yes...so very "Daisy Cottage"!

cherry

Hello Ms. Kim! I didn't get much sleep last night (dh ws snoring)...so tired. As soon as I came to visit you it revived my spirits! The wonderful colors & whimsy! Thanks for the smile! I needed it. xoxo, cherry

Rose

All clean, indeed! Your distinctive touches make the room just beautiful and inviting: the bright yellow ceramic teapot with the red pencils and the stack of red books next to it, the yellow cup and saucer with little paper goodies, your perfectly stacked books, the black and white checked plate to match the b/w chair - it's all utterly charming!

Lucinda

Now that's a cute office. Every woman should have a little niche like that. Really cute!

thatjill

Where oh where did you get that black and white little seat/stool/bench thingy. You have the best eye!

Dena

Hi Kim,

your office is just adorable! I love the green rugs - they really add a nice compliment to the room. You have such great style :)

Dena

Bristol

Oh my can I move in, what a beautiful room.
You have such a great eye. It make it so much easier to pays bills in a pretty room!
Bristol

Brenda

So cute! I am collecing thing for an office. My daughter is getting married in Oct. and I can't wait. Us ladies need our space.

Teresa

What a wonderful room. I love the black, white and red with the touches of yellow. Yummy. Very inviting.

Steph

I love, love, love your home office!
And I really love the songs on your playlist!

holly

precious..so you! you can just flip your rugs and use duck tape to tape them together and they will amazingly "become one":00

StarXLR8

What a stunning room! Reminds me of Mary Engelbreit - I would LOVE to come sit and dream about decorating with you.

Ok, you've got me hooked! I'm going to spend some serious time on your blog JUST to listen to the music.

Teresa

Sweet!

teresa
xo

Bev

Lovely decor!!

Becky

Perfection as always! Love your wierner dog pieces, too! What a great room to spend time in!!!! (( hugs )) Becky

Elaine

I love your office. The white cabinet is beautiful. Does it have a story?

I love the touches of green, red, yellow and black that you use throughout your cottage.
I tend to put black into my rooms. It seems
to ground a room.

~elaine~

Kristi

I love your new shaggy rug and your GORGEOUS office! Thanks for the eye candy! You always inspire me! :)
Kristi

Carol

Oh Kim WOW!!! Thank You so much for the lovely pictures of your office.So much inspiration!

Helen

Can I drop by for a cup of coffee... delightful decor and good conversation...Beautiful!!
~Helen~

Kathy

LOVE your office ~ wonderful colors! Maggie is a lucky girl....her new little bench is THE cutest thing & I'm sure she's the most important "accent" in the room ~ she's a doll!

Kathy

CindyF

Kim, it is just so stinkin' cute! I love your style and I *want* your office. We are in the process of moving and downsizing our home office, so this is great timing and your pics have been great inspiration.

Tiffany

Your space is so amazing... I really need some ideas/help with my office!

I have to share an office with the Mister who actually works from home in there, so he's put the brakes on most of my girly - cottagy ideas! (pout pout whimper whine) hehehe!

Love your pretty space and funky carpet!
Tiffany

Mrs.Staggs

It's really pretty Kim. What a nice job you've done of decorating and organizing.
I'd have a hard time working in such a nice space! I'd just sit there day dreamin' all day.

Ellen

What a lovely room! You have a gift for decorating dear lady :)
More pics of the rest of your house...pretty please!

Fiona

Everything looks so perfect in your house.
Love the way you co-ordinate it all.
Very pretty.

Pat

Hi Kim!

The addition of the green rug is perfection! Love it all!

Pat

Bren

Your office is too cute, I love the stacks of books and the teapot with pencils in it.
Everything looks so put together, I hope someday I get my "office" together too.
It must be nice to sit down at that desk and do your daily chores.
I love your blog and music.

Stay sweet. :) Bren
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Kari

Gorgeous room! I love the little yellow pitcher used for holding pencils, how clever! You really do have a great decorating style, thanks for sharing all the inspiring photos!
Kari

Elizabeth

Ahhh! This office is my dream! How do you do it? Thanks so much for sharing, I feel motivated to file and clean tonight!

Marilyn

Kim, I love your office! I've been looking for "rose" folders and haven't found any....do you have any suggestions of where I might find them? Thanks!

Andrea

Kim

I too, love your office. I would love to know the wall color in your office and where did you find those adorable black and white file folders? Daisy Cottage is one of my favorite places to visit! Be back tomorrow!

Andrea

Esther Sunday

Stunnig room!!! You are so amazing!!! Love, Esther

Annie

Hi, I love visiting your blog, and often feel the need to leave a comment to you, you have so many visitors! I often wonder if you would manage to get to my comment, tee hee, I love the colour combinations you use in you lovely home, especially red. Best Wishes to you this day, Annie x

Karla

Everything is so nice and neat! Does your husband use this space at all or is it truly yours? My husband shares my desk space and drives me crazy because he always leaves papers and mess everywhere!
Karla

Daisy Cottage

Thank you EVERYONE!
Annie, I DID see your lovely comment((hugs))
The cute folders came from Tuesday Morning.. the wall color is "Richly Red" by Waverly and can be found at Lowe's.. my hubby has his own office (in our basement/Man Cave) and I am spoiled rotten to have this space as all MINE! LOL It is off of the living room too.. command central! The desk is meant to be a sofa table, I believe, but I use it this way. It came from a consignment shop for a song and a dance and the creamy buffet was an old bedroom dresser that my sister had and she painted it, then passed it on to me, and I painted the top black and added the knobs. Thanks for asking - and thanks for LOOKING! xo, me

Dawn

What a great space! You are very lucky!

Penny - Mosaic Artist from Lavender Hill Studio

What a wonderful space! My office, my photography studio and my mosaic studio are all in the same room! Way to much going on and I need to stream line it some. Your room is an inspiration.

Can you tell me what size your room is? It looks large!
Penny

Elizabeth

It is just pure Daisy Cottage and you. Love everything and I can see why you enjoy your time there. I LOVE the green rug!

Elizabeth

Yes, I was one of your net-friends who asked for most pics so thank you so much for this glimpse into the office heart of Daisy Cottage! I see the laptop sitting invitingly on your white desk..and NO WIRES!! You must have a router hidden away somewhere that connects everything through the airwaves. THat's one of my dreams...my office space has so many wires, it's kind of scary. And I share my laptop with my daughter because my own desktop has arthritis and dementia :) I'm looking forward later to enjoying a very close look at your photos, 'cause I've got to get going right now..
xo

melissa @ the inspired room

Kim,

Wow, lucky you to have a such wonderful room all to yourself! And your dear husband to allow you to embellish it with everything you love, while he heads to his man cave! :-) A girl has got to have her space!

Melissa

carole

I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it! what is better than a clean,newly organized room? nothing!

Jill

Kim, your office is fabulous! Love the colors, the accessories, the NEATNESS! I've been neatening up my own office - what a job!

Jen

What a perfect, cottagey office you have Kim! I love being able to picture you sitting there blogging. I understand about having a critter in your lap. My cat, Tummy, is always snoozing away in my lap while I'm visiting with all of you!

Kari

My office space is decorated a little differently...I have a Star Wars room. Really. I posted pictures on my blog a month or so ago because I thought it was pretty cool. Now I see how wrong I was! I love my Star Wars, don't get me wrong. But it'd be so nice to have a RESTFUL place to pay my bills and blog, etc. And Star Wars is a lot of things, but restful? Not so much. Beautiful space you have here. Thanks for sharing.

Joyce

Dear Kim.... I love your pretty, clean office, and I love the pictures of your beautiful home.. beautiful, beautiful. You have quite a talent for color and style... I so like "coming here" to "visit" you... and Miss Maggie too of course!

Kim from "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

Hi Kim, What a lovely room for you and your sweet Maggie to spend time in. Every thing is beautiful as usual. You truly are an inspiration and I absolutely adore you, Maggie, and your wonderful blog. I just love Maggie's new bench, too!

Thank you for stopping by to see me and for your kind comment about my "kitchen corners".

anita

*Sigh*....I'd love to pay bills in a room as beautiful as yours.

Rosemary

Kim,
Your office is so pretty!!
I love those rugs. They are really fun.
I guess that room puts you in a better bill paying frame of mind.
Thanks so much for sharing your office with us.
Rosemary

andylynne

I haven't been here often but it makes me smile and I'm finding it always makes me smile!

mgm

HOW CUTE is that? The office and the dowgy bed...You've got a great home Daisy! xo

Sharron

I am so Jealous!!! Your cottage is so amazing!!! I love every little detail and can tell how lovingly you choose your treasures and how well they all work together!!!
I am inspired to get my Scrap Room organized and decorated like your office.
I tune in to your blog daily to see what new items you have added to your lovely Cottage!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!

Robolady

I think I spy a familiar cottage on P 18 of Romantic Home Magazine. Um, could it be Daisy cottage????????

Deserae

Ohhhhhh I love,love,love your office!!!!! It is so bright and cheery and looks like the perfect spot for reading your favorite decorating magazines and books!!!! My favorite part is the sweet little polka dot bench just for Miss Maggie :o)So sweet!
~Des

Mary

Well it's all been said, it IS a beautiful space Kim. If I could get DH's stuff out of my studio/office/sewing/computer room I could perhaps come somewhere close!!

Yes, Tuesday Morning sometimes has great paper items such as those file folders - I love to rummage through that section of the store - but it's usually a real mess so one has to be patient and enjoy the hunt.

See you are showing two time zones on your clocks - Florida and ?????

Enjoy each day with sweet Maggie in your lovely room.
Hugs, Mary.

Lucy

Kim your space is lovely. Thanks for the inspiration I needed as I set forth working on mine. Hugs, Lucy

Mrs. U

Oh my stars!!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! What a heavenly place to sit in and work, email, BLOG!!!

His,
Mrs. U

Sheryl from Michigan

Love your office. Very nice and cozy.

Sheryl from Michigan
kim in Camas - ScrapToMyLu

Breath.........all these photos make my heart go twidder padder! :)
Love those black and white folders......Where did you get them?
Love the office!

The Decorated House

This room is so charming! I love how you have used your colors so well in such a perfect mix. A tough thing to do! It is wonderful to see lots of shots of the whole room. What a pleasure it is to come by and visit you. Missed you!

I see a reference to your beautiful home and blog appearing in a magazine! I'll have to pick it up, just to see YOU!
Donna

Cherry Menlove

Oh Kim, I adore your office. We are just about to start on the tiny little office here at our new home. Yours looks so cosy and inviting.

Cherry xx

cd&m

Your house is so very lovely and I'm always in awe of your beautiful photographs, I could really use your help in photographing stock. Fancy a trip to England?

Felicia

What an inspirational office :)

Diane Duda

Don't you love that freshly cleaned feeling! This is yet another beautiful room. I really love the purses on the wall!

C. Stower

Kim, Thanks for the look at your sweet little office. Very enjoyable. Cindy

Bethany

So nice! You really should write your own decorating book!!!

Melissa Ball

What an absolutely adorable space. You are so clever. I love it!

The Charmed Life

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures of your office. It gives me hope that my office will one day be organized and beautiful. Your have done a fantastic job!!!

SusanG

I love this!!! You really do have such a talent for decorating - and for photography! Even my hubby was impressed - he does TV camera and isn't easily impressed. :)

(And seeing the teapot where it was clearly meant to be makes me smile.)

Susan

Tammy

Kim, looking at photos of your house makes me happy. :) Thanks for sharing.

Shari

Seeing your office has me daydreaming about redoing my bedroom in these colors. Love it! Just too darn cute!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Janice

Kim.... Your office is delightful and so inspiring for all things creative...

Where oh where did you find those delightful black and white folders? They'll make even the most dreaded project enjoyable!

LOL - I notice I'm not the only one curious about your folders...

AND - I LOVE the new rugs.... They're just PLAIN FUN !!!

janice

Marann

Now that's one charming office space! It makes me smile just looking at it - right down to your silly & fun rug! Thanks for sharing (and cleaning *wink*) Blessings, Marann

karen

What a beautiful space to enjoy. I have been visiting you for a year, and I am always amazed at the beautiful details that you continue to design. Such a lovely home. Karen

Jessica

Hi Kim, I came over to visit from Rue's and I am so glad I did. This space is absolutely darling...full of charm. I would never leave. Thank you for the inspiration. :)
Take care~ Jessica

Hooked on Houses

What a bright and fun space to work in! Thanks for sharing it with us. -Julia :-)

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