Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Francophile Post #2

This is for the second day of RhondaMum's Love of All Things French Day! I work in a doctor's office in a little cubicle, so I made the most of my surroundings and decorated the boring old cube! I chose a black,white and red colour scheme, Eiffel Towers (of course!), and my own black and white photos from our trip to Europe.
So, here's a look at my cozy little cube a la Francais!

The walls of my cube are an awful eggplant purple, so I brought this scrap of Eiffel Tower toile to "wallpaper" one wall of my cube. The picture is one I took at the Louvre, hung with paper clips and red ribbon. (Those office supplies are handy!)

Here's the other picture, opposite of the previous on the "wallpapered" cube wall, same method with the paper clips and ribbon. Between the photos on my desk top I have an organizer for my pens and such that is black with hounds tooth accents.

Nice close-up of my Eiffel toile! I love this print!

Shot in Macro mode, close-up of London photo with ribbon in foreground, toile in background.

This is the other wall of my cube, to my right. I covered my cork board with crushed red velvet material I had at home. I had bought this velvet for a home decor project that I never did, but now I get to enjoy it everyday at work! It is upholstery weight fabric, so surprisingly it holds up to the push pin holes quite well!

Close up of the crushed red velvet. I love the texture!

I work under florescent lights that kill my eyesight, so I brought a lamp from home! The black base and little crystal accents go perfectly! Behind the lamp is a magazine holder I use to hold daily work projects and paperwork, as well as my small mirror hung on the cube wall.

This is actually a decorative paper clip in the shape of an Eiffel Tower! So cute! I hug it on my computer monitor by red ribbon and strategically placed double-sided tape! It's my little Paris reminder that literally is in my line of sight all day long!


Jaci Spain said...

Very creative! It looks cute:)

Geralyn Gray said...

I love the black and white eiffel tower paper. Not bad for a work cubicle.

Rhondamum said...

I love all of the colors and the warm feeling of your cube. Well done my fellow Francophile (love that word). I see there are some Eiffel towers I don't have yet (must find ET paper clips). I have really enjoyed your posts and I hope you will keep in touch with me. Wouldn't it be amazing if we all won a "bloggers who love France" trip! xoxo Rhonda...

Joy said...

Ann Marie, your office space looks great! What a pleasure it must be to surround yourself with so much loveliness when you're working.

The other day I was at Target and saw an Eiffel Tower done in metal - it was on an end cap by the photo frames - I think it would be right up your alley!

Pamela Poole said...

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Merci et à bientôt.

Pamela Poole (LaGoulue)