Jan 28, 2012 | Parisienne Farmhouse Design | 21 comments

Our sunroom has been many things over the last many years.
Catch all.
Music room.
Orangerie.  (Dang I love that word.)
It’s latest phase is Parisienne Farmgirl Magazine Headquarters!
I am typically very reluctant to incorporate pink into my downstairs floor scheme but I decided to step out of the box and bring down some pretties from my bedroom.  I must say, it’s rather fun against the soft gray walls and of course, my favorite thing in the entire house, the black and white painted floor.
This magazine is taking off like crazy and I am working every spare moment after the kids are down for the night and so I needed a desk – asap.  We grabbed two “horses” from the garage, ran to home depot for a wooden door and a drop cloth and came up with a nice space for me to display just a handful of the coffee table books that inspire me, my favorite bread tin/cabinet, the Ladurée box that has never really found a home etc…
Here’s a little glimpse…
A sweet little favor from Jo Packham (Editor of Where Women Cook) commemorating my 15 minutes.  (See sidebar).
Busted doorknob I can’t bare to part with, Veuve bucket, Vénus de Milo and some of my favorite books for inspiration.  
Yes, that’s Chanel and Laura Ingalls side by side.  
Very Parisienne Farmgirl.
That purple Provence Style book is one of the BEST EVER!
Snaps from a family cram into a photo booth.
Pink Jasmine Hydrangea dried from the Potager and simply one of my most favorite pieces of furniture – my tin bread cabinet from a bakery in Minniapolis.  SO COOL!
I want to fill that big frame with some recent photos of the kids but for now it’s part of my “Gigi’s” collection.
Not quite nouveau.
But let’s imagine you want to see it in person?
Can you say – “Launch Party?”


  1. DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family

    I am absolutely loving the view. Just listening to the joy in your heart during this creative process of design and love is inspiring. It is very clear that PFM HQ is your studio on the Champs d’Elysee!

  2. J. Beaudet

    Congratulations with the success of your new magazine! I love your new office space. The two small vintage ladies in the larger frame caught my eye, so lovely. I also love the old typewriter.

  3. Claudia Moser

    Looks amazing and yes, I am able to say Launch Party 😉

  4. Sherri Mitchell

    I am loving this! And, be STILL my heart, you have the Greta Garbo book. Hello, Sistah.

    Your photos are amazing, your space is fabulous! The old Typewriter.. awesome! Great shot 🙂 I know you are excited! Launch Party here we come! xo

  5. Ruby Jean

    Oh this is so VERY Beautiful.. Love the Typewriter, I have a PINK ROYAL one and LOVE it… Your Chair is GORGEOUS!!!! Have a GREAT weekend!!

  6. Kristie

    What a wonderful work/inspirational space! I love that you have some Laura Ingalls Wilder as inspiration. I just finished her over the road diary.

  7. Stephanie

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an inspiring office. It’s perfect for your headquarters!

  8. It's me

    It looks great darling…..lovely weekend….xxx…

  9. à la parisienne

    I’m not sure if you’ve ever mentioned having a creative space of your own (besides your “working” kitchen), but a creative woman like you should have a space like this for ALL of your projects. Even though I stopped selling flowers for a while and I’m still not sure where my business is headed, I plan to keep my creative space from now on since I still create things for our home-it’s just something all women need.

    Everything looks beautiful!

    And a launch party would be a blast!


  10. Junk Evolution

    Very inspiring, indeed! I’m waiting with baited breath for the new magazine!

  11. RobinfromCA

    And to think you just quickly threw that space together! It looks so lovely and put together as if you had been planning it for such a long time! Love your books – especially the Audrey Style and Chanel! I feel like I have some rearranging to do!


  12. Corrina

    Angela, so tre chic! I am lusting after that antique typewriter. Don’t know what it is but I am seeing them everywhere lately and I want one- of course very impractical and would only add to create the “look” however, I just purchased for a prop for my photography- an antique bakelite black phone and I love it! xxCorrina.

  13. Heather's Blog-o-rama

    OH, that desk sounds really CUTE!!!! I’m looking forward to the launch party, too 🙂 🙂 :0Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  14. Julie

    I am always so impressed by your ability to just throw things together and have it come out looking so beautiful and chic. Even though my style is very different from yours, I always get a lot of great decorating ideas from your photos.

    I am so looking forward to the day when your magazine appears in my inbox.

  15. cityfarmer

    ladies, I got a glimpse of this room last week … tucked beyond the french doors, melded with the front yard gardens … it’s an amazing feat …and a visual feast!!!

    if you don’t have an office/workspace, you simply must and soon!

    oh me oh my … what to wear to a launch party

  16. Carla

    Love your Head Quarters!! am sure you are crazy busy juggling family and magazine launch and still blogging away……..Brava
    Carla x

  17. Ann On and On...

    First time here and I have too many thoughts running through my head…simply put….I love it here.
    xo Your newest follower


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