Monday, September 23, 2013

Like little schoolchildren

Entering our home office...

The nature of our work, teaching for me ,court cases and
judicial matters for my husband constrain us to an annual schedule
different of other people. Each September means a new beginning
for us and we go back to serious work feeling like the little boys
 who return to their school, a little anxious but also with relief
after a break which has started to get boring.

We bought two new chairs,
“Mademoiselle” covered with Missoni fabric and
“Moorea”  in grey, both of them by Kartell.
   I really feel better with this light makeover!

Ever since I started work, I have taken advantage of 
this excitement to provide new office supplies. 
Our work presupposes long hours of work at our home office 
and this is my excuse to explore all the bookshops and 
stationers in the area  in search of new stuff! 
Of course, I usually go over my budget but this is how
 it works every year and I can do nothing to change it! 

Erasers which look like nuts, pencil sharpeners, binders 
like clothes pins, highlighters,cute boxes containing everything 
you can imagine, untouched notebooks , sweets and chewing 
gum with antistress effect, all this seems like a shallow 
effective way to restart our activities with fun.

We still see the mercury climb to 30 Celsius even at 8pm
and it stays there comfortably until late at night.
This prolonged hot and dry weather is not exactly that
I would like for my mental reset but we are used to it.

 This little humble bunch is made from 
what still exists in the garden!

Nothing without technology!

Wishing you a good and dynamic start to the new week
and sending you my sweet thoughts…



  1. Dear Olympia, I would be happy to work in such a beautiful office. The coloured chair is really special, I like it very much.
    Have a good start in the new working season.
    Donna G.

  2. Dear Olympia - you have made a work place for the two of you that has a special feel to it - hard work is required but the fripperies add elements of fun too.
    September has a feeling of new beginnings and new starts to the forthcoming working year, but we all need these structures in our lives in order to function as we should.

  3. because the work but makes double joy.
    A magnificent work with great things that I find there.
    Smiling, Lindt chocolate ... delicious.
    A bit of color at work miracles.
    I'd like to propose an exchange you;) I get your place
    and you get my ggg.
    Send you love autumn Regards, Moni

  4. What a lovely colorful space to be.......i love it all...happy Ria...x !

  5. Oh Olympia, wat een prachtige werkkamer heb je. Het lijkt mij hier goed toeven om je voor te bereiden op je werk.
    Het ziet er zo gezellig uit met je mooie meubels en boeken en allerlei klein dingen.
    Ik wens je heel veel succes in het beginnen van het nieuwe seizoen.

    Lieve groet,

  6. A wonderful office for the best results! I hope you don't have to work more for your budget for next year ;-).

    Big hugs, Ingrid

  7. I looked around our home office after reading this and see there is serious need of work to be done here! Your place looks so lovely - no wonder your posts are so wonderful!

  8. So comfortable working corner,the chair I especially liked!

  9. What a great working space. So cosy. Love the tiny sycle.

    Have a great week

    Hugs from here

  10. What a nice working corner, and what a color full chair, so cosy.
    Have a nice week.

    Inge, my choice

  11. What an amazing home office! So much colour and fun, I just love your new chair - so bright and chic!
    Enjoy settling back into your work routine after the summer break - we too are enjoying a little mild and sunny weather, not quite as hot as yours though!
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my post Olympia! I am looking forward to catching up on your lovely blog, and seeing what you have been doing and enjoying your lovely photos of Greece.
    Have a great week - and enjoy your updated office!
    Gill xx

  12. Your office is so nice and organized. I absolutely love your chair, it's so colorful and elegant! I enjoy pretty office supplies and neat organization too. Ever since I got my new desk last month, I've been working on ways to make the space prettier and more comfortable for myself. My husband and I share our office too and we have found a pretty good way to work together, thankfully. :)

  13. ~ A very interesting peek into your other life of work, Olympia....LOVE the little kitty stone and the pretty dishes ( Of course I would )....Happy new week dear friend! I didn't realise you were a rewarding! With hugs Maria x

  14. Love your office, so colorful and inspiring. It was so nice to learn that you are a teacher. By the way, it is still quite warm here in Los Angeles also. Have a wonderful week!

  15. Bonne rentrée Olympia ! J'adore les chaises recouvertes de tissu Missoni...ça fait un effet très dynamique..idéal pour travailler même par 30°C ! :-)

  16. It is very pleasent atmosphere at your home office! This day s I also feel like a schoolgirl, but mainly for other reasons :-)))))

    Enjoy the feeling, dear friend!

  17. I love how you love colour just like me. What a great office and such a mixture of textures rhe big, chair and cushion so pretty. I am definitely not thin but I suppose the blogging world allows you dream

  18. It must be lovely to share a home office together. Your new chair is so colourful and I love all the touches you have made to make it special. It must be good to work in!
    Sarah x

  19. So much good energy in your office! Love your new chair!

  20. Hello,
    I saw you on sweet Nely's blog. While I was reading, I noticed that you are Greek. I am part Greek myself. You have such a lovely blog, with many great ideas. I love the hummingbird plate. The hummingbird is my beloved bird. Me and my daughters also have many of the same interests as you - Interior Design, traveling, cooking, gardening. We also have a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. It's so nice to meet new friends, especially from Greece. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  21. Hi, Olympia -
    Such a warm and vibrant home office. Your accessories are so cheerful! And what a fabulous new chair!! It looks comfortable and stylish. Enjoy ~

  22. Very nice office, Olympia. I like the plastic chair with flower fabric,
    amazing, stylish, summerfeeling. How beautiful it is in your Greece,
    I really love your country.

  23. Charming and at the same time touching! A post with heart and soul, dear Olympia.
    I love the 2 new desk chairs, the "fröhliche" Mademoiselle and the grey comfortable looking one!

    Sorry for my long absence and lack of commenting. Just a few unexpected things came up here during the year. So, today (actually tonight) I'm traveling through the blogworld, and you are right on the top.
    Now, I'm going back to your posts, to enjoy them, to have a wonderful time in Greece!

    Warmest greetings from the Périgord, and thank you so much for still reading my little blog and your - always - not only very frienly, but also interesting comments.
    Tres amicalement, Karin

  24. Sorry for ant typing and gramma mistakes...GRRHHHH....
    Particularly as you are so good with several languages!!!!!

  25. I like the colors, and your chair with flowers is
    so wonderful! Work becomes more fun when
    it is so nice.
    Hugs and love

  26. Thank you for visiting my blog. I also like your blog so you have a new follower. Regards, Pascale

  27. Your home office is very nice, Olympia! I love all your sweet touches to make this a charming place to do the necessary work of life! Your chairs are lovely, too! I hope you have a relaxing weekend. xo
    A hug,
    Karen xo

  28. Can I come to your office and play with all your lovely things - it looks so much fun!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ingrid x

  29. Dear Olympia. I love all the details and all the care in order to make your working space comfortable and cosy ...the Kartell chair is fabulous ! Wish you a great weekend ! xx

  30. What a great post on your home office. I love your “Mademoiselle” chair, the fabric has such wonderful colors.

  31. Dear friend,

    It was so nice to see your home office:)
    "Mademoiselle" chair is really lovely!!
    The bike decoration is fun and beautiful!

    I wish you sunnu Sunday and joyful work week!♥

    Many hugs, Marikki


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