How To Create A Cozy Writing Corner

Several months ago, I ran across an estate sale on the way to breakfast with friends.

My hubby spotted it; however, we continued on as there were 3 cars following each other.

On the way back my hubby suggested we stop and take a look, as he always admired that house from afar.

I am glad he suggested we stop as I found some great things there.

One of them was a vintage drop leaf table that went to my booth. I did not sell it before I closed

the booth and I was really good with that!

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

I painted this maple drop leaf table with Annie Sloan Pure White.

Maple Drop Leaf Table-Housepitaity Designs

I got a little ahead of myself and totally forgot to take a before picture until I was almost finished

and managed to take a photo of one of the legs of the table.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

The original place in which I wanted to place this table did not work

so I tried this space and I loved it, thus how to create a cozy writing corner.

Ironstone Tureen/Vintage quilted heart-Housepitality Designs

This room is about to get a bit of a makeover soon.

I am wanting to add more black accents to coordinate with the bed frame and the chandy.

You may have noticed a peek of the hutch that I am still working on in the guest room

in the first picture featured on this post.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

This black vintage stool fits the bill for this room and a great display piece for accessories

like this ironstone tureen with a vintage quilted heart that my granddaughter loves.

French Enamelware Pitcher-Housepitality Designs

I placed this French Enamelware Pitcher that I bought in France on the desk.

This pitcher was originally in the guest bath.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

A few decorative accessories to start off with; however, I know that it will probably change soon as I

want to add a basket of postcards and stationery to offer guests if they shall need them.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

With the one of the leaves of the table up, it created a nice surface for writing or computer time.

The wicker chair was previously on the other side of the room tucked under a table used as a night stand.

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

Guest Room Writing Area-Housepitality Designs

I am happy with this new cozy writing space for my guests. An unintended place for this table that

actually turned out well.

Other than a basket of stationery, I think a container for a phone charging station would be great for

the desk. If you were a guest, would there be something that you would like to have on a writing desk?

If so, let me know!

Have a wonderful day!!

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  1. I love drop leaf tables, and I also love them when they are used as desks. Yours looks great.
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  2. you have the makings of a nice and cozy space, Shirley. May I suggest a lamp? I would definitely want a lamp if I were going to be using the table, especially at night. It may prompt another shuffle, but what’s new, right? 😉
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  3. Maybe a lamp for some light in that corner. Love the cute shape of that table.
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  4. Linda miller says

    Looks great but I agree with the previous posts…a small lamp. Then you will have the perfect spot for guests to write or use their computer or IPad.

  5. This is such a wonderful area, Shirley! I love the idea of having a writing desk in a bedroom. Your accessories make your table/desk so welcoming. Drop leaf tables are a favorite of mine because they are so versatile. You found a jewel in this piece!
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  6. The table is so cute! That could work is so many places in a home but I love how guest can write postcards.
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  7. Love the table, Shirley! Yes, a charging station is a must nowdays. Other than that, it is perfect. 🙂
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  8. What a great find and it look perfect in that corner. I love the enamelware pitcher too:)
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  9. It looks so pretty! I’d want to spend all day there…
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  10. Hi Shirley, You created a lovely little writing corner that just draws you in. I love styling little corners like this in our guest rooms. You added the perfect accents. Love your pitcher from France.
    The drop leaf table is a treasure and I love the chalk paint color.
    Great inspiration.
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  11. I love your writing corner. I’m looking forward to seeing the black and white changes too.

  12. What a wonderful desk for the guest room.
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  13. Betsy Crittenden says

    Lovely! I would love to see how you fashion a charging station. I have family coming next week and want to do one for my guest room too and need some inspiration.

  14. that and perhaps a nice glass of wine!:) I have always wanted to find a drop leaf table for our guest house. If you spot another let me know and we will be twinzy’s. Is that a word? Hope you have a marvelous day. cleaning kids bedrooms….ugh. see why i need the wine!
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  15. Love the little table….what a great idea to use it as a desk. The little black stool is just too cute and looks great with the white ironstone tureen with heart on top!!!!!
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  16. Always enjoy reading your posts!o

  17. Love it! The table and chair look perfect! I have a table in the basement that looks similar and I have a few corners that could use something beautiful like yours 🙂
    Have a great day,

  18. Jeanette Price says

    What a beautiful little inviting space. You have such a knack for making your home cozy and welcoming. I do agree with a lamp. Maybe just a pretty stick lamp. Its’ a beautiful space. xoxo

  19. Whenever I am a guest I LOVE to have a place to put my make up on! Most homes don’t have that. I have a vanity table, with a lamp and magnifying mirror in our room so am used to sitting down to do it. So, a lamp and magnifying mirror, available but maybe hidden somewhere would be great!?? I love that table and great idea to use it as a desk!
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  20. I love your cozy writing corner Shirley…the only thing I would add is a small lamp…and I love the peek we got of the hutch…can’t wait to see more!
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  21. Shirley, what a charming corner to sit in and write. Love, love the blue on the wall, so fresh with the white trim. I would like a small clock and calendar on my writing desk please 😉
    Great job, oh, and I LOVE the little black stool, the black is a perfect choice and that little stool looks as if it could tell stories. Great job!
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  22. How lovely Shirley and you have the best husband in the world to want to go back and stop to see the house!!

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  23. Shirley,
    You always give me such inspiration. Until I saw your quilted heart in the Ironstone bowl, I had forgotten that I one similar so I am digging it out today! I saw a small vintage desk light recently that would look so great on your writing table.

  24. What a great table and you have it styled so beautifully too.
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  25. Shirley,

    At my desk for guests I have a old ink pen holder with a marble base(because it is pretty, not to use) and a postage stamp holder with a marble base as well, with stamps in it. You could also add a lovely coaster for their coffee and a lovely mug with some ink pens in it. I would for sure add a light. Oh my…I always seem to put too much on tables and desks! :)It certainly looks lovely!


  26. Love this and love your little writing corner. The drop leaf table is really cute. Love the way you styled your little corner too.
    Have a great rest of the week Shirley.
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  27. I love drop leaf tables, Shirley, and this one is so pretty. It looks like it fits that corner perfectly, too.
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  28. I love that little table. It looks entirely different once you painted it and looks very nice in that cozy little corner. I love that room.

  29. I love the inspiration that you give. I think the room is very comfortable and anyone would love to sleep in that beautiful room. I agree that you need a charging station. I have seen ones that you can put several different types of charging cords in. Also may be a nice little bedside pitcher of water with glass. Other than that you are good to go.
    Have a great weekend.
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  30. Shirley, you have to know I ADORE this writing nook!!!! Everything works so well together…love the shades of greens mixed together with the darling white table. I’m drooling over the French pitcher!
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  31. So pretty, Shirley! When we get a new phone/tablet/etc in our house, we throw the old charger into a covered basket in the guest room. That way, guests can usually find one that works if they realize that they left theirs at home.
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  32. It looks like it was always meant to be there. Beautiful in the room…under that Monet print…with that chair. I wouldn’t need a thing…’cept maybe a lamp! 😉

  33. French Enamelware Pitcher Love Shirley…it would be perfect for my Potting Shed 🙂 I love your sweet quilted heart in the Ironstone bowl too.♥
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  34. I really love the writing desk in a bedroom… Reminds me of the old movies writing in the evenings. I also agree a lamp would be a nice touch especially if the guest doesn’t want to disrupt the pther half while they sleep.
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  35. Love this space Shirley! It turned out great. Thank you for partying at my place.
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  36. Such a sweet spot Shirley! I love the ironstone tureen and quilted heart too!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
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  37. What a nice peaceful, light and inviting place to write! It is quite wonderful. 🙂
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