Category: Office

Friday
October 26, 2012

My Basement Office

If you remember a few months ago, I decided to move my office down to my dark, dreary basement. My husband was taking over my office (we only have 1 in our home). I was not enjoying sharing my space with him…to say the least! Last night I finished organizing my new space…for now anyway. My goal was to brighten the dreary corner of my basement with lots of COLOR.

Because the walls are the concrete foundation of our home I decided it would not be a good idea to hang anything on them. Instead I leaned a HUGE colorful piece of artwork behind a pretty framed print. The print is called Love Languages by Made By Girl. The adjacent wall is a collection of clippings that inspire me. The collection includes a map of Yosemite park, my favorite vineyard/winery in Napa Valley (HENDRY), and a page out of a vintage Bugs Bunny book that fell apart but I couldn’t throw out.

My desk is actually the West Elm Parsons Dining Table. Desks are always too small for me. I like a LARGE workspace for my computer, printer, and desk accessories. (BTW, this table is on SALE right now!) I put 2 Bertoia style chairs at my desk because my 3.5 yr old assistant is often working with me. The pillows on the chairs are a subtle brown leopard print by Kassapanola.

I placed a few faux sheepskins under the desk since I am often barefoot and thought they would cozy up the space. They are called the TEJN Faux Sheepskins & are only $9.99 at IKEA. I also use lots of storage boxes from IKEA. I have the PINGLA box for duck tape, craft supplies, etc. & I use the small Kassett boxes for filing notes, business cards, etc.

A couple of other things on my desk include a bottle of Château Margaux that my husband & I opened on our most recent wedding anniversary, a faux plant from IKEA (no windows = no option for anything that grows!), 2 of my favorite books, lots of washi tape, & my brass duck bookends.

Beside my desk sits my Lin Tray Table that I purchased from Joss & Main last year. I know it is kind of weird to put it in the basement, but it feels less basement-y with pretty things around me! The side table is great for storing things I use frequently…pens, stamps, etc.

Ok, now time to get some actual work done! Have a great weekend.










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Thursday
September 13, 2012

Photography Studio Inspiration

I am bookmarking this space for a day when my husband & I have our dream studio. I am not a photographer or designer…but I’d love a studio like this to work on creative projects. Painting, blogging, furniture makeovers, and DIY projects!

(more…)

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Wednesday
September 5, 2012

Prettying Up My Push Pins

This afternoon Harper and I started painting my tacs. Actually, Harper painted the paper that we laid on the floor while I painted the push pins! We picked out some pretty acrylic paints and little inexpensive paint brushes and got to work. I saw someone do this to their push pins last year and LOVED the result.

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Tuesday
September 4, 2012

DIY Gold Bulletin Board

This is the bulletin board I picked up for $2.00 at a yard sale. I liked that it was nice and big even though it had some wear and tear to it. I had previously covered it with fabric, but was not real happy with the way it looked or worked. Whenever I pinned something up on it, it was so hard to push the tacs through the fabric.

So, I decided to try painting it with one of my favorite new paint finds, Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch Metallic Gold paint. You can purchase a 32 oz. can from Home Depot for about $8.50. This paint is fantastic and often goes on with only 1 coat. (I only used 1 thick coat for the bulletin board.)

Anyway, I love how the new board looks shiny and rich! I cannot wait to decorate my inspiration board. & I will as soon as I finish up my next DIY project… making my tacs a bit prettier.



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Sunday
September 2, 2012

Basement Office

After realizing that it was pretty much impossible for my husband & I to share an office, I decided to move my office space into the basement. My kids play in the finished part of the basement so I’ve moved into the unfinished part! Is this crazy?

Anyway, I spent the afternoon moving my desk, supplies, doo-dads, etc. Lots to do, but it is coming along!

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Thursday
May 31, 2012

DIY Wood Pencil Holder

This is soooo cute- I’d love one for my desk. I think I’d have to glue some felt on the bottom to keep it from scratching. Check out craftandcreativity.com for more.

Strawberry Chic uses colored pencils and has the easy peasy DIY instructions:

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Thursday
May 3, 2012

DIY Felt Boxes

These are so cute. I want to stack them all over my desk! Learn how to make them here

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Tuesday
May 1, 2012

Note Cards

Just something about those pretty pink drops

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Monday
April 2, 2012

Chevron Pens

new pens, for my desk. (& they write really nice too!) puchased from Iomoi

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Wednesday
March 21, 2012

Paperclips

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Wednesday
March 21, 2012

Random Space

I just fell in love with this office. The natural light, high ceilings and door to the backyard are just my style. Can you guess where the home is located? I’ve never been there but have a secret crush on this state! CLICK HERE to find out and see the rest of the home.

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Wednesday
March 14, 2012

Colorful Accessories

I’ve been waiting for this sale at One Kings Lane, & picked up 4 these colorful pieces for spring. The first 2 pieces will be used as planters, the pink tray is for my desk, and blue tray for my keys.

Wednesday
February 8, 2012

Roses & new mirror for office

Rex & I stopped at produce junction this morning (one of my FAVORITE places). One of these days I will have to bring my camara with me. Anyway, they have beautiful (& CHEAP) flowers and plants as well as a farmers market. I picked up 2 bunches of roses for $12 total. I just finished a little arrangement for my office. I am hoping some new decor and lots of fresh flowers help to inspire me to get back to work.

I also hung a new brass looking mirror that I purchased from One Kings Lane (only $50!) I think it looks much better than the mirror i had previously hug there. I am waiting on a small brass table/bar cart to arrive that will go along the wall under the mirror and will help to hide all of the cable cords.

a few more details:





Tuesday
January 31, 2012

Progress on my office

We had new carpet installed on our 2nd level on Saturday. (even though I HATE carpet!) I’ve started putting my office back together. I am changing it up a bit…not sure about the layout yet. I want to hang some shelves on the other side of the desk (the side that you do not see in the photo)…I also have 2 end tables, a rug, and throw pillows to add to the couch…

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Sunday
January 29, 2012

Have you picked out a Valentine Card?

I love this one. The 3 words that mean the most! via Little Bright Studio


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Wednesday
July 6, 2011

Clothespins

MaddyAnne

Clothespins have been used for over 100 years, but they seem to be trendier than ever. Instead of using them to hang clothing on a line, most are now using them to hang artwork, photography, & postcards. I love the idea of a long piece of twine or metal wire going across my office wall and hanging all of the inspiration that I rip out of my magazines.

Here are a few of my favorite painted & decoupaged clothespins on Etsy. Although I still love the traditional wooden clothespin.

The Papered Crown

The Paper Girl

Clip & Pin

Jellybean Studio

Cards Between Friends

More clothespin uses…
simplyseleta.com

remodelista.com

emmalinebride.com

Thursday
June 16, 2011

Chevron Tissue Box


I was browsing decorpad.com last night for some office decor inspiration when I came across this pretty office. What caught my eye was the GORGEOUS turquoise chevron tissue holder. I had to figure out where it was from.

A little digging let me to Haymarket Designs. They sell gorgeous hand-painted décor accessories for your home…
I am thinking I need a tissue box & a wastebasket! I LOVE the trays as well…sooo pretty.






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Tuesday
May 24, 2011

Recycled Brown Wrapping Paper


I love the idea of simple brown paper to wrap presents. Then, add colorful twine, ribbon, and tags to customize. If you don’t have a stash of brown paper bags at home, you can purchase rolls of brown wrapping paper from olivemannashop.com.

Wednesday
April 27, 2011

Union Jack Decor


stamp, pink/orange pillow, dictionary heart print, apple logo, 3 piece queen set, pocket mirrors, grey cushion cover, 4 pack of cards, muted cushion, tote

since everyone is so hyped up about the wedding on Friday, i thought i’d post some of my favorite things with one of my favorite symbols! i LOVE Union Jack pillows and nowadays you can get them in pretty much any color to match your decor. (the muted tones are great for those that don’t like bright colors ;) i also just bought the Union Jack cards from Made by Girl!

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Tuesday
April 26, 2011

Business Card Holders

Now that I am getting new logos and blog designs for all 4 of my blogs, I need to get new business cards too!

I’ve been browsing the internet for fun business card holders. I love these handmade vintage holders by Roberta Grove

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Wednesday
April 6, 2011

Wall Bookmark



i’m thinking that it might be fun to have one of these on each side of the bed. my husband reads a lot, and i am always losing my place in my magazines! Sleek Identity

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Thursday
February 17, 2011

wall of books inspiration







i’ve been looking for creative ways to store books when you don’t have a library in your house. my husband’s book collection has grown so much that it is overflowing into our linen closet!

some interesting inspiration via The Selby

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Tuesday
February 15, 2011

I Love You Hearts


these are so cute. (and last way longer than flowers!) Paulova

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Friday
February 11, 2011

pretty writing utensils



i found this darling shop on Etsy this morning and now i am obsessing about some new writing utensils for the office. these are my favorites. hmmm…decisions, decisions! i love the first set of pastel pencils, but also love the one that says “I’m Cone” -love that ice cream cone!! the pens are so pretty too. should i buy all 3? Violet Gift Shop

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