Tag Archives: Office

Shoe Drawer

I moved into my very own office yesterday per my recent promotion. The best part about having your own office — a shoe drawer!! Dreams do come true people.

You see, I walk 5 blocks twice a day to get from my car to the office and vice versa. So rather than ruining my heels and killing my feet, I make the trek in flats and change at work. And now, I have a dedicated spot for my office-appropriate footwear. Ahhh the good life.

Happy Friday!

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Cubicle Space

I’ve spent 182 Mondays holed up in my bare corporate cubicle and I have to come to terms that I’m not going anywhere for a while. Since I’m at work for more hours than in my own bed, it’s time to declutter the shelves, remove all traces of plain manila envelopes and fung shui this joint. Drool-worthy pens, a python embossed journal, and shiny accessories would slightly diminish my location-induced depression.

1. IOMOI bamboo pens 2. Diane James Home cream tea roses 3. Crane & Co. bee icon calling cards 4. Jayson Home & Garden gold python journal 5. West Elm hammered tray 6. ModernArtEveryday desk calendar 7. Z Gallerie crystal stapler 8. See Jane Work fleur de lis letter clip.

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Stocking Stuffers: Under $20

 I would be a happy wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, friend, or dog mom if I were to recieve any of these gifts in my stocking this year. I also love books, cozy pajamas and patterened socks. You listening family?

1. Forever 21 faux fur trapper hat; 2. Topshop bead in wire nest ring; 3. OPI burlesque collection; 4. Urban Outfitters square vintage post earrings; 5. Z Gallerie crystal desk accessories; 6. Vogue magazine subscription;

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Home Sweet…

I wanted to wait until every room was to my liking before I posted any photos of my house, but that’s never going to happen. So I did some major cleaning this weekend and snapped some shots to give you a glimpse into our home.

Living room

Dining room

Office/Guest Room


I spared you images of the bathrooms, kitchen and master bedroom. Nothing interesting to look at. So there you have it. Our home. Judge away.

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Office Sneak Peek

Remember when I put my foot down and finally sold the XX Large desk and chair in our office/guest room? Since then, we repainted the puke green walls, purchased some size appropriate furniture and did some rearranging to create a much more pleasant space. It’s not done yet, but here’s a preview for the curious.

Before: Fugly walls and bed in the middle of the room

Can you even believe I allowed that chair into our home?

Better huh?

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Envy: Office Chic

What’s worse than a 8-5 corporate job? Sitting in a cubicle from 8-5. I have to admit I’m one of the lucky few who has a window with a gorgeous view of the San Diego Bay, but even that does nothing for my creative juices. I’ve been telling myself I need to eventually decorate this tiny space but have only gone so far as displaying a fake plant and a couple of framed photos. I wonder if I can get away with adding some wallpaper and maybe a rug. There’s nothing a rug can’t fix. In the meantime, let us take a peek at the offices of really successful people and pray that this will eventually be us.

(Anna Wintour in her office at Vogue)

(Jimmy Choo president Tamara Mellon in her office)

(Fashion designer Peter Som’s office)

(Diane Von Furstenberg in her office – My absolute favorite! )

(Nate Berkus’ office)

(Monique Lhullier’s home office)

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Gray Matters

It’s been a week since we primed the office/guest room and I still haven’t decided on which shade of gray to go with. I’ve narrowed it down to Benjamin Moore’s Silver Fox (left) and Stonington Gray (right).

I’m leaning towards the Stonington Gray. The light in this photo is awful so here are some photosI found that better depict these colors. What do you think?

(Stonington gray: Image via Decor Pad)

(Stonington gray: Image via Decor Pad)

(Silver Fox: Image via Decor Pad)

(Silver Fox: Image via Apartment Therapy)

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Helpless Wife

“I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to help her paint.”

I repeated that four times until the Husband broke down and helped me prime the office/guest room last night. Together, we’ve painted every single wall in our house over the last five years and I once swore I would never paint again. What the hell made me think I could do it alone.

I attempted last night’s project on my own and about 1/8 of the way through, my forearm felt like it would fall off and my right foot was covered in primer.  I’m putting this project on my list of top regrets because the last thing I want to do is finish it. Luckily, this helpless wife has an amazing husband who agreed to help.

The only stipulation? The color we paint the room must be conducive to a nursery because we never want to paint another wall again. Do you think my baby will like gray?


(Inspiration images via Apartment Therapy)

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Cool Tone

Since a baby is out of the question until the Husband is done with school, I need to set aside any thoughts of turning our office/guest room into a nursery. Instead, I plan to redo the current space to make it more appealing to my eyeballs. I told you guys about our tiff over his beloved desk and chair. Well, I’ve since sold both pieces on Craigslist and ordered chic replacements. Next on the list: repainting the walls, rearranging furniture, new window treatments, bedding and wall art to turn our currently crowded office into a light, airy room we’ll enjoy spending time in. I can imagine that after reading this, the Husband will force me to start sleeping in the room so all the more reason to get cracking.

I bribed a friend with frozen yogurt to help me create a mood board since I have absolutely no Photoshop skills and he was crazy kind enough to oblige (I owe you way more than yogurt DL. Thank you.). I included pieces I already own like the bookshelf, chair and Parsons desk and incorporated some neutral bedding, curtains and other accessories I hope to obtain. I plan to add pops of color with art, flowers, and books, but overall I want the room to elicit a cool tone. You like?

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