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Most of you probably know and love See Jane Work- a favorite go-to place for stylish office supplies. What you might not know, is that they recently added several new products to their collection for Office Depot. As soon as I got a preview of the goodies, I knew I needed to add some of them to my workspace, and was excited when Office Depot offered to send over my picks, just in time for a little new year refresh. Here’s a look:
Clear white dot project envelopes to easily carry fabric samples, etc. with me to meetings with my team.
white stapler, white tape dispenser, tan pencil cup, gold scissors, white scissors, greek key tray, green striped notebook
A white stapler to replace my old one that wasn’t working properly anymore. I paired it with the matching white tape dispenser to make a stylish little duo. The tan cup I already had, but is also from the line. Love that it’s sturdy enough to hold my heavy gold tailor scissors.
Small updates that are helping create the setting for an organized and productive start to 2014. Are you freshening up your workspace for the new year?
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Good morning! Hope you had a wonderful weekend and are having a great start to the new week. As usual, lots of things to tackle on the to-do list. A priority item for me this week is migrating my website over to a different (better!) hosting company. Hopefully the move will go smoothly however some downtime will be inevitable, so if you see that the blog or shop is down later this week, that’s the reason. I’ll try to post a heads up and progress updates on Facebook and Twitter. Excited to make the move as it’s the first step towards making the planned improvements to the site a reality. Also working hard behind the scenes to make, photograph, and do all the data entry work to add lots of new pillows to the shop. Follow me on Instagram for peeks!
image sources: 1-emerson fry, 2-original source unknown, 3-olive manna
Have you flipped through the latest issue of Adore Magazine yet? I was so honored to be featured alongside friends Irene and Erika in the Blog Loving section and also excited to see the spread featuring Erika’s gorgeous home. It perfectly reflects her style and was beautifully captured by talented photographer Sabra Lattos. Below are a few of my favorite shots:
Gold accents incorporated all throughout the home
Love how the crystal chandelier and gold knobs glam up the kitchen.
Erika included our Jungalow Jet pillows in her dining room!
Chic little corner
Fabulous inspiration board
Sugar Paper is a high quality paper goods company started by Chelsea Shukov and Jamie Grobecker 10 years ago. Late last year they outgrew their original small space and moved their studio to a large warehouse in West LA. These photos give us a peek inside:
Gorgeous right? As a young entrepreneur I find this so inspring. Perhaps one day I’ll get to move my company into a similarly large and beautiful studio Gotta dream big right??
Photos via 100 Layer Cakelet and Sugar Paper’s Instagram Feed
–Another inspiring workspace here.
It’s no surprise that a stylish event planning company like Tara Guerard Soiree, who regularly puts together magazine worthy weddings, has equally magazine worthy offices. Check out the photos below of their clean, tailored and bright workspace:
Sets of matching boxes and binders on custom floor to ceiling shelving provide plenty of storage and help maintain a clean uncluttered look.
An bulletin board above Tara’s desk serves as a catchall for photos that inspire ideas.
Large windows flood the conference space with natural sunlight
The tall spacious white table in the central workspace provides a perfect morning meeting spot for the team.
Definitely saving this as inspiration for when my I (hopefully!) have a larger company office space!
photography by Julia Lynn for Lonny
The newest decor update in my office is a big beautiful tray that Paloma of La Dolce Vita recently sent over from her Joy & Revelry shop for a White Box Challenge. I decided to put the tray on the surface of my Expedit shelving, which I have right behind my desk, along the back wall. It has been great for containing things that I like to have within arms reach but off my desk. Here’s a look:
Things tend to look neater and more stylish when corralled within a tray, wouldn’t you agree?
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Paloma’s shop, and to get 10% off, use code LDV_WHITEBOX_10.
Today we have Myrna of For the Love of Black, participating in the ‘How I Organize’ series. She gives us a peek inside her home to share with us her fabulous desk area:I’ve never really needed a desk area before, but since I’ve started my blog, I was finding I needed an area that was all mine, and of course it has to be beautiful so that it inspires me. So I find if I surround myself with things like my artwork, a scented candle, and beautifully organized desk supplies, I get the job done easier and it’s much more pleasant.
A few things I’ve found to help keep me organized are for everything to have its place and that goes for around the rest of my home as well. On my desk I like to have paperclips ready to grab in a pretty little bowl, definitely a little notebook for those random thoughts going on in my head all the time, a great pen for notes, a pencil for sketching, my iPad, and a good light. I also must have a clock as I’m a stickler for being on time. And fresh flowers never hurt!!
Another thing I find is a must is to keep all wires from computers, lamps, and phone chargers out of sight if you can. Too much clutter looks disorganized. Ikea has some great cable management boxes and reels. Organizing as you go helps things from piling up and keeps your mind free from clutter too. I have a little black urn style container with a lid for receipts and little notes I don’t want scattered all over my desk. For me, this is how I work best!!
This week my husband and I are moving into our new place! Today and tomorrow I’ll be finishing up packing, Wednesday we’ll start taking things over to the place and painting the living room and office, and Saturday we’ll move the big stuff (furniture, etc). Hoping I don’t let myself get too off balance by not remembering to drink enough water, eat right, breathe, etc., as I tend to do when it’s a particularly hectic week. To get off on the right foot I drank alkaline water first this morning and I have my veggies washed for a green juice later today so that I have the energy to get everything done! I’ll share pictures of the place later in the week and tweet updates -I hope you’ll follow along!
image credit: 1 photography by Chad Wadsworth via camille styles
Secretary desks are so great for adding some function to a little corner. They provide plenty of concealed storage and the hinged desktop surface can be folded up when not in use.