5/23/13

New Office Reveal!

We're nearly to our 3-day weekend!! This week is flying by crazy fast. Speaking of crazy fast, I cannot believe it's been 2 whole months since we moved into our new house! I'm so happy with how things are coming together. As promised, I'm sharing rooms here and there that are coming along. I've shared my Closet Tour (see the video here), but other than that, I knew one of the first spaces I really wanted to somewhat complete was my office space.  Girl's gotta work, right?



In the new house, we have a large living room off of the front of the house. Sometimes called a "formal living room" or a "sitting room".  While I love the extra space, I've always thought they were kind of a waste. I've always found that they turn into little pretty places just for looks with dainty little chairs and fancy furniture that no one ever actually sits in.  We had a similar space at our old house which we put another tv in and turned into sort of a "hidden" man room for Brad with all his game stuff since we didn't have a basement there. It still looked  nice, but his "man" stuff sort of hid behind the scenes.

In the new house, Brad has an entire basement to man-out which I love for him (and believe me, he's loving it too).  So he's all set. Most of our tv-watching and living is done down there. Plus on the main level of the house, we have our main big family room with larger, more comfortable furniture where we mainly hang out and watch tv.
So here, we were left with what I thought would be not the most functional space with the pretty white couch, two pretty chairs, a tufted ottoman, and some pretty accent pieces to put the room together with. I knew it would look good, but as far as being functional? Not so much. It's such a large space, I felt it was such a waste.

Lightbulb moment.... Combine it with my office! I've always loved offices with sitting areas and I noticed this room had a perfect wall for it. Right around the corner from the main entrance of the room so that when the desk gets messy used, it's not the first thing you see when you come into the house.



I also loved that it has french doors I can close off when I want some privacy. I love it so much!

I didn't purchase anything new for this room except the "Prada Marfa" print,  ghost chair and small gold-foiled print on the desk. Funny how different everything looks in the new house, even though it's mostly the same stuff.




It's such a bright room, I wanted the space to feel fresh and bright too, but with some little eclectic touches. That's sort of my style everywhere else in the house anyway. But I knew in this space, since it's my personal office, I could get away with a few fun touches like the Prada sign which I'm obsessed with.

I love my Liatorp desk from Ikea. I've had it for 3 years now and I still love it just as much as when I first got it. It's genius because it doesn't look like a huge, clunky desk, yet has tons of storage.


In office spaces, I don't like to see a ton of personal, "office-y" things sitting out for everyone to see. Especially when an office is in a more common space of the house, like on the main living floor like mine. By personal "office-y" things, I mean things like personal files (bills, financial things, etc), computers, things like that.  That's why this desk is so genius. The sides have space for all the electronic things you'd ever need to store, bills, even file organizers. The center drawer is awesome and holds tons of office supplies too. Keeps everything looking nice, neat, and organized, and best of all? Everything is convenient.
I keep other "craft" type stuff and our printer in a large storage console on the opposite side of the room which is really handy as well. Everything I need fits perfectly in here and I love it!




Here's a shot of the whole room so you can see the layout a bit better. The desk is around that corner on the left.  The other part of the room isn't completely done and I'm still shuffling a lot of stuff around, but it's making progress!


Can you spot the puppy? ;)
And yes, by "puppy", I totally mean 80-lb pup at one of his favorite look-out points.  He's become a crazy watch-dog since moving here. I swear, he thinks he's a Great Dane. Precious.
I hope you guys enjoyed this little peek into my new work space! Funny how productive a new space that is easy to work in makes you feel.

Here's some more details and a little reference list of where things are from.
desk: Ikea Liatorp
ghost chair: found at a local sale
Prada Marfa sign: search Etsy
desk calendar: Tory Burch
gold foil quote print: ssprintshop.com
black and white frames: Target
clear lamp and black shade: Target
gold faux urchin: Target
tufted ottoman: Ballard outlet in Atlanta
2 side chairs: Sears.com
mirrored console table: Ballard outlet in Atlanta
3 sunburst mirrors: Ballard outlet in Atlanta
small gold side table: Home Goods

71 comments:

  1. I love it, it's so bright and clear! :D I wish my room was a little bit more brighter, would be awesome for taking pictures. Great post!

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  2. Beautiful office, and a great use for that random room which we also have in our house that you really don't know what to do with! That Prada print is amazing but the way!

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  3. Everything looks so lovely and chic....and so elegant...I love it ;)

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  4. I adore a white and clean space! Romantic and yet not at all tacky. Beautiful.

    Thank you for the ideas for my future living/sitting room. :)

    Kisses
    ML

    http://salinhadeestar.blogspot.com/

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  5. You did such a great job with the room! I've never been a big fan of the 2nd living room area thing. It feels like just another room to fill with things you don't need and won't use. Great idea to turn it into a little office area. I think the fact that you have doors to separate that room from the rest of the first floor is perfect. If I had a spare room like that, I would probably turn it into my own little library and reading space!

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  6. I love what you have done with this room! Beautiful!

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  7. I love it! I am so interested to see what you do for window treatments. My home has the same sort of transom windows and I'm stumped on how to hang my curtains. I don't want to block that extra light, but I don't want to hang them between the window and the transom and make the walls look stumpy (if that makes sense). Anyway, love the space, thanks for sharing it with us!! : )

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  8. I love it! It looks amazing! Where are the large mirror and the couch from?
    Miranda @ sundaykindoflife.wordpress.com

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  9. Love this space and those prints are awesome! Love that you combined both office and living into one! Love that the room is so bright and airy.

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

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  10. Lovely! You did a wonderful job

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  11. How beautiful! It's amazing that most everything you already had and were able to re-use and make it into something so amazing! I've always found that inspiring. Either I buy things that are too specific that they can't be re-used or I just can't seem to see how to re-use them. It'd be awesome if you could do a post on how to re-use items or something like that!

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  12. Love the look of your office, its so dainty and elegant!

    Carina xx
    http://www.carstina.com/

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  13. Your office is gorgeous!! I love the clean, white pieces!

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  14. in love with your office space.

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  15. beautiful room, you have such a great eye for design as well as makeup!

    http://whaticallbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/
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  16. stunning! I love your sense of design Tiffany!

    http://www.youtube.com/loverslane29

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  17. Your office is gorgeous!! Love the white touches!!

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  18. your home is so beautiful! so soft and light. i can't wait to decorate my place whenever i move out of an apartment and into a house!

    hashtagphoebe.blogspot.com
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  19. SO beautiful Tiffany! I really love this room and especially the Prada sign. It reminds me of Gossip Girl!

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  20. So amazing! I love interior design and you are such an inspiration. And you are so humble about your obviously amazing talent! Thank you for sharing!

    xoxo,
    The-Lipglossaty.com

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  21. This is such a great idea for the office! My "Office" is in my main part of my livingroom. I am so copying this little plan you have or set up. :) Thanks for Sharing!!

    See my set up later tomorrow on my blog:

    www.stephypenny.com

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  22. i love how organized it is! :) xoxo

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  23. I love your office, especially the chair with the fur draped over it!

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  24. what about the floor mirror?

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  25. Looks beautiful and yes, when you mentioned it, I could spot the puppy! :-)

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  26. This room is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Your desk is stunning!

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  27. Your house looks awesome tiffany!!! dream rooms!! :)

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  28. Beautiful... love your style!

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  29. I love how you blended different design elements so seamlessly and beautiful. Where is your standing mirror from?

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    1. Thanks! It's from Kirklands

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    2. Love Kirklands, and the ottoman is amazing as well!

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  30. Absolutely gorgeous Tiffany, I am so happy for you. Isabel's Beauty Blog

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  31. Where is that huge mirror on the left from??

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  32. Wish you have even more videos on this topic, cuz I looove it!!! You have excellent taste, specially in decor!!! :)

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  33. Wow, you turned that corner into a beautiful space. Great job!
    <3 Carolyn

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  34. What an amazing office!!! Where did you get your clear desk top protector?!

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  35. Did the glass on the desk come with the desk? Or did you have it especially cut for it?

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    1. It did not come with the desk- I actually had it made to fit it so the white top wouldnt get dirty and destroyed! I had it cut at a glass shop

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  36. You did a beautiful and tasteful job!! Where is the glasstop from for the desk?

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  37. We have a study room that is rather similar to yours but it's more closed and smaller. This is a great idea. I need that ikea table and probably a bookshelf to store my everyday books. Thanks so much for sharing Tiffany!! Been following you since 2008 and your videos and blog posts always make me happy. Your love of life and everything about it has really inspired me to be always positive, no matter what. xoxo

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  38. Love your style! What size Prada print did you get? And is it a canvas or just a print?

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  39. I love your style when it comes to decorating your home! And - when it comes to everything, really, haha! Our decor style is very similar - but I am looking for a jewelry armoire and can't find one I love. Any suggestions on where I should look?

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  40. I love the office, especially the chair what a great find!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    Five Minute Style

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  41. loving the TB desk calendar! And your blog, of course..! <3 Em

    http://theskinnybyemily.blogspot.com

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  42. What is the name of the wall color in your office. So nice and warm.

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  43. Hello Tiffany! Where did you purchase the piece of glass from that is on your desk?

    Thanks!

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  44. Love your style, The Prada print is very glamorous!

    -Erin

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  45. what are the dimensions of the Prada frame? Also what was the cost? I see several on Etsy but they are so expensive!! wow please let me know I want to get the same one so it looks good in my room!! thanks!!!!

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  46. You seriously have the best taste! I love the way you decor your home.
    -Amber

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  47. Love everything about this! Thanks for sharing!

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  48. Can I please ask where the frame on the easel is from, I've searched 'floating frame' and can't find it anywhere, can you please also let me know the size?
    Thanks so much :)

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  49. Can you let me know the brand and cost of your ghost chair? I am in the market for one and would like your help! Also, where did you get the sheepskin? Thanks! :)

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  50. Its beautiful! It really looks professional

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  51. Are they the original knobs for the desk? Please and Thanks!

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  52. I've been to Marfa, TX and saw that Prada art installation! It's in the middle of nowhere.

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  60. Where did you get the fur draped over the chair? I've been searching high and low to no avail!

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