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a small office update...

Monday, August 19, 2013

I'm still working on getting my new office sorted out. It's (very) slowly but surely coming along. I'm tackling it area by area. First my closet, then my book/oddities shelf and now this wall. I saved the hutch off my old desk because I figured it might make a neat little shelf to keep some of my knick knacks on since I planned on getting a much smaller desk. Turns out it's not only sturdy, it looks perfect!
The mirror is what really does it for me! I'm really bad at hanging things on the wall, I just hate to commit. But the second I saw this mirror at Ikea I knew it was perfect for that space. It really opens the room up and since it's opposite the windows in the room it reflects the light wonderfully.

Next up is my desk area! It took forever to find the perfect desk for this room. I had a hard time finding something simple enough. I wanted something that looked lighter and neater than my previous one. I feel like waiting to get a desk really delayed the progress in this room but I'm happy I waited. I think the one I ordered will be perfect. I can't wait to for it to get here and get it set up!

Sources:
tooth planters by Hello Sweetie
tooth candle was a gift.
jackalope jewelry holder from Modcloth.
mirror, striped box & plant house from Ikea.
vase & fly are vintage.

xoxo

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31 thoughts

  1. This is just beautiful! The great big vase of flowers and the hutch are so lovely :)

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  2. I love the teeth pots and especially your little bag collection! They're gorgeous, every single one of them!

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  3. Love the little tooth planters - so quirky and cool :)

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  4. Everything is so beautiful at your place <3

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  5. Wow! Your office is gorgeous. You have all the perfect trinkets to make it a really cool space. Love!

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

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  6. looks very neat and organized so far!

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  7. I LOVE the way you decorate!! So cute!! xo

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  8. haha I've looked through the 2014 Ikea Catalog so many times now that the instant I saw the little house I let myself know that it was from Ikea lol.

    Your office is looking great! Can't wait to see the next chapter! :)

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  9. I never thought I'd say this but: I LOVE the fly! What a cool decoration to add to the place!

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  10. Those tooth planters are AMAZING! I'm so glad you posted your source for those. And I love all your little plants. Greenery is so relaxing, isn't it?

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  11. updates make feel inspiring and refresh. i liked everything.. looks so sweet.

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  12. It's looking amazing Kaylah, such an original space :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  13. which ikea mirror is this? the room is coming along beautifully.

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    1. I quickly looked online and couldn't find it but it was $50 if that helps identify which one it is. Haha. :P

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  14. Ahh just seen your post I literally just posted my collection of cactus over on my blog too! i love your tooth planters I've just got all mine in my terrarium at the moment because for some stupid reason the cat likes to eat them!

    cowbiscuits

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  15. Looking good! Mirrors are always such a good stand-by. They really do make rooms so much bigger and brighter!

    Also, all your planters are adorable! Those teeth are great!

    http://cuddlyasacactus.wordpress.com/

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  16. You have the coolest office! So much inspiration in it!

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  17. The tooth planters filled with cacti are adorable!! And, maybe it's because I'm from Texas, but Jackalopes are one of my favorite animals. :)
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

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  18. I have that Animal Skulls book! Oh and I love those tooth planters :)

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  19. Looks like a wonderfully inspiring space to work. I'd love a space like that all of my own. Enjoy your office and your lovely new mirror!

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  20. forever jealous of your camera bag collection!!!

    --Leeds
    at this volume

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  21. Looks lovely and so homely with all the plants. I can't wait to see the desk!

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  22. LOVE your teeth planters! I really need to get some greenery in my office x
    http://www.tigerlillyquinn.com

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  23. I love your house pictures. Always inspired me to do something cooler with mine. You do have such very nice things.

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  24. Those tooth planters are super cute!

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  25. This space is divine! I loooove the tooth planters, I think I'll have to get some for my own home.

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  26. your office space is very adorable, maybe not a 100% my style, but at the same time you have things i want XD

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  27. I love the little plant house. I have mine sitting on the end of my desk by my window! It's so cute. Love the plant assortment!

    -Chrissy of Crashbeauty.com

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