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Where I work...

Monday, July 21, 2014

The space I call my 'office' has changed so much over the years. I worked on a coffee table at my parents for a while before they gave up and made me a little tiny room out of a corner in their home. I moved into my own home a while later where I worked out of the dining room while my dad built me an incredible craft room in the basement. Flooding and low light forced me into the spare bedroom of that home, where I stayed for a while. Finally, I changed rooms again in that home one last time before moving out and getting an adorable apartment of my own. I don't have a spare bedroom in this apartment so I decided to make the best of my space and set up camp in the back corner of my living room since I didn't really need the space anyway.
I'm really liking this space. I'm sure it will continue to evolve as time goes on but for now it's perfect. This is one of the first times I'm working from an open area as opposed to being in a room where I'm kind of cut off from the rest of the home, I like this a lot.
xoxo

Source list:
Paranoid pennant, palmistry poster, astronomy poster, phrenology poster, moon calendar, muscular system poster, globe mirrors, stay home pennant, patches, be optimistic patch, girl holding tooth print, desk

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  1. Where did you get your bunny (mouse?) pushpins? They're adorable!

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    1. I'm not 100% sure where they're from, someone sent me them in the mail.

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  2. i like how it looks :)
    i feel more comfortable working in open areas like that, too...

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  3. Oh. My. God. This is my dream workspace, lovely!

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  4. What a cute little space! I need to make a desk for my computer but I have no creative juices lately!

    http://www.banjoandscout.com

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  5. I love how your desk space seems to bring together everything that is quintessentially you.

    But it also makes me realize that I need to clean mine...

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    1. Haha, oh don't be fooled, my desk is rarely this clean! :P

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  6. Pictures are amazing! Your space is so creative!

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  7. Thank you so much for sharing! I love to see what my favorite creatives turn to when in need of a little inspiration. Your space is perfection-I'm particularly in love with all of your posters and patches :) xx

    The What's In Between

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  8. This is such a lovely work space, so colourful and inspiring ^_^ It must be a pleasure to work there!

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  9. I think its really cute that both of your monitors have coordinating wallpaper.

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  10. Always love peeking at other's workspaces and offices! This is such a cool area you've made for yourself. :)

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  11. That calendar is totally to die for! Where did you get it? Also the space is nice, I'm a little jealous because I'm currently working out of my parents living room/garage port (depending not he project).
    Deanna | Curly Top

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    1. Deanna, the calender is linked in the post. :)

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  12. Looks great Kaylah! May I ask where you found that teal blue shelf thing to the right of your desk? I've been looking for one like that for ages. The closest thing I've found was at Walmart and it was way too much money (like, $100USD, yuck). I'm gonna keep my boyfriend on the lookout when he's thrifting and antiquing, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask.

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    1. It's from Ikea! I think it was like $60? I don't quite recall, but it was definitely worth it. It's super cute, and comes in a few other colors.

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  13. Oh good lord, I can't wait to have a corner to work in! I'm currently in the working-from-the-sofa stage, but we're moving in two months and I'm going to have my own little 'office' from which to blog and do all of my creative things. I. CAN'T. WAIT. Anyway, I always get so much inspiration from your decor and posts, so thank you! :)

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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    1. Thank you, Candy! Good luck with your move. :)

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  14. Looks fantastic!! is very you. I wish to have my own workroom, but now I am sharing an apartment with another person and is not big.. at least i will buy a table, i need something for the laptop and design tools.

    xo

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  15. I love this so much! I'd get so much done in a space like this :)

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  16. I love that you've gone through a bunch of spaces and have always made sure you had a dedicated spot to work. I love how colourful this corner is! :) x

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  17. I love seeing how your workspace has changed over the years! This one looks great and I can imagine how nice it is to be out in the open like that.

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    1. I know, isn't it so much fun to see? I'm so glad I've kept photos and made posts about it so I can see how much it's changed. That's one of my favorite things about blogging.

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  18. Love it! I always love looking at what is on your bulletin board. So much neat stuff!
    Jordyn
    Pretty Lovely

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  19. This looks great! May I ask where you got the bunting with the cat and the mushrooms?

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    1. Thanks! I made the bunting from an old book I found at the thrift store.

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  20. I really enjoy your "where I work" and house tour posts! I think your decor is really quirky and interesting and cool, which inspires me to decorate my own space with not so "traditional" things. Plus your space is really organized, which is always a bonus ;)

    http://itsjpei.wordpress.com/

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  21. your workspace is so inspiring! i love how personal all your posters and knick knacks are. your style is so lovely.
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    staygoldrebecca.com

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  22. Really love this! It's just the inspiration I needed, too. Revamping my work space in about a week!

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  23. I love this post! Your work space looks so awesome and your stationery collection seems enviable. :)

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  24. Love this! This is actually inspiring and motivating me to work on mine. Eeep!

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  25. So beautiful and inspiring!! X

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  26. You're really amazing. I wish I can just work from home just like you.

    http://kintsugioflife.blogspot.com

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  27. Is that an Apple TV or monitor in your first work space?? Adorable! I loved seeing how the style of your space has evolved over time.

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  28. Love love love seeing other peoples desks and work spaces, can't wait to make my own, like you were I'm pretty much in my parents' lounge room haha. :)

    http://lacemountains.blogspot.com/

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  29. I am so jealous of your cute work nook! I have just moved house and am starting to set up my spare room as an office <3

    Lucy x

    oliveandzipper.blogspot.com.au

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  30. I love it! I'm still working on my workspace at our new apartment, but it's shaping up nicely. I particularly love the little shelves/white storage you have to the right of your desk... I need to get some of those!

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  31. I love how you just went with the flow and did what you could with the space you had! Your workspace is adorable! I love all the artwork and little decor pieces!

    haleyyyp.blogspot.com

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  32. I love how quirky this is, you have some really interesting and cute pieces in this collection! I especially love that wall calendar. And it sounds like you have done quite some moving around with your office...but this little space looks lovely!
    xxx
    http://tasxxx.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. What a perfectly organised and personalised space!

    franleanne.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  34. woooooooooooooooow you're so organized!! I would love be like that ahahah, every time I order It is a matter of time to get everything back to disordered :c ahahahah

    your place look awesome! what do you do for a living?

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