I realized it had been a while since I photographed the progress of my office/dressing room so I thought I would share a little sneak peak. I must say I have completely slacked off at making it a functional room I actually want to be in. I hate sitting at a desk and tend to do most of my computer work on our living room sofa. This room has really been more useful as a dressing room. I've even considered turning my desk into a dressing table so I don't have to do my hair and makeup awkwardly infront of my credenza. As soon as it feels a little more put together, I promise to share photos. You may even see a Style at Home feature from me on Glitter Guide one of these days. 


I do apologize, 'cause I've got office on the brain. James and I are three weeks away from moving in and I feel completely unready. There is so much I want to accomplish before he moves in, like clean out the garage, sell things on craigslist, re-paint certain rooms, buy furniture for my office/dressing room, buy matching hangers {hey, if my clothes are going to be out on display, they better look good}. Most people get to move somewhere new together, but since James is moving in with me, I wanted it to still feel new to us. 
The past month has been insanely busy, which means house stuff has not been on the top of my priority list. Ah well, at least I am busy doing things that make me insanely happy {ie. blogging, workin' on branding projects, photoshoots and glitter guide}. Since I've been so hard at work, and I am getting ready to have my very own office, I've been on the hunt for chic office furniture that doesn't cost a zillion dollars. Well guess what? I think I found some, and it's all under $300... 
One. Vika Amon Desk $99.99 + Ripple Office Chair $299
Two. Industrial Steel Chair $129 + Pratt Desk $224.99
Three. Besta Burs Desk $249 + Macau Armchair $279
Four. Eames Chair $229 + Sawhorse Desk $249.99
Five. Go-Cart Desk $149 + Louis Chair $299


Well now, somehow it is May already which means the boy is moving in in less than a month! My adorable roomie is still living with me so I can't actually start making changes to my new office/dressing room until next month. But, I have a few ideas- here is my inspiration}. I will be using some pieces I already own mixed with some new pieces and some practical pieces {it does have to be functional after all}. So far there is a lot of white, which will be nice to highlight some more colorful accessories and textiles. Especially since a lot of my clothing will have to be out on rolling racks. I also plan on making an inspiration board to hang magazine clippings, graphics and whatever else is making me smile, so that is sure to add color...
1. Zig Zag Rug $69
Remember this beauty I blogged about last week? Well it already arrived and I am madly in love.
This pendant is whimsical and fun and lets face it, the price is right.
3. Parsons Desk $299
I already own this desk and I love it. I will be moving it from it's current home in the kitchen.
4. Kassett Box $5.99 for 2
I love the idea of getting a bunch of these to hide papers and accessories. They also fit perfectly in #6.
I have a few of these chairs with arms around my dinning table, so the armless version would fit right in. I might throw a sheepskin on top to make it extra comfy for long hours in front of the computer.
I might have to get two of these to store books, shoes and whatever trinkets I want to display.
This is not my ideal, but I already have something very similar in my garage. We want to be able to have guests come and stay, so this little pull out couch will be just the thing.
This lamp comes in so many fun colors. The room is looking a little too white on white so a pop of color like this is very needed.
I collect vintage matchbooks because I am constantly inspired by the colors and graphics. I just purchased a few without the matches inside to hang on my wall.
This chair reminds me of my high school days, but a tad more grown up in cognac leather.


I've got some exciting news...this June the boyfriend is officially moving in! I couldn't be happier to share my beautiful home with him, but it's going to take a little getting used to for these reasons...

1. He is not quite as tidy as I am 
2. Sometimes our taste REALLY differs 
3. I have to make the house I have lived for five years a bit more guy friendly

In some ways I am thrilled to rethink my style and rearrange. You get stuck sometimes, in a certain "look" and change just doesn't occur to you or seems daunting. I am excited to have an excuse to get rid of some things. I am pretty sure I have drawers filled stuff that hasn't moved in five years. On the other hand, it is the end of an era. I have never lived with a guy before.

We have plans to paint a few rooms, change out some furnishings and combine our artwork. I do look forward to making it "ours." The best part {other than living with my love} is that I get to turn the extra bedroom into my office/dressing room. Yeah, pinch me. Having a designated place to work and get ready in the morning will mean so much to me. All kinds of ideas are spinning though my head. Here is what the room looks like now...

My design inspiration...

melanie acevedo/decor8/rue

I'll make sure to update you with photos as things start to change around here. I am warning you I might go a little office pinning crazy the next few weeks.