Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Office: Stage One

Office Stage 1
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Office Stage 1
{J. Crew top and necklace and Michael Kors watch}

My home is a constant work in progress (but whose isn't?). When my boyfriend and I moved in he told me that I could do anything I wanted--which was exciting and daunting at the same time. Since we live in a charming little cottage I decided this is the time I could really decorate with all my favorite vintage and feminine details. Our next home will be a mix of both our styles and more modern, but for now I love living out my girlie side.

Our office has been a challenge to decorate (inspiration here). It's the only room with a big closet. So, it's also our dressing room. It's filled with eclectic pieces all trying to work together. But I have finally reached stage one. I can't wait to share more as I work my way to the final stage!

A few links: {Heather Williams Print}, {Margo Tenenbaum paper doll print}, {Breakfast at Tiffany's sleeping mask}, {Haus Interiors small checkered tray}, {Glitter Mustache Matchbooks found via Matchbook Tumblr}

Update: I will not be posting this Friday because I will be participating  in For Japan with Love with Utterly Engaged this Friday 3/18 for a day of silence. My heart goes out to Japan and everyone connected to this tragedy. Please, join me this Friday and help donate.

81 comments:

Antonia at Swedish Love Affair said...

what a nice office! very inspiring<3

Marie said...

Your office looks beautiful..

www.fashionofmysoul.blogspot.com

bee said...

So cute Taylor!! Love the Frenchie calendar...
BEE

Gabriella said...

Absolutely love it! And how fun, that you decorate this home in a romantic and girly way!

Amber said...

Omg I love!! How funny I was just watching th royal tennubaums! And I'm sure I'll watch Breakfast at tifanny's this week too. I love all the details it looks fabulous!


You are lucky to have free range to do whatever, I only have my girly room, which I recently posted my newly installed shoe closet: http://www.ambersnotebook.com/2011/03/girly-room-shoe-closet-reveal.html


Every girl needs her own creative space!!

Nicole Lisa said...

This looks great!
I love the feminine details, and even if you do move at some point don't lose that entirely.
<3 Nicole Lisa
http://www.blushcode.com/

KcomeKarolina said...

looks FAB!!!






xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/
(there's a NEW give-away)

CUP OF COUPLE said...

wow.... lovely place!! :)

G

Rene Braun said...

Pretty apartment! Such a great atmosphere!

WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

Kisses!

the style crusader said...

I always love seeing little glimpses into your home. It is so beautiful. Love the Audrey Hepburn inspired mask and the little mustaches on your matches! xx

Andrea said...

That looks really cool! :)

Anonymous said...

Taylor, I follow many bloggers and I've been a fan of yours for a while now. But I've noticed that while almost every single one of my fav bloggers have at least mentioned the tragedy occurring in Japan, you have not. Not even on twitter. And the silence is deafening and certainly disappointing. I hope you realize how much online influence you have, and that sometimes it should be used for a greater good.

Ms.Fashionista said...

Love the fab glitzy feel- especially the sleep mask and sparkly shirt!

www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

xxx

cait said...

Absolutely lovely - your office looks completely functional, yet so chic at the same time. And that J. Crew sweater is PERFECT! What season was it from?

Renée said...

Your room looks amazing!

BASIIK said...

Love your office. Definitely inspiring, thanks for sharing (:

http://basiikblog.blogspot.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Love these shots!! i wish I could design a room like you, haha...so amazing :D
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR said...

Looks so cozy & inspiring at the same time, can't wait to see what other little details you come up with :)

XoXo-Kelli K
http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

Jen S. said...

Hi Taylor, your office looks great!

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

The Fancy Teacup said...

I love how eclectic the room looks, the mixture of vintage and feminine is so pretty! Especially adore the prints! Can't wait to see the rest of the cottage :)

www.TheFancyTeacup.com
much love.

Steffy's Pro's and Con's said...

it is so cute! i love the mixture of really girl things vs cutesy things. i realllly love those matches w the moustache on them, they are so silly!

<3 steffy
steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Absolutely love this, it's so vintage, pretty, & cottage, which is my beloved aesthetic. I love the warmth and the cozy vibe. And you look gorgeous in the last picture too, thanks for sharing your office pics -totally inspiring. xx veronika

Sammy said...

Truly inspiring :)

Sam

Kate {domestikatedlife} said...

I love all the little details, the cute tray, the margot tenenbaum print - it's so girly and fun!

Jamie said...

You're doing a great job! It's super important to be inspired in the place you sit and work. Loving the art work!

http://www.glamlatte.com

Julia said...

you have a great taste in fashion, in design...I really like that of your blog, you know about so different things: home, fashion, food...
Love ypur blog :)
xoxo

trang said...

is domino still published? That was my favorite home/decorating inspiration mag and I was so sad when it was discontinued along with shop etc.

Emily said...

Love it! Especially the mustache matchboxes!! Such a cute and functional room...my boyfriend and I are about to move into our first place together, and it's totally daunting! I don't want it too girly for his sake, but I also don't want to feel like I'm living in a bachelor pad! You did a great job!
xo Emily
BELLISHMENT

2Anchor said...

Cute and cozy. Your office has to be some place you enjoy and feel comfortable, or else you'll never want to go in!!! Love it!

http://2anchor.blogspot.com

Taylor Sterling said...

@Anonymous I have mentioned it on Twitte-- but it has all been on my Glitter Guide page. I don't usually respond to comments like this, but I wanted to make sure I addressed it. I guess I should have had some come from here too. I would never be silent on purpose. I definitely will say something.

Linley said...

what a lovely room to work in - it's perfect!!

Tara Y. said...

Beautiful office, Taylor. Definitely an inspiration for what I'd love to do for mine in the future! Love your blog.

http://almostalamode.wordpress.com/

Miranda said...

such a lovely and relaxing space!

~Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

Mary said...

I love all the girly feminine details!!

Mary xo

Susan Webster Adams said...

I love the candle;) Voluspa is a great line.

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks everyone! Still have a lot to do to it!

@trang no Domino is no longer around. I just have a bunch of saved copies that I treasure!

Kristyn Burtt said...

That blue shirt looks stunning on you.
KB
www.redcarpetcloset.tv

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

that paperdoll print is just tooo cute and clever!!

Kinsey Michaels said...

what a gorgeous and inspiring office space! love it!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that you use a sleeping mask. So fun!

Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous and well thought out room. Will be participating with the blog day of silence. Every little bit counts.

Natalie Brooke said...

Love your office, it's so inspiring!! I think I'll have to change mine up now a bit. :)

Keep smiling!

joelle van dyne said...

that room is so inspiring!! i don't think i'd get any work done there, as i'd be constantly looking around, admiring what a nice room it is. the framed paper doll set is such a fun touch, and i love the silver pencil holder.. so many pretty details.

Ambyr said...

Loving the little touches of artwork. The mustasche matches are cute too! good work!

http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

MissNeira said...

You are gorgeous! I love that drawing, so pretty and such a great piece to have around the house for inspiration!

xoxo
Miss Neira

Nicole Marie said...

i want to live in your office!

Trou, .bleuebird said...

Your office is lovely! And the ink drawing is gorgeous.

Taylor said...

Thanks!

@nicole- come and set up an air mattress. LOL :)

brunchatthebeach said...

Taylor! I LOVE your office--especially that "neverending to do list". haha i need that!

And you are so smart for saving those old copies of Domino. :( I wish I had that kind of insight back then!!

-Jane @ Brunch at the Beach

Jaclyn said...

Your office is so cute. I love the little corners of inspiration, like your photos and tray of perfume. When I moved into my place I think decorating my desk was one of the best parts.

Ms_SyllyBee said...

your office is looking fantastic. isn't everything always a work in progress? haha

i'm especially loving the french bulldog desk calendar. where on earth did you find such cuteness?

xo
i wander, i wonder

Priscilla Francine Makeup said...

I think "a work in progress" is always much more fun, than you never have to finalize it...I continue to redecorate my mantel, sometimes weekly even!

I love the GG in the back.

Taylor said...

Thanks ladies. So true Priscilla.

@Ms_SyllyBee I bought it from Paper Source last December. :)

Rachella said...

so cute x

Liza said...

This is amazing!! I want your office.

xL

MG said...

Can't wait until i have a bigger space to decorate. I love what you've done with the office.

Emily said...

Hey Taylor!
I've been following your stylish blog every since you ordered my turquoise mustache matchboxes!!! LOVE the way they look in your workspace, and totally honored to see them on here! Your blog is totally intersting and fun, I have it on my "to-do" list to try that banana, pear and spinach shake!
Emily
http://www.cosmicjanetangibles.com/
http://emilychaffin.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

ps-
I hope it's okay, I'm going to mention your blog post on my blog... so proud my matches have such a stylish and sophisticated home!
Emily

Taylor said...

@Emily-- ooh thank you!! I saw them on Matchbook Mag's Tumblr and had to have them-as you may know I love anything that sparkles and I am into mustaches--so it was perfect! I hope you sold some today. Someone tweeted they bought some! I'm heading to your blog now! Thanks! PS, Try that smoothie! SO good.

Josie said...

What a fun, pretty space! So inspiring and beautiful.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I did!!! Thank you so much for sending some business my way!!!
From one glitter lover to another!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

haha! that never ending to-do list notepad has my name all over it.

love your girly office accouterments!

mandyface said...

Beautiful!! Srsly!

Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Lovely! xx

Heidi said...

I love decorating. If only I had the money to continue the decorating! haha :)

Taylor Sterling said...

@Heidi trust me I feel you most of the time. It gets expensive, but there are ways to save.

Jess said...

Cute dog calender and I love the paper doll print.

treatursweet said...

Wow! Your hair looks fabulous... Of course I love the office. Coming together very nicely. Those little match boxes, super cute...

S. said...

looks really good!

La boîte à bijoux de pauline c. said...

Very nice!

The Bohemienne said...

What a pretty office! I love how feminine it is without being saccharine.

http://thebohemienne.wordpress.com/

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks everyone! I love my new details and can't wait to keep working on the rest of my place! too fun!

Francesca said...

Your office looks amazing! I am so jealous..

Prim and Pimp said...

love that dress and the match box...u have some really cool stuff

xoxo
P&P

valerie said...

aw i love your little puppy calendar!

meghan said...

This is literally and without a doubt my favorite post you've ever done. I LOVE LOVE LOVE everything in this room and how random it all is but how PERFECTLY it all goes together. I LOVE the matchbook, the tray, and the silver vase. I want everything!! Please post more random stuff posts like this! I think they're fantastic!!

Gabri est là said...

What a nice spot filled with beautiful things! Loving your blog! I'll keep on diggin'!
Kisses from http://cinnamonspicedart.blogspot.com/

Taylor Sterling said...

Thank you so much everyone.

@meghan I will make sure to post more! :) Thanks!

M said...

So envious! I wish I had an office like this. Alas, I am one to have a desk that looks like a tornado riped through it.

M - Even Artichokes Have Hearts ♥

Tea Joeli said...

Great blog and pics:)
www.thebrunetteworld.com
xxx

The Doctor's Closet said...

i love it! everything is perfect!!

esp your perfume tray!

Monika

kelsey said...

what a beautiful space, t!

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