Cottage Tour : Office/Studio


I feel like I should pre-face my office tour with a big ol' disclaimer: It won't look like this (hopefully!) for much longer. One of the first projects I plan to tackle post-honeymoon is rearranging + organizing my office. Right now there are just too many shoes and not enough area to cut fabric and store it. Since Toby came into the picture in February I've realized how impractical 6" platform shoes are. I plan on keeping around a handful of pairs, because the tag line of this blog does include "ugly shoes" afterall haha Mike and I are planning on expanding our online offerings via Etsy and a more legitimate e-commerce site later this Autumn so work and storage space is a must. I'll miss being surrounded by those shoes though!

I also am not sharing to many photos of my closet. It's huge (15"+ wide) but it's still a mess from getting rid of nearly 70 items last week. It also has shoe storage at the bottom of it, too. I'm really proud I was able to part with that much, so I'm trying to keep the trend going. The purses you'll see up top? Totally haphazardly thrown... and it's kind of embarrassing. I'll be cutting those down majorly and getting rid of some via Kaelah's Closet and the rest will be donated or given to friends. I see a lot of things changing for me over the next week or two, but I'm saving that for another blog post!

Anyway! Here's where I spend 8-15 hours every. single. day haha!



Desk + sidecart : Ikea
Chair : Reupholstered yard sale find
Tall cubbies + shelving : Lowes / Target / Walmart
White bookshelves : Walmart
Pink dresser : Restored thrift store find
Mugshot print : Larken on Etsy (via Renegade '11)
Dog breed illustrations : Tiny Confessions on Etsy (via Fab)
Dream Big caravan watercolor : Ella Masters
Gertrude / Taxidermy : yard sale + some paint + a wig

I didn't think about doing a resource list from our living room, but most of it was made/thrifted anyway. If you have any questions about the source of anything else (in this room or otherwise), feel free to ask below :) You can also see past home tours HERE! Happy Wednesday!

38 comments:

  1. I have probably said this in previous comments but I truly love your style. I love how you keep everything so light and colorful at the same time.

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  2. It looks awesome! I love Gertrude :)

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  3. Gertrude looks fab! I love those bookshelves that your shoes are displayed in. Everything looks so bright and organized! Completely opposite of my office...

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  4. Gertrude made me smile! The shelves of shoes really do decorate the room nicely. I'm excited to see which purses you decide to sell - I can't wait :)

    http://whiskeybreakfast.blogspot.com

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  5. I think it looks pretty tidy!

    P.s when you do clean out your shoes, keep the spiked JCs!! They're amaze.

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  6. your shoe collection is amazing!! and i love your light tree :)


    chloe
    www.bythelock.com

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  7. I do love gertrude! I am amazed by your shoe collection! I would love to spend a day trying on stuff in your closet!

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  8. Fun to see your workspace though.

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  9. Gertrude is great! I love how your shoes are on display as part of the decor in the room. I hope you'll show us the room again once you've remodeled!

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  10. Such a cute office space :) And Love Love Love your shoe collection!

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  11. Oh my gosh... So many shoes <3
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  12. Oh my god, the shoes!!!

    I also love Gertrude. I have a bit of a thing for taxidermy!

    Becky
    xx

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  13. It's cool seeing your workspace :3 I love all of the prints/illustrations you have on your walls! And Gertrude is fab.

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  14. Love love love your shoes! If only I had half your collection.

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  15. So much cute stuff. I love the tree with the tiny lights, it makes the space look fresh and cosy at the same time (if that makes sense!)

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  16. lovely :) i don't know why, but i love seeing other peoples' workspace!
    xo, cheyenne

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  17. your office is seriously MY DREAM. I'm so stuck in a shared bedroom though with no desk or workspace or even all my accessories and clothes in ONE room!


    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  18. HAHAHA. Your wig looks lovely on the deer head. oh goodness.
    That is a LOT of shoes.
    +Victoria+

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  19. Omg the wig on the deer head, that is hilarious and so fantastic hahaha LOVE it! What a cute little space with such adorable little details!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  20. I have the same address book, fun!

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  21. Okay, Gertrude is fabulous. End of story.

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  22. Oh lord. SO MANY SHOES! I'm in love!

    -Lindsey

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  23. I totally get why you'd want to downsize on shoes but, man, what a killer collection! I'm definitely going to look into those tall cubbies...

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  24. I wish you had big feet if you're selling those! My size 9s are hard to shop for hehe.
    Looks great.

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  25. You have THE BEST shoe collection ever. I love your office & studio. It looks so pretty.

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  26. That mugshot photo is the coolest thing ever. I love it.
    I have that same Rue21 perfume!

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  27. This is a freakin' awesome office/studio! Also, I got really excited because I have that same notebook, with the blue top, off-white bottom, green spine, and spindly flowers. Heh.

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  28. Your office/studio/ incredible shoe closet is wonderful! It gives me so much inspiration- hopefully my house will be as kitschy-cool as yours is one day :D

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  29. Amazing amount of beautiful shoes and perfume bottles! :)

    Sal x

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  30. I know this is somewhat an odd question but where did you get your plant with the christmas lights? I've been looking everywhere for something similar and can't find one - it probably doesn't help that I don't know what to call them besides light up plants...


    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. It's just a cheap fake ficus i got at walmart + put lights on :)

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  31. Your life makes me so happy. I hope someday I have an awesome space like this. And your shoes are ridiculous. Amazing. haha if you ever want to get rid of any dresses you might have in an xl, (Which I doubt you do lol but ya never know) I am here for you. lol

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  33. Your workspace/studio is nothing but gorgeous. Your sense of style appeared in your workspace setup as well. Keep your space organised and nice.

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB