Colorful New Office Space

[My new office area during a momentary lapse of cleanliness.]

One of my favorite parts of our new apartment is that there are two bedrooms, so not only do I have one bedroom for me to dump all of my stuff, now I have two! This weekend, I tidied up my area and hung up my bulletin board and new wall file. I purchased them a few months ago from The Container Store. They are both part of the Brocade collection and definitely pretty up my space!

[This kitty cat on wood is from the wonderful Night Owl Paper Goods.]

Once upon a time, I didn't even have a desk area and would set my dingy computer on my lap sitting on my bed. At the time I was also taking design classes, so I had to use the computers at the lab because I couldn't afford Adobe Creative Suite, and on top of that I didn't own a scanner or printer. My art supplies stayed in my backpack, and any reading I had was just scattered around me. Having all this room, I feel so grown up...despite the fact that I have a poodle lamp and still post up images of kitty cats. 

I love having this as my space. The other half is the boy's space--there's a framed and autographed photo of Levar Burton, a molecular structure model set, an empty beer bottle, and a gigantic filing cabinet.

 [You thought I was joking about Levar Burton, didn't you?]

That's right. I married a Troy.

How about you, do you have your own space you love at home? Any Levar Burton fans out there?


BigAppleNosh said...

Wow, I love your office space!!! So cute! :) Mine is just my laptop on my lap =oT

Katie said...

I love your office space! I think you can be perfectly grown up with a poodle lamp if it's blue and cute like yours. I also think I have the same magazine files--are they from ikea?

Oh, and I love that phrase you used: "a momentary lapse of cleanliness." That sounds just like our space.

Maya said...

Beautiful office! And I love the photo of LeVar-- I'm also a fan :)

More Than Rubies said...

I love the wreath on the back of your chair! So pretty!

Kat said...

This is such a pretty space! It's got loads of personality. - Kat


honey my heart said...

your office is so beautiful and bright! i need to work on more lapses of cleanliness in my office/dining room ;)

ps the community clip is too funny.

daneastside said...

your office is so organized and clean, i will live vicariously through your clean office photos lol...

miss.t said...

looks great, mo!! i love the container store. :D

Mo said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments. I had to document this because there will crap all over it by tomorrow. :)

@Katie: Yes! IKEA is great, isn't it? I just recently got all of these red magazine holders with flowers, it's a very pretty pattern.

Alycia said...

So... could you come rearrange our office? It is a hot mess and your office just looks so dreamy :o)

Jess said...

Oh my gosh! Levar Burton? No way! I admit, I LOVED him on Reading Rainbow!

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