In past posts (here, here, and here) you have seen snippets of items found in my office space. However, since I am a perfectionist and I believe my work is never done (especially when it comes to decorating), I have never shown you full pictures of my little work corner (or any other rooms in our apartment for that matter). After months of working on some DIY projects (perfectionist and procrastinator are a deadly combination!) to spruce up my desk, I decided it was time to share. It’s much more cluttered than I prefer. But when you live in NYC and you’re creative, well, this glitter covered, paper overflowing, craft scissor abounding circus is what you are going to get….that or I’m just in denial of being a hoarder, in which case I will continue using NYC as my cover-up! Hope you enjoy the pictures (see the details of each item below the very last picture) and maybe even get some ideas for you own creative space design!
Desks: Walmart, Magazine storage, pen/pencil/marker containers & paper rack: Ikea, Storage boxes: Ikea (sprayed painted gold by me), Sewing machine: a present from my parents, Stool: Ikea via Craig’s List, Gold dino, ribbon garland, business card holder & pink ruffle covered lampshade: DIY, Framed picture: via my brother, Parisian notecards: TJ Maxx, Frenchie Calendar: a gift from my mother-in-law
P.S. Come back on Thursday for a tutorial on how to make your own business card holder similar to the one on my desk!
I know I’m not alone in saying this, but Pinterest has some how managed to take over my whole life. Whether I need inspiration for wedding details, new outfit ideas, or a recipe for a yummy dish, I somehow I always end up on Pinterest.
Here’s some current inspiration I’ve been pinning-
Pictures taken from- 1) Party Balloons, 2) DIY Fashion, 3) Wedding Flowers, 4) Kiwi Mojitos, 5) Wedding Inspiration, 6) DIY Decor, 7) Champagne Cupcakes, 8) Paris Outfit, 9) Summer Inspiration, 10) Amaretto Soaked Cherries, 11) Beachy Inspiration, 12) Fav Color Combo, 13) Edible Glitter, 14) DIY Magnet Board, 15) The quote getting me through this crazy time
And don’t forget to follow me- http://pinterest.com/runwaychef/
My wallet and I are currently enaged in a fierce battle due to all the beautiful spring clothing options that I would love to buy. As I previously mentioned I am obsessing over the vast variety of colors available, between all the soft pastels and the bold brights. Some other things I’m loving right now include-crochet, flowing material, sequins, peplum style clothing, neon, bold designs and classics with a twist. It wasn’t easy to narrow down my mile long wish list to just the 10 items below, but if you need more inspiration be sure to check out H&M, Zara, Forever 21, Top Shop, BCBG, Nasty Girl, and the Gap.
Asymmetrical Maxi Dress
Beaded Top with Scalloped Edge
Structured Peplum Mini Dress
*All images were taken from the company’s website.
I don’t know about all of you but I am absolutely dying over the fun bold colors and the soft and pretty pastels that are popping up for spring! Here are some things I’m currently crushing on in the accessories department-
A beautiful wedge
Simple but bold flats
A shoe with some edgy metal details
Pretty and polished nails
A pop of color for your neck
Don’t forget to finish off your look with a pretty pale pink pout like this White Russian
Stay tuned for (spr)IN(g)SPIRATION in the clothing department!
*Images are taken from each company’s website*