office

How to: Style a Cubicle

Decorating a small office space on a budget is very possible! Here's my inspiration...

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I think is super important to make your workspace into an area you enjoy. Whether you work from home in the corner of your living room, or you're stuck in a small 4x4 cubicle in a public office... you can still make your space your own!

Im currently working in a shared office space. I knew that I wanted to personalize my area but I thought keeping things in a neutral color scheme would work better in our shared space. I picked through the aisles of Marshalls, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, and of course Target and found just about everything on my list! 

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My list was separated into 4 categories: 

1. Organize

One of my biggest pet peeves is clutter on my desk! I found these cute gold patterned folders at Target to put away all of my important documents. 

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This modern pen holder, also from Target, makes collecting cute pens even more fun and keeps my desk pretty clear.

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I couldn't pass up this lucite and gold pair. It makes stapling and taping much more fun if you ask me. I grabbed these from Marshalls for under $10! 

 

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2. Power up

Working in a shared office space calls for some serious focus. I brought my gold Beats By Dre headphones to work to help tune out any distractions from my workload. 

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I was gifted this adorable coffee mug from an office buddy and I make sure to fill it with enough caffeine to keep me up throughout the day.

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3. Lighten up

One man's trash is another man's treasure! After searching for an affordable desk lamp to no avail, a coworker was giving away this vintage desk lamp and I gladly took it off of their hands! The touch of gold and green add to my neutral color scheme and its even better because it was free.99 

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4. Check in

Lastly, This small little mirror is here so that I can check in with myself throughout the day. It may seem a little vain, but I tend to glance at myself often to check for any leftover lunch on my face, or crazy fly away hairs. I grabbed this from the bathroom section at Target!

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This bulletin board wasn't on my original list but once I added a few inspirational quotes up there with my important work notes, it became one of my favorite additions to the space! 

 

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this small office tour and were also inspired to create an inviting work space of your own! Let me know how you like to add personality to you desk! 

Until next time,

Lisa

Splurge vs Steal

Okay guys, we're one month into 2016...how are you doing? Are you staying on track? One thing that has kept me focused in the new year is my 2016 planner! I mentioned how important it was to start the year off with a great planner in my

2016 Glam Guide

. In that post I raved about my

 Kate spade planner! 

Now, don't get me wrong... I LOVE it, but I recently walked through the Target office aisle and noticed a very similar one for under 10 bucks! I've decided to compare and do a splurge vs spend for you guys!

The entire top row is Kate Spade, and the bottom row are all from target! Check out the links to each one below.

Kate Spade black stripe

Target purple pineapple

Now, the Kate Spade agendas and journals aren't going to break your bank or anything, and like I said, I absolutely LOVE my planner (I have the black and white stripe), but I'm also loving that fact that Target has very similar cute ones all for under $10! That's such a great steal. 

P.S. this is the inside of the Kate Spade planner I have. The layout of this thing is awesome! I definitely think its worth a few more dollars if you're a Kate Spade fan like I am.  

I also picked up these

GLAM gold pens

 & adorable

To-Do pad

!

If you happen to grab one of the Target journals, let me know how you like it!

-Lisa

From "Stale to Serene" office makeover

Its so exciting when you finally get that corner office all to yourself!...but in this case, my client was given a corner office, in a basement, with half of a window and drab furnishings. We needed a major makeover in this space and surprisingly it didn't take much effort!

This empty office was cold and stale. My client was given typical office furniture out of the storage closet and horrible wall art. She desired a warm inviting space that was a getaway from her highly stressful job.

Fortunately, the existing accent wall wasn't such a terrible color and she had a few unused pieces from her home office that we could incorporate.

A few of her must haves for her space were: organization, interesting art, and a functional layout. We started by creating a layout that made her office feel larger and could hold up to two more guest if needed.

Kirkland's had our interesting art. My client fell in LOVE with these African ladies she affectionately named "Sasha & Malia". Their warm pallet went very well with the accent wall and set the tone for the rest of the space.

As far as organization goes we wanted to keep it functional yet decorative. The framed bulletin board makes her reminders look a little prettier and the woven baskets beautifully hold important files and documents.

We added a floor lamp with a warm light to keep the space calm and serene so that she could tackle those morning emails in peace.

Filling desktops and bookshelves with interesting nick knacks and personal photos always makes an office feel a little cozier.

My client is thoroughly enjoying her new office! Lets just hope she can get a little work done :)

-Lisa