Happy 1st Monday of the Year!

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My Monday didn’t get off to a great start. However I was determined to not let that ruin my day and I feel great now. Sometimes you just have to change your mindset….

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Nothing says motivation like a well designed work space…

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I like the use of this space. Not sure of the room’s square footage but you can take a page out of their book if you have a narrow area of a home and need a functional home office…

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When you have sloped ceilings, you can still have a space that can be used simply by pulling furniture away from walls. Please get out of the mentality that every piece has to have a back against a wall. You will see how much better the room feels when you create conversation areas and position furniture in different ways.

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How are you feeling this Monday?


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Pretty office supplies from Effie’s Paper

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I don’t even remember how I stumbled on her site but I believe it may have been something I read in a magazine. Enter Effie’s Paper…

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You’re bound to find some beautiful stationary, Scandal quoted pencils and more on Effie’s Paper. I even used some other pencils in this black and gold design before. No this isn’t a sponsored post I just think her product selection is fun to jazz up any boring desk supplies.

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Interior designer’s home tour on Apartment Therapy

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I haven’t posted on an Apt Therapy home tour in a while but I like a lot of the elements in the home ofΒ  Janel Holiday. First, the chairs from West Elm in the outdoor space adds punches of color to an otherwise neutral setting.

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The wallpaper and chrome sphere is bold and fun….

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I love the display of jewelry. I too like having them out in the open to admire. This is done so beautifully by layering heights and adding personal touches like photos and flowers. See more bauble storage ideas here.

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I also like the glitzy flush mount light and tailored window shades. Similar Moroccan trellis rugs can be found here.

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Containing daily products on trays eliminates the clutter factor. Using toilet top styling helps add some useful surface space. See more of the home here.

My hunt for a white desk….

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I planned on finding a nice white lacquered top sawhorse desk from Ikea yesterday when I go to Chicago to visit a friend for the day. My trip also doubled as work as I will had an eye out for aqua, mint, turquoise, coral & peach decor for an virtual design client. We hit up Z Gallerie as well. The good people over there replied to an instagram pic of mine to let me know they are in the Chicago area. Now if only they bring one to Milwaukee.

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