Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Pretty Little Office

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I'm all about making mood boards when I'm dreaming up a new design project. My blogging/beauty room currently does not have a desk, and I really want to create a cozy place for me to sit and blog or edit my videos. I have put this picture together of pieces that I want to pick up for my new office space. Just looking at it makes me happy!

P.S. The desk is actually a dressing table; if any of you have this one do you mind telling me if it would work well as a desk? Is the height okay for a normal desk chair?

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  1. I am personally not a big fan of the chair but I know that you want it to be "invisible". I really like this collection of things and can't wait until I get to see the final product. =)

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  2. The dressing table is a normal desk height. I just can't sit cross-legged (which drives me nuts!) and pull out the drawer because it's low, but a normal chair should fit no problem!

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    1. ooh I like sitting cross-legged too! If you don't pull out the drawer can you sit cross-legged?

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  3. I'm in love with the Unicorn pencil sharpener, the floral journal, and the floral mug!!

    - Laura (TwinkleTealight)

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  4. bethany mota (macbarbie07 on twitter) has that desk so ask her! :)

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  5. I love everything about this! Especially the candle. :)

    Je M'appelle Molly

    xo Molly

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  6. If you're planning to put this in your dining room, the carpet makes the desk very unsteady. I have it on carpet and it's wobbly whenever I close the drawer and stuff....quite a delicate piece of furniture, but I do love how it looks!

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  7. Love all the pretty items!

    Carina xx
    http://www.carstina.com/

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  8. I have the desk its a nightmare its so small the draw never works and I cant sit cross legged on it dont get it!!!!!

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  9. I had the dressing table as a desk and i felt i was working way to close to my iMAC, and there were not a lot of space for the keyboard and mouse. :)

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  10. I have the dressing table and i find that the height would be okay for a desk, but it is not very deep. The only bad thing about the dressing table is that the drawer does not open all the way, but it can be fixed, I just don't know how:)

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  11. The chair has a nice aesthetic, but will it be comfortable if you're working for extended periods of time? It has no arm rests and I suspect you'd have to put some sort of cushion down on it!

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  12. These things do look kind of nice!

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  13. Very classy elle

    www.glittergossip.com

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  14. I use that dressing table as my makeup/getting ready station. I don't think it's the best choice for a desk. It's too narrow and the height is too awkward to be used as a work space. Good Luck!

    youtube.com/xomurimuri

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  15. This might seem like a silly question, but what is a dressing table? I've never heard of that! http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

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  16. With which program do you make this mood board?

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  17. I use the dressing table as a place to hold me make-up and sometimes I bring my desk chair over but my chair would be to tall that I can't even put my legs under it. Also, sometimes I work there when my desk is a horrible mess and I would have to say that it is WAY to small to be a desk. My laptop can barely fit and I feel like it would fall off. It is amazing as a vanity/dressing table but if you want to use it was a desk try looking for something that is a little taller and maybe a little bigger so you can have room to work. But that is just my opinion! I hope this helped! I love you Elle!
    <3 Sabrina

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  18. I couldn't live without a desk! Although right now it serves as a nail-polish display because I don't have a better place for all of my nail polish! ha! Best of luck to you in rearranging your office/filming room!

    http://sarahxoxo95.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love that mug!

    www.livelovemakeup14.blogspot.com

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  20. I look at online stores all the time dreaming up my dream house/office/bedroom! It's such a quriky kind of habit but I enjoy it so much haha

    www.debrabros.blogspot.com.au

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  21. You will be spending so much time in that chair, my suggestion is to go for one that's actually comfortable/Good for your back and circulation!

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  22. I actually sat on that chair yesterday at IKEA and it was kind of hard and hurt my spine. It might be okay as a vanity chair or something but I agree with a lot of the other comments - I don't think it would be a very comfortable desk chair.

    http://erinkpatrick.blogspot.com

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  23. Looks like a dream office, that desk/dressing table looks like the perfect place to blog

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  24. I love your sense in apartment decor! Looks like a dream office too:)

    moderndaygirlx.wordpress.com

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  25. Looks gorgeous! I love your style, very feminine and modern!

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

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  26. I have the dressing table and I feel like it doesn't have enough room for my stuff, it all feels very cluttered, even when organized. Also, the drawer is made out of a cardboard like material so it will bend if there is something with a bit of weight in it.
    I enjoy reading/watching both of your blogs and youtube videos, keep up the good work Elle!
    Avery

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  27. I must admit we have similar taste in decoration. :) I have been wondering lately how I will organize my work area and the way you put it together...I just adore.:)

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  28. Looks very cute!

    I use a regular office desk from Ikea to store my makeup and you're considering using the dressing table for your office. Some people just don't follow the norm, haha.

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  29. The malm will more than likely be too high for a regular desk chair unless you feel like hiking it up pretty high. I currently use mine as a dressing table with a regular black folding chair and it is definitely not the right desk height/chair ratio

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  30. Girl! That iMac is not gonna fit right on that table! MakeupbyTiffanyD has had the Liatorp desk from Ikea for 3 years and she loves it. I'm planning to buy it for my new apartment when I move in September. Check it out and see if you like it!

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  31. I have that Malm dressing table. It would be perfect as a typical desk. The standard desk height is 30-32 inches and the Malm dressing table is 30 3/4" so it's perfect! I figure most IKEA stores will have one out on display in the showroom, so you could always go and look at one in person and sit at it.

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  32. This would be lovely! I really like the idea of having a really cosy office, with deep wood and a wall of books. With feminine touches to stop it looking too overpowering :)

    So excited that you have started a 'decor' blog! :)

    Lucy
    Louminous
    xx

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  33. I have that dressing table! It is the exact same height as my Pottery Barn desk, and fits my "normal" height desk chair just fine. I honestly think it would be fine for a desk, but you would probably have to have your computer monitor angled towards you with the keyboard by its side, if that makes sense! Good luck!

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  34. I love that rug! :)
    http://wherethecloudsgo.wordpress.com/

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  35. The lamp and the rug are so gorgeous!! I can't wait to paint my room and organize it more! :D

    http://cstephrun.blogspot.com/

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  36. Hey Elle :) The Malm is fine for a desk, you'll have plenty of room- the pull our drawer is great storage too!
    Karissa
    xx

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  37. What site did you use to create the board?

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  38. Hi Elle : )

    I use the exact same dressing table as a desk and I have a 24" iMac, and it fits perfectly! I don't have a lot of stuff on it, but it's perfect if you don't keep a lot of stuff on the top of your desk (I store all my stuff in the drawer!) :D

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  39. Great looking office decor! I was browsing the internet looking for inspiration for my own office at home and I came across this page. Im thinking of a more oldtimey kind of look, with big wooden computer cabinets and a 1950's looking leather chair. I'm not quite sure what to decorate the walls with though; any suggestions?

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  40. These office stuffs would be nice and it can enhance the neatness of the office, I wanna buy some stuffs for my office-space too.

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  42. Really inspiring blog. I like your theme to design office.

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  43. I have the same desk. What I did is buy a pretty cushioned stool for it... since its a little shorter it allows me to sit right or sit with my legs crossed.... when I'm not using it I just push it in a little so it doesn't take up much space... I got it at home goods and I love it better than a chair :)

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