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West Elm Feature!

I’m over at West Elm’s ‘Front & Main‘ Blog today, with a look into my updated studio and a chat about my ‘Spaces’ column.

So much has changed since the last time I shared! If you’re anything like me, I’m always looking for new ways to be inspired by my workspace, so I’m constantly making little changes. My newest change is my desk! At the start of the year, I decided I wanted something new. My little white desks where a great option, but they where cheap, light, tiny and white. White is great, but I use ink, paint and making messes often, so they where always a mess. I also decided I wanted a larger area to work for the same reason, I needed more room to make a mess. So in an attempt to save a little money and recycle the legs of my Ikea desks (after a coat or two of spray paint), I bought some planks from Lowe’s and with the helping hands of my husband and mother-in-law and made a new desk! I followed a couple various tutorials I found around the internet and made what I wanted.

Head over to Front & Main for a closer look into my workspace and the ‘Spaces’ column!

A huge thank you to Kayla Adams for shooting my studio!


  1. April 11, 2013

    My back is starting to kill me, need a new chair!! yours is looking pretty comfy!

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  2. Angela
    April 11, 2013

    Can you link to a couple of desk tutorials? I am in love with yours!

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  3. April 11, 2013

    these photos are gorgeous, i can’t wait to see the full feature. i would love a “how to stay organized” post. your space seems so effortless!

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  4. April 11, 2013

    such a beautiful space. i love the abundance of light and the airyness. and i adore that desk. love everything.

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  5. April 11, 2013

    congrats on your feature! I am smitted with your desk! i am in the same place where I am looking to change it up -maybe your husband and mother in law want to help me make one 😉

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  6. April 12, 2013

    wow, i’m super envious of that desk, it’s gorgeous! really love everything about this space. i’m currently working from my dining table in a one bed flat in london, absolutely dying for a bit more room so i can make a nice creative space for myself!

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  7. April 12, 2013

    Great photos, that blackboard to-do list is neat

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  8. April 12, 2013

    Love your work space!!

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  9. April 13, 2013

    So beautiful! The table looks amazing!

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  10. hannah thompson
    May 2, 2013

    Love the metal shelves…do you mind sharing the source? Thanks! 🙂

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  11. Coleen
    May 16, 2013

    Your space is so inviting and inspiring which is so important for a creative! Where did you find your desk building tutorials?

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  12. May 16, 2013

    wow – light, peace, natural, soft & strong – love it!

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  13. Jelayne
    February 26, 2014

    I’m loving the blue glass jars. Did you purchase the 2 quart jars and paint them yourself? The lids are super cool too. I couldn’t help but notice the two by the printer! You are a very talented lady. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work space!!

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  14. March 5, 2014

    The Santorini is a nnew andd upcoming condo located in Tampines
    Ave 10 and Bedok Reservoir area, within a short
    walk to Bedok Reservoir and a short drive Cengury Square.

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