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Spaces // Cassie Pyle

One thing I’m learning from this Spaces series, is the amazing workspaces everyone has! Each space reflecting it’s owner. This week, Cassie Pyle of The Veda House is giving us a peak into her beautiful little workspace. Cassie’s blog never fails to impress with her perfecly curated posts on interiors and design and her own spaces reflects just that.

Tell us about yourself as a creative.
I’m a graphic design and web designer with a passion for simplicity. Currently I’m working as a digital art director at an advertising agency in St.Louis. When I come home at night you’ll find me at the computer working on my latest freelance project or blogging my heart out. I’m also an amateur photographer and vintage etsy shop owner , so you could say my free time is filled with lots of fun things to do. As time goes on, I hope to grow my freelance design business to a point where I can freelance full-time…someday…

Describe your creative journey.
I feel like I’ve always been considered a creative person. I remember being a kid and constantly creating collages from magazine scraps and doodling with sidewalk chalk. Once I got to college, I discovered that I could make a career out of being a creative, which launched me into an intensive 4-year design program where I gradated with a degree in Graphic Design. Right after college I moved into the advertising agency where I currently work and I’ve been learning the ins and outs of our advertising and promotions world ever since. About 1.5 years ago I started blogging full time as place to share the things that were inspiring me. Around that same time, I decided to share my love for vintage/thrifted goods and that’s when I opened my Etsy shop. I feel like I’m still figuring out what I REALLY want to do “when I grow up”, so time will only tell.

Share a little bit about your space.
My space is a constant work in progress, but it’s coming together nicely. Did I mention that it’s pretty tiny? My little corner of the loft (the area I consider my workspace) is only about 6″ by 6″, but the tall ceilings help out a lot. Everything in the space has been either hand-made or hunted down at antique shops. The light that hangs above my computer was pieced together with found objects, the petite desk was found in an old warehouse filled with mid-century treasures, the chair in the basement of an antique shop, and the storage unit was won at a local auction. I try to keep the space clutter free, so only my favorite knick-knacks are kept outside of the storage unit.

What’s your favorite thing about your space?
I’d have to say my favorite item would be the desk. In my opinion it’s a show stopper and I hunted and hunted for that piece for months. I wasn’t willing to setting on any desk, and once I found the right piece, the rest of the space starting to come together. The walnut wood tone, black and silver details set the tone for the remaining pieces in the space. I’d also like to consider this desk one of my first “grown up” pieces of furniture since I broke the bank when I wouldn’t settle for anything less.

What’s one thing you think every creative needs in their space?
I think every creative needs a space that feels own-able and lived in. For me, the process of piecing the space together over time with found objects added depth to the space and made it feel like a work of art in itself. All the time searching for the right pieces makes me feel proud of it and the time spent in it, completely enjoyable. You need a space that makes you feel a little giddy inside.

Thanks Cassie!

The Veda House | Twitter | Portfolio | Etsy

Photos by Cassie


  1. April 2, 2012

    Thanks Eva for sharing my space with your readers. You can see process pictures at the links below if you’re interested.

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  2. April 2, 2012

    wow. i wish my space was so gorgeous! My desk is currently a stack of milk crates with wooden boards on top 🙁

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  3. April 3, 2012

    Oh Cassie, you are my favorite. <3 Your space so perfectly reflects who you are! Love it.

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  4. April 3, 2012

    LOVE your space, Cassie!!! It’s so you and so amazing!!

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  5. April 3, 2012

    great post and blog! thank you for sharing. i posted your blog and a photo on my blog. thank you for sharing!

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  6. April 3, 2012

    This is such a gorgeous workspace. I love how the collection of objects just hang together so effortlessly. I can’t wait til I’ve found all the bits I need for my space. Youve inspired me to be more proactive about losing the current ikea fest that is my workspace at the moment!

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  7. April 3, 2012

    Stunning workspace. The decor is perfection, Cassie!!

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  8. April 3, 2012

    I love it! So chic!

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  9. April 3, 2012

    This is so clean and inspiring, I am in love!

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  10. April 5, 2012

    I’m obsessed with this inspiring space and I love this series!

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  11. Anonymous
    April 8, 2012

    I love the great ideas sign!! LOVE IT!! Care to share where I can order one?

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  12. April 11, 2012

    Very good blog post I love your site keep up the great posts………..

    Photographer Durban

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  13. April 11, 2012

    Wowzers, your space is GORGEOUS. I’m super jealous of your exposed pipes/wood ceiling. Totally drool-worthy. (Transplant into my space, please?)

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  14. April 12, 2012

    How do you get your mac to read the time like that?

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  15. April 23, 2012

    Very good blog post I love your site keep up the great posts………

    Photographer Durban

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  16. Anonymous
    May 8, 2012

    @Kirsten – It’s a well known Mac and Windows screen saver called Fliqo. Go here to get it:

    You do have to have Flash installed for the Windows one…Not sure about the Mac

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  17. Anonymous
    May 24, 2012

    What kind of desk do you have? I love your space!

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  18. Anonymous
    May 27, 2012

    nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  19. May 31, 2012

    love this setup – awesome. I have a similar old wooden ladder, and about the same size probably …except it touches my ceiling!

    Really like the look of your blog (although i can’t remember how i just found myself here), i’ll be coming back!


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  20. June 7, 2012

    Where did you get that Great Ideas poster?

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  21. June 19, 2012

    thanks for this, great space

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  22. Laura
    July 19, 2012

    I love your space. It’s the perfect balance between personal preferences and professional attitude. When you have a creative eye, it shows whether you’re making a website or customizing a space. Cassie reminds me very much of my friend who works at a web design company in Perth.

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  23. August 10, 2012

    Wow, such a stunning space, love everything about it!

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  24. August 22, 2012

    This is absolutely amazingly beautiful, thank you for sharing,x

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  25. December 26, 2012

    Love the office chair. Any help on its designer would be great.

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  26. January 8, 2013

    I have known this friend of mine that have been working for advertising agencies in new york and that he was a good production designer for tv ads and print ads. He may also be capable of getting involved in interior design and decorating since that it’s what he is good at.

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  27. January 17, 2013

    I love your space especially your computer table. It’s old fashion and sleek. I hope there are computer desks for sale long island that will fit to my workspace and have this kind of design.

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  28. March 15, 2013

    Your desktop is neat and pretty. I like the minimalist style of yours.

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  29. March 31, 2013

    Just saw the pic of the room and was stcuk to my Mac when I saw the Flip clockface on the face of the I-Mac. Is this an App that can be downloaded?

    I had this clock my Blackberry but would love it for I-Mac. Can you please send me some information about where I can get this for my I-Mac.

    Much Love.

    Stephen Anthony Davids.

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