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A SPACE THAT INSPIRES

07/31/2014

Every now and then I go through a slump when it comes to inspiration: I could have a million things to write about, but if I’m not inspired, there’s no use in trying. I’ve been dragging my feet through this slump when it finally occurred to me: My space sucks.

My desk is typically cluttered with paper, there’s nothing pretty to look at while I work, and the space is altogether boring. It wasn’t until I received some of the most gorgeous office decor from Rachel George that the light bulb went off in my head to revamp my workspace. I loved these pieces so much I actually built an entire space around them!

My first thought with the theme of the new space was to go all white. I wanted a bright space that reflected a positive and happy outlook, exactly how one loves to be when working! I ordered the So Kate desk in white which has three drawers and a simple but chic design. The biggest challenge, really, was finding the perfect desk… And I believe I did! It’s exactly what I had in mind when I started this project.

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I wanted everything to look modern but also welcoming and comfortable, so I went to Home Goods and got myself a beige tufted chair with brass studs along the back. It just gave the space a more homey feel.

And the wall art! This was extremely important because I wanted the area to look fresh but also have some sort of eye candy. And since this is a fairly temporary space for me, I didn’t want to spend too much money. Solution: I went to Ikea and bought a couple of white frames and a gold frame. Wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them yet, but I picked them up anyway.

In deciding what to put in the frames, I knew I wanted something sparkly but not adolescent or offensive. So I went to Michael’s and browsed the section with all the glittery and textured sheets; I ended up buying the soft rose gold glitter sheet, as well as a popcorn pink sheet and a gold glitter sheet. I knew the 12×12 rose gold sheet would fit perfectly into my 11×11 white frame, so that was a no brainer. But I couldn’t decide between the gold glitter and the pink popcorn for the gold frame, so I threw the pink sheet into my paper cutter and sliced 1-inch thick strips that I then glued onto the gold glitter sheet. Once it was in the frame it really livened up the space! And the last frame was the easiest of them all: I bought gold metallic letters (also from Michael’s) and fixed the word “HUSTLE” onto a white sheet that then went into the standard 8.5×11 frame. It was a bold addition (and a nice reminder) to an otherwise feminine and playful space.

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Now onto the fun stuff! The pink and gold theme was inspired by all the goodies I got from Rachel George. The combination of gold and acrylic with pink accents is just the perfect mix for a feminine workspace: I’ve got the Kate Spade Acrylic Pencil Cup, (which is awaiting some chic pens to occupy it, and it’s got the words “stroke of genius” at the bottom of the cup etched on a gold canvas) the matching acrylic tape dispenser, (also cleverly wearing the words “make it stick”) and to complete the set I’ve got the Kate Spade Gold Acrylic Letter Tray. The entire bin is clear acrylic with the gold face, but you’ll notice mine has a print at the bottom. I found this fabric that had the navy and white Greek key printed on it and fell in love. I knew I had to use it some way, somehow. I didn’t want to clutter the space by adding another element to the desk, so I improvised: I cut out a piece of the fabric to match the dimensions of the letter tray and placed it underneath. It turned out marvelously. This way I have the aesthetically-pleasing print right there on my desk but it didn’t have to take up any additional space. And the navy blue, might I add, looks stunning with the rose gold it’s surrounded by.

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I’m completely in love with my new workspace. In the last few months I’ve been low on productivity, but now I don’t want to leave my desk! Whether you’re making a few minor changes or completely revamping your space, it’s always nice to switch up your surroundings to jumpstart your motivation.

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Possibly my favorite thing on the desk: My Reiko Kaneko Lip Tease Mug. 

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To match: My new gold MacBook Pro. 

desk4Simple decor: Stack a few books! I’ve got my Jonathan Adler Champagne Candle on top. 

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36 comments

Antoinette Georgy 07/31/2014 at 10:26 pm

That’s so awesome that you have Outliers! Its such a great book. One of my favorites!

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Jess 07/31/2014 at 11:32 pm

Where is the desk from?

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Laura Herrera 08/01/2014 at 1:18 am

So Kate desk in white…

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Jess 08/01/2014 at 2:19 am

Is there a link?

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Jess 08/01/2014 at 4:25 pm

Thank you!

MeJulie 08/01/2014 at 3:41 am

Would be interesting to see more of your home decoration and books you read.

Love your taste.

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Teni Panosian 08/01/2014 at 8:57 am

Thanks for the feedback! I’d love to share more. 🙂

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Roxy 08/01/2014 at 9:18 am

You have such great taste !

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Angelique 08/01/2014 at 10:07 am

I love your gold mac book pro…..where did you get that gorgeous case???

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Teni Panosian 08/02/2014 at 7:18 am

eBay

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Maria 08/01/2014 at 10:37 am

Is that a gold case on your MacBook Pro? I love it – where did you get it from?

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Nicole 08/01/2014 at 4:28 pm

Yes, where is that gold macbookpro case from?!

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Teni Panosian 08/02/2014 at 7:19 am

eBay!

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Chelsea Bouligny 08/01/2014 at 10:48 am

I agree with everyone I love the space!!! The freshness is beautiful, clean, and chic. But where is your laptop case from its so cute!!!!!

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Teni Panosian 08/02/2014 at 7:20 am

eBay 🙂

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Jackie 08/01/2014 at 1:04 pm

Hi, where did you get your gold and white cushion?

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Teni Panosian 08/02/2014 at 7:21 am

ohh it’s not a cushion, it’s a small dish. You can find that on RachelGeorge.com!

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Jackie 08/02/2014 at 12:40 pm

Hey, I mean the cushion that s resting on your chair!

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Teni Panosian 08/04/2014 at 2:06 pm

oh that’s just the chair itself, the cushion isn’t separate.

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Lindsay 08/01/2014 at 1:55 pm

OMG it’s all so pretty!! This is really good timing too since I need a new home work-space!

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Narmatha 08/01/2014 at 2:39 pm

wow love how you decorated your space!

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Tiffany 08/01/2014 at 5:00 pm

Hello beautiful,

Hope you’re doing well. I was wondering where you got your gold mack pro case from? Do you think they also have that for retina 15″? I’m based in England. Hope to hear from you.

Loads of love
Tiffy
xoxo

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Teni Panosian 08/02/2014 at 7:19 am

yes they should have it for the 15, mine is for the 13 retina. It’s on eBay so just search it, it should come up!

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Yasmin 08/02/2014 at 12:41 am

That is so cool what you did with the frames! I’ve been stalking some things on Pinterest, but haven’t been wanting to spend the money. I never even thought about DIY. Looks very pretty 🙂

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Teni Panosian 08/02/2014 at 7:20 am

thanks!! Yes, it’s easy and inexpensive. Can’t beat that!

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Kelly 08/02/2014 at 11:39 am

It’s really stunning, you have such great taste! I love the pink/champagne accents mixed with the gold & white palette. Very feminine but still sophisticated. My room is mostly grays/blacks/silvers at the moment but the bright look you have here is so inspiring. xoxo, Kelly

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McKenzie Evans 08/17/2014 at 9:15 pm

Hi Teni! You are so sweet, and SO stunning. My name is McKenzie and I turned 21 on July 16th, just like YOU! I’m currently in school..and feel the same about my “office” space.. I appreciate all of your positive energy and happiness that outflows from you in your posts AND videos. It’s so encouraging to see especially in a world so negative. Love you & keep up the work!!!! You inspire no matter what anyone says.

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Michele 08/20/2014 at 4:18 am

I am really all about organization and very cute yet simple workspaces. With that being said, I would love to see tips on how you keep your life organized. With blogging, youtube, and life .. I am sure you have a lot going on and some great tips on managing your time. If you use an agenda .. maybe you can include how you keep that organized and which you use! Just something I would love to see. 😉 Your workspace came out GORGEOUS!

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Nida Does Beauty 08/21/2014 at 7:44 pm

Literally obsessed with your workspace. It is so gorgeous!

xx

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Shalini 09/21/2014 at 4:38 am

Hi! I love this space! Especially the laptop case! I went on eBay but there were so many! I like how on yours the Apple logo is not hidden. It’s hard to tell if the ones on there are like yours. Would you be able to tell us what seller or if it has a specific name, company? Thank you!!!

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Shayla 01/13/2015 at 8:46 am

Hi teni! Could you give the exact link of the MacBook pro case! Please !

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Jen 03/03/2015 at 8:19 am

Do you have a link to the eBay seller for the gold case? All I can find are rubberized cases that look rubbery and not like yours!
Thank you!

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Emilie 04/09/2015 at 6:14 am

I love your blog & your youtube channel, they’re really interesting! Your workspace is so inspiring, the gold touches are perfect, especially your MacBook Pro case.

Emilie, cakeandcie.com

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Anja 04/23/2015 at 8:48 am

Would love to see more home decor videos, I absolutely love your style and I’m obsessed with your workspace. Went straight to order from Rachel George as soon as I finished watching! Love it!!

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PrettyOfficeThings.com 06/24/2016 at 1:45 pm

LOVE this post Teny!! Such an adorable combination! 🙂 Thank you!! xx

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