My {OLD} Home Office & Dressing Room

my home office and dressing room - closet

* Welcome to my OLD home office where the …love Maegan magic happens *

* Find my New Home Office Posts Here

You’ve seen bits and pieces of it …you saw the decor details, you were there when I completely renovated my tall ikea dressers & DIY’d the black tassels to my silk curtains, when I organized my jewelry & accessories in the antique secretary desk, when I renovated my Grandma’s antique lamps and hung the wall hooks behind the door, when I DIY’d my inspiration cork tile wall, and when I finally cleaned & organized my closet.

But yes, I’ve dragged my feet on photographing and sharing my COMPLETE home office/dressing room with you because to me, it’s not finished yet …but I’ve been saying that for months now which leaves me with one conclusion: it will never be finished because I am a freak.

I’ve come to terms with it and decided to share …today.

So please enjoy my ultra-feminine home office and dressing room tour.

BUT FIRST: Remember what it looked like before, just thrown together…

Office Before - corner

And now…

Ikea expedit  desk in home  office with zebra rug and panton chair

How does it compare to when we first moved in & the inspiration post I created for it?

home office desk with ikea shelves

Product info: besides the few antiques, it’s almost completely Ikea!

* Ikea 6×6′ Expedit with attached desk …two cubby doors and three sets of cubby drawers

* White chair on opposite side of my desk is the Panton Chair from Design Within Reach

* Office chair is Aeron Chair which I’ve had for almost a decade now.

* Round zebra rug is by NuLoom and I got it at GILT. It was the very first thing I bought for this house.

ikea expedit  desk unit in white decorated

* Three short Ikea dressers side by side were in our master bedroom in our old condo. We’ve had them for almost as long as we’ve been together.

* Two side narrow dressers were also from Ikea and were birch with ugly handles. I painted them and added the lion’s head pulls. We’ve also had these forever, one of each was in both of our closets at the old place.


ikea dresser hacks + vintage lamps + confetti system in the window LARGE IMAGE

Organized clutter in my office dressing room ikea dressers

* Pink crocodile studded ottoman {where I sit to put my shoes on} is actually from Lamps Plus, a random find for $75 when I bought the black lamp shades but it’s only $49 now!

* Bench/storage under the large window was actually free …drollgirl and I found a few behind the building of the gallery and we snatched them up …and by behind the building I mean, in the trash ;)

* White Silk curtains are from Bed Bath and Beyond {I added the tassels} and the Confetti System works as a window treatment for the smaller, higher window {and flutters in the breeze, which I just love}.

office window with storage bench  + pink studded ottoman

* This antique secretary desk was my Grandma’s and was hand-painted by my Grandpa in the 60′s. She always had it in her entryway with her checkbooks and pens but I actually keep all my jewelry & accessories in it …and much of it was hers.

antique hand-painted   secretary desk accessory wall

LeRoy under the antique desk

While it may never be finished, I am truly in love with the space which I spend most of my time in. It’s a constant source of creativity and inspiration for me.

And just in case you couldn’t really get a feel for the space from the photos {it’s really difficult to photograph it well}, I made a little video tour for you as well. Enjoy.

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

82 Comments

  • Anonymous

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my god I love it. You have done an amazing job!!

    I can’t wait to have my own room for all my girly stuff. Can’t wait to move into our forever home.

    Your blog is fab!!
    Emma. Xx

  • Fashion Agony

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Such a great job, it all looks awesome. Very inspiring post!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

  • Alana

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Very nice, and lovely to see it in it’s entirety! The video even felt relaxing…

  • Nadine

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Gosh, absolutely beautiful! Loved the video (nice and short!). You have phenomenal taste, and you are SO lucky to have a room of your own. The window tassels rock my world . . ;)

  • Aleksandra

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    you did an amazing job with this room

  • Dani

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Adore the room! So beautiful!

  • Katie

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    So inspiring, it looks amazing! I love the curtains with tassels!

    xo Katie
    http://www.katieladyloo.blogspot.com

  • Lia

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Friggen amazing!!! I love it. I can’t pick a fave part of it, I want it all. In it’s entirety. Killer job girl!!
    xoxoxo
    Lia

  • Scandalous Beauty

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    I absolutely adore it!

  • Coralyn Butz

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Oh wow. I’m usually more of the quiet observer around here. But this was such a beautiful post I had to comment! Your office turned out perfectly!! Congratulations on your impecable taste and talent for decorating. This inspires me to put even more effort into my own projects.

    xx Coralyn

  • Schnelle Couture

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    The rooms looks great! The ikea desk and shelving is just what I’ve been looking for our office. I love the vintage secretary desk-great storage idea too!

  • ACC

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    This is such an inspiring space! It has a great airy feel, and the antique secretary is the loveliest touch. The made-over ikea dressers with the lion’s head pulls are just brilliant.
    http://acleanercloset.blogspot.com

  • Nakia

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Such a lovely space….

  • CessOviedo

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    You are so welcome to stop by my house any day and give me some decor advice, this is amazing! Using real shoes as part of the decoration is genius, loving the tassels on the window,Amazing!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    WOW, I’m impressed. Your office/dressing room looks amazing! So feminine and chic – perfect for you :) And I agree with Cess, using your shoes for decorations IS genius :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  • KimChicSisters

    August 2, 2011 | Reply
  • Plums and Pearls

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Super cute office! Just from my interpretation – you’re a very busy girl with 1,000 things going on at the same time and you like to keep it that way. It’s great eye candy while working. Great post!

  • Macy Young

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    It’s absolutely stunning! I love the way you have the heels on display! Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing!

    xo,
    http://www.toastsandspills.blogspot.com/

  • Olivia

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    I love your workspace! it so cool!

  • Gwen

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    I love this room!!! It no wonder you spend the majority of your time here. I would also. Nothing like being surrounded with all the things you love. And…I’ve bookmarked this post so I can share it with my husband. I may not have you in Missouri to help me decorate but the desk would work perfect in our office. I think it’s a must have. :)

  • Anonymous

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    How did you make those beautiful window tassles? Maybe it was a DIY that I missed. Have a great and sunny week, Sunshine!!

  • Kayla

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Your room looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing!! Everything about this room looks chic and fabulous! I just want to move in!

  • Mrs Spanglish

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Oh geez. I think my pinterest account is going to OD on …loveMeagan. Love this room, such great taste!

  • Peetzi Jen

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Lovely!!

  • L

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    I LOVE IT! Can I live there?

  • madzia

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    great:)

  • Silviaff

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Maegan, I love you a lot… but one thing that bothers me is that you use real animal skins, as well as that rabbit’s foot in your purse … You’re so angelic that it looks like it does not suit you.

    As a public person, I think you could encourage the use of fake fur, to end this senseless violence against animals …

    But I still love you, and hoping that soon you get an awareness of the environment and animals.

    P. S. Yes, I’m vegetarian.

    big kisses
    of yrs Brazilian fan
    Silvia Figueiredo

  • Inez of Style Chic 360

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    OMG, Maegan,

    It’s FABULOUS! My favorite piece is your grandmoters desk! Very sweet and nice touch!

  • antique engagement rings

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    I love the vintage desk!

  • La Petite Olga

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Wow your working space looks so inspiring!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • fifi

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    wow! what a beautiful space!! **love**

  • Craftmaker

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    What a great job you’ve done! It looks really feminine! I bet you spend most of your day in there. It feels very cozy. Congratulations!

  • Sing

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Great job. What an awesome place to dress and work! I’m a fan of Ikea so I am too pleased with how great you made the pieces look.

  • EarthMommy

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    What a wonderful serene place to inspire.

  • Andi

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    You did an incredible job, it looks gorgeous! Creative and chic yet modern and clean. Just perfect!

  • LV

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    I love it! You did an amazing job! So beautiful and inspiring…

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

  • colette

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Love this room!

    But……what is the paint color you used leading towards the room? Love the earthy-gray color :)

  • drollgirl

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    um, it looks

    UH
    MAAAAAAAA
    ZIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNGGGGGGG

    i am dying! i just love it!!!!!

  • Jw

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    I’m insanley jealous of your beautiful space. I was scrolling through the pictures thinking, wow, I share a lot of similar tastes with this girl. Then I got the bottom to see my dog’s twin! I thought that was funny, but seriously our dogs are identical! yay for frenchies!

  • Amaezing Fashion

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    this is gorgeous….so inspirational!

    xx

    amaezingfashion.blospot.com

  • Red

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    OH, the confetti tassels in the window, oh!! <3 <3 <3 I’ll be moving shortly and I’ll definitely use your home decor posts as inspiration. You rock!

  • Sanela (Madeleine Life and Style)

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    Looks AMAZING! I love the attention to detail and the way your things are on ‘display’! My fave? Definitely the tassels on your curtains – LOVE!

  • Lou

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    This looks great and I love your bookcase, it looks amazing. It looks like such a postive space.

    http://thekeypieces.blogspot.com

  • American Gypsy

    August 2, 2011 | Reply

    absolutely love the pom-pom tassel banner above the window! your office is brimming with fab ideas. nice work!

    xoxojess

    http://www.americangypsyliving.com

  • Chilel

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    When I get rich and have enough money to design my own house, I am hiring you…Hope you will be available that day! U r truly a genius! this office is a dream come true….and I love the idea of having shoes as part of the decoration. Who would have thought of that?

  • LOVEVAS

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    ahh! so nice and neat! I like! can’t wait til I get my own place and decorate!

  • Tina

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    oh my god it is so worth the wait to see this room! it looks great! i love every little element about it. it came together so well! yay!!!

  • theglitterpost

    August 3, 2011 | Reply
  • David Diaz

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    WOW! Great improvements! Looks so fresh! lol

    Have a Good Day!

    David

    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

  • Marisa

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    This is soo amazing, what a transformation! This is my inspiration…your shoe collection is also my inspiration ;) Must get to IKEA!!!!!!!

  • alison*elle

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    I love it! What an amazing transformation! I wish I had the extra space in my apartment to do something similar.

    xo, alison*elle

  • LORENA

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    the pink ottoman, super organized space, furry rug.. you’re killing me here, lol.. And then you go and add the doggy, i just died.. hahaha

    Lovely space!!

    TravelDesignery.com

    .

  • ireneim

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    Um. I am at a lost for words …
    Its a fun sophisticated office & dressing room. Absolutely love it.

  • Aga

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    zainspirowałaś mnie… zaczynam remont u siebie :) ))

    pozdrawiam,
    Aga

  • AyLin

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    your workplace is so cool! Love it! =)
    Truly an inspiration!

    tHeDaiLyPosH

  • Mandy at Life in the Fashion Lane

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    You never, ever cease to AMAZE me. I am in love with your room. I am super inspired and will be using this post for reference when I *finally* get to redo my office! LOVE!

  • Jennifer (thelooksforless.com)

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    UNREAL! your dressing room is amazing and so so beautiful! im so happy you did the homework for the rest of us so that we can all grab a little inspiration from you and your inspiration photos ;) thanks also for linking out to what you picked up. id like one of everything please! i wish i had a room of my own, especially since i have crafty crap all over the house – nail polish all over the coffee table and dining room table at all times, unwrapped packages in the foyer and living room. stuff everywhere! i need to get organized! thanks again!

  • clarity enhanced diamonds

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    My wife loves your curtains!

  • Lili

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    Wow Maegan I love this! I’ll be moving into our new house next month and I’m looking out for inspiration! Your room was, is and will continue to be fabulous! Thank you for showing us :-)

    Relatable Style

  • Holly

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    freaking amazing. so….my bags are packed.. i can be there by friday, cool?

  • Десислава Валентинова

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    OMG, this room is amazing!!!

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

  • Carly

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    It looks fab! I love that you have a lot of “stuff” but it doesn’t look cluttered. You’ve inspired me to update my home office/dressing room!

  • Anonymous

    August 3, 2011 | Reply

    Love it! Love the macs even more!

  • Helena

    August 4, 2011 | Reply

    holy crap!!! This is unreal. I thought i was looking at some pinterest images – you know, ones where you save into your folder, but dont think they actually exist in real life.

  • Prêt-à-Penser

    August 4, 2011 | Reply

    LOVE. THIS IS REALLY GREAT!
    seriously.

    http://www.pretpenser.blogspot.com

  • Follow Your Own Way

    August 4, 2011 | Reply

    what a beautiful, creative, inspiring space! i love every nook and cranny.

  • biggirlssweets

    August 5, 2011 | Reply

    *siiiiiiiiiigghhhh* …. just so flipping beautiful. Perfection.

  • Anonymous

    August 8, 2011 | Reply

    it’s so pretty, i’m asking my dad to redecorate my room as your room has inspired me :] thank youuuuuuuuu

  • Katie

    August 8, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my goodness gracious: STUNNING! I absolutely love it.

  • Nuha

    August 24, 2011 | Reply

    !!! i love it! i’m loving the cubicles!!

  • Nicole L. Tate

    September 28, 2011 | Reply

    Love your finished home Office/Dressing Room! The shelving you choose looks great and is a practical way to frame your magazines, books, etc! The chair is awesome.
    Did you come up with the idea to use tassels on the window…almost like a curtain? Love that idea!

  • cnicole photodesign

    December 14, 2011 | Reply

    You’ve inspired my girly side. I love this so much!

  • Jackie {York Avenue}

    December 19, 2011 | Reply

    LOVE THIS SO MUCH!! Like, beyond love. Seriously amazing!

  • Hanni

    January 12, 2012 | Reply

    what an amazing and inspiring place you got!

  • Salanda

    February 18, 2012 | Reply

    Dear Maegan,

    you made my day!
    Thank you so much for painting the Anebodas,
    I have five of them in our bedroom.
    Great idea, thx for sharing.

    Greetings from Germany,
    Salanda

    http://salandas-welt.blogspot.com

  • Aukse

    February 25, 2012 | Reply

    I love Ikea. Your home office seems to be a gorgeous and inspiring place to work from! :)

  • Gwen Beloti

    March 31, 2012 | Reply

    Absolutely Fabulous! Reminds me so much of my design, white decor and a zebra accent rug….#loveit

  • Tessa:

    April 10, 2012 | Reply

    You have done an amazing job, great. Love the tassel curtain

  • Wendy

    May 3, 2012 | Reply

    Love it, Maegan! Looks like the kind of place that would be easy to brainstorm in. And feel glamourous at the same time. :)

  • aishak725

    June 8, 2012 | Reply

    I have just come across ur blog when searching for stylish dressing room ideas. I love the transformation of this room. It looks so chic! What a great and very inspiring blog.

  • Victoria | Haute

    July 17, 2012 | Reply

    OMGGEEE. I love.love.love your new office space. You did such an amazing job transforming it! Cheers!

  • The Beauty Box

    January 4, 2013 | Reply

    I absolutely love love LOVE that room! <3

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