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My New Office: Vanity & Work TableThe Mirror You Helped me Choose + New Chairs

work space and vanity

A month or so ago I asked you guys to help me choose a mirror for my vanity area in my new office/workspace. While I really loved all of the mirrors, I went with the Ablenay Mirror from Lamps Plus because I thought it would really work well with my Italian lamps, as well as add to the vintage Italian/Modern vibe I’m creating in the space.

wall mirror

While I do love the mirror, it actually took a week or so to get used to. And sometimes I look at it and still wonder if it’s the right choice for the space. I love that the curved edges mimic the lines of the lamps, but the varnish on it is much darker and more bronze than I originally hoped for. While it does match the base of the lamps perfectly I thought it would be brighter & more brass/gold in color. It also has a shield-like feeling to it, which I wasn’t sure I loved in this space in particular. I’m living with it for now but it may end up in the hallway upstairs, where my gold stumps and all things British have found a home.

Vintage Italian Lamps, Wall Mirror, Vanity

As you can see, I’ve re-used my three old Ikea dressers again to create a vanity of sorts and with my Grandma’s vintage italian lamps and my new wall mirror, I like the feeling I’m getting from it. I replaced the old lamps shades with sleek black drum shades from Lamps Plus a few years ago and am still loving the look.

* Get a closer look at these Italian Capodimonte lamps from the late 40’s here.
* See them in my old office/dressing room here.

vanity, vintage lamps, black shades, italian mirror

My new office space is almost 4 times the size of my last office {including closet and bathroom space} and I couldn’t be happier to have my entire business contained in one space. The white round table you see above used to reside in our old kitchen and I had to drag all my supplies from my office out to the table into the kitchen, to do my DIYs or any project I was working on. And now, it’s all in one place and it’s so much more convenient and efficient! Lamps Plus sent me these fabulous black S chairs inspired by the original Panton chair which I still have in white opposite my desk {which mostly serves as a foot rest while I am working}.

Since my new office also has my walk-in closet, which is where I get dressed, and since much of my work is centered around fashion, it’s helpful to have my wardrobe and office all in one place, much like my last office… but nice that I can contain my getting-ready-mess in my closet rather than exploding all over my work space.

* Find my 6′ round zebra rug by Nuloom
* Find my white round table {which comes with 4 chairs not shown here – find just the table here}
* Vintage brass elephant from ebay with feathers from my DIY Feather Wall Art Juju hat
* Tom Ford coffee table book and Christian Louboutin coffee table book

I searched high and low for blush or pink silk curtains or drapes and FINALLY found a place where I could custom order them at Half Priced Drapes and bought 8 of them. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to pinch-pleat them and/or add rings and I still plan on creating a DIY tiebacks for the side panels in the near future.

My office is not entirely done yet, but I’ll be posting more areas of it soon. I’ve used much of the same furniture as in my last office but have added a lot more as well, for instance, my old Ikea Expedit desk system now also has another set of black Expedit shelves to store all my craft, fabric, and DIY supplies in {they used to work as a living room/den divider in our last house}

Here’s a glimpse of my desk space… see the white Panton chair as well as the old chairs that came with the kitchen table…

home office ikea expedit desk system

* From Into the Woods

ikea expedit shelves and desk


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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