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


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.


  • Jennifer

    March 14, 2013 |

    Wow this is an amazing work space!

    xo Jennifer

  • Ashlee~Shevonne

    March 14, 2013 |

    Wow! This is so stunning! I’m going to be like you when I grow up!

  • Jola

    March 14, 2013 |

    Lovely office room! <3

  • Paula Shoe-fiend

    March 14, 2013 |

    OOh – congrats on the office! In our last place I had a little “cave” I could do my dastardly deeds in 😉 I think that’s important.

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.

  • Amy H.

    March 14, 2013 |

    Gorgeous! I love the curtains (on top of everything else).

  • Andrea Clare

    March 14, 2013 |
  • Malu Swartjes

    March 14, 2013 |
  • A.Co

    March 14, 2013 |

    LOOKS GREAT!! I love this post and was so excited to see this update! You’ve done gooooood, girl!

    (GREAT curtains)

  • Naomi

    March 14, 2013 |

    Your office space is incredible! It’s wonderful that you are able to have your closet in the same room. Talk about convenient!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • gigiofca

    March 15, 2013 |

    It looks fantastic!!

  • Michelle P

    March 15, 2013 |

    Beautiful room! Technical question? Is your room carpeted? If so do you have issues with the zebra rug buckling?

    We have rug on carpet under a fairly heavy antique round table and the rug does not sit flat.

  • Alyson

    March 15, 2013 |

    i agree with you that the mirror should likely move to the British hallway. Your shield comment is what convinced me. what a fun office though!! Good for you!

  • Maegan Tintari

    March 15, 2013 |

    HI Michelle P!

    Yes, it’s carpeted in a short shag at the moment… but the zebra rug is really thick, so I have no problem with buckling. It’s thinner rugs that tend to do this usually. Or maybe your table is just really heavy?

  • Trissta

    March 15, 2013 |

    Looks gorgeous and glam as usual! Although… that’s not a surprise. 😉

    Much Love,

  • PrncszTffny

    March 15, 2013 |

    omg looooove the office! it’s so me!

  • Anonymous

    March 15, 2013 |

    Love the space … try turning the mirror upside down, you might like the shape that way! Question … how do your manage your time? Iphone, computer, paper … all three? Just curious … thanks for the DIY, too!

  • Ann

    March 15, 2013 |

    Are the lamps sitting in front of/covering the edge of the outer scrolls of the mirror? If yes, move the lamps out further. If you move them out, the mirror will look larger and look like it fits the space; it will also look like it was meant for the space instead of being ‘squished’ in there. In other words, the mirror needs more of its own space to feature it properly. 🙂

  • Kayla Gilbert

    March 15, 2013 |

    Your office is a dream! I would love to go to work everyday! : )


  • LesliMarie

    March 15, 2013 |

    I love the colors. It looks like a really chill relaxing place to work on your blog.


  • Jo

    March 15, 2013 |

    I think that mirror was a great choice!

  • Jane Droll

    March 15, 2013 |

    omfg! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    the only thing that might possibly make it better is if TOM FORD was sitting in one of the chairs next to his book (and he brought you free clothes, shoes, makeup, etc.). 🙂

  • Lucie

    March 15, 2013 |

    I have office envy!! Love it!

  • Graziela Oborn

    March 17, 2013 |

    I have office envy. I just moved from a 3 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom apartment so I don’t have my office anymore 🙁
    Great work with decorating… you have so many talents!

    Looking forward to see more pics!
    Love from Australia

    Grazi – A Tad Bit Chic
    Pinterest: http://pinterest/grazielabrenno

  • Kate

    March 18, 2013 |

    Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! I’m particularly in love with the white pedestal table & how you’ve styled it!! So pretty!

  • Life's a shoe

    April 4, 2013 |

    wow this is such a gorgeous room! those lamps are amazing!

  • Emma Ashton

    April 9, 2013 |

    One word: LOVELY. I love how everything is set at the right place. Pink looks dainty in an office space—nevertheless, everything’s gorgeous! Great job.

  • Jasmine

    August 17, 2018 |

    Amazing work. I like an elephant and mirror. It is very nice and it increases the overall look.

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