My Office + Dressing Room : Elements & Details

leopard heels

That chest of drawers you see above used to be standard Ikea birch until about 2 weekends ago when I refinished them {there are 2!} and added those hilariously fabulous little lion’s head pullsto complete the transformation. Now …I’m in love.

Did I think my office/closet/dressing room makeover was going to take THIS long to finish? No I did not. Am I happy with where it’s at now? Yes I am . . . but it’s still not entirely finished. Many items have not found their permanent homes yet and art has not gone up on the walls either. I’ll show you a complete before and after next week when I hope to be finished but for now, here’s a sneak peak of all the girlie goodness that is bursting out of this room . . . and yes, it’s a photo overload today 😉 Enjoy!

confetti system leapard and vintage lace + dress form
* Confetti System Garland . . . I couldn’t resist!
* Vintage silk bolero jacket, custom “Barracuda” hat, DIY wood bead necklace, leopard print fabric/aka. scarf.

pink ottoman + vintage suitcase +panton chair
* Surprisingly found this adorable little pink ottoman at Lamps Plus while picking up new shades for my vintage lamps

the complete costume history book
* This book was a gift from my father in law and it’s AMAZING. I’ll have to do an entire post dedicated to it. It’s GINORMOUS.

white panton chair + pink crocodile ottoman and vintage suitcase
* White Panton Chair

lotions and perfumes

chloe sunglasses
* New Chloe sunglasses …find them here

chloe sunglasses + photographing the mirror + dark shades

old photo of me, my mom, her mom and her mom
* My Mom {in a dress she hand-made which I still have}, her mom and her mom’s mom, holding me {an infant} in her lap

vintage hat boxes and vintage lady light
* Vintage hat boxes with vintage hats inside + a lady light {for lack of better term}, which belonged to my Grandma

track lighting reflections and shadows

vintage elephant from Vietnam
* Vintage elephant figurine from Vietnam …from the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall . . . love that place!

crocheted turtle on mini gold mirrors
* Crocheted turtle Tiffany from I am Style-ish sent me a few years ago.

on my desk + mac mouse + wacom drawing board

gold branch bowl + crocodile jewelry box + magazines

vintage candy dish and silver sequined clutch
* Vintage candy dish from the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall and silver sequined clutch

fashion  and makeup and art books live what you love print

glass head
* Glass head also from the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall …necklace from Julie Garces

gold sequined M
* Gold sequined “M” Shill sent me years ago when we all were newbie bloggers.

confetti system on window

leopard heels on a stack of magazines

* These beauties began on one of my taller dressers, as seen in the first photo, but now they live on a stack of magazines . . . and THIS is why this room is taking forever. And yes, I am a perfectionist 😉

My SHUTUP print, appropriately by the telephone @drollgirlbabe

. . . and last but not least, my favorite little ShutUP print {taken with Instagram} perfectly placed by the phone.

* CLICK HERE to See My Finished Home Office/Dressing Room *



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.


  • Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    April 19, 2011 |

    Adore the details! Everything is so pretty and chic! Well done darling! btw… i neeed those garlands too!

  • Blithely Unaware

    April 19, 2011 |

    Love and covet the confetti system garland.

    I want to try and DIY one, but I’m scared it will look silly… I guess I’ll give it a go 🙂 🙂 🙂

    You’ve made a beautiful little niche for yourself.

    Thank you so much for the comment on my blog, I was floored!

  • FashionJazz

    April 19, 2011 |

    I am loving the details, stunning! Happy Tuesday xx

  • abataba

    April 19, 2011 |

    Really beautiful details!!

  • Megan

    April 19, 2011 |

    Man I want that room

  • Between us

    April 19, 2011 |

    This is an amazing blogg , we follow you!
    we hope you follow us too!
    lovely pics (L)

  • Tola

    April 19, 2011 |

    Love the photo of 4 generations of women in your family. I only hope I’ll be able to create something similar for my daughter!!

  • Michelle's Style File

    April 19, 2011 |

    What a beautiful post! I love the detailed pics AND THOSE SHOES!


  • Marisa

    April 19, 2011 |

    OMG the turtle…I die. I cannot wait to see the finished product! Hopefully it will inspire me to finish my own room 🙂

    p.s. I still love those shoes.

  • Mimi

    April 19, 2011 |

    Wonderfully chic and fanciful. Can’t wait to see the completed space.

  • Morgan

    April 19, 2011 |

    Love it all but the picture of the women in your family takes the cake. Such a fantastic image to have for the rest of your life. I wish I had something like that!

  • Tara

    April 19, 2011 |

    ncie your photos, the elements are lovely!

  • Ashe @ Dramatis Personae

    April 19, 2011 |

    Ooh! I almost picked up those Chloe glasses on Ideeli earlier this week…they had a stunning pair of red ones. I’m really sad I had missed out on them–seeing them on you shows me they really WERE super fab!

  • anhesty

    April 19, 2011 |

    you have such a great eye for design! im still working on my house as well. 2 yrs and counting… lol

  • Style Chic....360

    April 19, 2011 |

    I love how you redid the dresser…I have that same one, and never would have thought to do that.

    I LOVE that ottoman! Everything looks great!

  • Pierce

    April 19, 2011 |

    Love the way you redid the Ikea dresser. I have been contemplating a similar project — can you dedicate a post to how you got this distressed effect, which paint, etc.?

  • Gwen

    April 19, 2011 |

    I can’t wait see everything all put together. You have the best eye for anything design. How fun that you kept all those little items from new bloggers and the 4 generation photo is gorgeous. You look just like your mom. I wish my mom would have been well enough for a photo like this after Ellie was born.

  • Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 |

    Love the lion drawer pulls…….are they readily available? Where? Also love all the photos……..and the elephant, etc.

  • Anonymous

    April 19, 2011 |

    Gorgeous…you and your mother could be sisters but I wish we could see the picture of all 4 generations better. I want to see you as a baby!

  • besswess

    April 19, 2011 |

    That ottoman is to die for. Great family picture. And I think you should do a giveaway with the Chloe sunglasses. So cute. Great job!

  • drollgirl

    April 19, 2011 |

    YOUR PICTURES ARE GORGEOUS! it all looks so amazing! your mix and match skills are UNRIVALED! seriously!

    and thanks for linking to me…again! you are the best. 🙂

  • Tart and Heathered

    April 19, 2011 |

    The picture of you, your mother, grandmother and great grandmother is fantastic!

    What a special keepsake!

  • Apt. #34

    April 19, 2011 |

    Now that is well styled room chica! I adore the shoes as decor and the amazing antique pieces. i can’t wait to see it in all it’s glory!

  • CessOviedo

    April 19, 2011 |

    Awesome pictures! So many pretty and unique ornaments! Love the new sunnies and sequined clutch so glam!

    Cess O. <3
    The Outfit Diaries

  • Alex

    April 19, 2011 |

    Everything looks so pretty! While looking for Michaels yesterday I drove down Ventura & saw the Sherman Oaks Antique Mall. Can’t wait to go explore it

  • alison*elle

    April 19, 2011 |

    So many interesting details, I’m really looking forward to the full before/after post!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Annie

    April 19, 2011 |

    If you love these looks as much as I do go check out and put it in your virtual closet! You will love how easy it is to make your closet instantly fabulous!

  • Kate S.

    April 19, 2011 |

    I have those Ikea dressers, If you fill them with heavy items (like sweaters or my exorbitant number of tee-shirts) they kinda fall apart. Ive had mine for 2 years and its heading to the curb when I move at the end of the month.

    So be careful! haha love the nicknacks

  • Lonely Wife Project

    April 19, 2011 |

    I’m a new reader (found you thru Brooklyn Limestone) and I adore your style! Feminine and fabulous. Can’t wait to see the whole reveal!

  • lauraa

    April 19, 2011 |

    Oh beautiful. I can’t wait for the full posts. As I have said before, I adore your interior decorating style. So kooky and polished

  • Kate K

    April 19, 2011 |

    Oh I love this. It’s gorgeous and while it is utterly chic and looks straight out of a design magazine, it’s still clearly a welcome, inviting place that’s perfectly you.

  • Namine

    April 19, 2011 |

    ohhh I can’t wait to see more!! I am most curious about the big book!!

  • Danielle

    April 20, 2011 |

    im totes re creating your dresser. hope thats ok. thanks.

  • Yuni

    April 20, 2011 |

    That first picture just might be my favorite picture of all pictures. I love every single little thing about it. Esp love that dresser and of course those fabulous heels!

  • Home Lighting

    April 20, 2011 |

    Wow! You are so lucky 🙂 You have such gorgeous pieces. I’m looking forward to more pictures 😉

  • Fashion Tales....

    April 20, 2011 |

    Amazing! There are so many inspiring pictures here. I love the ottoman, hat boxes, and elephant figurine. Thanks for sharing these! -xo

  • Lisa Petrarca

    April 20, 2011 |

    Awesome job Maegan…refinishing & photo’s!

  • Bohemian Life

    April 20, 2011 |

    I love it, perfect details makes that unique and so yours 🙂

  • Bella

    April 20, 2011 |

    Can’t wait to see the before and after! Such fabulous taste you have, love it already.

    Bella from Twitter …

  • hotpants™

    April 20, 2011 |

    That ottoman will not go with anything in my house, but I want it!

    The office looks so great. I can’t wait to see it when it’s 100% complete.

    Ok, who am I kidding, I really want the Chloe sunnies too.

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    April 20, 2011 |

    I left a comment earlier but my work computer sucks…I wish I could report the sucky computer but I am at work looking at blogs. LOL

    Thank you for the safe keeping of my leopard shoes. I was wondering if they ere ok. You can keep them a little longer until early July.

    I’ll need them to go with the white cocktail dress and J. Crew necklace that I’m wearing for a special event. (Hope you are reading in between the lines)

    I’ll be sure to put tape on the bottom of them as to not scratch them:)

  • Summer Athena

    April 20, 2011 |

    i am in awe of your style. your eye! the details are amazing and perfect in every way. i feel this needs to be featured in a magazine!


    April 21, 2011 |

    Just sat here and had an ‘ooooohhhhh’ moment. I sat staring at your dresser thinking how cool it was, then mentally trying to figure out what it would have looked like originally and then the penny dropped. I have that dresser, in beech but the wider version!! I’ve spent the last year thinking how it doesn’t go with my white dressing room furniture and that I want to get rid of it but feel guilty because there isn’t anything ‘wrong’ with it.

    Looking forward to the before/afters and info on what paints and techniques you used. So I can be a copycat :o)

    Amy x

  • Erin

    April 21, 2011 |

    Maegan, PLEASE do a DIY on refinishing the Ikea furniture…

  • Tiffany - I am Style-ish

    April 21, 2011 |

    the ikea dresser looks amazing. I love love all the little details especially your vintage finds.

  • Midge

    April 22, 2011 |

    Those lions ARE amazing! Plus those leopard shoes… Ooo la la 🙂

  • Cassie

    April 25, 2011 |

    Those Ikea drawers are unrecognisable! Great work on turning one of Ikea’s LESS fabulous products into something so covetable!

    I love the garland and hope to DIY, the personal touches you add are sublime! Mostly I had to comment because I LOVE the White Panton Chair.

    I’ve always felt the silhouette of the Panton is like an elegant lady dressed in a full length white gown, sitting at her dresser putting on the finishing touches before heading to a ball, the train of her dress spilling out behind her. Suits you to a ‘T’!

  • Drew

    April 26, 2011 |

    This space is beautiful, I love all the gorgeous close-ups, your photos are amazing! Funny what few lion heads can do huh? I’ve used those too on some drawers, love them…I am sooo hooked on your blog!

  • duckalicious

    May 5, 2011 |

    what an inspiring place!

  • ohbabylee

    July 5, 2011 |

    Love your site. Just found it after cruising craftgawker. You just made me go and buy the Costume book. It sounds perfect.

  • Nicole Tate

    September 28, 2011 |

    These images are stunning! Very glamours, high fashion and lifestyle all rolled into one! Bravo! Checking the updated space blog next! Bravo!

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