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post #1 of 28
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I have my very own office at my new job - and I LOVE it! Now, I just have the task of making it 'my own'- I was thinking some nice floral prints on the walls - nothing old lady-ish, but something fun with color. They have some really pretty ones at Target- but then I was thinking some nice black & white prints in frames- but my walls are baby blue So I don't know how that would go over.... any ideas are welcome, I want to know how you have your office/work space decorated!
(I'll post pics of my office space when I get a minute to take a photo or 2 )
post #2 of 28
Kenz started her new job!!!!

I have a collection of Dilbert cartoons taped to the wall. Ummm...a dead plant, a picture of my fiance and I and a picture of Luna as a kitten. I need to update though.

Oh and I'm going for that boxed look...actually I've ordered so much computer stuff lately that I look like a storage closet...just need a red stapler....
post #3 of 28
Heres my present office. To the left of the picture i have framed pictures of signs that we've done. I've taken pictures of the whole place because were moving sometime this year, so this place has a lot of memories. That small window looks through into the works office.

My new reception area is fab!. With me working for a sign company i've asked for a neon strip around the outside of my new desk and that's what i've got

post #4 of 28
I don't have an office- lol so i'm no help at all but i'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your new job though!!!!

here are some ideas from www.marthastewart.com on decorating a home
office - perhaps you can use some of these ideas to decorate your new one at work
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/...tonomy_pgnum=1
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
I don't have an office- lol so i'm no help at all but i'm glad to hear that you're enjoying your new job though!!!!

here are some ideas from www.marthastewart.com on decorating a home
office - perhaps you can use some of these ideas to decorate your new one at work
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/...tonomy_pgnum=1
Ooohh thanks Nikki! I'll have to look at those tonight!

And Susan - a neon strip on your desk? That sounds awesome!
post #6 of 28
I have a floral arrangment that I did in HS on my desk. It's made with lilac bush stems and the vase is a really cool black and silver with texture. I don't have an 'office' though, just a corner in my classroom! I have pictures out on my filing cabinet and bookshelf. Plus decorations for whatever holiday/season it is. My desk is always covered in paperwork so you can't see it, but I have a really cool funky desk calendar I got at Walmart. It's an academic calendar, but it works for me anyway!
post #7 of 28
well, my office is a classroom, so it has lots of educational stuff. but other than that, it's filled with cat stuff! i have a desktop cat calendar, a wall cat calendar, a beanie baby cat, 2 stuffed cats, a cat tart burner, a cat tissue holder, a cat knick-knack box, a nesting cat set, a nesting wild cat set, a cat cd holder, a cat timer, a cat kaleidoscope, & several posters & wall decorations that are cat-themed.
needless to say, all of my students know what my favorite animal is!
post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
well, my office is a classroom, so it has lots of educational stuff. but other than that, it's filled with cat stuff! i have a desktop cat calendar, a wall cat calendar, a beanie baby cat, 2 stuffed cats, a cat tart burner, a cat tissue holder, a cat knick-knack box, a nesting cat set, a nesting wild cat set, a cat cd holder, a cat timer, a cat kaleidoscope, & several posters & wall decorations that are cat-themed.
needless to say, all of my students know what my favorite animal is!
Awww! That sounds fun!!

I want something nice, soothing and calming- nothing too loud, nothing too 'childish' either. I'm working in a Counseling (therapy) office- so I want something that isn't too stand out-ish either. All the other offices are nice flowers/prints. I can't wait to start making it my own... yay
post #9 of 28
I don't know I don't get to move into my new office till June 4th, and I have no idea yet what I'm going to do with it.

I'll get back to you......
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Awww! That sounds fun!!

I want something nice, soothing and calming- nothing too loud, nothing too 'childish' either. I'm working in a Counseling (therapy) office- so I want something that isn't too stand out-ish either. All the other offices are nice flowers/prints. I can't wait to start making it my own... yay
If you have a calendar that you especially like the pics in it, you can frame the pics...my Step daughter did that and they came out beautiful, and hers happened to be flowers, I never knew they were from a calendar.
And of course you need pics of the boys on your desk
post #11 of 28
At the moment it isn't decorated at all, we only moved a little under two weeks ago and last week we weren't really in the office (I am in 2 days and my boss 1 day a week).
We also have to wait for them to take out the extra bookcases that don't belong to us and get our new desks etc in.

So (hijacking Kenz's thread) what should we do to our office. It is being painted a very pale lilac (our logo is a dark purple) in the summer and there is a lilac 'fleck' to the carpet.

The sofa is staying but the bookcase is going


and moving on, my boss' corner



and my corner



The colour we are painting is similar to the background colour on the Name Me June skin for TCS but a touch darker... kinda like the box at the bottom where it allows you to change the skin / click on contact us etc
post #12 of 28
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If you have a calendar that you especially like the pics in it, you can frame the pics...my Step daughter did that and they came out beautiful, and hers happened to be flowers, I never knew they were from a calendar.
And of course you need pics of the boys on your desk
Oh my goodness Helen, thats an AWESOME and cheap idea!! I'm gonna have to look at some calenders now!
I'm going to get a frame that holds 3 photos (4x6s) and put Harley, Bayley & Davidson in them and put on my desk
post #13 of 28
Lamps. The key to an attractive and productive office space is the use of non-fluorescent lamps -- a floorlamp, a table lamp on a credenza, a glass-shaded banker's lamp on the desk. They make the room feel more welcoming, and they reduce the headaches and eyestrain caused by the "vibration" of fluorescent lights.

I also like to have a small fountain in my office, one of those little tabletop waterfalls... because moving water is such a lovely sound, and it helps smooth over the noise out in the hall so I can think.
post #14 of 28
I've always used calenders for cheap prints too!

I think Black and White prints would look stunning on baby blue walls. It would look very clean and simple!
post #15 of 28
lol the only personal thing i have here is my own keyboard.
that it.,
post #16 of 28
I just have a little cubicle. But I have a picture my boys did at the babysiters framed on my desk and a radio/cd player. My pens are in an old casino coin collector from the Mandolay Bay Las Vegas. I am also going to put up more pics of the boys.
post #17 of 28
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Heres my present office. To the left of the picture i have framed pictures of signs that we've done. I've taken pictures of the whole place because were moving sometime this year, so this place has a lot of memories. That small window looks through into the works office.

My new reception area is fab!. With me working for a sign company i've asked for a neon strip around the outside of my new desk and that's what i've got

You're office is soooo clean! What's your secret?
post #18 of 28
Ooh decor! My favorite

Ok lets see... the walls are Glidden's "Mystic Seaport" with the trim done in "Quiet Nest". The first is sort of a muted, but still saturated blue-green... the second is more of a mint green color. (You can go to glidden.com and see the colors) Accents done in "Pacific Rim"... sort of a darker, muted blue. Some nice ivory sheers on the window... they look really nice when the breeze blows in.

For art I have a giant tattoo collage I did a few years ago, a framed print with the meaning of one of my tattoos, a newfie calendar, a few paintings I've done and a framed copy of the page from when I was in Tattoo Magazine.

Standard table type desk... I don't like desks with drawers where the legs are... not enough leg room for me that way Small bookcase next to me with all my electronic stuff... and the best part of the decor? The two dogs and two cats that are currently serving as my carpet speedbumps

I really like this office because out of all the ones I've been in, this is the first one I really made mine. I had prints and things hung up in my other offices... and that was ok and all... but this time I used my artwork and things like that. Really made all the difference in being a comfortable work space.

With the exception of this chair. Oy... it's about a million years old... it still looks great, but I think the foam is getting a little too flat. Might be time to replace it... it's really not worth reupholstering.

Enjoy your new office!
post #19 of 28
My office is really a huge room with all sorts of shelving and aircraft maintenance tools, but I do have my Garfields. This is an old pic, I have alot more now and need a new pic.
LL
post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by maddensmom View Post
I've always used calenders for cheap prints too!

I think Black and White prints would look stunning on baby blue walls. It would look very clean and simple!

You think so? I really want to do something like that - something totally sophisticated.

As for lamps- I have one on the top of my desk (I'll have to take a pic of it- but then I do have the flouresent ones in the ceiling, but a lot of the therapists have lamps in their offices, its so nice and calming when I go in there to talk to them.... I want their offices

Thanks for the awesome ideas guys!!
post #21 of 28
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You're office is soooo clean! What's your secret?
I just hate an untidy desk.

I must show Helen (bella713) what you've said because she calls me Hazel because of the way i'm always doing my housework.

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post #22 of 28
We just got cubicles at work--used ones, but they're pretty nice. They're grey; and the desk area goes around like a "U", with cubbies overhead (that lock) and lots of drawers. Haven't had a chance to really decorate yet; I mostly have pics of my cats on the walls, work notes, and a few Asian calligraphy prints. I have a small silver vase, and I try to put fresh flowers in it each week. I don't like a cluttered work area, so I probably won't do much else--I hate having useless stuff on the desk surfaces (I only have a plant, a vase, and a small double frame with H's and my engagement photos in it--and a magazine file in the corner). Oh, I forgot, a box of tissues!

MargeCat
post #23 of 28
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions! I think I'm gonna go w/ the black and white- I dont know if I want to try any color since my walls are already baby blue. I just have to figure out what kind of black & white pics to do. I was thinking a Paris theme... then I was thinking of just getting some nice black frames and doing black & whites of me, john, the family and the kitties, what do you think? I want to make it nice looking
post #24 of 28
i think that'll look just fine... altho, since blue is a natural color [especially baby blue, like the sky] you could probably do color pix & they'd look just fine.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
i think that'll look just fine... altho, since blue is a natural color [especially baby blue, like the sky] you could probably do color pix & they'd look just fine.
Your right.... I'm so torn! I just want something that looks mature/sophisticated
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
I just hate an untidy desk.

I must show Helen (bella713) what you've said because she calls me Hazel because of the way i'm always doing my housework.

http://166.70.45.130/product_images/...71_100X100.jpg
Technically i SHOULD Have a clean desk seeing that I sit on a lot of important information about our network and passwords and stuff...but since everyone's family, they're pretty trustworthy. If someone really wanted something technically they have a share in the business, so they would wind up screwing themselves if anything happened.

Someday I will have a clean desk again.
post #27 of 28
Lets see...In my part of the office (shared) On the left wall from me I have some timezone and title sheets...On my main desk i have my flat screen computer, the receptionist phone and board, I have artwork by Tyson Mcadoo taped to the wall, a blue bear with stars and moon silver sparkles, a pen holder, a marker holder, and all that other good supplies! I sit in front of a sliding window and on the ledge there is mints in a jar for clients...Next to me I have a table with a printer on it, a desk calender, and an organizer...Right behind that table there is a Bulletin Board divider (like a cubicle divider, to seperate me from another girl that shares my office)...On my Bulletin wall I have a Linkin Park picture (animated drawing), a picture of a Mercedes McLaren SLR, pictures of my kitties, picture of my bf and I, a picture of my dog (RIP), pictures of my sister and I at Ozzfest, A family picture, pictures from my cousin's wedding (was a bridesmaid), a calender, and a picture of my prelude...All Shiny! That about sums it up!
post #28 of 28
My office is a dark, secuded practice room in the basement of a music store! That other people use when I'm not there!

My other job I have a cubicle in a small office. The office is on the 13th floor of a big hoidy-toidy office builing downtown...we've decorated with modern paintings, our awards (I wish we would have won the Grammy, but we didn't!) and all of our concert posters and the recordings we've put out.
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