Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Office Tour::a' la mode

Hi Lovlies!  Hope everyone is having a great week so far...I know I am...especially because I get to spend the day in San Francisco tomorrow with some of my favorite bloggie gals!  Woo hoo!  

In anticipation of meeting in the heart of the design district and with so many inspirational ladies, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase an amazing designer!  I received great feedback when I briefly featured Shelli's home here, so what better way to celebrate design than to welcome the talented designer behind a' la mode?  She's dishing out details on her gorgeous office and I could not be more excited.  Take it away Shelli!


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Hi ya'll!  I'm super excited to be at Schue Love today!  My name is Shelli and I am a former medical device sales rep, turned stay at home mommy, to the cutest 17 month old hot mess you have ever seen.  I am fairly new to the blogging world, and have had a ball delving in! 

 When it comes to interior design, I am drawn to an eclectic mix of traditional furnishings and clean lines.  I love pops of color but on a calm and serene base palette.  I want there to be history in my space mixed with new, fresh furnishings.  I want the details to speak about me and my family. 

Please come meet me in my office!

 


 While I may not be working in the corporate world, I knew I needed a space all to myself.  A place to have a glass of wine with a girlfriend, listen to music, pay bills, or let's be honest...to blog!  I brought the chandelier with me from our bungalow in Atlanta, it was in our dining room there.  It reminds me of that home, and all the happy memories we made there....our daughter's first home, if only for a few months.

 

 Bookshelves can be overwhelming.  Especially if you are like me, and cringe at the thought of clutter or nic-nacs.  I found that grouping books together by color, and choosing a color 'theme' of sorts for my ceramics, helped to keep order in the chaos.  I like them to have a layered feel.  We need a place to put our degrees and my sales awards, but I certainly don't want them as a focal point, so I placed them behind something colorful and pretty.  



Seating for chit chats is a must for me.  When my favorite neighbor pops over for a glass of wine, we retreat to this room, shut the glass doors and vent about our husbands and motherhood discuss current events and important matters in the world.  The turquoise color pops continue here to ground the use of color in the space.



 A simple white parsons desk and Eames inspired office chair are the perfect setting to gaze out the window or at my favorite blogs on my laptop. This is also where I monogram (another random hobby of mine).  The blue lamps are a repeating color theme in most rooms of my home.  This helps those of us who have design ADD and like to mix up our accessories often without breaking the bank.


 The details in a space bring it all together. No room is complete without fresh flowers.  

 If only they magically appeared in my home weekly!



 A place for your book and your glass of wine to rest.  A detail not to be missed.



For me, my favorite design books are a  big part of those details.   I love to flip through them for inspiration.

 A very special thank you to Natasha for having me today!!

 All sources for this space can be found here
For more peeks into my home, please visit my home tour.

www.alamodemaven.com

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Thanks again for being here Shelli...I just LOVE your office!!!

xo natasha

24 comments:

  1. i'll never get tired seeing her beautiful office! stunning!

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  2. Can I move in and work here too? It's so tranquil! I LOOVE your blue ikat pillows!

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  3. Wow! This office is a dream! How have I never seen this before?! Thanks for sharing. Oh, how I would love that chandelier...

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  4. i have just sunk into a deep depression. just moved 3 weeks ago and i'm putting together my own office at the moment. now i look at this! holy crisp, and clean, batman! this is so fresh, inviting and so lovely.
    back to the drawing board and thanks for the inspiration.

    would love your thoughts on my space!!!

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  5. Loved seeing all of the close up details and the meanings and reasons she placed certain things where! This office just blows me away! and the painted molding in the ceiling! LOVE! I could definitely retreat here for a break from the world!

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  6. Shelli, I love that you called your 17 month-old a hot mess...that is *exactly* what mine are, too! (c: And you know how I feel about your marvelous office, completely divine. Great feature, Natasha, her style is fantabulous!!!

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  7. So pretty! I love how bright and neat everything is. Every beautiful piece has a special place. I love it.

    Looking forward to the blog meet up tomorrow!

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  8. So friggen jealous of this place! Its amazing! The colors are soo cool and fun! Its perfect!

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  9. Gorgeous office! I want to come over and have a glass of wine! Lobve the color scheme it is so soothing and peaceful!

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  10. This has always been one of my favorite spaces. I love the sophistication and pops of color.

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  11. what a lovely office. I'm could spend some serious time in that space. It's dripping with style.

    xoxo, chrissy
    The Perfect Palette

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  12. WOW! I love your office! When I have my own, I'll be using yours as inspiration! Great choices!

    Becca
    http://blondeslogic.blogspot.com

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  13. This office is my dream place. I love those french doors.

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  14. Aah this is my dream office. So glad she could share!

    And have sooo much fun at the blogger meeting. Wish I was just a little bit closer to ya'll!

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  15. So gorgeous :) I love that white parsons desk...so simple and classic! And I completely agree with the fresh flowers thing! xoxoxo brynn

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  16. her office is so lovely! i could spend hours in that space!

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  17. Thank you for all of the sweet comments ya'll! And thank you for having me today!!! Have a ball at the blogger meet up!!! So jealous!! xoxo shel

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  18. Gorgeous. This makes me want to redo mine all over again. I'd copy every detail!

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  19. I love everything about your office!!!

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  20. So amazing. I can't get over Shelli and her amazing sense of style. She rocks my world!

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  21. oh gosh, that office is beautiful! i would never want to leave, haha! ;)

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  22. Love Shelli, her whole house and her blog! Great seeing her over here.

    and so jealous of your trip to see our girls!

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  23. This office gets me every time! So amazing!

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  24. That is one of the most gorgeous home office spaces that I've ever seen!

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