my office…

by Kaylah Stroup
I’m kind of overdue on sharing photos of my office. I moved into this room quite a while ago but there just kept being small things I’d remember needed done every time I’d go to take photos. The Mutter museum print needed framed, bulletin board needed cleaned off, shelves just didn’t seem to look right with what was on them, etc. It finally feels “complete” in here. Not that any room in my home is ever actually complete, this one is just at a really great point right now.


a few sources:
jackalope jewelry holder
tooth planters
giant mushroom 
stay home banner
blue cart, mirror, wall pockets, & glass plant house are from Ikea.
shark trash can, owl pencil holder & ice cream lamp are vintage.
If you’re curious about anything else, just ask!


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Kim Topolewski November 4, 2013 - 2:21 pm

So cute! I need to get around to taking my office/apartment pictures…. it's only been over a year! But like you said, it never feels complete!


hellonovember November 4, 2013 - 2:38 pm

is the butterfly poster behind you in that last photo also vintage? always on the hunt for one.

The Dainty Squid November 4, 2013 - 7:26 pm

Yeah, it's actually a vintage tea towel.

Sara @ Dear Skim November 4, 2013 - 2:41 pm

Hahaha that trash can is the best thing I've ever seen!

Amber Henry November 4, 2013 - 2:58 pm

I love that trash can!!! It's awesome!! The mister and I are currently on the market to buy a house….with MY very own office space. I can't wait to decorate.

Amanda November 4, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Ooh, where oh where did you get that calendar? I love it. I must have it. Well, as long as they're (hopefully) making a 2014 version!

The Dainty Squid November 4, 2013 - 7:27 pm

The calendar is from this shop:

Looks like they're closed now though.

Crystal November 4, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Your office is adorable! I'm currently in the market for a new desk myself. I found one at IKEA that has a green glass top that I just looooove, I can't wait to go look at it this weekend.

PetiDaubner November 4, 2013 - 3:37 pm

I really love it, it's cozy and organized and I really like all the small details. I wish I had room like this one 🙂 Love form Slovakia !!!

Mariko November 4, 2013 - 3:51 pm

I think I need that Jackalope jewelry organizer. Great pics. What a quirky and surprisingly organized space. I am very jealous.

Erica November 4, 2013 - 4:24 pm

Your office is one of the best rooms I have ever seen. So much inspiration for my new studio. Thanks for posting this (finally)!

J November 4, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Cute space! I like all of your washi tape and your constellation charts!

Laura Fighting Evil November 4, 2013 - 4:31 pm

Your office is so cute and so terribly you! I adore it.

Katelyne November 4, 2013 - 4:49 pm

I'm in love with that skarky waste bin! You have amazing decorative taste!

Anna Marie November 4, 2013 - 5:28 pm

Your office is so lovely. I'm trying to get mine to a state where I love to be in there at the moment. I just never seem to find the time or the energy to work on it though and my desk is currently a mess of papers and notebooks that don't have a home. I'm so jealous of your organization skills!

Anna x

Sarah November 4, 2013 - 5:35 pm

What a wonderful little space! It looks so cozy and warm. 🙂 Posts about your home are always among my favorites. <3

Yessenia November 4, 2013 - 5:53 pm

I LOVE YOUR OFFICE. (Sorry had to put that in all caps to emphasize how much I love it). Also, excellent teeth collection!

The Dainty Squid November 4, 2013 - 7:29 pm

Haha! Thanks!

Thy Phan November 4, 2013 - 6:05 pm

such a lovely office you have 🙂

Lauren November 4, 2013 - 6:09 pm

As usual I'm in total awe of your innate style when creating a room! If I tried it'd just look like a bull had run amok through my things! 🙂 You're very inspirational. Have a lovely day!


VintageLoveandPhotographs November 4, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Very cute and eclectic. I have the rug in black and white, the cart (but of course!) and the hot house for my (dying) cactus as well 🙂

Betty Szwagierczak November 4, 2013 - 6:32 pm

shark trash can is probably one of the best things from your office now 🙂 other great thing is skeletor dude standing next to massive ice cream cone 🙂
anyway, how are your cactus plants behaving ;)? i don't thing you posted a proper update on succulents lately..
take care

Rosie W November 4, 2013 - 7:51 pm

Ahh what an awesome space. I can only dream of something this lovely some day.
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

swankylady November 4, 2013 - 9:43 pm

Loving your office! I bought the IKEA cart in grey. I was torn but now seeing the blue one in action, I'm having a bit of buyer's remorse. Anyways, I'm mostly de-lurking to send you a link to something I saw on Etsy and thought immediately of you and your love of teeth:

They're actually made from dentures, but still crazy to look at!

Katrina Allain November 4, 2013 - 11:29 pm

It's not really about your office but where did you get your shirt in the last picture

The Dainty Squid November 6, 2013 - 3:02 pm

Kelsy November 5, 2013 - 7:45 am

where did you get the bug puzzle pieces?! those are awesome! cute place!

The Dainty Squid November 6, 2013 - 3:02 pm

My dad made them for me.

Winter Moon November 5, 2013 - 9:31 am

Your office is perfect! Is that a Madame Talbot Mutter Museum print by the way? I love her work 😀

The Dainty Squid November 6, 2013 - 3:02 pm

It is, but I bought it because it's from my favorite museum.

Marie November 5, 2013 - 9:34 am

I love your office!! That shark trash can is absolutely adorable!!!!

Diana November 5, 2013 - 8:30 pm

It's lovely!


Laura November 6, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Great photos!! Your office is so artsy and fun! I wish my office at work could be as cute 🙂


Annie W November 6, 2013 - 6:35 pm

hah! The trash can is slaying me. What an inspirational space you've created! I love it :).

Fiona November 6, 2013 - 11:05 pm

I wish I could have your organization and decoration skills. By the way you are thinner you need to tell me your secret 🙂

Michelle Clement November 7, 2013 - 11:15 pm

Oh – that cactus (cookie jar?) has stolen my heart! You find the coolest little stuff… 🙂

Jen Giammarco November 8, 2013 - 2:48 am

I really love this room! It's so bright and welcoming!

Ronise November 30, 2013 - 8:13 pm

you should really make more posts on organization. you house always look so nice and clean and organized. how doo you manage it with so many things/colections?

Anonymous December 3, 2013 - 8:04 am

I like the little mounted stag's head on your noticeboard – vintage? :o)

Kaylah December 3, 2013 - 11:03 am


Ciara December 16, 2013 - 11:53 pm

Hey I know it's a bit late to be commenting on this but where did you get the calender?

Kaylah December 18, 2013 - 9:34 pm

It's from Spread The Love ( but they're since closed down.

Felis Prismatic January 19, 2014 - 4:21 am

I love what you did with your office. It's very cute and organized!

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