Archive for the ‘~Fabulous Offices~’ Category

Office tour – Drew Barrymore

March 1, 2009

What Office post can really be quite complete without mentioning Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films office from the April ’08 issue of Domino. I just adore Ruthie Sommers and the office she created for Drew is a perfect fit. I love the personal touches everywhere. How could you not be inspired in a space that so obviously fits ‘you’.


The office is full of little nooks and quirky vignettes that speak volumes about Drew and lend a decidedly un-‘officey’ tone.




I spotted Scrabble! – what was that they said about all work and no play? This space definitely makes sure Drew is not a dull girl!


As Drew said in her Domino interview ” You can never, never have too many books.” – I agree!



Talk about an inspiration board – Drew has an inspiration wall!


I love this green kitchen with all white dinnerware throughout! Painting the shelves the same colour as the wall adds cohesion and really makes even the simplest white dinnerware stand out.


Personal touches everywhere! – even the bathroom.




They say do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life – well I think in an office like this you’d never really have a day where you felt like you were at work. Ruthie’s created the perfect creative and inspiring space!

All photos taken by Stewart Shining for Domino, from and



February 27, 2009
This would be perfect for my space! - Domino Feb 07

This would be perfect for my space! - Domino Feb 07

Here are some more inspirational shots on home offices from Domino…


Hide clutter with art! - clever

Hide clutter with art! - clever

Domino Oct 07

Domino Oct 07

Office Space – Ideas

February 27, 2009

Since I’m working with a corner and not even a room, I have to maximize on everything to use the little space I have wisely.

What I am really looking for is an old console table with a bit of character, preferably with a drawer, that I can refinish and lacquer in either white or a very pale tiffany blue. Then add some fun hardware like these from Anthropologie

Izar Knob - Anthropologie

Izar Knob - Anthropologie

Medaglione Knob - Anthropologie

Medaglione Knob - Anthropologie


Office Space – Celerie Kemble

February 27, 2009

I can’t have a post on office spaces without including one of my all-time favourites. Celerie’s gorgeous office has been on my inspiration board since I first saw it in In Style Magazine in January ’08. I just love the elegant furniture and the bright colours she used in her space.


Office Space – Mary McDonald

February 27, 2009

I am currently trying to carve out a little home office nook and have been digging through all my archives of favourite office spaces. Of course my mind immediately goes to Mary McDonald’s fabulous office space. Let’s have a quick re-cap, shall we?

marymcdonaldoffice11Black and white and tiffany blue – what’s a girl not to love! It would be hard not to be inspired by this beautiful space!  Mary framed pictures she found in books in magazines to form the collage you see behind the desk.


I think I stared completely gobsmacked the first time I saw this photo. Ebonized wood, white Phillipe Starke ghost chair and those gorgeous curtains!! Too much! – the curtains were appliqued by a seamstress, I’m dying to try this myself.


That Mary is so clever! She used ceiling medalions (you can find them at a hardware store) and black ribbon to add detail to the gallery of white framed photos going up the stairs. marymcdonaldoffice31Strong black and white horizontal stripes add dramatic flair – and are easy to do – just use paint!


Mary kept it simple, using the same theme throughout the space for a cohesive look.

P.S. Mary – I love that you wore pink for your photoshoot – you were the perfect accessory for your space.


Keeping it crafty! Not wanting a bland, industrial looking file cabinet, Mary found an image she loved and photocopied it – then pasted it on the cabinet for a very cool, custom effect. You could do the same with any beautiful wallpaper or even wrapping paper.

For more on Mary and her stylish ways – check out her site.

All photos from Domino magazine Jan/Feb 2006.