Vintage Style Office

August 8, 2015

Vintage Style Office via A Bowl Full of Lemons

Hello friends. It’s so nice to see you again. I’ve taken most of the summer off – well not exactly “off” as I’ve been working behind the scenes on something very special (more on that soon). I’ve missed blogging and I’ve missed interacting with you all.  Now I’m back and I have many great things to share with you this fall.

School will be starting in a couple of weeks so I’ve been busy in my office – organizing, tidying, and decorating.  As you may remember, my office was originally in this room and then I moved it upstairs. Well now its back downstairs (to stay) and I have so much more room to work. I absolutely love it.  If you have time, you can reminisce through my old offices here and here.

Since I’ve been reading The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I have purged a lot of clutter and streamlined my organization. Everything in this new space brings me joy now. I hope you’ll enjoy the tour through my new office.


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Every door must have a boxwood wreath, right?


Vintage style office via A Bowl Full of Lemons


As you walk into my office, you’ll notice the craft table (aka kitchen island). I purchased it from the Ballard Outlet in Roswell, Georgia. It has a distressed wooden top and the perfect amount of space for 6 large bins. The brass tags are from TJ Maxx. There’s currently not much in the baskets (since I Konmari’d just about everything) – only a few school supplies at the moment. In the future, I plan to use them for printer paper, projects I will be working on, and such.


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An old vintage scale looks fabulous in any room of the house.


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My shelf contains magazines that I collect, planners and planning supplies, and my essential oil business items.


Vintage style office via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I corralled my favorite wrapping paper into this TJ Maxx laundry basket. I removed the liner for a more industrial look.


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As you look to your right, you will see these Ikea shelves. I keep office and school supplies in the large TJ Maxx baskets. The next shelf down displays favorite photos of my children in shabby distressed picture frames. Finally, I added some vintage flair with old Ball Jars and a seltzer bottle.


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My office binders (no longer available) contain blogging business paperwork. I clearly labeled each binder with 1″ label tape.


Vintage style office via A Bowl Full of Lemons


Below the shelving, I have two more baskets (love my baskets). One contains clipboards (of current projects) and the other holds miscellaneous things. I really need to go through it and purge.


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To finish the decor off, I hung a very lovely Sugarboo sign on the wall over my desk. If you’ve never heard of Sugarboo Designs, you must check out there artistic line of home decor and pillows. They are my absolute favorite.


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My most used files stay on my desk (instead of in my filing cabinet). I found these file bins to be the best solution to keep desk top paper clutter away.


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The industrial light (and cat) finish off the space.


Vintage style office via A Bowl Full of Lemons


I hope you enjoyed a tour through my new office. Share any tips you have for a well organized office below and don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to get the most recent updates. Happy Organizing!  I’ll see you soon.


46 comments on “Vintage Style Office

  1. Denise says:

    Glad to see you are back and blogging. You’ve been missed! Very beautiful space.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Your office is wonderful! Love the touches of aqua that you have placed throughout the room – so pretty! The vintage light really adds that special something too!
    Thanks for inspiring me,
    Pieced Pastimes

  3. Cindy says:

    Love your space. What did you do with your scrapbook albums? Are they behind the doors?

  4. Robyn Mizell says:

    Toni, We have missed you!!! So glad you took some time off – hopefully as you are always working on something. Your new office is beautiful. Streamlined and soothing. Hope you will do a tour of your desk and how you organized that. Enjoy!! All the best!!!

  5. Sheila says:

    Lovely office! So clean and organized! We share a common love of the mint blue color! 🙂

  6. Heather says:

    It looks great! I love your vintage accessories. Looks like you are ready for school and a great year of blogging.

  7. Marissa Marks says:

    Beautiful! I love your decorating style. I’m looking forward to seeing your upcoming projects/posts. 🙂

  8. Lynne Gaylor says:

    Love your style!! So fresh and clean……..a great space!

  9. Love everything about this space! Enjoy it!

  10. Samantha says:


    I missed you!! Was hoping to see you at Haven with the other girls. I was so close to you and thought of you often. Hope you’re well sweet friend!


  11. Samantha says:

    Oh duh!…..also … I LOVE your office LOVE!!!! I can’t wait to update my office – hopefully this fall. You and I are both into that teal color and I can’t wait to update my black PB desk to the white one I used to have. It’s going to brighten my space so much!

    Love love this!!!


  12. Nicole says:

    This is one of the most beautiful offices I’ve seen! So charming yet functional! Many greetings from a loyal reader from Germany! Keep up your amazing work!
    Love, Nicole

  13. beth says:

    i love your home office. i was thinking of decluttering my office as well. thanks for sharing this!

  14. Raz says:

    I love seeing your space. Your blog posts are always so refreshing. The colors, organization and decor are inspirational.

    P.S. I spy a folder titled ” My Book”. 🙂

  15. Pam says:

    Loved seeing your new workspace! You have such a great eye for design! You find such great deals. Where did you purchase the Boxwood wreath?

  16. Sly says:

    Toni, I’ve also been missing you. I love all your ideas. I’m very curious about your scrapbooking area. Since you have your own businesses I can see you needing a separate office. My office fits one one shelve! But my scrapbook/crafts need more space. So I hope you’ll share any new ideas with all of us. You’re my favorite blogger and I love all your beautiful spaces.

  17. Darlene says:

    Love your site. Everything is neatly organized and yet very attractive. Seems like a strange word but it is what came to me. I love all your decorating & organizing sites. I am in the process of re-creating the basket with 2 pots that is on the opening page. One problem I am having, is getting my subsrcibing to take. I have sent it many times and do not get a response. I am determined to get it right. Thank you and please keep it coming. I am going to check my spam and make sure something isn’t going there.

  18. Debbie says:

    Love the office but I’m curious as to how you might have changed your view on organizing after reading the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up! I’ve just finished it & can’t wait to start throwing out paper:)

  19. Sheila Turner says:

    Hallelujah!!! Thank you Toni…
    Every office reveal you’ve done has been spectacular so I knew you wouldn’t disappoint with this one. I’ve been anxiously waiting to see the finished results. Love it and every detail is flawless. Thanks for inspiring me to update my space as well.
    KonMari has brought me “JOY” also.

  20. Sheila Turner says:

    Got a little to ahead if myself. I’ve read the Konmari book, but I’m looking forward to reading the Tidying up book.

  21. Morgan says:

    What’s not to love about this space? It’s wonderful. Excited to see what you have in store for the fall!

  22. Jean says:

    Where did you get the baskets with loop handles? The style in which you store clipboards? The transformation of this space is amazing (it was great before as well)! Would be great to read about the decisions you made to make the transformation.

  23. Daisy says:

    Your office is very beautiful and functional but I have to say that the cat from the first photo is very cute and I laughed when I saw it photobombing the picture! 😀

  24. Christa says:

    Lovely office! You do a great job in decorating and in your organization. Where did you get the small wooden lamp?

  25. So happy to see you back to posting! I’ve missed seeing your incredible organizing and decorating ideas. I also read the Magic of Tidying Up and am starting a series on my own blog about it and decluttering in general. It looks as though it helped you to really get down to the things you love in this office. Fantastic job! I really love that you “decorated” with things that you need like your binders and wrapping paper.

  26. Natasha Ryan says:

    HI Toni
    I love how your style changes but still stay classic and timeless.
    I have a question, just brought a house but with other important renovations on our home list, doing my craft room/office will have to wait but I need some type of organization for the home.
    What would you recommend as the most important furniture piece for a office/craft room?

  27. Toni- your office is beautiful, really, truly beautiful. Soothing and clean but far from sterile. I love that the style is consistent from room to room in your house too (or looks that way in pictures). I also just read your post about the blog changes, and I’m so glad!!! I loved your blog early on but had stopped checking in as frequently lately. The contributors were all great, but it was your voice that I sought. I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for a number of reasons, some being that I just couldn’t keep up. I needed to hear a lot of the things you said. Thank you!!! Looking forward to seeing more, as often or as rarely as you want to post.

  28. Marti Riggall says:

    Love this wonderful space. I love the crisp look of white so you know Your design style is very appealing to me! Where might one purchase the white, shabby chic distressed picture frames? So charming.

  29. I am in love with your office. It’s so pretty, clean, organized – everything I love in an office space. It’s almost embarrassing how much I like it.

  30. Moraima Caceres-Centeno says:

    Great inspiration for my Craft room Project i am doing for a friend of mine. Thanks you

  31. Lee says:

    Hi Toni,

    Could you please tell me where do you house your planner – is that a planner/planners next to computer on the right. Thank you

  32. robbie says:

    Can you tell me what kind of candle is on the scale? Everything is so beautiful, you continue to inspire me!

  33. Laura says:

    Great to see you back, Toni. And “My Book” folder? How exciting! Is that what you’ve been busy working on?

  34. Katherine says:

    So glad to see you’re well and back in the fray of things.
    Perfect Vintage-you can always expect the best from your posts.
    Is this a second office for you or do you have a separate space for your Project Life and other scrapbooking/crafting?

  35. So many great ideas especially like the shelving and file organization.

  36. Tina says:

    I love your office working environment. SO beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Alexis John says:

    Oh, that is fantastic. If I have a chance​, I`ll definitely work in office like that 🙂

  38. Ed Shanks says:

    I saw on pintrest, a nine drawer cabinet “Alex” from IKEA. we have 2 of them. where can we get the label holders that you have on the front of it? thank you.

  39. Gina says:

    So beautiful! I love your blog. You inspire me! Thank you!! P.S. All my doors are gradually getting boxwood wreaths!! xoxo

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