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Mrs. Bee, New York Age and Occupation: 29, Weddingbee Publisher Fiance's Age and Occupation: 33, Internet Engagement Date: May 7, 2004 Wedding Date: March 5, 2005 Venue: Westside Loft, New York About Me: Yes, my name really is Bee! I love my blogging, wikis, and tabasco sauce!
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My Workspace

February 6th, 2009 @ 1:18 pm by Mrs. Bee @ Weddingbee PRO

I apologize for not blogging yesterday!  I’ve made a commitment to blog daily on PRO, but yesterday was crazy busy and I was away from my desk all day.  But I’m back… with pictures of my newly revamped workspace!

I bought a cheap temporary desk from Ikea  when we first moved into our apartment, with the intention of taking my time to find something that I really loved.  Well 3 months later, it looked like this:

Don’t be too scared by the before picture.  This was taken after I was out of town for two weeks, so even though my desk is usually messy, it’s not this messy. ;)

I wanted a beautiful, inspiring workspace, but knew that I’d never have the time to get it looking the way I wanted.  So I gave the fabulous wedding planner Kim Canale of Inspired Goodness a call, and asked her to redesign my workspace.  (She’s Weddingbee writer Mrs. Cupcake’s sister-in-law!)  Thankfully she wasn’t scared away by this picture I sent her, and came up with this:

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All I did was provide the desk (Parsons desk from West Elm), chair (Ikea), MAC, books, and the Flor carpet tiles (which we already had lying around).  Everything else — from the shelves (Ikea) to the paper covered magazine holders to the desk accessories — was pulled together by Kim (her hubby installed the shelves :) ).

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I bought this Weddingbee mousepad from our gear store - I love it! Mrs. Penguin has one too. ;)

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Initial cup from Anthropologie.

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She made this Weddingbee paperweight out of a magnifying globe from Staples!

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And since everyone always shows what’s inside their refrigerators on MTV Cribs, I thought I’d show you what’s inside my drawers…

Ruler, calculator, coaster, pen, Kate Spade notebook, password notebook, and Lindt Truffles.

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Post it pads, post it flags, a gift certificate to a Bed & Breakfast (a gift from the Bees!), and a small portion of my chapstick collection.

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Kim did a fantastic job and I love how it turned out!  Now I’m definitely inspired to tackle other areas of our apartment that need revamping.  Having such a clean, beautiful workspace is truly inspiring. :)

What is your workspace like?

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My New Workspace » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog

[...] Is up on Weddingbee PRO.  Go check it out! [...]

 
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AliCherri1

Is one of your chapsticks called Free Range Chicken?

 
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Mrs. Cupcake

It looks so pretty! Not that I’m biased or anything…. ;)

So have you minimized down to one monitor for now? (PS, congrats on becoming a Mac user!

 
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HumarockBride

Ummm I LOVE it!!
Except that chair makes my back hurt just looking at it!
Very inspirational!

 
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Mrs. Penguin (message)  3 posts, Wannabee

It’s so cute!!! I feel so inspired to vamp up my workspace at home… I have my own office but we really just use it as storage for blankets and our tools (since we only have 1 closet downstairs). While I should put my computer in there, I hate not being able to see the TV or be in the light, so I just work on the polkadot couch. It is NOT good for my back. Yeep!

http://xed.xanga.com/1618544601158232051084/m183008417.jpg

 
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Mrs. Penguin (message)  3 posts, Wannabee

@AliCherri1: Um Yeah… I see that too… OMG hehehe

 
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peony80

Oh Mrs. Bee!

I absolutely love it. I currently share a wall with the FH and while I have a MacBook Pro with a few magazine holders on my side, the FH has three screens (much like what you had) and a ton of wires going everywhich way. It drives me bananas. I love the shelving you have…that may be my next project…hmmm..
thanks for sharing!

 
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MrsMosses

Your new workspace looks fabulous Mrs. Bee! As a fellow NYC dweller, I know the importance of making the most of my space with shelving! Are you loving your new Mac computer? I recently switched to a Mac and now I’ll never go back to a PC again.

 
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Miss Duckling

This looks so inviting and fun. Kim did an amazing job. Now I’m inspired to do a little makeover of my desk area. I love all the eclectic cups that are being used for pin/pen holder etc.

 
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Lillindy

Yay for your new computer, love the look of your workspace, you make me want to work on mine! And mmm…Lindt truffles, I my fav! We have a whole room for our workspace, but it needs a little reorganizing in the book area and I have some old files and school stuff I need to go through, as well as, some stuff that the hubby still needs to hang on the walls. With this rainy weather, I may just follow your lead and get to work on it this weekend.

 
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Lillindy

I forgot, are you going to keep that chair? It seems like it’s a little hard if you are going to use it for extended periods of time. Oh and I envy your chapstick collection, mine is similar, but all over the house!

 
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Miss Deviled Egg

Looks great! I love it!

 
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Miss Ballet Flat

Looks awesome Mrs. Bee! I’m SO jealous of your office’s cuteness!

 
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Mrs. Cookie

I drooling over all the organization goodness. Working in that kind of a space must feel fantastic!

 
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Mrs. Pinot Noir

Looks great! What happened to the other moniters?

 
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Miss Sushi

It looks great! You’ve inspired me to revamp our house (which I’ve been wanting to do FOREVER). Mr. Sushi might not be as thrilled. :)

 
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budgetbeautiful

Your workspace looks lovely! I agree with a previous commenter that that chair looks a bit hard, though.

LOL, I’m glad I’m not the only one with an impressive chapstick collection! I love the Skittles ones too, and the M&M ones too, but FI hates those, he says they taste like chocolate & butt!

 
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G

Is this chair ok for you? If you are more that 4 hours on it it should be uncomfortable…

 
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FMH

The new space looks awesome, but more importantly, Hpnotiq makes chapstick!?

 
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mrs. fadingflowers

I’m drooling over your MAC desktop. Lovely workspace by the way. I wish some day I have a workspace like that cute and easy to get around to.

 
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Miss Perfume

Clean, neat, and pretty is very inspiring, indeed! Very pretty! I really love your collection of chapstick!

 
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Mrs. Bee (message)  117 posts, Blushing bee

The chair is there for picture purposes only. I’m using my regular desk chair in the before pic. ;)

The hynotiq chapstick was in a gift bag I received from some event. and the free range chicken poop is a very popular lavender scented chapstick!

 
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Miss Peep Toe

Love it!! What a fantastic new space.

 
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Mrs. Bee (message)  117 posts, Blushing bee

oh and i still use the three monitor pc set-up, but that’s now Mr. Bee’s workspace. He gets my hand me downs. ;)

 
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LatteLove

yikes, can you reach up there! It looks like the shelves are so high.

but the organization look great and very cheery and not overwhelmingly cluttered.

 
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Mrs. Canary

Love it! It’s so clean yet cozy. Mmm… I love organized goodness!

 
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Mrs. Penguin

@LatteLove: Ohh good point! Mrs. Bee, we actually have this ladder from Ikea that we lean against our wall and use to get our wine up from our wine rack above the office… we spraypainted it grey to match our decor but you could spraypaint one to match your decor too!

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Mrs. Bee (message)  117 posts, Blushing bee

@Mrs. Penguin: ah that’s so smart and cute! i actually have a 6 foot industrial strength werner ladder. i always brag that i bought it off amazon for $50 and got free shipping. ;)

 
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Mrs. Sea Breeze

I’m so inspired now! Makes me want to spruce up my boring cubicle at work.

 
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honeymyheart

your space looks like it came right out of a magazine. very inspiring.

 
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eggplant

Bee, you’ve inspired me to go to Ikea. Today. I am going to revamp my craft room. :-)

Your space is so very lovely!

 
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Mrs. Avocado

I was wondering what I could do for my own workspace since I only have a small corner, and this post has me so inspired! I really love the chapstick collection. I have chapstick all over the house because I always want it within arms length wherever I am.

 
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Miss Hot Cocoa

I love the pop of color and the cute storage accoutrements!

 
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William Gaff @ Human Story Films (message)  8 posts, Newbee

Very nice space!

 
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Miss Powder Puff

Looks AMAZING!!!!

And Pengy, good lord you’re HUGE!

 
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Miss Powder Puff

PS, I totally have those same coasters! :)

 
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anneruthmann

What a transformation!!! OMG - I did a before video of my office here and it’s pretty scary!!! Now it looks awesome- all the credit goes to my husband and mother who took the time to pull everything together for me while I continued working!!

Bee - I have a chapstick that you are going to love beyond belief!!

 
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anneruthmann

PS. Gonna have to get me a weddingbee mousepad now!!

 
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Mrs. Cupcake

PENGY IS GOING TO EAT YOUR OFFICE…. NOM NOM NOM.

 
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MrsSl82be

Mrs Bee it looks great now! I love the shelving, I have honestly never thought of that. It may have to go into my office when we get a house :)

 
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Ami @ Elizabeth Anne Designs

OK my workspace is a mess, but i am a fellow chapstick addict - there isn’t a single spot in my house where it’s not within arm’s length!

 
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Miss Doodle Bug

The tea cup is a darling idea. LOVE love love it. I’m a chapstick horder too. I always carry three on me at a time:) Good to know I’m not the only one.

 
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K

Can she come do my whole house??? Awesome!

 
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irene

Very cute! Where did you get that bucket where you contain the rolls of wrapping paper? I want to get one similar to that too.

 
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Mrs. Bee (message)  117 posts, Blushing bee

@irene: kim is on a ski vacation now — I’m sure she’ll be happy to answer any questions when she returns!

most of the accessories are from ikea, staples, and anthropologie.

 
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oh good, you got a mac. how do you do so that when you bold words the text doesn’t go all funky? I find that the website goes weird with macs.

 
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Abby

I love the magazine files!!! where did they come from?

 
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Mrs. Bee (message)  117 posts, Blushing bee

@Abby: I believe they’re from Ikea. Kim customized them by putting patterned paper on them to match the green color scheme!

 
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Mrs. Bee (message)  117 posts, Blushing bee

@irene: the bucket is from Ikea!

 
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Kimberly @ Inspired Goodness

@K:
Of course K!!

Are you in the NYC area?

 
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Kimberly @ Inspired Goodness

@Miss Duckling:
Thanks Mrs. Duckling. Most of the containers on the desk are from Anthropoogie but you could easily find similar pieces in your local flea market. Just find things with different shapes and sizes and go to town.

 
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John Moon

The old space looked fine :) controlled chaos…you know where everything is. New space looks great though…and the Mac makes the space all that better.

 
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Mrs.Emerald

I looove it, so gorgeous!

 
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amelialyon

TOTALLY inspired by this Bee!!!! I HAVE to make my workspace more live-able and like-able!

 
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Marsha

Hi:

I’m Kim’s mom and I have to say that she did a wonderful job! I am so proud of all she does.

 
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Modern Bride Trendsetters Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes » Weddingbee PRO » The Wedding Vendor Blog

[...] how I did redid my workspace back in January?  It was this Modern Bride photoshoot that was the impetus!  When they said they [...]

 
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Modern Bride Trendsetters Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes » Weddingbee » The Wedding Blog

[...] how I did redid my workspace back in January? It was this photo shoot that was the impetus! When they said they wanted to shoot [...]

 
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Diana

So cute!! I love looking into other people’s spaces. Here’s mine: http://silverspoonstudio.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/welcome-pictures-of-the-office/

 
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[...] * Laura Nadeau came to a NY meetup and also did my makeup for a wedding. * Kim Canale redesigned my workspace. * Amy Salinger helped me revamp my wardrobe and styled me for the Modern Bride Trendsetters photo [...]

 
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Diane

Very inspirational makeover on your work-space, as my space is so cluttered I can not wait to clear it out so I may find a space as nice as yours underneath all of this stuff!!

 
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Emily

Where can we get some Hpnotiq chapstick??!! We’ve only seen them at wedding bridal shows!!

 
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Justin

@Emily:

Hello Emily,

Send us your email

 
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Justin

@Justin:

woops…got a little happy with the return button!

Emily - send us an email with your info and we will see about sending you some.

Hpnotiq

 
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Emily

@Justin:

Justin- Where can I find your email?! Thanks for responding!!!

 
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Chris

@Emily: Hi Emily, send your address to blue@hpnotiq.com and we will send a package out to you!

Chris, Hpnotiq Brand Team

 

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