creating a creative space

happy wednesday mes amis, i hope all is well in your world. today was a little different, we sort of took some time off to tool around and get into a new mindset. my guy and i have been working from our apartment in miami and it’s pretty tight quarters. liz and i scouted the hood today for a sort of office/showroom/creative space. it’s something i’ve always had since starting tpa and maybe it’s time to have that hub of activity again but reinvented.

of course, there are as many styles for offices as any other decor and choosing just the right style and function is going to be something to consider.

this is all i really need, a pretty desk and turquoise chair

a place to hang pretty things

and new ways to file my pile

these metal tray magnet boards are something i could have by my desk

of course there would have to be a place to entertain or crash

and organization would be key

so many options

organization has to be my mantra.

it’s hard to say whether it should be a fancy place to receive clients like this

or this

or something more hands on that can get good and messy. it would be fun doing photo shoots and laying out pages in a place like this. it’s all about shelves, right?

since it’s a brand new idea we’ll keep refining it

gathering ideas

and keep an eye out for good storage pieces to make organizing a pleasure

i have a feeling this new place will be filled with friends

well, good night for now, i’ll be keeping an eye out for that hot spot and for sure the right thing will show up!

all images from pinterest

February 24, 2011. Offices.


  1. wanda replied:

    I love having a “space for my favorite things: The room with the green chair is FaB!Where room it be- I find I like to have books..they are like friends to me! |Thank you again for the lovely pictures!


  2. Bianca colin replied:

    perfecto! mille graize! I am looking to move into a new apartment and these space ideas are just lovely! Merci


  3. christinaville replied:

    Eeny-meeny-miny-mo! I would feel ABSOLUTELY at home working at ANY of these GORGEOUS work-spaces!!! I don’t think you would have ANY choice but be creative and productive in any one of these spaces! :-)


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  5. Manon replied:

    Merci pour ces beaux reportages ,un réel plaisir.




  6. Acquired Objects replied:

    Gorgeous inspirational images that are sure to get you started. We just finished doing exactly that, renovated my studio and I’m in decorating mode now. If you want to see go check out my blog!


  7. amy replied:

    inspired, beautiful, organized spaces. This is what I live for. thanks for the ideas!! i can’t wait to utilize them when I have my own little nest to settle in to.


  8. Kate replied:

    As I get ready to move into a new space I’ve been thinking about just how I will create the perfect environment to spark my creativity, meet with clients and socialize with friends. Your posts just added many more good ideas for me to consider. Thank you!


  9. Beadboard UpCountry replied:

    Bonne chance in your search! I love those metal magnet boards!!!!Maryanne xo


  10. Dad replied:

    . . .all i really need, a pretty desk and turquoise chair

    . . .a place to hang pretty things

    . . .new ways to file my pile

    . . .have to be a place to entertain or crash

    . . .organization would be key

    . . .organization has to be my mantra

    Hey, Claude, does this describle your place?

    Seriously, check out this article on office space:

    Some submarkets outperform downtown hubs
    Beatrice E. Garcia
    When it comes to office space, it’s not all about the closely watched downtowns of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or West Palm Beach.
    There’s trendy Miami Beach, Broward’s centrally located Cypress Creek corridor, and the sprawling suburban office compounds found in Southwest Broward and northern and southern Palm Beach counties.
    And despite climbing vacancies and declining rental rates across South Florida, some submarkets are faring better than the main office hubs, while others are struggling.
    One of the strongest submarkets is Miami Beach. Blessed with a small supply of office space and South Beach’s allure, the city has a low vacancy rate of about 5.4 percent with rents going for $36.30 per square foot, according to DTZ Rockwood’s office market report for the 2009 fourth quarter. That’s about $7 below the lease rate for Class A office space in downtown Miami and Brickell Avenue.
    “It’s a lifestyle choice,” said Steven Nostrand, a broker with Colliers Abood Wood-Fay. “Clients choose to be in Miami Beach. It’s not for large corporate clients who are used to a downtown setting or those that require the space of a suburban location.”
    One of the worst Miami-Dade office submarkets is Miami’s Biscayne corridor, which stretches from Northeast 15th to 36th street. It has a 43 percent vacancy rate, according to DTZ Rockwood’s report.
    John Bell, DTZ Rockwood’s managing director, said the Biscayne corridor had always been a cheaper alternative to downtown or Brickell Avenue. But with downtown landlords cutting rental rates, dangling incentives such as free rent, interior improvements and even offering to cover moving costs, there’s no reason for tenants to give up on the central business district.


  11. Sarah @ Maison Boheme replied:

    Oh what a lovely post! Good luck as you gather all that you need for your office. The photos you chose for this post are awesome – all around perfect! XO


  12. Rent apartment Belgrade replied:

    really great ideas. I particularly like that wall to wall book shelf.


  13. Lucinda Keller replied:

    Wow these are so beautiful … just did a post about turning my “studio” back into a living room. It’s tough with small spaces. These are so lovely. Every picture makes me change my mind about what I want to do! :)


  14. à la parisienne replied:


    Just taking a moment to catch up on all of your recent posts. You have discovered some gorgeous images, my friend. Your posts this week are fabulous!
    My husband and I share a workspace, but he’s pretty willing to let me take over the design aspect as long as it’s not cluttered.
    Hopefully some time soon I can make my work space more functional and definitely more beautiful. Please keep us posted on your workspace redo.

    Bon week-end,


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