HouseTour:AliCayne’sTownhouse

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Ali Cayne’s Townhouse

We’ve always thought that getting to live within the hustle, bustle and everything-at-your-fingertips of the City meant giving up something else — plenty of room for your kids, outdoor space, a place for your own garden.

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But Ali Cayne’s downtown townhouse, envisioned, designed and implemented totally by her, proves that, when it comes to living in Manhattan, you can have it all.

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In Good Taste: Laura Tutun Interiors

There are some rooms we want to just fall right into.
You know what we mean.
Forget the time and effort and money it would take to actually create those rooms.
We want to just jump right inside and stay awhile.
Laura Tutun’s stunning interiors make us feel precisely this way. 
Which is why we feel pretty confident saying that these gorgeous designs are most certainly in good taste.
Bathrooms, clean, crisp and white…
Tiny nooks that make a name — and a use — for themselves with the addition of a few well-placed pieces.
Sleeping quarters that a vibrant and bold while still being relaxing.
This is undoubtedly a designer equipped to meet her clients’ needs, whatever they may be. 
Laura Tutun’s interiors can either elegantly whisper or loudly announce themselves with an equal amount of grace.
Large pieces like this vanity can undoubtedly define a room.
But, it’s worth remembering: those tiny details are the icing on the cake.
Hoping every detail of your Tuesday is coming together beautifully!

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Office Organization

Traci Rhoades Interiors
It is as if clutter and papers all get together and make a pact to just flock there…
Better Homes and Gardens

And once I’ve vowed yet again to “go paperless,” it’s as if the universe got a scrambled signal, thinking that I said I wanted all the paper.
Domicile Design
And so, music up, candle lit, the whole process starts again… Pay the bills, scan or file them away, shred the evidence.

Laura Tutun Interiors
Take the unread magazines to the magazine rack in the den, put the ones I can’t bear to part with on the bookshelf, store the torn-out pages in the binder. (Pinterest’s primitive forefather that we simply can’t seem to part with, though we love its replacement unconditionally 🙂 )
Morgan Harrison Design
But here’s the thing of it: underneath the piles and papers and stacks, the RSVPs to attend to, the notes to write, the things to discuss with hubby, we love our offices.
House to Home
In fact, my hubby and I were once together at a conference where we were asked to imagine ourselves in our “happy place.”
Farinelli Construction
When he said, “Oh, mine is definitely our wedding,” I couldn’t very well say that mine was my office… So let’s just keep that between us.
Andrew Maier Design
Because the office, despite the constant filing and paper turnover, is a spot of order and organization in life, a place of creativity, a place to refresh the soul and the spirit. I’m trying not to use the cliche, but it can’t be helped… There’s simply nothing like a room of one’s own.
Lucy and Company
That’s why it deserves to be beautifully, frightfully, deliciously organized — and we deserve it too!
Elizabeth Kimberly Design
Tomorrow morning we’ll be at it again. Sorting and storing the strays that accumulated over the weekend. But, in the end, it will all be worth it. Because, when the desk is clear, the lights are bright and the computer is on, there really isn’t a happier place!
Wishing you a happy in Monday in — of course — your happy place!

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At Home in the Office

Samantha Lyman Design
Although they are equated with work, (Yikes!) home offices are some of our favorite rooms in any home. Maybe it’s the fabulous desks, or being surrounded by beautiful things, but we think you’ll agree that these gorgeous offices make that make that 9 to 5 feel like less of a job. 
Nickey Kehoe Design
We love a teeny, tiny desk in a nook for doing just a little work! A chaise is always great for lounging and getting great ideas.
                                                           Urban Grace via Southern Living
No office space is complete without chic storage. Pin boards complete with calendars and notes are a great way to keep the essentials in plain sight. 
Amanda Nisbet Design
Stainless and glass is a go-to combination for a sleek and modern desk. An open-legged look creates an airy feeling in an office. 
Fawn Galli Design via House Beautiful
But, something more closed, like this, is an ideal way to camouflage shredders.

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Fun and whimsical offices breed creativity and make going to work every day feel like a vacation! (Well, sort of…) At least the color of this office reminds us of lounging oceanside!
Frances Schultz Bee Cottage via House Beautiful
Desks tucked into sloped ceilings and attic spaces are some of the coziest. The blue sheen on this wall is divine!
Traditional Home
Library ladders always feel a little bit mysterious to us, like when they slide away a secret passageway will be revealed. For those of us sans secret passageways, they sure do make reaching the top shelf more stylish.
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A gorgeous French desk is the ultimate in office decor, in our opinion. That huge obelisk is the perfect desk accessory! 
Traditional Home
These desk lamps are so fabulous! The brass lends that authentic office feel.
Shechive
This is our kind of workplace! Light, bright and so fun!
Courtney Giles Interiors
A Louis ghost chair is one of our favorite desk chair picks. It takes up little visual space and is so comfy — especially with the added cushion. We adore lacquer in an office as well! What does your dream office space look like?
Thanks for taking a work break with us today!

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