Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Today's Guest: The Self Life

Today I would like to welcome Elisa from The Self Life.  Elisa will be sharing her fun office and her adorable furry kids (Olive, June, and Lily).  Yes, Ike let a cat on the blog today.  He's on vacation.  He doesn't care.


Ahh the office. So functional, so lovely. So orange. Originally the office looked like this. (Whomp whomp.)
Blank Office Office couch

But now, it looks like this!


And yep, many people ask, and I swear my mood raises a point or two every time I walk in. Because you guys. Orange makes you HAPPY. Psychiatrists say so! But there are a ton of reasons why I love this room. Although I helped, Ryan essentially built me this desk. He planned it out, bought materials, and executed it. Hello, husband with power tool.

office desk

There are lots of tangible things in this room that I love. The pullout couch, my I-promise-I'll-paint-it-canvas, the crazy deal I got on the West Elm curtains.


But I really love it because there are these particular creatures that fill up the room... The second I get comfortable in the office I hear the padding of feet and turn around to this.

Olive office

Met our Brittany, Olive (namesake Olive Oyl - forever a damsel in distress although sweet as punch),


Our 'Petite Lady Hound' June (named after June Carter Cash, a lovely woman),


And lastly but certainly not least-ly, Lily Bear. (No namesake, just cuteness.)


To say they keep this house alive is quite the understatement. Quite. Because if I decide to sit on the ol' couch, this happens 97% of the time.


Although sometimes they keep themselves entertained.

Da bone

Other times they do not.


But anyone with a four-legged roommate knows I'd have it no other way. I love my girls, and I love the house that we all share. Corniest Person of All Time, Elisa

Be sure to head on over to The Self Life and say "hi" to Elisa, Olive, June, and Lily!


  1. Hahaha your pets are so so cute! I love that orange colour too! and that pillow on the couch is OMG so cute!! beautiful space

  2. Brilliant color choice! It really works in there. Love that desk as well!

  3. I don't think I'd ever think to paint a room orange, that said, looks like I'd be missing out. It looks so bright & happy in there!

  4. how fun is that color! it's a light and bright shade and the sofa offsets it perfectly!

  5. My feed is not updating me on all of these guest posts :(

    orange = awesome.

  6. AHhh i almost missed this because it was not in my google reader for some reason! I always love your puppy photos Elisa!

  7. that orange is so cheery! i love it! and i can't wait to see what you do with the ginormous canvas!

  8. I love a good pop of color in house. The office is the perfect place! Elisa, you're doggies are too cute! I'm not a cat person so I can't comment on yours. I'm sure she's delightful though.

  9. Thanks everyone! You guys rock!

  10. your furry friends are too cute! I totally believe in the psychology of color too! That's why my office is yellow- happy, inspiring, but relaxing!

    Totally can't wait to see what you do with your canvas! It's huge!


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