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IN MY STUDIO (all via Officeworks): Malmo 16 cube storage unit | Fold & Store white boxes | Sparrow mesh green chair | Toronto white chair | Quartet oak framed cork board & clear push pins | vertical file rack | owl notebook & craft notebook | black gel pens.

WEARING: Daisy street stripe top (red/white version here), Pandora heart necklace and K is for Kani floral circlet.

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It has taken me almost six months to find an affordable bed suite to upgrade from my single bed that I’ve had ever since I was in kindergarten. And it has taken me almost a year to finally find the time to get a move on with my studio. Prior to moving, I operated my entire business from our family dining room, in what would best be described as a parallel universe. Every surface above and below was covered in flowers but if you looked closely underneath and above the makeshift shelving I squeezed into every airspace and under-table space, it was a dining room (and piano room) that’s for sure. Looking for me was like a page of Where’s Wally, Spring Edition.

So to finally have the space to operate from a spare room has been liberating – so liberating that I honestly had no idea what to do with so much space! I’ve been planning to get some furniture for this room that actually matched – one of the reasons why I started aย Pinterest account, to keep track of all my inspiration – but just haven’t had the chance to get started. So when Officeworks approached me to offer to help me out with creating a new looking workspace for a fresh start to the financial year, I was so thankful for the extra hand. I’ve picked out some very practical storage cubes, chairs (the pretty white one, aside from just sitting pretty, is for using to shoot my modeled product images), a cork board to organise my inspiration (get yours here!) and some colourful stationery to organise my notes and files and keep me inspired. Can you believe I only just discovered desk file racks a month ago?

Whilst there’s still so much more to do, being surrounded by an organised space is making me feel more inspired than ever to achieve my business goals this year. And now, it’s the other way around, instead of a studio built above a dining table, there’s an actually an actual studio here and also a quiet room where my sister and I chill out and take a breakย whenever we have the chance to. If you’ve been doing an office makeover too, I’d love to see. Tag me, @kisforkani @officeworks #MasterMyWorkspace.

Photos: Rowena Cao and I

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31 Comments

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    ThoughtfulMisfit
    August 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Wow this is so great! Love the photos and the space – and you’re so pretty. xx, Tienlyn http://www.thoughtfulmisfit.com

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      ThNkas XX

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    Laurie MacK
    August 23, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    I love how refreshing and light-filled (and flower-filled!!!) your studio is, I wish I could work in such a beautiful and inspiring place! Thanks for sharing and all the best for your business this year <3

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM

      thanks! :-)

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    ManeUntame
    August 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    This is such a gorgeous space and all of the flowers are so nice and make the space so homey and comforting. I don’t have an office but I’ve been moving house so I’m on the same boat trying to find furniture for my future room. I’ve never been much of an interior designer but your pintrest has gotten me so inspired! Definitely love your aesthetic.

    ManeUntame

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      it always takes a while to figure out what furniture you need exactly hey! all the best with redecorating X

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    Jessie
    August 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM

    The pinboard is so lovely,they’re so good for displaying images when you don’t want to pin them to the wall!

    Have a lovely day,

    Jessie xo

    http://thechanginggirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      definitely! so useful for organising inspiration

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    Hoda Katebi
    August 23, 2014 at 5:23 PM

    Your workplace is so beautiful (much like yourself)! I love how your personal style in your clothes also leaks into your workspace! xx

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:06 AM

      thanks ! X

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    kforkarli
    August 23, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    I really love this! Gorgeous and clean and simple. Very refreshing. PLUS! Some great outfit inspo (buying that top as we speak) and love the office chair so much I’ll look for it next week x

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      haha i’m actually in love with this chair, i am not sure whether it’s a children’s chair or not but it’s one of the only chairs that ‘fit’ me. the green colour is the most popular one, it was sold out in a few of the stores before hand, so make sure to call up to check if they’re in stock XX

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    Siel | Two Wonder Girls
    August 23, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    It looks kinda perfect. :)

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      thanks :-)

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    Kiara King
    August 24, 2014 at 12:00 AM

    Oh my, this new space of yours is incredible! What a lovely, light-filled and inspiring studio to get creative in – it definitely reminds me that i really need to spruce up my own space ASAP. It’s about time I headed to Officeworks to pick up some new notebooks and files!

    http://www.lioninthewild.com

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      kisforkani
      August 24, 2014 at 10:08 AM

      have a fab shopping trip, lots to choose from! X

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    Adeline Yang
    August 25, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Your studio is beautiful! I would love to work in a studio like this <3

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      kisforkani
      August 25, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Thank you :-) X

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    Andrea Ryan
    August 25, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Everything is so pretty!

    http://www.thefancyfashioncastle.blogspot.com

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      kisforkani
      August 25, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      Thanks XX

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    Wonderland Clothing
    August 25, 2014 at 10:23 PM

    your studio is amazing!

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      thanks ! X

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    yasmin
    August 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Yay congrats on this! This looks like my dream studio Connie. X
    http://noise-and-confusionn.blogspot.co.uk

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      Thanks ! Still a bit more work to go, will be creating a feature wall soon and more, can’t wait to bring ‘part 2’

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    nyan
    September 2, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    omg this studio looks so lovely! that’s a huge leap you made right there xx

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      ThanksXXX So excited with a fresh new space

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    anna
    September 3, 2014 at 5:12 AM

    Where did you find the pillow that is on the white chair?

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      kisforkani
      September 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM

      Hi Anna I got this from Adairs! I bought it about half a year ago so there may still be some left XX

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    Ann
    November 12, 2014 at 4:44 AM

    So beautiful! Love it Kani!

    http://www.heyliao.blogspot.com

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    Mariahere
    December 9, 2014 at 6:37 PM

    Lovely! http://lifestuffs.com/just-perfect-blush-skin-tone/

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