We Organized Our Entire Office Top to Bottom (Here's What It Looks Like Now, and How It Got So Messy)

All of the 'before' and 'after' photos.
Author:
Publish date:
Updated on
IMG_9316

Here's the deal. We like to think of ourselves as an elevated company and brand, but over the past few months our office has, to put it lightly, not reflected the decor ethos we believe so strongly in—that a clean and beautiful space begets a beautiful life. Looking back, life just got in the way: Since moving into our office two years ago, our team has more than doubled, we launched the Shop then transitioned fulfillment in-office (which means everything you order has been personally packed by a member of our team!), then designed and launched a shoe collection. To put it simply, we were busy. Our once-pristine office was moonlighting as a media and clothing line headquarters, storage facility, fulfillment center, event space, photo studio, oh and workspace. It's not that we were dirty, but we were certainly messy. Boxes piled in corners, shoes took over our credenza, and our pantry became one big junk drawer. 

Last week, inspired by Emily's recent overhauls of her own home, we dedicated an entire day to organizing the office from top to bottom. We gave shoes the attention they deserve on our bookshelves, styled our desk shelves, organized drawers, and took back our pantry. It's amazing what one day of cleaning can do! See below for our before and after photos of our office, then follow @shopcupcakesandcashmere for a video tour later today:

before
Because fulfillment is in office, boxes stack up... we also definitely needed a more beautiful way to display our shoes!

Because fulfillment is in office, boxes stack up... we also definitely needed a more beautiful way to display our shoes!

Leslie keeps her books to review for The List on the shelf above her desk, but a styled shelf can easily turn into a messy shelf. 

Leslie keeps her books to review for The List on the shelf above her desk, but a styled shelf can easily turn into a messy shelf. 

Our above-fridge area began as a place for breakfast goods, but just looked messy over time.

Our above-fridge area began as a place for breakfast goods, but just looked messy over time.

Gym bags on the floor, products to review, messy desks... 

Gym bags on the floor, products to review, messy desks... 

Our pantry, where we threw miscellaneous odds and ends.

Our pantry, where we threw miscellaneous odds and ends.

kelly text slide
We didn't even realized how cluttered our desktops were until we cleaned them!

We didn't even realized how cluttered our desktops were until we cleaned them!

Styled shelves made an enormous difference, too.

Styled shelves made an enormous difference, too.

We moved a clothing rack, where we keep new Shop pieces (for anyone in the office to wear!), to our couch area and color-coded them.

We moved a clothing rack, where we keep new Shop pieces (for anyone in the office to wear!), to our couch area and color-coded them.

With shoes off of our credenza, we can actually style it! 

With shoes off of our credenza, we can actually style it! 

Our shelves had previously been styled with just-for-decoration books, but placing shoes there is a much more functional way to use the space (P.S., You can see a sneak peek of our summer line in this image!)

Our shelves had previously been styled with just-for-decoration books, but placing shoes there is a much more functional way to use the space (P.S., You can see a sneak peek of our summer line in this image!)

Not much changed in our kitchen, but keeping a vase of flowers out brightens it up!

Not much changed in our kitchen, but keeping a vase of flowers out brightens it up!

Food now actually goes in our pantry, which is much more organized and streamlined now!

Food now actually goes in our pantry, which is much more organized and streamlined now!

DSC02155

Shop the Office:

Credenza: (similar here)
White Desks: West Elm 
Beach Images: Grey Malin
Wooden Desks: (similar here)
Blue Rug: eSaleRugs (similar here)
Clothing Rack: Target
Bookshelves: West Elm (similar here)
Wicker Chair & Faux Fur Throw: Amsterdam Modern (similar here) & Vintage (similar here)
Bar Cart: Vintage (similar here)
Pantry: Ikea
Velvet Chairs: Jonathan Adler
Red Rug: Vintage (similar here)

If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.