The new digs.

by mssinglemama on March 10, 2011

Mom gets all of the credit for the new office. I literally gave her my credit card and said, “Go, and don’t even ask me about anything because I don’t have time.” Ninety percent of what you see is up-cycled. The rest is from Ikea. Her vision was to mix the old and new, symbolic of exactly what Cement Marketing is.

First, that giant and totally awesome door.

And some more views from the front

These boxes (from Habitat for Humanity) are painted with chalk board paint.

Tania, our designer is tucked back there. She likes the quiet. Mom is not a fan of the burlap curtains behind her – so those may be getting the boot.

Here’s my desk. Love, love, love, love it.

And then to the left of my desk there is a wall. A custom built wall with a conference room inside! Isn’t that crazy?

The granite table top is from Habitat. The  chairs are vintage and the curtains are from Ikea.

My Mom is available if you have an office or home space you need designed or even just decorated on a super tight budget.

The entire Cement Marketing team (me included!) is headed off to Austin, Texas tomorrow for the SXSW Interactive Festival. I’ll be back with stories and pictures… aside from work, Benjamin and I are doing really well. We’re both adjusting back to our duo status and feeling more and more comfortable every day.

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Angel March 10, 2011 at 9:32 am

I’m in Austin. Let me know if you need to know where anything is or recommendation. Have FUN! I’ll be at some SXSW events, too! =)

BTW, the new office is absolutely amazing!



Jen @ follow my bliss March 10, 2011 at 10:15 am

Beautiful!! Looks like a wonderful, comfy place to work. Your mom is a visionary!


mssinglemama March 10, 2011 at 8:13 pm

I will tell her you said so, thank you!


Sheila March 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Wow! Great job, mom!


Jen March 10, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Love the office. Love that you and Benjamin are doing great. Still cheering you on!


Glenda March 10, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Your mom did a beautiful job. Thank god for mama’s!


Canadian Bald Guy March 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Likin’ the new digs. Your mom did a great job.


mssinglemama March 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm

Thank you!!!


SavoredLife March 10, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Mom FTW!

Love the office. Exciting times ahead! 🙂

On a side note: Romeo was just in Columbus today for a few hours for a business meeting…

Have a great time in Austin!


mssinglemama March 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm

NO way? Only for a few hours and on such a miserable day – next time you should both come and stay for a while.


Katie March 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm

Your mom is so talented with design – I always felt like I was walking into a magazine when I was in your houses –


Autumn March 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

The office looks seriously awesome! What sort of budget did she use to pull all this together? …I’m feeling inspired : – )


Lonewolf March 11, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Wow! Looks great! Going to be a lot of creativity coming out of this amazing space! Congrats

just a little jealous that you are headed to SXSW…I spent a few hours @ the Texas Rockfest a couple years back. Have the itch to get back down there again, great opportunities in Austin.


Nancy Wurtzel March 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm

The new digs look incredible. Great work Mom on recycling the old and incorporating it with the new. Nice colors, but I agree about those brown burlaply drapes as they look to drag things down a bit. Say hi to Mom!


Kristi March 13, 2011 at 1:05 pm

I love love love the look. Ikea is so much fun and affordable. Congrats on your new surroundings. It’s inspiring to have a new and fresh environment!


Kate March 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

That looks FANTASTIC!!!


Thrifty Vintage Chic March 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

oh yes, I am loving this! Great work – Mom!


Swati Bharteey March 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

WOW – this space looks awesome – what a great environment to be creative and energized and get work done!


Leslie March 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Absolutely loved seeing your design ideas! IKEA is the best store ever, and you have inspired me to take a road trip to update my office space!


michelle March 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Love it. Love your blog, inspirational posts and your style! Seeing your new office space, I can see you get some of that style from your mamma. 🙂

On a separate note, may I have the name of that boot store? I may have to add a shopping trip to that very same store to my bucket list…



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