Guest Stylist The Chestnut Orange

I thought it would be fun to have a guest stylist. Nicole Crowder, of The Chestnut Orange, caught my eye several months back. I’m a sucker for great photography and this blog has it. I asked Nicole if she would be interested in an office makeover. The deal was that I would provide the products and she would provide the styling. I didn’t provide any input on her product selection, she was the office stylist and this is her turn to be a “Jane”. I wasn’t sure how some of the patterns and colors she requested would look together, but she has great taste. The end result is nothing short of amazing! Her office makeover proves that an affordable, stylish, compact home office is possible.

Here is Nicole and her finished office:


Don’t worry the label is removable, she just left it on for the picture.

Here is a little about Nicole in her own words:

“Hi, my name is Nicole, and I’m a freelance food and portrait photographer and excitable thrift store seeker living in Washington D.C. I’m also a contributing photographer for two design and local lifestyle organizations: AIGA-DC and ReadySetD.C.

I’m a bit of a foodie with a borderline obsessive love for bread pudding and mac n’ cheese. (I’m trying to curtail this; failing miserably). You can most likely find me around town collecting vintage cameras or trying a new restaurant with my boyfriend, reading in the corner of a bookstore, or zipping around on my bicycle, affectionately named Andy. And of course, running my little labor of love, a multifaceted blog called The Chestnut Orange where I share everything from new music discoveries to recipes, fashion, and art and design. I love sharing the sweet things in life with people, and collaborating on great projects that are fulfilling.”

About The Blog:

The Chestnut Orange is a blog about all things “Sweet. Lovely. Bright.” I started blogging in 2007 as a way to combat a period of unemployment, and it was a great way to share little finds I was coming across via the internet or everyday interactions with people and stores. The Chestnut Orange is about spotlighting what’s new, what’s timeless, what’s vintage and inspiring and positive. The blog has been a great platform for discovering new music, food, design, friends in the online community, and my hope is to continue creating a warm, colorful space where people can always expect beautiful imagery and a friendly voice.”

A big thank-you to Nicole for this amazing office makeover. With talent like this she might have to guest style at our next photo shoot. If I can get her down to Florida maybe I can find out where she got that amazing scarf, and the earrings, and the necklace and the cushion on her office chair, and….[sigh]

Here are the products she used:

1. See Jane Work for Office Depot Dot Magazine File $6.74

2. See Jane Work for Office Depot Striped Magazine File available at most Office Depot stores. $6.74

3. See Jane Work for Office Depot Striped Stacking Desk Tray available at most Office Depot stores. $5.24

4. See Jane Work for Office Depot Striped Pencil Cup available at most Office Depot stores. $2.99

5. Thomas Paul Notepad Set $20.00

6. Susy Jack Pencil Cup $10.00

7. Jonathan Adler Pen $19.00

8. Knock Knock File Folders $9.00

What do you think?

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1 Comment

  1. Stephanie

    Nicole used great color combinations to create such a cheery pleasant workspace. I’m a big fan of the Susy Jack pencil cup and Jonathan Adler pen.

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