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Office Decor Ideas by Fernando Rodríguez

Decor, LifestyleMaría Elena RodríguezComment
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Remember back when I interviewed Fernando Rodríguez, the co-founder of the lifestyle store Aaron Stewart Home? I still can't believe that was almost two years ago. Just in case you're new to my blog, he was the first person I interviewed for my career profile series. I talked a little about the nerve wracking experience of pitching my idea to Fernando in this Instagram post, if you're interested. 

After that experience I am proud to say we have stayed in touch to the point that we did another blog post on how to style your nightstand.

Right now we are working on an awesome interview with one of his teammates so make sure you're subscribed to ambinity's newsletter so you don't miss it! And that's how I ended up at Fernando's office at the ASH headquarters in Miramar for the first time.  It's literally the most beautiful office decor I've ever seen outside of magazines and I just knew I had to film a video for you guys. 

So without further ado, here's my very first video filmed and edited by myself in the hopes you will find some office decor ideas. I am very proud of this video, not only because I got out of my comfort zone once again, but because this was by FAR the hardest thing I've done for this blog since I launched it. I can honestly say I have a new profound admiration for all video producers out there. You guys make magic happen! 

Ready to re-decorate your office, huh? Here's a recap of Fernando's Favorite things at his office, just in case you're daydreaming about recreating his style in your own space:

  • Nespresso Coffee Machine - It's actually on sale right now!

  • Scented Candles - Fernando is currently working on a new candle scent with the ASH team. But for now, you can find really good ones here and here

  • Vintage Mid Century Modern Chest - Since this is one of a kind, you can find a similar one here
  • Acrylic frame with a hand-written letter from the Editor of GQ Magazine - Similar frame here.
  • Silver frame with Fernando and his husband, Aaron Stewart - Another similar frame here
  • Inspiration Board - Similar board here.
  • Picture with Bill Conningham
  • A copy of an article in New York Magazine in which Fernando Appeared.

Click away!

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Until next time, 

María Elena



How to Find the Motivation to Reach your Goals

Lifestyle, CareerMaría Elena2 Comments

If you have known me for a long time, you probably know that before I became serious about this blog, I was very scared to talk about it with people. Even though writing has always been a passion of mine, for some reason I was scared of what people would think of me for putting myself out there. Like it was lame to have a blog... Shame on me!

One of the things that inspired me to finally give Ambinity a try was reading one of my favorite websites, The Everygirl. Every week they interview a creative young woman that has become successful in a field she loves. But besides the fact that most of these stories are highly inspirational, I found myself being most inspired by these women's work spaces. 

Trying to make my own little world, with "The Secret" vision in mind, I started planning how I could make my work station *cough* my bedroom *cough* as pretty and inspiring as possible.

I started by having live plants and predominating colors like green, blue and gold because they remind me of the beach, which ignite my creativity. Plus, turning on a candle in this setting is like being in your own little tropical zen space. Try it!

And we can't talk about pretty things in your desk/ vanity without talking about this Jonathan Adler elephant lamp! Seriously, can you stop looking at it? I sure can't. Props to my mom for getting me this for Christmas two years ago. :) 

And last but not least, here's a tip I learned from Lauren Conrad, aka "Mama Lauren". Write your New Years Resolutions and put them on a beautiful frame so you can always see them. 

These are some tips that have helped me not only do what I love, but distract me from very hectic days during my full time job. If you have a hobby or a creative outlet and you have been putting it aside because of the lack of time, I sincerely encourage you to find the time to create your own little environment where you can have your me time. I promise you it will be very rewarding. :)

Do you have a hobby? I want to know how you keep yourself motivated to practice it!