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Some fun stuff to share for this week’s Humpdates. This past weekend was a rare weekend where I did not have one single photography related thing to do AT ALL, but of course I managed to find a way to make it all about my business.. By redecorating the office! Jason and I had been using it as a catch-all office and storage space.  However, because he is virtually never in it and I am virtually always in it, I got his approval to get rid of his desk, repaint, and redo the room (as long as it wasn’t too girly, that is). What do you think – too girly?

lime green black and white damask office home decor DIY Ikea

Prior to this, the wall color had been my least favorite color in the entire world – burnt orange.  Gag! ;)  Although this grey-blue is not exactly what I wanted (I was hoping for something more pewter), it’s nice and bright and neutral, which is good for a photography office.  Most of the furniture and decor pieces are from either Ikea or Target.

lime green black and white damask office home decor DIY Ikea

Eventually I will have a ton of canvases and print arrangements hanging on the wall, as well as a projector set up for showing slideshows and doing projection proofing, but for now it is a happy little workspace.  If you’re in the area, come by and kick your shoes off and hang out  :)

On Saturday I headed to the Frisco Petsmart to help out with the Frisco Humane Society Adopt-A-Pet.  In college community service was a huge part of my life, and I ashamed to say that since graduating I have mostly focused on doing things that benefit me and my business.  It felt so good to finally give back to a cause that was bigger than myself, and  the care of animals is very very near to my heart.  Naturally I had to bring my camera along and get some shots of these adorable little pups!!

frisco humane society petfinder adopt-a-pet pet adoption dogs puppies petsmart

If you’re looking for a pet, I strongly encourage you to check out your local humane society instead of going to a breeder or a pet store.  There are so many kind, loving animals out there who desperately want homes, and rescuing one of them from a life alone or, worse yet, no life at all, will be the single most rewarding thing you will ever do.  Check out some animals who need loving homes in your city by going to Petfinder.com!

Last but not least, last week I shot a killer portrait session that I can’t wait to share with you all in the next day or two, but until then, here is a small little hint… Anyone know where this spot is??  Jason Huang, your guess does not count!


  1. Tom said . . .

    Stacy, you have NO reasons to feel ashamed. The fact is we have to live and work in order to help ourselves and our family and then help others. It would be selfish if we spent money shopping all day and did nothing for our community. You happened to have picked one of my top 3 community services. On October 4th I will be at our Local county’s SPCA as I am every year to work a booth for 2 hours and shoot for 2 hours. Talk about a great job. I would pay them. Jared and I Adopted Sammy there and we walk the dogs as much as we can.

    Your doing SO MUCH the right thing.

    Posted September 24, 2008 at 8:47 pm | Permalink
  2. Darbi said . . .

    my jaw literally dropped….your office is soooooooo beautiful! such a fresh breath of air!!! no wait…breath of fresh air… haha… seriously, stacy…love it! I’m way impressed. I can’t wait to have my own b&w office…with aqua accent, of course! haha ;)

    Posted September 24, 2008 at 9:57 pm | Permalink
  3. Brandi said . . .

    Awww puppies. I do rescue KITTY pictures as a charity donation.. :) And yes, I know exactly where that location is and I have wanted to shoot there forever, just haven’t done it yet.

    Posted September 25, 2008 at 12:20 am | Permalink
  4. Cherron said . . .

    Ohh, I love your office. Your house, from what you’ve posted, is so beautiful. Maybe you should come and decorate mine. ;)

    Is that Mr. Freeze?

    Posted September 25, 2008 at 3:43 pm | Permalink
  5. corey said . . .

    keep vlad off that couch so i can come play

    Posted September 25, 2008 at 6:27 pm | Permalink
  6. Jena Miller said . . .

    Girl. You know that room is right up my alley…need to head North to see it and YOU in person. I saw our postcard on the bookshelf…glad to see I made the cut! Luv Ya

    Posted September 26, 2008 at 9:46 pm | Permalink
  7. janelle mullan said . . .

    your office looks lovely and not too girly at all! i love the green accents and i absolutely love the black furniture. i just went to ikea yesterday and so wish that i could change my whole entire house! unfortunately we don’t have target…so sad =(

    Posted September 28, 2008 at 4:36 am | Permalink
  8. jason huang said . . .

    stacy, that was YOU in my backyard? sheesh.

    Posted September 29, 2008 at 12:58 am | Permalink
  9. Tracy said . . .

    congratulations on the new office. it looks great! And perfect amount of girly!

    Posted September 29, 2008 at 9:00 pm | Permalink
  10. Asha said . . .

    You have such a cosy place Stacy… I love it !

    Posted September 30, 2008 at 7:24 am | Permalink
  11. Kirsten said . . .

    I LOVE your office decor and choice of stores, Target and IKEA and my two favorite!

    Posted October 2, 2008 at 7:45 pm | Permalink
  12. nicolenjoli said . . .

    Hi there, I was searching offices because I am in the middle of re decorating mine, and yours caught my eye because I love green, and I am thinking about going with a light grey blue- I think its weird, that could easily be my room, and my husbands name is Jason, and I looove dogs too! Visit my blog….see if we have anything else in common?

    Posted May 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Permalink
  13. Katie said . . .

    What a beautiful office! I’m going with a black & white with a splash red. I love how cozy you’ve made your office and it inspires me to do the same.

    Posted August 21, 2010 at 8:51 am | Permalink
  14. Jason said . . .

    testing 213

    Posted October 21, 2013 at 4:31 am | Permalink

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