Jeff Eyser's Office Makeover

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Name: Jeff Eyser
Location: Los Angeles, California
Size/Room: 10' x 12' ft
Years lived in: 2 years

Last time we saw inside Jeff Eyser's home office, was over a year ago when I featured his full house tour. Since then he's streamlined his desk and work space, while organizing and re-thinking his organization options.

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Jeff spends most of his time on tv sets building and designing fun colorful homes. Part of the design duo Flip This Bitch, he and his business partner Alexis Karpf have a unique approach to every project they take on. It's really awesome to see a designer who will take on the challenge of their own home with such a fun sense of humor.

Amazingly enough, Jeff didn't take anything out of the space — he just re-thought his spacial planning. By condensing his shelving and rearranging his organizational techniques he has streamlined his work space.

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My style: I've had a lot of homes featured on Apartment Therapy over the years, and I'm glad to say my style is constantly evolving. I'd like to think that my current style is still quirky and and fun, but I'm trying to move in a more sleek, grown-up direction. I've started toning down wall colors and editing my accessories.

The inspiration for my home office: I've been wanting to do a makeover on my office for a long time. It was still very nice before, but it just didn't inspire me to work in there. It was becoming more of a storage / guest room, so I knew I had to do a complete transformation in order to get full use of the space.

Favorite element in your space: My answer will forever and always will be the phone booth. I'm going to have that thing for a long long time. Plus it's a bitch to move.

Biggest challenge in designing my space: I had several challenges with this particular space. First off, the room itself is small and only has one large wall with no windows or doors. Secondly, I need to make this still a useable guest room as we often have house guests, especially in the summer. Third, the god damn phone booth can't fit anywhere else in the house. My friends kept telling me to put it outside, but clearly they don't understand the comedy of a phone booth stuffed into a tiny office.

What friends say about my space: Everyone has been pretty blown away by the transformation. I think the biggest shock is that I was able to fit everything that was in the old office into the new one. I just did it in a more organized way.

Area where there is room for improvement/future projects: Obviously, when designing houses my office tends to be over run with carpet samples, tile samples, paint swatches, and wallpaper. When I start up a project in the new office, I want to really try hard to have a place for everything. We'll see how it goes.

Proudest DIY: I did the whole thing myself, so does that count? I'm glad I figured out how to run power to my Tom Dixon lamps...

Biggest indulgence with respect to my space: The biggest indulgence... obviously... would be keeping the phone booth inside. I could have added a bunch more shelving, but instead I decided to be ridiculous. I'm happy with my decision.

Best advice about organizing:
Throw out your crap! If you don't use it, throw it out! See more design tips at Flip This Bitch!

Dream source: I wish I had a person that could just run around to all the vintage stores in Los Angeles, take a picture of every item, put together a catalogue, and bring it to me. That would be a dream come true.

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Tech Hardware:
• 2 Samsung monitors
• Hanspree monitor
• Bamboo Wackom pen
• Macbook Pro
• iPad
• iPhone 4s
• Epson 1400 printer
• HP Printer Scanner

Furniture:
• Desk - West Elm
• Chair - Vintage
• Side chair - vintage
• Side tables - cb2
• Couch - ikea
• Shelving ikea (ugh)

Accessories:
• Pillows - west elm
• Painting - original
• Rug - Cb2
• Wall mirrors - west elm
• Sheep thing - Mexico

Lighting:
•Wood Chandelier: Urban Outfitters (no longer available)Lamp - west elm
Pendants - Tom Dixon Beat lamps

Organizing Tools/Accessories:
• A big trash can
• My hands

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Thanks, Jeff!

(Images: Bethany Nauert)

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