Take a Look Inside Man Repeller’s Badass New Office Space

Take a Look Inside Man Repeller’s Badass New Office Space
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When we found out Man Repeller founder Leandra Medine and her team were leaving the cute office Homepolish designer Margaret had decorated, we were a little bummed (it was very cute). But then she asked us to design her bigger, better office to accommodate more employees, and we were very psyched!

Both Homepolish CEO Noa and our designer Andrea transformed the empty office into a well-layered, subtly patterned, sartorially conscious space to match Man Repeller’s aesthetic.

The first step in creating the ideal setting was to find furniture and accessories that catered to Leandra’s witty, whimsical style while still being functional. A shelving unit provides storage for all of the shoes, hats, jewels, and bags that style stars are inundated with daily while leaving room for Leandra and co. to fill the few empty spaces with their choice of necessary objects (cameras, art, a copy of her book … and more shoes).

Amazing copper chairs and a big table from Blu Dot clearly define the office’s conference area, and Knowlita prints iconize favorite Nolita restaurants in clean black and white lines, helping differentiate the bar/coffee area from the rest of the office.

Andrea’s tip for making a professional space special is to include elements of both the company’s personality and reminders of what it was like before it was a massively successful enterprise. The posterboard dictionary definition of “man repeller” lived in their first office, too, and a print from Leandra’s friend (and Tappan Collective artist) Jay Ezra hangs above the sofa. Meeting the company’s professional needs and style-conscious wants, the new Man Repeller office is the perfect place for pushing the boundaries of fashion journalism.

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Text by Anna Gray.
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Just lounging on her couch: That's a Jay Ezra print above Leandra Medine and a Blu Dot couch beneath her.

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The sartorially adventurous blogger and her team get a bigger, better, prettier space.

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Prints of cool Nolita restaurants by the artist befittingly called Knowlita hang over a pretty gold console that stores booze and coffee.

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Though it's an open floor plan, grouped furnishings help to differentiate between areas like the bar, conference room and lounge.

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The workspace is kept tidy with full-wall shelving from Blu Dot.

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These copper chairs are game changers. They look great in pictures (that color!) but they look incredible IRL.

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These cute vintage glasses were found on Etsy.

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A copper coffee table to match the copper chairs (also from Blu Dot).

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The makers of "The Real Good Chair" (really, that's what it's called), Blu Dot, say of the coloring, "intended to patina naturally with handling and age for a unique look."

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Baskets keep the massive volume of incoming packages organized.

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Fashion and Interior Design intersect all the time. Accessorize your shelves with outfit accessories!

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Mix and match the things you need with the things you just like looking at for a successfully accessorized shelf.

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These Stuart Weitzman sandals (in a different color) can also be seen in this project! Twins.

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The content of a bookshelf says a lot about it's owner. In this case, Leandra is a funny, Man Repelling #GirlBoss.

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The definition of Man Repeller.

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This ladder was moved from the first Man Repeller office. Leandra's original thoughts on the seemingly superfluous tool: "I'd seen an image of a white room with rustic wood floors and a ladder positioned somewhere that didn't lead anywhere. It made me laugh/feel comfortable so I wanted to approximate that vibe."

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