These last few weeks have been fun with the adventure of setting up a new office in my home. There was nothing wrong with the old office, but this space is just better for me. It also made me take a moment to really look at what I had in my office.
When I moved in 4 years ago, everything was just dumped into the office and shoved in anywhere I could find space. Now with a new space, new storage, and more stuff it was time for a big clean up, sort, & organize.
I'm nowhere near done but making steady progress. I'm excited to keep organizing but also to decorate the space to be both efficient and inspiring! I want to come into the space and feel energized about working, connecting, creating, and learning every single day!
I started with an empty space with one key feature I didn't have downstairs...a big, beautiful window that allows me to watch my daughter play in the backyard, watch birds darting in and out of our bird houses, and see the flowers groing in the garden. It let's me feel connected outside my 4 walls. It also lets in light. Beautiful natural light just pours in and helps me stay positive all day long!
The first thing I did, of course, was set up my desk & computer right next to that beautiful window. For a few days, that's all there was. The rest of my office sat in tubs, boxes and piles all over the family room floor.
Then, I came home one day and found this on the office floor...
My Fiance had heard me saying I needed to pick some of these up to get my stuff organized in the office. I was stoked because I knew I could get started.
Then, the next night I walked in and found this...
While I was out, someone had built my shelves for me and I was ready to rock and roll!
Now a few weeks in, the office is still a mess as I arrange and rearrange items on the shelf but I'm starting to turn my thoughts towards decor. I have one painting already hanging (an original piece by Shannon Moyer-Szemenyei from SweetStellas). I know I will need bulletin boards or magnetic white boards for the various pieces of paper and notes on projects on the go. This time though, I want to make the space more inviting. More Inspiring!
Enter the wall art shop at Chapters with works from Minted. I love browsing these beautiful images and works of typography and have a few favourites in mind for my office.
I can't wait to pick up a few of these pieces, and some beautiful frames and get them on the frame ledges above my desk!
What else would you add to make a space both efficient and inspiring? I'd love to hear your thought so jot them down in the comments below.