I don’t know about you, but my office space desperately needs a makeover. How do I know? Well, I spend most of my time typing and taking pictures and talking to clients in my dining room, so that’s a good sign that a change is due! My office is a bit too sparse, a little too (gasp!) cluttered , and perhaps a bit dark. There’s no reason for any of this, so I am marking out a few creative works paces to serve as inspiration today!
Loving the wood, the art, the unstructured nature of the whole space. Abstract art is definitely in order…! But… also, the greenery on the desktop is really good. What I can’t handle here is the utter randomness for my own work. I need a bit more structure or symmetry to stay on track in my own work life.
From here I take the whimsy and fresh air. Both are really important, as things get a bit stuffy and too serious sometimes. I wish I had a patio right this moment leading out to a yard (I will, I remind myself, I will!) but in the meantime, open windows and more task lighting.
Here is my great big reminder that I promised myself I would get a full fledged file cabinet or two so that all the things that have to stay paper have a home that is a bit upgraded from their present, portable file situation.
I need a wall of— or a nice row of— stacking boxes that can be filled with photos. I have so many photos about to arrive- I mean thousands upon thousands- from my mom’s storage, and I’d like them to be, at long last, organized and accessible.
Lastly, in the creative office escapade business, these simple shallow strips of “shelf” lining the walls are brilliant for photo display that can be constantly updated! If you slide photos in very inexpensive protective plastic jackets (check your local photo supply or a big superstore like B & H) they will be protected and yet casually on display!
Do you need a more creative workspace? Do you focus well in your office? Do you feel inspired? Do you look forward to your desk? If not, start culling images, find the best of what appeals to you in these dreamy pictures and implement it! You will be so happy you did, as will I, soon! xoxo Dana