I finally have taken the time to turn my office into a space I’m crushing on right now. For those of you who don’t know hubby and I own an environmental company and I work in the office from home which means lots of stuff that has to be kept and stored for years.
I’ve never truly been happy with this space until now. The two things I was never thrilled with was the desk placement, and the storage issue. I’ve always admired photos of desks that float in the middle of the room with space around it instead of being mashed up against a wall and the dilemma of how to make storage look pretty and planned is another issue.
Well one night while lying awake (I have a lot of those types of nights now that I’m in the beginning stages of menopause) I flipped on the TV and it happened to be on a shopping channel that was showing a storage shelf system called Origami. I’m not sure if it was lack of sleep or what it was that possessed me to buy but I did and am so glad. The shelves are a bit pricey but worth every penny. There’s no assembly required which makes it a hit in my book and it’s on wheels. I will definitely be making another purchase when I need more storage shelves.
So anyway I decided to move my desk in front of the double window with enough room between the window and the desk for me to clean the windows and run the vacuum on the floor. Let me just say I would have never though such a small move would make such a big difference in the room’s appearance. It looks like a whole new space. Finally the room looks planned out, not just random office equipment all over the place. The big MAC computer is used for blogging and the smaller one on the shelving rack is the MAC I use for our business. I used to keep the computers side by side on the one desk and I always hated the look. Now I can add a few pretty, yet functional touches to the unused space on my desk.
In the large decorative box I keep my camera, movies I’m currently watching, and a few office supplies. I like that they are still close when I need them but I don’t have to look at a cluttered mess it can be stashed away in a pretty box.
I was feeling a little artistic when I added the lamp; I opted for no shade and a large Edison bulb to give it the look of an art piece instead of the expected lampshade.
By the way did you happen to notice I found a place for my new miter saw on the bottom shelf? Now it’s in a handy spot when I’m ready to use it. On the wall opposite the desk is the picture shelf I just made featuring my sons artwork when he was a kid.
If you like the retro flip clock screensaver you can download it here.