Hi y’all! Happy Friday!
So Leslee and I were talking the other day and thought it would be fun to share pics of our workspaces with you!
The average person spends at least 8 hours a day working, which is a LOT of time, and we’re no different (in fact, we spend more like 10-12 hours a day working- but work is FUN for us!) Being the designer types that we are, we both created workspaces for ourselves that really inspire us- we figured that since we spend so much time in our workspaces, we should be invigorated by our surroundings while we create!
So today we’ll share my space:
Ta-Da! Leslee and I both work from home offices, and my office is located in a little corner of our living room (I have a really patient and kind husband 🙂 ) When I say a little corner, that really means that my desk is in a little corner, and then I tuck a few items throughout the living room.
Here’s an angle that shows it’s our living room a little better (our fireplace is to the left, there are 2 wing back chairs to the right, our coffee table is in the foreground, yada yada):
It’s really fun to have a workspace in your home because you can make it look however you want-assuming your spouse/roommate/pets are on board! For instance, my pen holder is a little pineapple that I got from a thrift shop and spray painted a perky yellow:
I love to scatter affordable fresh flowers in some strategic places throughout the room- there’s nothing like fresh flowers to make you appreciate life and feel creative!
Our business cards are in a little white box in a gold tray on the coffee table with the flowers for quick access:
I am a HUGE list-maker. I’m not sure if it’s because I have a rusty memory, or because I love the feeling of crossing something off my list when I get it done, but either way, I make lists like it’s my job! Most of the time I make my to-do lists on ruined envelopes to try to save paper.
In case there’s any confusion, I was referring to yard work with the word ‘weed’ 😉 And, as you can see, it was a pretty productive day! Gotta love those!
I also have 2 good old-fashioned leather notebooks (from Gallery Leathers- I HIGHLY recommend them- great quality!) that I can’t go anywhere without! One is my calendar (yes, I still love to write in a paper calendar despite all the technology available- I just love paper!) and the other is my design ideas notebook. If you’re a client and have ever met with me, you’ll probably recognize both of these notebooks! (If not, you can see them in the first picture- they’re pink, of course.)
We order most of our products specifically for each project we design, but we do have a little bit of our favorite inventory on hand. I store most of it in this fun linen box I got from Ikea:
My two favorite parts of my workspace are my inspiration board (which you may have noticed is ever-changing!) and my plant, Gouda. He’s a swiss cheese plant and he is a perfect ‘office wife’- he’s cute to look at, smells nice, and makes me smile.
Anyway, that’s the quick tour of where I work everyday! Thanks for ‘stopping by’! We’ll be sharing Leslee’s space next!
Hope the rest of your work day goes well and have a great weekend!