Claiming A Space That Work & Life Can Share

What do you do when your client wants to declutter & redesign her office to enable her successful business to continue to grow, provide a sanctuary for restoration & self-care, oh.. and can we also find space to store her beloved book collection?

Before

before of cluttered office

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We put on our thinking caps and in no time we made this small space function with greater ease & accessibility for the business, while honoring the items that offer inspiration, contemplation, & add personality to the space!

After

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First up, we consolidated all of the office supplies from other parts of the house & created homes for them in this space.  Having everything close at hand enables greater productivity & cuts down on the need for duplicates, which can become a major contributor to office clutter.  In order to do that we needed to bring in another cabinet (repurposed from a different room) that would provide closed storage for the office supplies & free up the existing cabinet to house business books, items that are needed daily for the running of the business, and open space to store ongoing work (and enable a clear desk at the end of the day).

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We made room for items that promote creativity & quiet contemplation & organized these things in totes for use in this space or to be easily grabbed & taken to another area of the home.

And what about those books?  Well…. we definitely decreased the piles & we worked to organize them by category, but we were still left with alot of books to work with.  It is something that brings this client joy & inspiration, so we knew that books would always need a home in the space and needed to honor that.

We created room for books inside a cabinet, stacked neatly on the shelf, held up with bookends, and piled in a tidy tower on the floor.  Now, they don’t add visual clutter; they can promote inspiration because they have been offered space in an intentional way.

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Stay tuned for more makeovers!  Inspiration is a great & powerful thing!!!

-Kate