After de-cluttering my basement and unearthing the desk I picked up on the curb, I decided to get right to it and redesign my home office which I call my Studioffice, because it acts as a little bit of both – a creative studio and a business office.
I have posted about this home office/studio a few times as it is my favorite room, but when I made the Partners desk 15 years ago it didn’t have to compete with the work table. Now the work table is where I spend most of my time. I also wanted to be able to create a better backdrop/staging area for when I take photos of my projects to post here.
Here is how the office looked yesterday. I already started to take apart the desk and then the blogger in me said – “Wait – take a photo or two.” :)
I loved this desk and it has served me well for many years, but I do enjoy changing things up and when I finish redecorating this room – the space will be better designed for the way I work now.
What I disliked most about this layout and working at this desk was that my back was to the windows – bad Feng Shui!
As a fix, I placed the mirror on the wall, so it would reflect the light and I could see the window.
Center worktable – more de-cluttering going on. One of you may win some of my un-needed stuff. More on that soon.
I took the desk apart.
Moved everything around and brought up the free curbside find desk from my basement. Kindii had to check it out.
On Sunday night, I didn’t sleep a wink. My mind was playing with all the ways I could redesign this room without it costing too much. This is the layout I worked out and it went together perfectly. Look how much more room I have now!
I am thrilled so far how it is all coming together. I am writing this post sitting at the desk with all the mess around me. What I love is that I can see both windows to my right and the French doors in my family room to my left as I work at my desk now. LOVE the light and being able to see outside! OMG!!! I cannot tell you how happy this is making me. Much better Feng Shui to the room now – flow and energy. Since my hubby’s unemployment I haven’t really done anything for myself. I did the bathroom, but that was for resale. This is for me alone – a little design indulgence. I feel energized!
None of this would be happening if I hadn’t taken control and de-cluttered my basement. This is the year I “edit” and I am sticking to it ! Now, I am on a roll and it feels great. If you have been procrastinating about tacking your clutter issues– just start with one area and get your groove going. You will be so happy that you did.
I have plans and projects for this room that I will be doing over the next few weeks and sharing with you. I am going to paint and thanks to My Colortopia, I picked out the perfect color paint and made my palette using the My Color Inspiration Tool.
The only other hint I will give you is it will be light, simple, pretty and lots of color pops.
Here are a few projects I have planned:
-Set up one side as a mini photo studio.
-Paint desk, walls, stool, and file cabinets.
-Build 2 new pieces of furniture out of a few smaller pieces and thrift store finds.
-Make a new tablecloth for my sewing machine, chair seat cover, rug, and simple treatment for the windows.
-Show you how I will hide the electrical cords from the desk. There is an outlet on the floor which helps.
…and so much more. I am super excited to get started.
I know I told you I would be posting a about a party and a giveaway. My excitement for redoing my Studioffice sidetracked me. I will post about them in a separate post early Thursday morning.