It’s one of the things I looked forward to most about having my own place: a designated office space. A place to edit, to store, to call my own and be inspired. A place that I wouldn’t mind sitting for hours every day while I worked at my dreams.
When I started planning for my room, I realized that most townhouse bedrooms don’t exactly afford the luxury of having a stand-alone office space, especially if you own more than two pieces of clothing that need to be stored! I wrestled over this because the last thing I wanted for my new office space was for it to be right next to my bed—it makes late-night editing sessions pretty difficult! I wanted my office to feel separate from my sleeping space, and then it hit me… an office closet!!
I like to affectionately call it the Nook. It’s definitely cozy, but for now it is perfect! I solved the issue of losing closet space by purchasing an ikea wardrobe (on sale!) to hide away most of my clothes, and suddenly my set-apart office came to life! Already this room had been such a blessing to me and I am weirdly excited for the hours and nights I’ll get to sit here doing work. (Please don’t judge me for the work-a-holic tendencies in my DNA?)
I LOVE working in this space. My mustard yellow walls help to separate my little nook from the rest of my tiny room, which is essential for me. Having a home office in your bedroom is dangerous with the temptations of a cozy, inviting bed or a closet full of dresses that you haven’t tried on in a few months and now you’re wondering how they fit (you ladies know what I’m talking about!). But the Nook reenergizes me because its full of things I love—my books, my friends, my favorite colors. It gives me room to breath, even if it’s just a little room. Since I’m a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to decorating and I change my mind SO often, I am excited to share this space with you after talking about it for so long! Enjoy this 180-tour of my workspace. Just 180 because behind the camera in all of these images is my bedroom! Which will be shared too, soon enough!
Before. I knew moving in that this space would be my office so I never had any clothes stored in it, but gosh, it was boring!
And after! So much prettier and more colorful!
These boxes, magazine holder, and shelf are all IKEA.
I wanted to be able to post images around my space that inspire me for whatever reason—light, color, pose, style… So I spray painted a roll of cork gold and tacked it up!
But models and celebrities aren’t the only ones that inspire me. I LOVE seeing how my clients use their photos in their stationery! (ps- that adorable couple on the bottom left? You’ll be seeing a lot of them next week, they’re getting married TOMORROW!)
I have always wanted a bookshelf organized by color! Guess which section is my favorite :)
Have you noticed a new friend making a cameo in all of these? My new iMac arrived this week and it as already been such a blessing! So much more room while editing and so much faster, I’m already saving time not having to wait for apps to open. My little 5-year-old Mac Book Pro is starting to struggle these days. And that bench in the photo below? It’s my file cabinet! Check out more about that right here.