Aaaah my office. The room I am most excited to start on once we move in. Don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled to design our shared spaces, but it’s wonderful to be able to decorate a room completely reflective of you. I can have girly touches in this room. I can paint the walls bright white without a fight. I can close the door and play The Shins and lay on my cowhide rug because it’s allllll mine. So this is the room I daydream about almost constantly.
I fear an overcrowded office. Well-aware of the future messes that will be contained in that room, I need the rest of the room to have a clean look (ya know, to offset the disasters that will ensue).
Function is at the forefront of the design in this room. Pretty, but functional. Styled, but useful.
Here’s my inspiration boiled down:
1:: White. A lot of it. And where there isn’t white, I want browns, golds, a bit of blue, and some peeks of pink.
2:: Function. I won’t waste too many shelves on styling because I need them to be filled. Creativity is key here because I need so much to happen in this space (write, photograph, create), that I need to have unique places to keep supplies.
3:: Fun. Unexpected. Fresh. I want a room that is constantly inspiring me, a room that I can spend all day in without being creatively “stuck.”
The first room we need to paint is our bedroom, but I want to dive right into my office as soon as we are even partially settled in. I am honestly so so excited to share the progress and eventual final result.
Here is where I need your help! I need tips, tricks, advice on how to store things functionally but with a nice aesthetic. I’m leaning towards a peg board for some often-used supplies, and I have a file-system for important papers and documents. What I need to figure out is how to store craft supplies, paper products, styling materials, things of that nature. Right now, all of that stuff is in a dresser that is impossible to open and close and I destroy something every time I try and I end up just throwing it all in and shoving it closed with my fingers crossed that I didn’t ruin everything. I’m rambling-but for real-what do you do to hide storage or at the very least-make it look pretty and not cluttered?