I am so excited to be able to share this post with you. I am on the road a lot, between now and end of the year, there 8 trips scheduled and there is always the random one (or two) that gets tacked on. If I am not traveling, I am working (a lot) as an accountant, a blogger and running a business, so it is very important to me that my home is a place I can escape to, a place I want to return to after the long days or time on the road. I moved into my new space almost 3 months ago today. Amidst the packed schedule, I have been working on decorating the space and making it home for me. The first space I decorated was my home office (which is really the space of the dining). This is where I spend eighty-percent of the time I am home. Today I thought I will share snapshots of my home office and my workspace styling and organizational tips. You will also get a sneek peak at the portland-grace fine art print collection launching on May 10th.
Surround yourself with what inspires you. Travel (and pretty things) are what inspire me. I cannot hop on a plane every time I need inspiration, so I have surrounded myslf with travel using the portland-grace fine art print. I chose a mix of the New York print and the rainy day with Marie prints. I have these right above my desk, on the desk and round the work area. These prints give me a burst of inspiration every day. The cut through the travel I chose the "do what you love / love what you do" polka dot set from SSPrint shop, it is a great reminder of why I have late nights and early mornings, Plus, it is the only the only print that fit the gallery wall perfectly.
Use White Space. If you are a creative , you understand the importance of having white space to take all those flat lays or to bounce off the light when taking product and blog snapshots. I did not want to buy a new work desk or deals with painting my existing one white (I don’t have the space to do it). My compromise - lay white cardboard sheets over every inch of the desk. For my desk size, I only need four. I get those from the local dollar store and I can usually get about three months out of them before I need to change them. Besides the snapshots, just having that white background
Clean lines. It was a struggle deciding what was going to end up in the work area. I love pretty things and inspired by travel, but having all of the pretty things just made the space cluttered. Instead, I chose the things that were most important.