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Friday, July 22, 2011

This blog has moved...

Thank you all for stopping by.  This blog has joined with the All Things Home Organizing™ blog and moved to  Please join us there and say hello when you arrive!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's not the size that counts...

Found these inspiring office sheds and fell in love...if only I had a yard!

This is the writer, George Bernard Shaw's office.  Notice the size of the wastebasket...

See more at: Modern-Shed and Yeeeeee.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What are you reading?

Oh how we love our books!  And our office can be a great place to house them...what could be more inspirational for our workspaces than to be surrounded by the books we love...

All photos from Houzz

Friday, March 25, 2011

Creating a Stylish Home Office...

This post by UK designer Atelier Abigail Ahern sums up this professional organizer's feelsings about home offices beautifully:

Whether that’s a nook under the stairs, a spare bedroom,  a private library or a desk in the corner  a home office should look as fabulous as every other area of your home. I have pulled out pretty much from being in the store at all (a scary decision but a necessary one) and now use  my home office as my base. Except it doesn’t actually look like a home office – imagine a vintage 50s gnome (from an amusement park) which doubles up as a light hanging out on the balcony near my desk, a woollen zeebra rug skimming the floor, apples crates full of logs for my fire and a zillion different lights from supersized to teeny tiny. Since this is where ideas come to life I want a space that inspires and stimulates. Layer your office as you would your living room, art on walls, heaps of cushions on chairs, flowers, books all that personalise stuff that transforms a room from being ordinary to extra ordinary. The two images below illustrate rather  beautifully how this can be done – both images from Elle Decor:

If your office shares a spare with your living area treat it in the exactly same way – layer, layer, layer and personalise.

This pretty much nails what I am talking about at first glance you wouldn’t really think it was an office.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How much space do you need for an office...

Thanks to Apartment Therapy for these photos of very small offices.  If your space is beautiful and organized, you can work successfully in a very small area...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Filing cabinets - the good, the bad and the ugly...

Almost everyone is familiar with the that awful, banged up metal filing cabinet that haunts the corner of most offices, or the back of your garage.  The stickers and magnets still can't disguise it's unfortunate ugly usefulness.  Is there any alternative...

This is the Innovex KG02 Filing Cabinet from Amazon.

These DIY painted and stenciled cabinet photos from Apartment Therapy.

From Home Decorators.

From Ikea.

From Sugar Plum Oak.
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