This is my current home office which many of you have seen, what you have not seen, is the closet – scary!
In January my fabulous Design Associate, Irene, decided that I needed to get organized! When I first moved into my office I have no idea what came over me that I simply installed random hooks into the wall to hang miscellaneous fabric books, etc. It looked so bad, and because the fax machine/copier was in the closet, most of the time, the closet doors were open!
It was filled with a lot more stuff when we started unloading it and realized we needed a before picture. You can also see all my fan decks on that little black shelf that I use for on-line consults.
When we were finished going through everything and throwing out stuff I ended up with about 5 bags of garbage. Since we are in a townhouse and are allowed two garbage cans but most people just put out one, I distributed the extra down the street. I guess I should have asked because I got an earful later from one of my neighbours. Then I spoke to another friend who said, ‘We do that all the time, if it’s the weekend we are bagging leaves and we are only allowed 6 but we have 12 bags, we just move them all around our culdesac.’ I didn’t feel like as much of a criminal after I heard that, haha.
Photo by Jennifer Houghton
This photo Jennifer took when she was in my house a few weeks ago. I painted it yellow one evening to coordinate with my office. Irene took the closet doors off and arrived with 2 white shelves and 2 smaller filing cabinets to create a desk area inside the closet and now I feel like my office is so much bigger. Don’t you love the matching pantone boxes?
This is my Kate Spade inspired colour scheme for my files, I’m so organized now it should be easy to do my taxes next!
See more organizing inspiration on my Pinterest boards here.
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