8.11.2012

OFFICE INSPIRATION


Although most days I spend 8-hours or more in my PR office, I've realized it's time to create my own workspace at home. Although working from the couch can be cozy, I feel that I'm most productive when in a creative and organized environment.

From the desk to the mood boards and bits of decor, here are the offices I've found to be particularly inspiring in order to create my own work space. 

The Overall Arrangement
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Living in a small-sized apartment, space is limited for my future at-home office. However, with the perfect desk and a little wall space, it's easy to create an office nook that is stylish and functional. 

I love the idea of a white desk as a clean and chic office centerpiece. As much as I love the sleek desk styles from West Elm and Crate and Barrel, I'm on the hunt for an antique piece or desk with potential for a makeover. I'm positive a little paint, polish and love will do wonders.

The Inspiration Board
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Almost as important as the desk is the inspiration or "mood board." As a person that works in the creative industry of PR by day and blogging by night, I like the idea of being surrounding by visually inspiring and appealing images as I work. 

I've been researching mood board D.I.Y projects and have found that a little cork board, ribbon and pins will do the trick. For added style, I plan to fit my custom mood board to an ornate antique frame. 

The Finishing Touches
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An organized and clean office space is key for productivity. I like the idea of surrounding the desk with a book shelf and side tables filled with stylish books, candles and other bits of decor. A lucite glass of bright nail polishes and single designer high heel may not be necessary to a working office, but certainly add a hint of creativity and style. 

Do you have an at-home office? If so, where did you find your inspiration?

6 comments:

  1. I love all of these inspiration images and can't wait to have my own space to create a little home office in! I love the idea of a simple white desk as well, and an inspiration board is absolutely essential for me as a visual person and fashion & PR lover! Can't wait to see a photo when you're done :)

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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    1. Jacy - Oh no, you just reminded me that I never sent you that email regarding working in the industry. I WILL do that before this weekend is over! Thanks, I can't wait to get started on this project and will definitely plan on sharing photos as I progress. xo

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    2. No problem at all, it's been a crazy few months! I'm looking forward to learning from you though! You seem to do exactly what I aspire to do :)

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  2. These are such inspiring pictures! I don't have an office but I'm looking forward to making my uni desk look nice come september x

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    1. Fern - I'm the same way, taking it step-by-step with this process. I think adding a bit of fun decor to your desk (i.e: colored pens in mason jars, pretty flowers and candles) will definitely add style to your desk! Good luck. xo

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  3. Being organized and clean are the most important things in an office. We wouldn’t want to spend more time trying to look for important files. Having a clean and organized office is reflective on the kind of employees who work there. So if we are working in a place that has guests frequently, we should make it a point to take pride in presenting them our workplace.

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