That's actually an understatement. My office looked like a tornado had blown threw and I just couldn't deal anymore. A year and a half ago, I quit my corporate job to pursue building a photography business. At first, I just needed a place to sit and edit photos but over the last year, it's grown from simply editing to running a successful business. My room with a computer evolved into an office space with shipping boxes, photography studio equipment and so, so much more. This neat freak realized one day she was working in a disaster zone and it HAD to change.
Alright, I'm running a small business here. As much as I love The Container Store and West Elm, I had to update the space on a serious budget. There's no shame in IKEA! I actually love the Scandinavian style so combined with the steals of deals, IKEA was a match made in heaven.
These tall IKEA Billy Bookshelves are perfect for housing paper, shipping materials, and inventory. The frosted doors are Morlidenand the center shelving unit isKallax. Plus, I have a TV in my office now! I used to turn the TV on in the living room to hear the news. It might be a 26in but it's a major upgrade for me!
I have an open closet so I wanted to it to look as organized as possible. These Dröna storage cubes were a no brainer. I printed labels from avery.com and I could feel my blood pressure drop. Anyone else get crazy anxiety when it's messy?!
When I saw these blush storage boxes, I couldn't resist! In my desk, they hold all of the things I need on a daily basis but don't necessarily want to look at. Pretty in pink!
My husband is the reader in the family and, until now, these books were stacked on the floor...for 4 years! It was time to give them a home. The Kallax bookshelf is a perfect fit. We bought two and stacked them on top of each other for extra storage. I added some flowers, The Fashion Book and a travel photo for a feminine touch. Shhh! Don't tell him.
THE GALLERY WALL
This was definitely the most fun part of the whole process. As a travel photographer, I wanted to incorporate prints from all of my favorite destinations we've traveled to over the last few years. I started with
my favorite print of Greece and designed the wall based on the colors in that print. Lots of pastel pinks and blues.
I bought all of these frames at IKEA, as well. If you're working on a giant gallery wall and need an affordable option, these are your frames. While they're not the highest of quality, they still look great in a gallery wall.
The majority of the white frames are Fiskbo for only $3.99 each for size 12x16in. The 16x20in option is only $4.99! This frame is wood.
(Size 12x16 is a weird size here in the states. It's not a size I offer in the Print Shop but I am happy to print this size if you want it. Just contact me!)
The Ribba is a little higher quality at $9.99 and fits a 16x20in print with a mat. This frame is wood.
Lomviken is my favorite of them all but was the most expensive at $19.99 for size 16x20in. Size 19.75x27.5 fits a 16x20in with the mat. I also bought this frame in size 12.5x 12.5 to hold an 8x8 print.
I wanted my new home office to be a space I would be excited to get to every day. I truly believe a space that feels like you and/or your business will help you to be your most productive or relaxed self. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my space. It has transformed into a space I absolutely LOVE. I hope you like it too! Feel free to leave a comment if you have questions or just want to say hi!