It's about time I shared a little workspace tour on the blog! Sometimes you just need a kick in pants to get going and that's exactly what Sarah from WeWork did for me. She emailed me asking if I would share some pictures of my current workspace and describe what I love about it. And to dream up what my perfect office environment would be like! So I guess you can thank her for today's post!
When Joe and I moved into our new place about a year ago we decided to turn the tiny third bedroom into a shared office (I'm talking 60 square feet). When we left Spokane, we weren't entirely sure where we would end up. I had been using a hand-me-down table as a desk but decided to donate that because it was huge and I figured we would no longer have space for it. So I got to start all over with a blank slate! Exciting!!
Then I set about translating as much of that as possible into my current space. Luckily the walls were already white. I discovered that my favorite desk was about the cheapest option out there - just two Lerberg Trestles and a Limmon Table Top from Ikea. It's low profile helps the room feel bigger. I also got a small expedit and wicker baskets to help with some concealed storage. For lighting, I grabbed a clamp light from Target and put an Edison bulb in it to get an industrial vibe. And hung up some clipboards on the side of my expedit.
My desk faces the window, which is great for all the natural light that comes in - I called dibs on that side of the room as soon as we moved in. Underneath the window I taped up some favorite photos, a small watercolor painting, a favorite quote that I typed up with my typewriter and an Elise Joy Project Life Card. All things that either inspire me or remind me to be happy and grateful.
For me having a clean desk is essential to get my creativity flowing. So I've tried really hard to keep the surface of my desk clear - definitely a challenge. But an uncluttered desk equals an uncluttered brain, so it's worth the effort! I'm pretty happy with how I'm keep it organized right now. The old metal inbox corals incoming stuff. The flower frog keeps my pens and scissors in one spot. A ceramic egg carton corals all the little bits and bobs that are bound to end up on a desk. I found an old kitchen storage system at a thrift store that houses my washi tape, ribbons and other miscallaneous crafty treasures. And the divided teal bin is perfect for holding Project Life stuff.
The typewriter and candles are the only "clutter" that gets to stay! ...whew, with all that said, here's the rest of the pictures. Some day when I have a wider lens, I'll get a picture of the whole room <insert winky face>
I'm still hoping to add a plant into the mix somewhere and maybe put up some string lights this fall. And I have my eyes open for a fun calendar, since it's almost that time of year. But otherwise I'm really happy with how everything came together!
Hope you enjoyed this little tour of my workspace. What would your dream office look like?
PS. You can read more about WeWork on their site, they are a co-working company that offers shared office spaces, it honestly sounds pretty cool as an alternate idea from working from home. This post is not sponsored, it just sounded like a fun thing to collaborate on! The Amazon links are affiliate links though.