Thursday, August 16, 2007

the office

Okay, I'm still working on my office. I am terrible at organization and I'm always trying to find the next best solution for me. I don't think it exists but that doesn't keep me from trying.

The office is a small room. Rich's brother once asked if we'd converted a closet. And he wasn't joking. We used to have two desks, a computer on each. One for Rich and one for me. Rich's desk was always, you guessed it, immaculate. Mine was always considerably less so. But since it's where I worked every day, I had systems of mess and I generally knew where to find most things.

Then my computer, and its beautiful gigantic monitor, broke. By then we had the laptop and we decided that we could make do with just one desktop computer. And just one desktop.

My messy desk and Rich's squeaky clean desk united.

I mainly used the laptop for most things and worked wherever I wanted, usually in the family room. I only ventured in the office to print invoices, shipping labels, stuff my inbox, and avoid updating my books. That doesn't mean that I didn't leave messes in my wake though. Quite the contrary.

Before I show you my progress, I may have just a little 'splaining to do.

The orange walls? I don't have an answer. Except to say that they make me want to have a creamsicle every single day.

The pictures on the wall are very random and I'm going to rearrange them and take some down. I have an idea of something fun to do.

The blank wall space above the printer is reserved for a cabinet that Rich is going to hang tonight.

The pouf balls are hanging from the ceiling, along with an assortment of fairies and Christmas balls and charms, using fishline. I couldn't take a good picture of it to show you but maybe you can see a bit of it in the second picture. It's where my desk used to be and all of that looked like ideas popping out of my head. Since I couldn't get away with that kind of thing over a desk shared with Rich (his ideas are not pink and poufy) I left them there. I think they look nice over the reading chair (just relocated from the family room!)

Ready to see what it's looking like?




11 comments:

a pink-bee said...

What a neat space! I am working in the craft room and no one wants to see it right now:)

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the cute "poof balls?" By the way-love the room!

stuffed said...

I like the color. :0)

Sweet Jane said...

I love it. I especially love your chair and typewiter...

teresa mcfayden said...

I love the poof balls of color!! they sorta go with your pillow, too! I have a couple old typewriters in my house, too. Love them.

Annette D said...

I don't think I'd get any work done sitting in that pretty chair!
Looks like you're making progress though.

Brooke said...

Your office is so pretty!

Saucy said...

Everyone is getting their craft and office spaces tidied up! It must be fall!

My mother (almost) always says to me "Lucy! You got some 'splainin to do!!" especially when we are laughing about something I get into with my girlfriends.

cruststation said...

I think your office is very tidy, love that corner desk and pouf ceiling balls. Such a warm inspiring space.

Yummers! said...

I love your office... so cozy and warm and inviting. The chair, and it's flowered fabric, is wonderful! I want to curl up in it and create in my mind.
Thanks for sharing your private corner of the world.
Joni (YUMMERS)

Judy said...

Really, I do try NOT to covet.

But your chair...

Oh! Your chair.

I want that chair!

I'm inspired. We just moved and the contents of my art/craft/absolute junque room is in boxes in my garage.

Someday...

(but if i had that chair, i would stay up all night! i would too!)