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Ahh a new year is just around the corner, full of promise and fresh with opportunity to make things happen! When it comes to goals for the year, I find it helpful to plan and lay them out in a calendar that allows me to see at a glance what I should be doing when and when certain deadlines are approaching, so I can get my butt into gear and actually accomplish what I aim to. The Neu Year calendar is perfect for that. I have one in my office, placed vertically on a door that my desk faces. It’s nice to look up from my computer and be able to quickly see the whole year at once. Since it doesn’t have gaps between the months, it has a good flow, which is great for planning across months easily and clearly seeing the distance between any two dates in a year.
If you haven’t gotten yourself a 2013 wall calendar yet, you’re in luck because we’re giving away Neu Year calendars to a few lucky readers! To enter, just leave a comment at the end of this post. For extra entries, pin, tweet, facebook, or instagram about the giveaway*, and leave another comment letting me know you’ve done so. Winners will be chosen at random next Friday and announced shortly thereafter!
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Styled right, a matching cluster of classic pencils can look quite chic on a desk:
Thinking of doing something like that or like this in my new office
image credits: 1-photography by emily johnston anderson, 2- domino
At the end of this month my husband and I will be moving to an area closer to where he works. We signed a lease on a two bedroom apartment and I’m excited that I’ll get to use one of the bedrooms as my office. Woohoo! Of course, I’m already dreaming up ideas on how to set it up. It’s not a very large room but I think it might fit a sideboard in addition to my desk and chair. I’m thinking maybe something like this:
I’m also thinking of paint colors. The room doesn’t get a ton of natural light so I’ll probably go for something light to keep it from looking dark and depressing. Any favorite paint colors in the white/ivory family that you’d recommend?
I’ll be sharing my inspirations, plans, and progress on here, so stay tuned!
image credit: 1-unknown, 2-lonny mag
I love when people think creatively and use things for something other than their intended purpose. In an article for Traditional Home, Chris Plantan suggested using a jewelry box to organize small office items like paper clips, pushpins, pens, tape, notepads, etc. Looks pretty enough to have out on a desktop for easy access. Great idea! -wouldn’t you agree?
In case you’re wondering, the box shown is the McKenna from Pottery Barn (unfortunately looks like they no longer offer it in pink).
image credits: 1-5 via this video, 6-photography by werner straube for traditional home
This week’s beautifully organized space is from the home of interior designer Amy Meier. Since she and her husband eat most of their meals on their patio dining table, Amy used the “dining area” of her small apartment to create a fully functioning office for her design business.
A large Ikea bookcase provides easy access to fabric samples and papers carefully organized into a mix of woven and wire baskets, bins, and fabric covered binders. A magnet board next to her metal desk serves as a place for Amy to post pictures and paint and fabric samples that inspire her projects.
A trio of white shelves and a three pocket file holder take advantage of wall space and provide a place to hold a multitude of items including fabric covered albums, leather boxes, and sketchbooks.
Was looking through my tearsheet binder and was re-inspired by this beautiful spread from an old issue of Instyle Home featuring four different desktop personalities:
I think my favorite is the ‘sophisticated’ desk although I’m really loving the chic one too What about you? Which one would best suit your personal style?
When Jen of Made by Girl, shared a few shots of her new home office, I was instantly drawn to her luxe mousepad…
Can you believe it was actually a little DIY project?? She made it using a piece of an old handbag pasted onto an existing mousepad! What a creative way to upcycle!
The beautiful use of natural materials and the elegant handmade detailing of this one makes it so chic.
Portel Natural Felt Case
The fact that this one disguises your laptop as a vintage literature book is just plain cool. I love creative design and a sense of humor.
Can’t decide which I’d rather have for my own macbook. For now, they’ll both go on my wish list