Growing an Office

This was supposed to be yesterday’s post, but I ran into some troubles.  Really, the first clue that all was not going to go smoothly should have been the thought “I’ll just quickly whip this up in Gimp!”  Ha!  First, I don’t know Gimp well enough to quickly do the simplest things in it, and I was trying to create a collage of all my ideas.  Not a simple feat.  Then I had to look up tutorials to figure out how to do what I wanted.  (Note to self:  if I need to seek out a tutorial it is NOT going to be the quick and easy project I thought it would be.)  And finally, my stubborn streak kicked in and I was determined to do it in Gimp. The end result… I gave in, admitted defeat, fired up Inkscape, and was amazed at how quickly it all came together.  (I plan to remember this for next time!)  Now, FINALLY, here is the post I was planning on posting yesterday.

So, here we go.  As I mentioned on Wednesday, my office space is one of the spaces in our new home that I’m most excited about.  And to be completely honest, I’m a little scared to just jump in and set it up.  Aside from not having enough furniture for in there yet, there’s also this burning desire to take my time, to make each addition to the space something I love, something that blends beautiful with functional.  I want to make it a place I will love for a long time.  I’m willing to spend some time waiting for it to come together, but I don’t want to just go forward with no forethought or planning

First things first, you gotta have a place to start.  My place was with Liam’s artwork, that white and blue combo made me smile, (and not just because he made it, but that really is the best part!) and when I went browsing through my Pinterest boards and noticed how much I seem to be drawn to blues and whites in office spaces, I was sold.  Without further ado, here’s my inspiration board!

It’s one thing to look at pretty pictures and day dream about the possibilities, but there is an area that requires just as much (if not more) thought and planning.  How to store and organize all the supplies that fill an office space.  Below are some of my ideas for how to organize the space.

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