When I first moved into Chez J, my designated home office was a boring beige box with ugly carpeting and the most hideous drapery panels I’ve ever seen! I set up a card table with my computer on it, and used an accordion file for important project papers. A folding chair served as desk seating. There was nothing inspiring about this set-up, and I couldn’t wait to remodel the space. Nine months later, I did exactly that. In fact, my home office was the first room in my new townhouse to get redone.
It was important to me then — and now — to have a space that’s comfortable, efficient and creatively inspiring. This is where I create the articles, blog posts, books and designs that carry my name. It needs to be a creative and comfortable space, as well as one that can handle the workload. My current office does just that.
Here is a Pinterest Board sharing the lessons learned from that project, with ideas to create a home office that will work for you.
Choose wall colors that inspire your best work
(Photo Courtesy: Benjamin Moore)