My Office - Progress!

Happy Hump Day! As much as I hate posting in progress shots, I'm going to go ahead and post it anyway because sharing is caring and frankly - I could use some advice! The before shots are pretty embarassing but I've gotten over it. I swear I didn't trash the place to purposely make it look like a before shot. We just had too much stuff that needed to go and the rest had to be organized. How could anyone be inspired to work in a space like this? Argh!

And here's what it looks like now. We decided to put up shelves over top the desk area to maximize space and provide some additional storage with boxes for my camera equipment, stationary and other electronics.

We also have this tiny space by the window that wasn't being utilized and we managed to find the perfect slender bookcase to fit all our magazines and books. Score!

More bins for storage. And labels help of course :)

And as you can see my Louis will be here temporarily. Poor guy has been neglected (he will be done soon).

Don't mind the messy cords on the ground. I need to figure out how to hide those darn things. Closet is coming along but not complete. I'm starting to think about injecting some colour because it looks very monochromatic right now. This room doubles as a guestroom as well so I haven't yet revealed the other side of the room and what's going on in those parts. Also, that lampshade needs to go or maybe just the shade replaced and base painted?. What do you think? Any suggestions on anything or everything would be awesome and very much appreciated. Good news is I can now walk into this room without tripping on anything or getting an instant migraine. Yipee!

Office Update

Happy Thursday All!

Do you have that one room in your home that you can't seem to de-clutter? The room where you store all your unused gym equipment, hang the laundry or throw all your mail in? For some people it's the basement but for me it's the second bedroom. Our condo is pretty small and we have zero storage space in our suite so that means we need to be super creative with our use of space. No matter how often I clean that room, it always seems to get messy again and it drives me nuts! Our second bedroom has 2 functions, it serves as my office as well as a guest bedroom. We have a small desk and a futon in there right now but lately I've been dreaming about what that room could look like:

Sources:

Richard Nixon Throw | Vintage Vogue Poster | Saarinen Marble Sidetable | Saddle Office Chair | Manchester Desk | Minka Ambience Table Lamp | Sand Spotted Silk Throw Pillow | Racine Lumbar Throw Pillow | Crassula Potted Plant | Allegra Hicks, Eye For Design Book | Crash Pad Exposed Chesterfield Sofabed | Knots Wallpaper | Finland Peltola Sky Blue Rug | Cargo Artheneum File Box

The office won't look anything like this once I'm done but what can I say, I love to dream. First step is to de-clutter. What do you guys think? Do you have any rooms you would love to update or makeover?