My friend Mary and I are both nonprofit consultants who work from home. Mary is lucky enough to have an entire room dedicated to her very own home office. She's in the midst of an office overhaul and needs a little help in finding furniture and accessories.
Mary is probably the most meticulous, efficient and organized person I know. Unfortunately, her "before" office pictures don't reflect this.
She's started this project by emptying her office and getting rid of the old furniture. She's already painted her office this pretty turquoise color that looks beautiful with her new dark wood floors. Isn't this a huge improvement already?
Now, our job is to find furniture that will help Mary stay organized. Ikea has lots of great items for offices and their white furniture would pop against the blue. The price is also right!
Of course, I would recommend an Expedit. Is there a better way to keep paperwork organized and pretty at the same time. This one is from Kirsten at 6th Street Design School.
While Parson's desks are attractive, I think Mary needs something with more storage. Maybe something like this:
I also like the idea of a long shelf/desk space against the wall where she can spread out and work.
Wall space shouldn't be ignored. It can provide additional storage.
I've always liked these organizers from IKEA. What a great place to stash all of the pens, paperclips, staples, and other little stuff that clutters the desk top or drawers.
That's enough for today, but I'll have a few more posts of ideas for Mary's office. Next up, is a roundup of fabric for curtains and maybe a throw pillow or two.