Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mary's Office Overhaul

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!

Source: via Aubrey on Pinterest
Doesn't the white and turquoise look pretty?  I'm not sure what accent color Mary wants to go with, but I'm thinking a green, citron or yellow.

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:

Source: via Suzanne on Pinterest

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.

Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

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.

Source: via Suzanne on Pinterest

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.


Ange said...

Oooh, love that color! Excited to see what you two come up with for this space. :)

Unknown said...

Fun project and collaboration Suzy! I am sure with your guidance this space with be highly functioning and reflect who your friend really is!

Maury @ Life on Mars said...

Looks like you have a lot of good ideas already! Love the blue that she painted the room!

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Nikolas Whitehead said...

That office overhaul is really good and elegant. I really liked it. It looks elegant and really cool. I also want to have this kind of home office. Thanks for sharing.

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