I apologize for not blogging yesterday! I’ve made a commitment to blog daily on PRO, but yesterday was crazy busy and I was away from my desk all day. But I’m back… with pictures of my newly revamped workspace!
I bought a cheap temporary desk from Ikea when we first moved into our apartment, with the intention of taking my time to find something that I really loved. Well 3 months later, it looked like this:
Don’t be too scared by the before picture. This was taken after I was out of town for two weeks, so even though my desk is usually messy, it’s not this messy.
I wanted a beautiful, inspiring workspace, but knew that I’d never have the time to get it looking the way I wanted. So I gave the fabulous wedding planner Kim Canale of Inspired Goodness a call, and asked her to redesign my workspace. (She’s Weddingbee writer Mrs. Cupcake’s sister-in-law!) Thankfully she wasn’t scared away by this picture I sent her, and came up with this:
All I did was provide the desk (Parsons desk from West Elm), chair (Ikea), MAC, books, and the Flor carpet tiles (which we already had lying around). Everything else — from the shelves (Ikea) to the paper covered magazine holders to the desk accessories — was pulled together by Kim (her hubby installed the shelves ).
I bought this Weddingbee mousepad from our gear store - I love it! Mrs. Penguin has one too.
Initial cup from Anthropologie.
She made this Weddingbee paperweight out of a magnifying globe from Staples!
And since everyone always shows what’s inside their refrigerators on MTV Cribs, I thought I’d show you what’s inside my drawers…
Ruler, calculator, coaster, pen, Kate Spade notebook, password notebook, and Lindt Truffles.
Post it pads, post it flags, a gift certificate to a Bed & Breakfast (a gift from the Bees!), and a small portion of my chapstick collection.
Kim did a fantastic job and I love how it turned out! Now I’m definitely inspired to tackle other areas of our apartment that need revamping. Having such a clean, beautiful workspace is truly inspiring.
What is your workspace like?