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Office Spaces

Well hello, friends!  Sorry it's been so long.  Between my new job and getting ready for my trip to New York City, I've had little time to sit down and write.  But on the upside, my new job has given me some major inspiration...and inspiration=blog posts!

I've been overwhelmed by the amount of beautiful things at my fingertips lately--from product samples to furniture catalogs to stacks and stacks of fabrics.  The options are endless.  And with abundance should come organization.  Organization is key to creating an efficient and creative work environment as well as a pleasing "show" room for clients.  Success is achieved where style and function meet.  Here are a few successes in my book.

Ahh catalog organization with style.  The pops of accessories bring life to the rows and rows of books. For artwork, frame a client thank you note or a preliminary room sketch.  Make it personal, not just a library.

Why yes, I'd love to pin beautiful things on this amazing p…

Addressing the Ceiling

"Traditional and contemporary need each other."  -Genevieve Gorder
That quote perfectly describes my design style, and Genevieve seems to be a pro at it.  She did a great job connecting the old and new in this recent nursery design (brought to you by the oh so classy paused screen of my TV--this is what you'll get until HGTV updates their designer galleries).  But I digress.  There are plenty of traditional pieces of furniture and accessories in this space, but they're perfectly offset by contemporary aspects, keeping the room from looking too stodgy.  

One of the ways she achieved this was by painting the ceiling with woodland creatures.  Adding playful elements to a surface that is often forgotten makes a great impact on the room's overall feel.  The idea of addressing the ceiling isn't just restricted to nurseries though.  Adding detail to the most overlooked part of a room can make a huge statement in any area of your home.  Let's look at a few ideas.

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