I have always been one to pick up my laptop and sit on the couch and work, so I never really needed an "office" area, but I do have a lot of files, etc. so it seemed like a nice idea to try and consolidate them into one location.
Before, this was just an empty corner near our staircase and a play area. Now that the girls have outgrown their play kitchen it was a good place for me to "set up shop" so to speak and locate our desk and file storage.
Here's what it looked like before:
And here's what it looks like today:
The file cabinets are from Ikea and they store the files for all three businesses and our household files as well. The bulletin board is where I hang anything I want to ponder. Behind the blue door is our "art closet" where we keep all of our art supplies that can't live out in my studio.
This is a desk that was handed down to us from my husband's aunt and uncle. I made it look a little more fun by adding yellow hexagon pulls from Anthropology and some wrapping paper and plexiglass for the top. I put a few family photos underneath. I keep my "ongoing" files here as well as my laptop so I can easily grab them and work anywhere.
The art is a notebook cover that I cut off the notebook when it was filled and put it in a frame. The black birds are repurposed from a photo hanger kit from Target. The chair pad is vintage.
It's nice to have an organized place to put everything... even if I am still sitting on the couch while I type this!