When we found out a kid was coming along, we decided to move my workroom from the spare bedroom into the office. At the time, the office really didn't function as smoothly as it could have. We made an epic trip to Ikea and got to work revamping things. It's certainly evolved since then and has turned into a highly functioning room that uses every bit of its small space.
Howsabout a quick tour? So the 'office' wall is filled with the Ikea furniture that best fit our space. The white on the cabinets and drawers drove me absolutely bonkers so I looked and looked for some way to change it. Enter Pier 1 clearance where I found a package of removable wall art which I chopped up and made work to cover the white! I LOVE the way it turned out and it only cost about $5. The large shelving unit has seen much worse disorganization and much better organization! I finally gave up trying to keep it pristine once Rio got more mobile and interested in it. Basically, anything on the bottom shelves is fair game for her. I never planned on fabric being stored on any of these particular shelves but needed a little overflow space after the warehouse haul.
The next snapshot is nothing too fancy except for what lies beneath. That secretary has been around in my home or my parents' since I was at least seven years old. In my possession, it's housed my many Barbies when I was younger, clothing, boxes and boxes of photos, and now, it houses fabric and is my mailing station. It's a beast of a piece of furniture but that means it's always been reliable, sturdy, and functional! Perhaps some day, I'll show you the crazy inside of it. There's even a light in there.
Behind that closet door lies more fabric (I know, I know!), my dress and skirt collection, and the kitties' restroom which is why the door always stays slightly open. :)
Sadly, I didn't get a straight on shot of my gallery wall this time around but it's one of my favorite spots in the room. Many heirlooms and sentimental hangings reside there. It's the one wall in the house that I can just hang things willy nilly! ;)
So there you have it, my command central! It's a space that I love and do feel very inspired in. I only hope that I'm able to continue creating an environment that encourages creativity in myself wherever we may find ourselves in the future.