“New” home office/studio

I say “new” because I got a wild hair and completely redid the whole space the other day. The before wasn’t working for me as a designer OR as an illustrator. I usually spread my stuff (computer, paper, planner, ipad, etc.) out on the sofa or the kitchen table, instead of my office space – which just wasn’t inspiring. I think my low-point was when I had to have a client meeting at my kitchen table. Yes, the KITCHEN! I mean, there’s nothing wrong with my kitchen (I didn’t have any dirty dishes in the sink or anything), but I needed an office space… a place for Laura Murray Creative … a place to inspire me.

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I bought this stainless steel kitchen prep table several months ago and it was just sitting in there holding junk. I’m tall (almost 6ft tall TALL) and I needed something higher than the usual desk. I LOVE my desk, but now I just need to find the perfect chair! See that little nook behind the desk? It used to be a built-in ironing board, but I built those little shelves so I can keep important (small) things right in front of me while I work. The door to the old cabinet is above the desk as a shelf! I love recycling old things instead of buying all new stuff!

 

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Office/Studio, meet your new client chair! I’ve had this a while, but it’s kind-of floated around the house from room to room looking for the perfect place to be. I bought this chair for about $30 and re-padded/recovered it for MAYBE $10 of materials. Voila – new client chair! The quilt was one my great grandma made for me when I was born. I LOVE the funky 70’s polyester!

 

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The built-in (WAY TOO LOW) desk across the room now has a cute skirt to hide some inventory storage. YAY for HIDDEN STORAGE! Belle likes it too!

 

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Oh, and Miss Kitty is OBSESSED with the printer. She comes GALLOPING in the office as soon as she hears it turn on. This is her new favorite spot – she can keep her eye on it at all time.

 

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Now everything has a place. I’m not saying it’s all going to stay in it’s place, but I’m trying!

 

 

 

 

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