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Thinking about Home Office Space

I work from home. It’s great in so many ways – no commute, can let the dog out whenever and am here for courier deliveries.

One of my biggest challenges is carving out a dedicated workspace that I don’t have to pack up and move when the kids come home and one where I can keep all my samples, project boards and client files.

I had originally created a workspace on our main floor, just off the kitchen, which is mostly great but results in a lot of crap being dumped on my desk (I have a filing system … everyone in the house just needs remedial training!).

This is what I had originally envisioned for my quiet corner of workspace on the main floor but see the “everyone’s crap lands here” comment above …

A few months ago I moved my office to the third floor of our house and love it. There are two skylights, tons of airflow and it is a bright, cheery space that I can escape to. It needs some colour as it is currently a sickly pale bluish, grey colour but it’s perfect otherwise!

A future post will be about the transformation of my home office but for today I wanted to share some home workspaces that inspire me …

Love the painted brick and angled bookshelf; the wide open desk invites creativity.

A quiet corner carved out …

This view is stunning but might do some serious damage to my productivity!

I love all the angles and the crisp white walls & ceiling in this space

Probably not a home office but I love the high ceilings & industrial vibe

I just love the clean, organized and colourful space created in this home office.

If you work from home, how have you carved our your own space? What inspires you?

images 1 – 6 via here, image 8 via here