Interior Love

working for the weekend

So much of my time is spent in our little apartment. I love this space. It is perfect for the four of us right now, granted two of us are under 30 lbs. and can fit in small places, but it is just right. I was a little nervous when I realized we were cutting our living space into about half. We have done this the last three times we have moved, and coincidentally have lost a floor each time. From 3 to 2 to now a English Basement apartment. You can see the entire apartment here, but today I thought I would share where I sit most of the day.

A lot of my day is spent on the computer. I switch between my desktop and my laptop but when I need to design, edit, or use a big screen I tend to sit at the desk, spread out and get to work.

Since I don’t really have an office, I have had to get creative with storage, staying away from clutter, and having enough room to have my many notepads, pencils, phone, memory card reader, Wacom and more accessible. It’s crazy y’all, but I now have a system that works. And I am happy with the aesthetics of it all, which may be the OCD in me or just the fact that I like to be neat and stylish.

So come see where I spend most of my time working for the weekend!


WPS4The desk and chair are both from Ikea with a fun knob from Anthro. They really make some great office furniture, cost effective but so cute.

WPS19 WPS17 WPS18I thought I would also show you a picture of what Boo does during the day. He likes to keep me company, sweet puppy.

WPS21 WPS22Instead of using a regular mouse pad, I use one of my “Like a Boss” notepads from my shop. It works perfectly.

If you notice in the above picture, the sweet lemon dish cloth underneath the printer… well when you pull it back you magically see all my packaging supplies… TA-DA!

WPS2Easy storage without having to display the ugly side of work.

What does your work space look like? Is it neat and tidy or an organized mess? Do you have a whole room or a nook like mine? What works for you?

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  1. Reply
    Mila Gates
    August 9, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I’m not a designer, by any means. But my cube is coming together! I have a Navy blue/ light pink theme, a little French influence as well. I feel like it’s still uncoordinated, but its fun to shop in vintage stores to find what I want! Luckily, I don’t think I’ll be moving cubes anytime soon. Do you have any ideas for the bulletin board I can’t move? It’s ugly gray and is massive.

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    emilie marian
    August 9, 2013 at 10:48 am

    O Mila, I like that theme! I would love to see pictures. And yes, I have a few ideas! Some fun fabric you can pin to the board and some fun washi tape for the edges. You can find some great washi tape on Etsy or Michaels. It’s like scrape booking tape.

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