That being said, it's not so much the living/working combo that bothers me so much as the lack of an organized work space. For storage and papers and product and shipping materials and files and office equipment et al. With the addition of a product line, managing part-time editors, and my new printer that's lived on the floor for the past two months, I need to get my "office" in proper working order. It's not just me, the ole iMac, and a glass of wine working late nights anymore.
So I've made a few small changes in the living space. Drastic to me. Barely noticeable to anyone else.
When I decided to move the desk by the window, I had it far over to the left, practically against the radiator. Notice you can fit an entire pouf between the desk and the end table next to the sofa.
I've also struggle with what to do on that wall by the desk. Months ago, I posted this instagram and asked for ideas!
Meanwhile I've had my beloved DIY bulletin board hiding under my bed, waiting for a spot. I can't bring myself to part with it; it's so practical and pretty and a lot of labor and love went into making it. The main reason I hadn't hung it was because I lost the hanging tools it came with. Little did I know you can go to the hardware store and pick up a "photo hanging kit." Very simple w/ a drill. Took two seconds.
And bam! I hung the bulletin board, complete with spring wardrobe inspiration, some personal mementos, and a TEG editorial calendar (even though we work primarily in Google docs).
I moved my CB2 folding table over there for the sake of seeing what it would look like. Finally got the printer off the floor.
It's like a little office!
(Excuse the mess in the kitchen. And yes, the giant dog bed is a part of my life and my home.)
But... I needed more storage in that nook. And quite frankly really loved having the gold folding table next to the couch like it was here...
I'd been eyeing this other CB2 piece - the rolling peekaboo shelves - but the price point just wasn't in the budget. Did a little rummaging through my desk drawers and wallet, and it turns out I have a CB2 gift card from ages ago and a Visa gift card also from ages ago. Enough to put a huge dent in the $350 price tag! I called the store to make sure they accept Visa gift cards. They do. So I was planning on going today to get it.
When all of a sudden, I clicked on the Joss and Main sale that popped up in my inbox last night. And look what was on sale!
For $250 no less! Checked my J&M credit... awesome, I had enough.
Wham. Bam. Got it for "free."
I'm thinking I'll put the printer in the middle shelf, files on the bottom, and make the top look practical and lovely at the same time. Yay!
All of CB2's "lucite" peekaboo items are in the LA Modern sale - for less than CB2 sells them for! Coffee table, console table, side table, you name it. Check it out!
So the gold folding table can go back by the sofa. Not sure where that ceramic garden stool will end up living. Might have another yard sale.
You'll also see back in the corner this new floor lamp from the kind folks at Kenroy Home!
Darling thing really. And great price point on Amazon! I love how it adds height to that corner where before the gallery wall just kind of ended and there was this big blank wall.
So that's that! I'll have more updates on the new tv and bar areas since I switched that up as well.
Sorry for the dodgy photos. Literally shot them this morning on my iPhone.
But hey - it's a post! Go me!
And re: the yard sale. Almost everything sold save for the rectangular mirror. Which makes me happy because I realized I needed it anyway. Thank you everyone!