This year has brought many new things. I hired my first bookkeeper who is fantastic and makes my life so much easier. I hired Kelly, my assistant who just graduated from O’More College of Design, and she is super talented and a wiz at AutoCad. I hired Lauren, my intern from Colorado State University. And I’m expecting a baby in mid-November. Last, but not least, this year has brought a new office!
I moved my office to a great location in Berry Hill. The building houses Designers Gallery along with other leaseable office spaces.
The office has been so fun to decorate; I’ve transformed it from one large open room to a multifunctional space on an AFFORDABLE budget!
Check out the pictures!
Here’s the lobby – my favorite part of the building because of the original terrazzo floors and retro staircase.
Come on in!
This console and two lamps provide a nice focal point when you enter the office.
I love all the natural light!
I divided the room with Khadi Blockprint Panels that I got for a steal at West Elm ($10 ea).
To hang them I went to Home Depot with the measurements I needed and had them cut to size 1/2″ metal electrical conduit. I suspended the rods with 1/8″ metal rope, 1/8″ wire rope clamps, and 1/8″ aluminum stops , which cost about $130 for all 12 panels and hardware.
Here’s the informal conference area where I meet with my clients.
My materials library – this is where the magic comes together!
Here’s Kelly’s workspace, which was once my grandma’s desk and chair, and is now a vintage modern piece. Lamp from World Market, $49.99
This is my client chair. It’s a found piece from Retropolitan ($125) that I painted Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze ($5) using a high-gloss finish. I reupholstered it with a scrap piece of fabric from Hable Construction.
A homemade book shelf. I stacked wooden crates from Michaels to create a sturdy and modular unit.
And of course it never hurts to have some sweets to keep you going!
(Container Store, $9.99)