home offices!

A friend of mine just moved into a sexy new pad in Koreatown (Los Angeles), and demanded that I divert my recent fashion-fixation over to lovely home offices.

When creating a personal work space, there are a few points to consider:

I know that for myself, I wouldn’t want to create in a space that feels sterile like a doctor’s office. This means that attention should be given to color, lighting, and use of space. Bright colors are always stimulating {but you don’t want walls that look like easter eggs, either.} I’m big on color schemes, so take some time to plan out  a layout that gets your motor running. Turn to soft, warm lighting since neon overheads {aside from being terribly unflattering}, do not possess a “womb of ambiance”! Desk lamps focus on what’s in front of you, and surrounding yourself by candlelight is another way to up the cozy factor- I recommend Pacifica scented candles, which are available at Whole Foods {fig is my favorite}.

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Try to find unique decorative accents which inspire you throughout the day: Etsy, of course, is a top-notch option for handmade goodies- and antique fleamarkets are full of treasures just waiting to find a new home! Cork-board collages, old magazine cut-outs, post cards n’ photographs, fabrics, art, ceramics and random trinkets make any room come alive. You’ll be surprised at how even just a few beautiful adornments can tie a room together, and add bits of your personality to the space in which you inhabit. After each tasking session, be sure to put away the items you used because the cleaner and more organized a space, the cleaner and more organized the mind!  Try to follow the natural tendencies and impulses you have regarding where you place your belongings- don’t force an unrealistic plan of action on yourself. It is my belief that the happier you make your space, the better your creations will turn out. Makes sense, no?

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AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT LESS IS MORE!

xo

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