New Studio Office

This summer I moved my studio office to a new room in my home, and just love the freshly updated space. I wanted the room to be clean, functional, organized, and fun. It’s still a work-in-progress as more artwork is to be hung on the walls, hardwood floors to be installed on the floors, and some reorganization of my shelves to take place. But, since many of you have been asking to get a sneak peek, I thought I’d share today.

This first photo is where I spend most of my time — sitting at my computer editing. Believe it or not, all those pretty white boxes are filled with vendor samples, tax receipts, marketing materials, and tons of other stuff that I want to organize and hide. They are fantastic and I love the organization!

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This area is where I keep all my own personal family mementos and albums. Each flat box holds a different year of memories such as ticket stubs, special cards, birthday candles, fortune cookie slips, and whatever other little items hold dear memories for my family. I love looking in these boxes and remembering the little things we do and celebrate in life together. The painting is one my oldest child painted yesterday — her first acrylic and canvas painting ever. It was designed for the playroom as I planned on displaying photography canvases here, but this painting just warms my heart and it may live here for a little while. In front of the shelving unit, I have two vintage Bertoia chairs arranged with a little white round vintage table. It creates a warm space for visitors and I love when people hang out in this room with me.

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Here are a few details of the room that make me smile. The spray of wooden sticks in a huge white vase from CB2. My organized files that are so neatly labeled. My retro space age lamp from a vintage store that has the warmest glow late in the evening. The Bertoia chair that has a sleek design, yet is really comfortable for sitting and visiting. My IKEA paper tray that keeps everything so neat and tidy — from big stacks of bright pink tissue paper to chocolate colored photo boxes and so much more. This is my lifesaver to keeping everything at my fingertips in nice, big drawers.

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And this is the very first item I purchased for the room. My little bird vases. They are made out of recycled glass and are hand blown so each one is unique. I love filling them with flowers. Here are some peonies from Trader Joe’s (I try to get flowers there once a week) that fill the tiny vases so beautifully.

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Thanks for taking a look! Now you know where I work on all the images you see here and that are displayed in your homes.

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  1. Melissa

    August 16th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    This might be the cleanest and most organized white office I have ever seen. Looks great!!!!

  2. Kelly

    August 16th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Beautiful, Carolyn! I love the peonies in the bird vases. What a happy space!

  3. Jane Combs

    August 16th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    WOW. I’m impressed. What a cool space. You’ve inspired me to get organized!!! Love the little vases and everything about it–especially those large drawers.

  4. robyn

    August 17th, 2010 at 8:54 am

    gorgeous! i am impressed 😉

  5. Wiff

    August 19th, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Zowie, you have outdone yourself! It could not be more gorgeous. Looks fresh out of a magazine!

  6. Cara Breitenstein

    August 19th, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Beautiful! It looks like the cover of a magazine. Hope you are all doing well!

  7. sharon

    August 27th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I think you need to go into room design, or maybe cube design? I will be your first customer! I remember your bertoia chairs from northlich….

  8. Chantel

    September 13th, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Wow, that looks so great! And so organized. That is how I *wish* my office would look!

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