Well… I have news! Times are changing and so is my life. I have been offered a position as Experience Designer for a destination management company in my city. After producing fashion shows and producing all kinds of corporate and non-profit events part time for 10 years with my own company, I have decided to join this amazing team and allow my wings to fly higher. Kids are growing up and I am ready for this change. It is time to close a chapter and celebrate new beginnings.
After getting the news about my new job, I knew my “home office” space would need a make over. If I am going to be designing people’s life and travel experiences, I’d better have a great place to ignite my creativity.
Here is a before pic of my home office space. It was very… can we say #boring ?
So first things first…. what do I need in my new space?
√ A window – I need the sunlight to ignite my creativity…
√ Greenery – I need to be inspired by nature…
√ A serene color palette – I don’t do well with bright palettes. They overwhelm me.
√ Lots of shelf space – I will probably need to keep lots of client folders
√ A picture of my family to look at every day – maybe our trip to London will be the perfect memory
√ A clean desk – hmmm… one can only hope, right?
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Ok, let’s start with the color palette… I am absolutely obsessed with all the Magnolia Home paint colors. I decided to go with a deep gray with warm tones (Nesting Box) to compliment my honey wood desk (a Pottery Barn find from a while ago). A nice creamy white (Pearly Cotton) for contrast and serenity. Gold for decor accents. Green of course connects you with nature. And pinky blush… well, because I love pink!
The process of home office changing has been amazing. I am cleaning, decluttering and opening my physical (and mental) space for new energies and new adventures.
I have made new sheer window panels to dress up the space and make it a bit cooler when the desert sun is at 110F degrees. Also, worked on personalizing my home office with a wood letter Y covered with fancy gold and white paper.
Here are a few more details…
And here is the final result …
Small changes make a big difference. I was able to get a brighter space, a more serene palette, more greenery to look at and even birds and lizards have visited my window. Now I am ready to start reading my new life chapter.
What chapters do you need to close in your life to open space for new beginnings?