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In honor of International Woman’s Day earlier this month, I am rolling out a brand new service: DIY Home Office E-Design for the Busy Mompreneur. Remember Virginia Woolf’s “A Room of One’s Own”? While her essays were specifically geared toward women writers, she is spot on in the inherent need for a dedicated space to work.
Mompreneurs are the first to give up space in the home. They juggle a laptop in their lap on the living room sofa, set up temporarily at the dining room table or worst of all, work from the bed. The bedroom is not for work unless you are living in a studio and then we can still create a nook or screen off your work area.
A guest room, a spot in your basement or lower level, a designated area in your living room or kitchen, re thinking your dining room (do you really eat there any more) into an office library, even re-designing a closet (really I have done this) can be great options for creating a space of your own. You just need someone(preferably a trained interior designer) who can take a look at your space and brain storm under utilized areas.
So why should big corporate be the only ones to have all of the fun in their office spaces? Oh and did you know that a fair amount of large corporations are encouraging their staff to work from home so they can rent less commercial space?
I recently worked via Skype with a mompreneur outside of the tri-state area. She is getting ready to move and doesn’t want to make a huge investment in her office space. She needs color but adding a paint color could be adverse to the selling/staging process of their home. Instead I created a mood board for her with lots of color and on a reasonably priced budget. I provided her with a shopping list prioritized and added a fun splurge of a chair to purchase after she moves.
Star’s reaction to her mood board and design (above):
“Omg, I LOVE IT!!! I had no idea what was available to me, on a small budget and to fit my space/needs. Looking at this already makes me feel energized and ecstatic about spending time in my office!! You’ve helped create a space that feels both calm and refreshing! Thanks, Catherine!!!”
So stay tuned in early April for my new home office e-design service. I am having so much fun providing it for my clients, especially knowing that you will have a more productive and happy space to work in!
I love to hear from you in the comments below. If you could change one thing about your home office space, what would it be?