Before & After: A Completely Colorful Home Office Makeover

Before & After: A Completely Colorful Home Office Makeover

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Alycia just launched her own business and found herself in need of a dedicated at-home workspace. Surprisingly enough, building a budding empire didn't leave much time for setting up a new space. Enter, the best friend! Alycia's bestie put together a work from home space that is bright and bubbly and totally her.

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From Alycia: I live in a one-bedroom apartment, and due to my busy schedule and having just launched my own business, I don't use my dining room much. It was mostly used as an entryway and a "catch-all" type room for keys, coats and storage.

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Since launching my boutique multimedia agency, I'd wanted to create a home "office nook" in my apartment where I could have a designated area to sit and do my best work. Little did I know, my best friend (who is also my business manager) had been secretly shopping for weeks in order to surprise me with the home office of my dreams!

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After several weeks of shopping and planning he built and decorated this entire space in just FOUR HOURS while I was out running errands. He shopped mostly on Amazon Prime, with a few covert trips to HomeGoods, to gather items that fit my quirky and colorful aesthetic. I am not sure how much it cost and I don't want to know!

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I am still absolutely amazed by the "after"! When I walked in and saw all of that in front of me, I could not believe my eyes. All the inspirational artwork and funky accessories in cheerful hues... it's amazing. My friend knew I had been feeling stressed and that I really needed a true office space of my own where I could sit and create.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am drawn to pretty much anything multicolor and fun— so I love that he included a rainbow unicorn tape dispenser! Another friend of mine came over to see my new office and said, "this is so you it hurts." I love waking up in the morning and sipping coffee in my colorful, happy place. And my productivity has shot through the roof!

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Alycia's words of advice: HomeGoods is awesome for inspiration and has fantastic prices. Other than that, keep a Pinterest board or start an Instagram hashtag for ideas you like. But most important, get yourself an absolutely incredible best friend like I have!

Thank you, Alycia!

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