Graphic designer Jennifer Ramos just renovated her home office. It took two weekends to get up some new wallpaper and move around furniture, purchase a new desk and declutter. In fact, you can see the renovation in progress on her blog Made By Girl.
You just renovated your home office. How long have you been working in that space and what do you do there?
I've worked in this space for over 2 years and I love it. It has 2 really large windows that let in lots of sunlight for those days when you don't get to go out much because you're stuck working! I also have a production studio in my home….but it's not as pretty, so I don't show that to the world. I like pretty.
Why did you choose a cool color palette?
I figured that a cooler palette would make things brighter & look more crisp! It's not the largest space in the world so it made more sense to brighten things up to give it an appearance of a larger looking space.
Where did you source the office furniture?
Both desks are from West Elm, they're called Parsons. The curtains are a velvety light blue & are also from West elm. And the white storage unit is also from West Elm. The wallpaper is called 'Mackintosh Rose' and you can get it a Graham & Brown.
How do you keep clutter under control?
Oh, I hate clutter…it feels chaotic to me. Even when I'm a friends place….I feel the need to organize & de-clutter if it's a mess. The best thing I've learned on how to keep clutter under control is always put things away immediately after you use them…you'll avoid the clutter later. I also throw out everything I haven't used in 3 months or more.
What is your favorite desk accessory? My pencil holder…..I use it everyday and it was very inexpensive!
What inspires you?
Pops of color, paint swatches, design books, magazines, furniture, art…..so many things inspire me.
Do you listen to music while you work?
Absolutely, it relaxes me. I usually turn on my iTunes on my Mac and let it play….I love Kings of Leon, Amy Winehouse, Chris Cornell…etc.