Nikki's No Longer Neglected Home Office

Nikki's No Longer Neglected Home Office

Nora Taylor
Mar 18, 2016
Nikki's office in her former home
(Image credit: Submitted by Nikki G.)

Project by: Nikki G.
Location: Cypress, Texas

Do you ever find yourself wondering how some people deal with blending their jobs into their real lives? Do baristas refuse to make coffee at home? Or are chefs huge fans of takeout because they are just over it? Nikki offers insight into bringing your work home with you when you're an interior designer.

New office in the new home
(Image credit: Submitted by Nikki G.)

From Nikki: As a decorator, my own home often gets no love, or at most, leftover love. Like most decorators, I'm so busy helping others love their spaces that mine get a little neglected. But in a recent move, after making sure everyone had a place to sleep, I decided that my office was a major priority.

(Image credit: Submitted by Nikki G.)

True to my (business) mission, I needed a new office without breaking the budget. Even though I used a mix of furnishings I already owned, some of which were previously neglected (i.e. were not being used), and a few (very pretty) new things, this one would have come in under $1,000 buying everything new. And true to life, needs and priorities change especially once we start using our spaces. There were a few changes in my office but overall it took very little time to get things working great for just how I function everyday.

The devil is in the details, and there's everything from storage, to displays, to big savings to be found in this decorating project. What I do for my clients, I try to do for myself... when I can.

You can see more of Nikki's project on her blog XbyDesign

Thanks, Nikki G.!

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