Before & After: A Multi-Purpose Dining Room Gets Organized

published Nov 9, 2015
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I live in a one-bedroom apartment. Being an Interior Designer and pillow shop owner, I have a lot of different things to do on a daily basis. I sew everyday, sketch room designs, pull together fabrics for client projects and new pillow designs, and do various computer tasks for my business and blog. So, I was forced to use my dining room to store all my business stuff. There was clutter everywhere and no room for a large enough table to both sew and eat on.

(Image credit: Submitted by Whitney )

After sketching up a few options, I was able to use a system traditionally seen in closets and pantries for my home office needs. Because my space is small, and I wanted to be able to fit a table for sewing, crafting, and eating, I decided to utilize the wall space. Now, my home office is extremely organized with a custom system that includes shelves, baskets (for my fabric samples), drawers, a file cabinet, and a much needed desk top. I can also comfortably sew and eat dinner here.

Thank you, Whitney! See more of Whitney’s room here.