I do love the Christmas holidays and all of the trimmings. I also love that feeling when all of the “extras” have been put away and I can begin the New Year with a sense of calm because I’m not spending double-time trying to put my hands on things or where I feel as if I’m going to stump my toe on a misplaced object. During my holiday break, I’m tackling my office, first. It always seems to be the natural place to start as I work on my year-end paperwork. (Sigh!)
If you have ongoing projects, a linen board, a magnetic board or a corkboard keeps things in site for inspiration but the desktop clear. This one is from Pottery Barn.
Even though I’m an interior designer and my business isn’t focused specifically as an organization firm, I do seem to wear many hats and I can tell when someone’s life is out of balance and when they need to create better spaces and functions, within their homes. One of the first things I do, before addressing any area with an interior design application, is to take an “inventory” of the space and find out why it’s not meeting the client’s needs. Space planning is part of the organization process, as well as making cohesive design decisions. Aside from “making a home pretty”, I need to lessen the potential for chaos and clutter to allow for a healthy lifestyle.
During the month of January, I’ll share some ideas for achieving this goal, if' it’s on your New Year’s checklist. If you could use some “design and organization coaching” to get you heading in the right direction, I would be happy to schedule a consultation visit. After all, don’t you deserve a great beginning?
New Year’s Cheers to You! ~ Wanda
*These photos were the courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens.