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Do You Personalize Your Workspace?
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I was watching a Flipping Out rerun the other day and got the giggles when the Feng Shui expert came over and pleaded with Jeff Lewis to let his assistant Jenni at least have one picture of her dog on her desk. Of course, Jeff wasn't having it. Some people need a completely cleared off space to give themselves room to work and think, while others need to have many favorite items around them. How cluttered is your office? How do you keep personal items around without making a mess? How have you brought your personality into your workspace? Please let us know in the comments section!
This area is a great example of how to keep things neat but also bring in some beloved items. Most of them are contained on the wall, including a beautiful inspiration board that can be changed around daily.
These hanging clipboards with printed backgrounds are a brilliant way to keep you notes and inspirations off the desk but right at eye level.
Here print and pattern is brought in via framed vintage wallpaper. There's plenty of room to store and display belongings on the shelves, but a good system for storing them away in boxes when necessary.
This vibrant space has Kim Johnson (of Desire to Inspire) all over it. Again, a framed bulletin board is a great way to keep clippings and photos neat.
Here's where a lot of the Made By Girl magic happens. I love that she's literally highlighted her inspirations with a strand of lights!
Mrs. Limestone's bulletin board and vintage style postcard stand are great places to contain personal items in the office.
An easel is a clever way to bring the inspiration in, and can be easily stored when it's not needed.
Check out the repurposed window on the right side of this cozy office - it's now a gridded inspiration board.
I'm a big fan of leaving handbags out to enjoy when I'm not toting them around town, and apparently this person is a kindred spirit!
The fun wallpaper and zebra rug bring this workspace to life.
This fantastic purple and monograms tell me a lot about the person who works in this office!
Now we'll move into some more contemporary and spare spaces. This person has brought in their favorite things in the art arrangement.
This clean modern space brings in personality through collections on the shelves and the rugged repurposed wood surface.
At first glance this space seems very spare and modern, but there is scads of personality within it - check out that fabulous lamp, and the small prints and photos on the shelves.
At first glance this is seems completely clear and modern, but this person brings in a bit of personal style in a screen saver and a Bernese Crossing sign!
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