Kelly Porter
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Home Office - Mom Cave contemporary-home-office
 

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Emily from Oakcreek Trail wrote:
Home Office re-post - I love how you designed organization into this office's design. I'm a Content Curator for a commercial blog and we are developing a story about INSPIRATIONAL HOME OFFICE DESIGN. I was wondering if I could have permission to re-post this image to our blog, I think it will spark ideas in many people. Thank you for your time. - Emily
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Emily from Oakcreek Trail
Hi Kelly. Thanks again for letting us share your image on our blog. Hope you like the article. http://blog.taylormorrison.com/post/2013/05/29/Ideas-for-Bringing-Your-Home-Office-to-Life.aspx
June 10, 2013 at 3:45PM   
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Kelly Porter
Thanks, Emily. Great article!
June 10, 2013 at 8:36PM   
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jodimik wrote:
I love the skinny shelf under your cork boards. Where did you get that?
   Comment   December 28, 2012
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twoxcape
It's from Ikea.
January 21, 2013 at 5:28PM   
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Katie Houser wrote:
I have been looking for some message boards and those would be perfect. Did you make them or were they bought somewhere?
   Comment   February 15, 2012
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Kelly Porter
Hi Katie,

I found my cork boards from HomeGoods. You can purchase similar styles at Ballard Designs.com, Home Decorator's.com, or at your local craft store like Michaels. Hope this helps!

Kelly
February 16, 2012 at 11:57AM   
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Katie Houser
Thanks Kelly!!
February 16, 2012 at 12:19PM   
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stumptownguy wrote:
What is on the back of the desk? Looks like something is taped to it?
   Comment   August 28, 2011
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Michiko Fuller
I'm pretty sure it's for pictures. Check out this link to the Washington Post that featured this fabulous office:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/home/graphics/affordable-office.html
August 30, 2011 at 3:51PM   
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Kelly Porter
@michi_rei - Thanks for including the link to the Wash Post story!

On the back of the desk, I glued on three strips of white ribbon from one end to the other, so I can slip in photos, notes, etc. In this photo, my business postcards were displayed. Here's what they look like:
October 3, 2011 at 9:19AM   
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Rosa Tamm wrote:
I love the contrasting wall colours in this room. Just wondering, did you do 2 brown walls and 2 lavender? Or are there other colours for the 2 walls that aren't shown? I'd love to do something like this for my office!!
   Comment   July 9, 2011
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Kelly Porter
Thank you! Yes, I painted two opposing walls with Brevity Brown 6068, and used Euphoric Lilac 6835 (both by Sherwin Williams) on the other two walls. I love to be surrounded by color and these are two of my favorite ones, but I suggest that you use your faves to create a space that is personal and special for you.
July 10, 2011 at 10:18PM   
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josiejopas
i have a similar color (lilac) on my home office walls. I have a black desk with a cherry-color finish on top which matches the stain on my oak floors =i have a couple of shelves that are painted black - the windows and trim are painted white - i am having such a hard time deciding on a throw rug ---anyone have ideas?
July 2, 2012 at 11:23AM   
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Tina Baker-Hines wrote:
Hello! Can you please tell me where you got the furniture in your office. I have been looking for white furniture for my office and I cannot find anything that I like. I LOVE what you have done in this office and I used your room as inspiration for my own office. i am a huge fan of your work! I wish you lived in Atlanta...LOL! Thank you so much for your time! Tina
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Kelly Porter
Wow, thank you thataka! I purchased the furniture from different sources, including Overstock.com, Ballard Designs.com and Target.com.

Here is a link to a feature story about my office that will give you all of the specifics: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/03/AR2009110303094.html
March 4, 2011 at 7:09PM   
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cybermom63
Fantastic room! Can you post a picture of the ceiling light fixture. It looks interesting but I can only see the bottom.
September 24, 2012 at 9:20AM   
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murielk wrote:
What are the deminsions of the photo ledge depicted? - Overall dimensions and also the fastening system
   Comment   May 3, 2013

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Kelly Porter added this to A Room of Her Own
In my office/mom cave, I began with a few of my favorite colors and then accessorized with items that are meaningful to me (and things that are a little girly too) — candles, handbags, family photos, flowers, cards and more. I spend many hours working here, but it's also where I read and unwind.
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Getting StartedNow that you've chosen a pro (yay!), it's time to get down to business. Follow these tips to keep the process smooth: • Get over the mess. Before the hard work begins, the organizer likely will schedule a consultation in order to get an overview of the task. And just like the frantic urge to clean before the housekeeper arrives, it's tempting to embark on a sorting spree as you imagine him recoiling at your tornado of a house. Resist. He needs to assess your clutter in its normal state in order to lay out the best plan of action. Trust us: He's seen worse.• Prepare to put in some effort after hours. Many organizers give clients "homework" — small jobs that allow you to road-test techniques and practice processes. This is also an excellent chance to pinpoint things that you think might not work well for you and ask for alternatives.• Invest in the tools that your organizer suggests. If she provides a list of recommended products, such as bins, files or shelving, don't skimp. Spending the money now will pay off down the road.• Commit to personal change. A well-organized room isn't going to stay that way on its own. Your pro will coach you on improving your skills, figuring out new approaches and devising ways to circumvent bad habits.

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