If you’ve been following along on AshleyTerk, you know that David and I have had a busy year and a half! We found out we were pregnant, moved to LA, spent a year on the West Coast, then moved across the country to Charlotte! Ever since moving back to the East Coast, we have been trying to settle into our new house (and life) with a baby!
Life lately has been such an adventure in the best way, but it has also been absolute chaos at times! Moving everything you own and getting situated in a new space is NO JOKE. But, what helped me get through the move was knowing that we were majorly upgrading our living space! After living in a duplex in LA, I knew it was going to be life-changing to have more space in our own house in North Carolina. We would have a room for guests, a yard for Zola, and an office for me!
After 3+ years of working from home, I have never had an office space, and I really needed one! Working from home is amazing for flexibility and freedom, but it can be difficult to set boundaries and stay organized. Without a dedicated space to store things I could never find important papers or products, and it was so frustrating.
Here are some before photos of my office space. It was full of packages and junk and had no storage solutions in place. The room doesn’t have any doors so I would see the piles of boxes every time I walked in the house…Trust me when I say it was chaos!
I knew I needed major help, and I had heard incredible testimonies about Neat Method! So, I reached out to them to help me plan the space for maximum functionality! They brought in a team to cut through the clutter, create personalized systems, pick out the best organizational products, and plan the perfect layout.
Upfront, I let Neat Method know that I wanted to use shelving and storage products from the Container Store! I have used the Container Store’s elfa closet system in the other parts of our house (we even did Ryser’s closet with them!!) and the elfa system really is life-changing. It’s totally customizable and so easy to put together. All you have to do is go into the Container Store and design exactly what you need: from the look of the shelving to the different pieces like drawers, hanging space, etc. You can see it in person and make the perfect plan to fit the dimensions of your space!
Here are all of the home office essentials we used from the Container Store:
Of course, I wanted my office to be beautiful as well as organized. I created this Pinterest board to collect all of my inspiration in one place. I was really inspired by warm, neutral tones, natural elements, and metallic accents! I wanted the space to feel bright but also welcoming and I LOVE the way it turned out so much!
My AshleyTerk Home Office Reveal
I filmed a full office reveal for y’all so you can really get a feel for the space! I would love for you to watch it on YouTube and let me know what you think!
What about you? Do any of you have a home office?! Has it made a huge difference in your life? What are your home office essentials? I would love to know!