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High/low: Artistic workspace

High/low: Artistic workspace

Artistic workspace. Author: Michael Nangreaves

High or Low

High/low: Artistic workspace

Whimsical colours, decorative accents and simple storage creates an organized and engaging home office.

Which is high and which is low?
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Can you tell the difference?
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High $2,430

  • MAGAZINE HOLDER Martha Stewart Home Office and Avery Stack+Fit Shagreen, Staples, $12 each.
  • PENDANT LIGHT Flat disc glass pendant, Union Lighting and Furnishings, $260.
  • MAGAZINE HOLDERS Martha Stewart Home Office and Avery Stack+Fit Shagreen, Staples, $12 each.
  • DESK LAMP Metal croupier lamp in black, Modern Furniture Knockoff, $199.
  • BUST Basalt Bruto, Elte, $375.
  • FILING CABINET TPS powder-coated steel cabinet, CB2, $179.
  • TRAY Horse Square lacquered/gold-leafed tray, Elte, $265.
  • BOX Bone and mother-of-pearl box, Elte, $325.
  • DOCUMENT BOXES Martha Stewart Home Office and Avery Stack+Fit Shagreen, Staples, $14 each.
  • TRAYS Acrylic format memo trays, CB2, $25 each.
  • DOCUMENT BOXES Woven white boxes,Bouclair Home, $9 each.
  • OFFICE CHAIR Leather and steel York chair, Modern Furniture Knockoff, $399. 

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Low $585
 

  • MAGAZINE HOLDER Cardboard Kassett magazine holder, IKEA, $6 per pack of two.
  • PENDANT LIGHT Source lighting frosted-glass pendant light, Lowe's, $78.
  • MAGAZINE HOLDERS Cardboard Kassett magazine holder, IKEA, $6 per pack of two.
  • DESK LAMP Plastic and steel Lagra, IKEA, $3.
  • BUST Ceramic bust, HomeSense, $15.
  • FILING CABINET Steelcase refurbished metal cabinet, The Office Furniture Store, $140.
  • TRAY Faux leather tray, HomeSense, $17.
  • BOX Black patterned cardboard box, Bouclair, $4.
  • DOCUMENT BOXES Bigso recycled fibreboard Elin (46738) boxes, Solutions, $10 per pack of two.
  • TRAY Like-It acrylic stackable tray (47805), Solutions, $10 each.
  • DOCUMENT BOXES Cardboard Kassett document boxes, IKEA, $5 per pack of two.
  • OFFICE CHAIR Spencer chrome and polyurethane office chair, Structube, $199. 

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Take cues from the pros
Look at flower or holiday gift-wrapping shops: This is how ribbon is stored for easy access by the people who use it most.

bulletin-magazine-racks.jpgDifferent is okay
Understanding this concept, even in the design world is okay. These magazine holders in different sizes and materials are unified by the same white colour.  

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Think outside the office supply store
Instead of storing scissors in a standard holder or shoving them in a drawer, attach large eye hooks from the local hardware store to your bulletin board.

bulletin-paintbrushes.jpgEmbrace the rule of three
Repitition is another key to a curated, organized look. Using different vases to store the knitting needles and paintbrushes would have appeared more scattered. The uniformity of the vase trio here is appealing in its simplicity. 

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Add a bit of beauty
An organized office does not mean a completely utilitarian one (obviously --this is Style at Home, after all). Beautify your board by adorning it with flowers, artwork and clippings.

Tip: Elevate your bulletin-board from dorm-room dull by coverig it in burlap and painting it a bright orange hue. The result is an engaging feature wall that's also super funcional. Here are some tips for organizing your own standout style.

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Know what's display-worthy
Whatever you chose to put on your open shelves and cubbies, ensure it's pretty. We love the texture and colour of yarn -- it creates a casual and effortless display that doesn't need to be maintained. 

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Papier maché bowls

Organizing 101: Corral those random bits and bobs that you want to have within easy reach in pretty different-sized bowls. Organizing 201? Make said bowls yourself. 

Click here for the DIY instructions.

 

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Rolled-cork document holder

Click here for the DIY instructions.

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