Hello, I’m Jennifer, with Jennifer decorates and today I have got five tips to help you create a gorgeous business office. I’m in my store right now and I hope to show you more later on that another time but what I want to show you first is this really cool door that goes into my office.
My husband built this for me, the whole office. We were in the middle, I found this door at the flea market and called him and said “please don’t frame out the doorway! I’ve got a perfect door!” Had the original glass in it and all I did was put a coat of polyurethane on it and I got it for a hundred bucks.
Yeah, I was screaming all the way to my car. Come on in, the first thing you see when you come in my office is this gorgeous wall with this huge 60 inch clock. The wall was sheetrock but let me show you real quick you’re not going to believe it, this is paneling from the home-improvement store.
My husband nailed that up and then I did a faux treatment over the paneling to create the look of old brick I get a lot of compliments on that when people come in to see my office. Let’s look back here on this wall – I’ve got a huge mirror that really helps to reflect light and make my office look a lot bigger than it is.
Underneath I’ve got console these are my design books and I have baskets because I can tend to get messy. This basket is full of paint samples for clients, this basket I’ve got a whole bunch of fabric samples that are my favorites and this is just my miscellaneous messy basket.
Over here I’ve got a hook up for my purse and another basket for overflow of whatever I’m bringing in. This is the most important part of my office. This is my coffee station. The girls come in and fix their coffee.
One of the coolest things, I’m a huge, I’m kind of a wimpy coffee drinker, I have to have a lot of cream so I don’t want to run to the other side of the store and I found this little refrigerator on Amazon.
Look how little, it’s like the Barbie refrigerator and my coffee cream like fits in there perfectly. Yeah, brilliant! Next in my cute little refrigerator, I keep this basket full of water to refill the Keurig and then I just have some more of my design books and then up here my mom and dad.
They watch over me. So let’s look at, oh my drawers, I love my drawers! I’m gonna show you all that so I got the console with drawers, K-cups and tea, Splenda, whatever the overflow is but again, put it in there, close it and I don’t have anything that looks messy! So let me show you my desk since my office is small I want to kind of keep it visually open so I got this desk that has just open shelves and again I’ve got baskets to hide in my stuffs and the coolest thing is this was a splurge this is my office chair.
If you’re gonna spend a lot of time in a chair, you’ve got to have a comfortable one. This one swivels, it goes up and down, very comfortable and of course I think it’s really cool-looking, so I talked to my husband into that one.
Now, let’s talk about this wall over here! So I have people that come see me- clients and the girls and husband, they all come sit and chat so I have comfortable chairs but also low profile because I don’t have a lot of room.
I’ve got a table that sits between the chairs with a lamp and again, open, looks great up against that brick and then I hung two drapery panels to kind of cozy up and warm up the room and then just two more square mirrors on each side I don’t usually do a lot of mirrors but I just thought those were kind of cool, so I love them.
Let me show you one other thing, it’s this light up here. This is my favorite and lighting is really really important in your office. Now I have got one, two, three lamps in here and you’re probably gonna say, “okay Jennifer, I’m not coming into my office and turning off three lamps!” Okay, this is the coolest thing ever we found it on Amazon.
It is, we called the “light clicker”. It comes with five different little plugins that go in the wall. You can plug each lamp in and you can really essentially turn off each lamp one at a time but I’ve got mine all plugged in on the same one and it turns them off in one click all of my lamps.
So I just come in and click it on, makes it extremely easy! So let me recap the five tips on creating a great business office: Number one, extremely important, is your lighting. If you’re just working under fluorescent lighting, get some lamps! Number two, is wall decor.
Don’t be afraid to go big on a small wall. Number three, is mirrors. That opens up any space whether its your home or your business. Number four, furniture. If you can choose your furniture for your business office choose one with a little character and choose one that’s not quite so big and bulky.
Then number five, this is most important, and that is design around productivity and what I mean by that is if you’re coming into an office that’s dusty and dirty and cluttering it’s time to clean it out add new lighting because it will help your productivity soar.
Now if you’d like to create this wall, this gorgeous faux brick wall, I have got the link to the exact brick below, as well as, to the cute little refrigerator and the light clicker. I hope you enjoyed this video.
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