Work With An Existing Color Scheme
I started out by wanting great art. My husband, Marty, is an artist, so I’m pretty lucky. I asked him to make some pieces for me, and I used corals and metallics to pull the existing colors of gold, purple and mauve in.
Organize Furniture To Create A Welcoming Environment
When I moved to this office, it had two big bookshelves and a big metal filing cabinet. The desk was shoved up against the wall, so when I looked in, the room felt heavy and overwhelmed with furniture. I wanted to bring in light and make it feel more welcoming, so I brought the desk to the center of the room and got rid of the bookshelves. I didn’t want to feel trapped, but it was equally as important to me that when people looked in, my office felt open and inviting. Oh and my chair! I saw that chair at an event. It’s a sparkly gold chair; I’d never seen such a thing, and then Grooms and Marty surprised me with it. But it’s not just any chair, it’s a trophy chair. It is legitimately a trophy, so I feel very special sitting in that chair.
Learn The Art of Decluttering
I try to not retain paper. Ridding myself of a filing cabinet when I came into this office automatically forced me to limit what I keep. But the truth is that whatever space I do have, I will fill. All the little draws are completely full. Some of the stuff with Marie Kondo is definitely true, but within health care there are some things that don’t bring me joy that I definitely have to keep.