We've gone from looking at office space 8 months ago, to being in contract, to now staying put. We don't know what 2009 holds for us, which makes me a little nervous, and we're not certain an increase in rent and investment in new equipment is the right move for us right now. All I want to do is think bigger and better, but I have to get a little real here and realize that there are things we can do to improve, strengthen and build upon before we take a bigger step towards bigger bills.

So - we're redoing our office this week. Well, moving it around a little is more like it:) And trying to get creative with our quirky brownstone parlour floor. I was looking through my old Blueprint Magazines (so sad that mag is gone) and found a few things - but I'd love to see more. If you have of any great photos or links or have any organizational tips - we'd love to hear them!

[office makeover photos courtesy of Bluelines]

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Linda & Harriett
Vane
January 21 2009

if you wanna come over and rummage through my magazines (i’ve got GAZILLIONS) you’re totally welcome!

Tommy
January 20 2009

Wow…where to start?! Are you looking to paint and sort of re-decorate? Or is it just more of a re-position existing items? Either way, you can't go wrong with these: http://www1.fredflare.com/customer/product.php?productid=1664&cat=312And I like the idea of chalkboard paint, although it's sort of been done to death on TV shows and in magazines. In the latest Domino, the Adventuress touts a labelmaker (like P-touch) as a quick and fun way to bring order to life.I try to keep a handle on things as they come in the house—junk mail is (usually) immediately shredded and put in the recycle bin, for example. And I would not discount the idea of an accordion file to stash reciepts or bills or whatnot for each day of a month.Oh—and you can't go wrong with a cheap frame from IKEA and a sheet of awesome paper from here: http://www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/paper/ps-designs.htmlHopefully these ideas have helped a little bit. Please post and let us know what you come up with. Before and after pics would be ideal. :) Sidenote: I was obsessed with Blueprint and probably cried a tear or three when it folded. long sigh

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