Task number one was to deal with storage. This room used to be a work-out room for the previous owner of our house and it didn't have any closets. I got to work building my shelves.
Once my crafts & paperwork & photos had a place to live, I bought a desk and a bulletin board and started setting up my work area.
I should mention that my "decor style" in college was "as many photos of my friends & me that can possibly fit on one wall". I also had a really awesome flip-flop poster from the GAP and a serious collection of Go Cards I used to collect at NYC restaurants.
In my "adult life", I try to keep loose photos & old postcards wrangled into one spot. Enter my huge bulletin board...
It boasts my 2012 Bates calendar, a few of my favorite photos, NYC postcards from my mom, and a card from my old colleagues ("Enjoy your retirement on the beautiful shores of New England", it reads). I guess this is my equivalent of a cubicle wall.
Also hanging up is my perpetual calendar from Linda & Harriet. It keeps the birthdays of my nearest & dearest. I guess I'm a little light on nearest & dearest this month. Happy Birthday, Rosie!
In my desk's one small drawer, I keep the "essentials". Basic office supplies. My fancy colored pencils & some sparkly crayons. Black felt tip pens (my absolute favorite) and some colored ballpoint pens. I also have a pencilcase that I can fill up and bring with me if I'm on the road.
I try to keep my desktop clean, because I'm prone to clutter and once I let it get out of hand, it gets REALLY out of hand.
I spent most of my days in here. Working from home, paying bills, sending out emails, blogging. Shopping online.
It's an efficient little space and I love it! Stay productive & stay homey!