My Design World

tips for organizing your home office

Deirdre Brennan - Tuesday, March 27, 2012



The time has come to reorganize my working space so that it not only functions more effectively but is inviting to spend time in.  I am particularly lucky to have taken over the room with the best view of our garden!! I overlook magnificent 80 year old maples and elms which I expect any day will start to turn for autumn and put on the usual spectacular display of colour.

I have to say that I do relish the thought of those bookshelves full of coordinating files and binders.....magazines perfectly filed in date have the picture!!

However before I get to the fun bit there are certain tasks which I guess take priority -

create a clean space to work on by filing into binders, storage boxes or magazine holders any superfluous documents, stationary, pens, pencils etc 

simple document trays allow you to keep in sight current items that you are dealing with, working on or referring to

if you are a visual person, a white board or planner would be helpful on a nearby wall beside or in front of your work space

assess whether additional shelving is necessary...those piles on the floor just don't work

if your desk chair isn't as good as it could be now is the time to start looking and trying out new spend a lot of your day in this chair so it isn't worth creating posture problems

good lighting is essential and task lighting is easily introduced with an adjustable lamp




Now is the time to head off to buy those gorgeous binders and boxes.....try    Kikki K, or the gorgeous Semikolon stationary.  Filing can be fun if you have all the appropriate tools.

An ordered and calm space can only inspire creative thinking!!!






more trade secrets.....designers little black book!

Deirdre Brennan - Thursday, January 26, 2012


Ondene ..... magnificent linen, cashmere, furniture, lighting and on it goes !!!  All so elegant and so beautifully presented. I adore their earthy colour palette... my real passion ....the Society linen. Tucked away in Transvaal Avenue you really need to know it is there. 

Ondene   12 Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay 2028 PH: 93621734


Paper2 is the only place to go for something totally different when it comes to stationary, cards, paper, invitations and much more.  This shop is all about beautiful design !!!  They specialise in personalised stationary and invitations...I have just loved everything they have designed for me.

Paper2  477 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010 PH: 93181121  



Subscribe by Email

Subscribe in a Reader

Recent Posts


design tips vintage style kitchens cushions architecture chinoiserie London shops Milan Furniture Fair 2013 karl lagerfield passementerie styling Paris rustic kitchens rugs storage bookcases melbourne furniture store restaurant chairs copenhagen weylandts dark colours stationary baby's room the conran shop colour givenchy haute couture 2012 monochrome sofas angle poise lamps block arcade, melbourne Linen fabric trimmings and tiebacks winter garance dore autumn bedlinen Madrid style milan furniture fair 2014 brunello cucinelli baby nursery alexandra golovanoff hotel guestrooms blacksheep design colours curtain tiebacks plaid fabric greige winter home shells beach holidays mykonos hunter wellington boots white interiors natural fabrics winter holidays design christopher kane restaurant design salone de mobile 2014 melbourne louis vuitton fall/winter 2012 herbert ypma Madrid hotels chairs pringle of scotland lighting home office etcetera collections spring milan furniture fair ett hem hotel fashion homewares hotel montalembert Chanel armchairs warm colour palette christmas milgate fabrics Christmas Decorations chanel spring summer 2012 baby rustic rustic style maison chaise lounge soho house butterfly chair furniture aalto vase paint mary katrantzou fresh flowers London Fashion Week SS 2013 ilse crawford diaries chanel's little blacket jacket industrial paper passion boutique hotels hotel guest rooms rustic interiors italian designers events nomad antiques neutral fabrics sydney salone del mobile 2012 bathroom 5 star hotels books retail design sculpture mirrors jasper conran london design festival 2012 bedheads elegance trims photography como hotel, melbourne neutral interiors diptyque candles paul smith London chinoiserie wallpaper French Provincial antiques UK house and garden Margaret Howell bathrooms kitchen design paint colours heritage interiors interior design Chanel SS 2015 soft furnishings travel perfume hermes thonet fabric mercedes benz furniture shell mirrors mulberry leather and fashion christian liaigre Summer louis ghost chair office organization neutral colour palette philippe starck steidl The Principal, Madrid designers guild wallpaper the white company london bedrooms wallpaper magazine le creuset beach hotel 27 sartorialist braids timber interiors madeline weinrib georg jensen pure interiors textured interiors little black jacket tolix hand-made de gournay wallpaper liberty london studioilse sibella court Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia jamie's italian milan furniture fair 2012


    Something else?

    1. Beach House Inspiration ... with a touch of black and white Deirdre Brennan 06-Jan-2016
    2. rustic kitchens with style Deirdre Brennan 12-Jul-2015
    3. Latest Stylish Hotel Design in Madrid Deirdre Brennan 23-Jun-2015
    4. winter whites .. the warmth of white interiors Deirdre Brennan 10-Jun-2015
    5. le marianne, paris ... boutique hotel style Deirdre Brennan 01-Feb-2015
    6. beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15 Deirdre Brennan 18-Jan-2015
    7. christmas in paris .. Deirdre Brennan 22-Dec-2014
    8. London Christmas .. a glimpse .. No 4 Deirdre Brennan 21-Dec-2014
    9. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 3 Deirdre Brennan 19-Dec-2014
    10. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 2 Deirdre Brennan 17-Dec-2014

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...