Mondays, Maggie Muses: Dream Office & Studio

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL. I like to “muse” about things that inspire me. Especially on Mondays.

I keep pinning beautiful and inspiring work spaces to Pinterest.  I would love to have a new office/studio! But for now, our budget only allows for me to relegate my desk in a tiny corner of our daylight basement.  This is what my office looks like.  Functional but not at all pretty or inspiring.


It really is embarrassing and I can’t believe I am putting it all out there for the world to see. It doesn’t reflect the image of our shop and all my creative juice goes into our business.  Now if I only had the time to put some creative energy into my office.

Someday, if  I could ever have a studio,  I would definitely take cues from some of these gorgeous and inspiring work spaces.

Neon cube used to define office space via Vwoten

Neon cube used to define office space via Vwoten

I love the neon cube!  In my dream studio, (which of course would be in a loft)  I would like to do something artistic and open like this space.  Plenty of room to work on the creative stuff and a fun little desk area as my office.  It would be so cool! (Sigh)

Office with clipboard wall via Bodie and Fou

Office with clipboard wall via Bodie and Fou

The one thing I don’t like about my current situation, is that I don’t have  any wall space to put up my mood boards. Plus it’s part of the family room which wouldn’t be fair to the rest of my family to have all my stuff posted around.  If I had my own office, I would like to try this clipboard idea on the wall to put up all of my inspiring images, swatches and projects.  I also like the neutral elements – walls, desk,  and floor counter balanced with the pops of bright yellow. So fun!

White and black workspace by Stylizimo

Perfectly styled workspace by Stylizimo

This beautiful black and white space is so clean and organized!  Everything is picture perfect. I would have to throw out everything I own and start from scratch to attain this look.  Then be super disciplined to not add anything that wouldn’t fit its esthetic.  I probably couldn’t do it. Never mind.  But isn’t it amazing?!

Home office by Holly Marder via Decor8

Home office by Hedda Pier via Decor8

Holly from decor8 had a post on the recently remodeled Dutch home of Hedda Pier.  I was instantly smitten.  This office would be my ideal.  A nice big desk to work at, great storage for files, catalogs and plenty of wall for all my story boards.  Lots of natural light. Oh, if only.

Are you a creative person? What are your solutions for a small home office? As you can see I could totally use the help.  Need to go clean my desk now. It’s the least I can do. Have a great week!

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