There comes a time in business life, where you need to spread your wings, and create space. The space to have ideas. The space that isn’t in the middle of your lounge room. The space that supports boundaries and flow.
I moved into my office at Creative Cubes about three months ago. It’s a great, co-working space and I decided I needed my own locked space, where I could store product for shoots, and have room for two people, Fashion Boss, Amy and I.
I was stoked when Officeworks came onboard to pretty up the office space, which was three plain white walls, when I moved in.
I employed the services of Harrie High Pants and briefed her in. I wanted the space to be fun, warm and modern. I’m not typically a minimalist so the office needed to reflect that. I’m a fast-moving, colourful, creative that needs excitement and an inspiring place to do my job successfully.
We chose some tailored wallpaper from Grafico, which really set the scene for the whole room. This is peel-off, glue-free wallpaper which easily goes on.
Next, the furniture. Officeworks has some wonderful options for desks and chairs. Prices are very reasonable and you can easily pop some punches of colour into your space to personalise it, and make it your own.
I’m an old school note taker and list writer. Officeworks have a great array of different coloured and muted tonal notebooks and pens to suit any desk.
Because of the warm tones, Harrie (our stylist) and I decided on the timber-look options which were also the best size for the wall too. The black desk legs matched in perfectly with the wallpaper too.
I have always wanted a giant, living and breathing mood board which reflects who we are as a team, and where we’re going. It was important to me to have clear visuals and a space to show them off! The Officeworks pinboards are a brilliant way to tailor something up onto your walls, so you are continually relflecting it.
We chose a neutral / tan theme for the pinboard and chose inspirational quotes, fave pics, magazine tear outs, colour swatches and photos to create the mood board. The wooden push pins were a nice attention to detail.
We all need some sort of storage in our office makeover, and I was thrilled when the Kirby bookshelf ($129) arrived (how incredible is the design?) and the whole thing was put together by the Officeworks staff (which is an affordable service available if you don’t have the time to DIY). We’re constantly needing shelving for bags, shoes and accessories so this will be on hand to support our neverending stream of fashion pieces that need storing. The industrial style will fit in with any bold or white wall.
If you do require files, Officeworks has a collection of textured, neutral coloured versions, that won’t break the bank!
WIth the number of shoots and clients we have now, I Heart Bargains is heavily into planning. Hand writing reminders onto a weekly planner helps keep us focused.
Already, Amy and I are so much more productive in the space. We adore it. We are better planners, more organised and genuinely love coming to work. It’s the hub for I Heart Bargains to grow to the next stage.
This content is sponsored by Officeworks
Stylist: Harrie High Pants
Photographer: Lauren Drzewucki
Videographer: Jarrod Barnes