After we moved into our new home earlier this year, my office became a black hole for all the things. I use this room as not just my office, but also as my beauty room and my studio. I tend to dump everything in there. It became so overwhelming that neither Matt or I wanted to even walk into the room.
Then I got pregnant. Once morning sickness hit, I didn’t care what my house looked like or what work I even got done. I lost all motivation to work, organize or even open boxes.
We both got so overwhelmed and I knew I needed help. I decided to bring in Jennifer from Organization Fabulous to help whip my office (aka my life) into shape. I couldn’t be more thrilled with the end result!
Here’s a video tour of my new studio:
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For storage, we chose the Pax Wardrobe system from IKEA. We choose the Pax over the Elfa system from The Container Store for several reasons: I could easily design the Pax myself online, we could pick it up in store same day and it was hundreds of dollars less expensive than the Elfa.
As with any piece of IKEA furniture, it was a nightmare to assemble. I’m so blessed with a handy husband. I’m happy to report, Matt is now back on speaking terms with me, lol. If you listen to Hello Bump Podcast, you probably remember the several days he spent putting this bad boy together.
If you watched my beauty room tour from our old house, then you’ll remember that I primarily used the Alex drawers from IKEA. I kept those and repurposed them, except for the two tall cabinets. One is in my studio and Matt is using it for camera equipment currently. We’re deciding whether to keep or donate the second tall cabinet. I’m using the two short Alex drawers for storage under my desk and the short, wide Alex drawers for organization of dupes.
We bought my desk from an office furniture store here in LA, but this desk is similar. We chose the desk I have because of it’s depth, which makes for great light mounting when shooting videos.
Now, on to the organization. Jennifer used various acrylic trays to neatly organize and store my products in each drawer. She purchased them from The Container Store and Homegoods. I love these trays so much that I bought out every single one I could find at my local Marshall’s. I’m using the trays to organize my bathroom drawers and nightstands. They make a HUGE difference. Leave a comment below if you’d like me to do a detailed bathroom organization post.
There are a ton of great acrylic organizers available on Amazon. Another project I’m planning is installing nail polish racks. This way, I’m able to neatly organize and display all of my gorgeous Essie nail polishes that are currently stored in boxes.
Jennifer labeled all the drawers and trays so it’s easy for me to know exactly where to find and store everything. I use my label maker all the time. It comes in handy more times than I ever realized I’d need it.
I use this console table from Wisteria to store my everyday makeup, makeup brushes and mirrors. This handy little table also doubles as a podcast stand for when we’re recording Hello Bump.
And finally, here are some detailed shots from around the room. My beauty room is basically my candy store, so Jennifer used glass jars to store and display colorful makeup sponges and nail polishes. She also used blue mason jars to display my makeup brushes while also making them easily accessible for use.
Please leave any questions or requests for content you’d like to see in the comments below. Let me know which room you want to see me reveal on my blog or YouTube next!