My office is one of my favorite places to spend time. It’s cozy. It’s efficient. Actually, it may be both of those things specifically because its tucked into a closet. No it’s not the beautiful clean-lined office to the left, but in my imagination it certainly looks like this. I’ve found that a tiny office can actually be an ideal set up — I can paper the walls with images that inspire me and change them out when it suits me. I can close the door and shut myself away if I need some peace and quiet. I never have to worry about prying eyes or being too messy. I love a busy mishmash of inspiration, but have total office envy for people who are able to keep their spaces minimalist (or c’mon… do they just clean off their desks and hide everything when they take the photographs?).
Sometimes, though, a tiny personal space just will not cut it. You want to meet with someone to collaborate or just look at your project in a fresh locale. I’ve been exploring some spaces around town and have found The Great Escape in Atwater Village, where you can take your toddler for an afternoon of playtime while you escape to the quiet of the next room and the company of other uber-focused parents working on screenplays. If the kids are in school, I’m really loving WeWork co-working spaces, which have chic offices all over the United States and even a few other countries. They’re beautifully designed spots to go to meet other creatives and get a change of pace from your dining table or your own office-in-a-closet.
If you can’t get out of the house but you’re still craving a change, lately I’m loving a springy, nature- inspired color palette for the office, so I pulled a few items to bring some warmth and joy to yours, too.