This might sound silly, but one of my goals this year is to actually sit at my desk when I’m working. Working from home is amazing in so many ways, but has been a bit rough on my back, shoulders, and neck as I’ve developed some not so great habits (staying in my pajamas all day, forgetting to eat lunch until 3pm, and probably the worst one… slumping into my couch and spending hours working on my laptop… hunched over and crooked.) A couple weeks ago I started experiencing horrible neck pain. I started to rub my neck and found a giant knot in my right side that went all the way down to my shoulder. Yikes. It’s still there. I’ve been doing a ton of yoga and rubbing the knots out (I stuck two tennis balls in a sock which is both painful and effective for rolling out the knots) but most importantly I’ve gotten really diligent about sitting at my desk… and sitting up straight for that matter!
When Minted reached out to collaborate on a post, I immediately had an idea – it had to be a little “office” makeover. I put “office” in quotations as my office is really just a corner of my tiny studio… but I’ve always been good about setting that space aside as my workspace, which helps me keep things separate. No more working from the couch. I wanted things to feel fresh and energizing so we went with a neutral + green color palette… and I really love how it all turned out! It’s so nice to have a space that I’m excited to sit down at… it really makes such a huge difference.
Office Details, all c/o Minted: Botanical Study Print (left) // Ivy Print (top right) // Nice Work Print (bottom right) // Dots & Drops Lampshade // Geometry in Three Colors Pillow // Bold Statement Notebook
As a sidenote, these personalized journals make for such a great gift!
Created in partnership with Minted.
photography by Tonhya Wysong.