My current office space at home actually multi-tasks as a walk in closet, yoga studio and bedroom for Javier. Needless to say, things can often get a little chaotic, and the current status is far flung from the calm, orderly space that I've been craving. I've slowly been working my way through the mammoth task that is my magazine collection and have finally achieved the neat rows of treasured favourites all organized in magazine files. What I'm tackling next is my book collection. I'm planning to cover them all with brown and white kraft paper (like Matt Albiani here), and label each. Growing up this was always mandatory at school to keep our books safe and in tact, so I feel it's a lovely way to preserve them, and also create a sense of order and calm to start the day, and work from.
I love the delicate simplicity of calligrapher Mara Zepeda's white script on the brown paper scene here in her house tour on Design Sponge.
(As an aside, I met Mara at a Martha Stewart event last summer. She wrote out my anniversary date as a little memento which I filed in my wedding scrapbook.)
The real inspiration behind my little project was from India Hicks' library. Inspired by her father, legendary designer David Hicks' uniform collection of books covered in red leather, India took on the task of covering the books in her own library as a rainy day project during hurricane season in the Bahamas, taking a softer, natural approach with brown craft paper. While there are no hurricanes to hide from around here, this just might be the perfect project during the terrific snowfall that's headed our way...