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January 16, 2015 in Uncategorized | no comments

Scott and I are in West Palm Beach this week for a business convention.  We’ve been spending a lot of time learning, and a little bit of time sampling all the fabulous local restaurants and checking out some cool design spots (more on that another week).

This week one of our designers, Nikki Clause, has volunteered to help me out with the blog by writing some pointers on the importance of and ‘how to’s’ of keeping organized!  Here goes:

It is hard to believe 2015 is already in full swing. And with a new year always comes new resolutions. For some of you that may mean living a healthier lifestyle, dedicating time to a fun hobby, or much like our team here at Heather Scott Home & Design… getting organized!

I don’t know about you but we’ve come to find that we are much more productive at work and our lives are much more at ease when our workspace is clean and organized. There’s nothing worse than not being able to find that fabric swatch that was on your desk three days ago!

To start the New Year off on the right foot, it was time for no more chaos of overloaded fabric books and tile samples! So our design team dedicated an entire day to giving our office library a makeover. With some brainstorming and a major shopping trip to The Container Store (That store can be overwhelming so I recommend having a plan of action before shopping!), we had a plan to make the space much more efficient.

We used clear bins to color-code our loose fabric swatches for easy access.


Simple file boxes made the perfect use for storing our wallpaper samples neatly.


After a long and productive six hours, it now looks like this!


As a designer, I believe your environment has a direct effect on your wellbeing, so I promise having a tidy space will make you happier and healthier!

A quick tip to achieving this look is to try arranging furniture and accessories on right angles as straight lines suggest simplicity and order. A room tends to feel less relaxing and more cluttered when things are offset. Here are a few spaces that can be great inspiration in case you are in need of a little push to de-clutter your life whether at work or at home.







I know the team has been that much more excited to come to work knowing we have a fresh space to work in…for now anyways! Cheers to an organized year ahead!