But if you want your daily responsibilities to feel less like work and more like play， it’s time for a workspace makeover. Floral designer Annie Armstrong of Best Day Ever is here to give you 5 easy tips for refreshing your desk that are guaranteed to brighten your day and lighten your load.
Work gets stressful， right？ The thing that calms me and keeps me the most centered are plants. Integrating live greens into your workspace (whether they’re small succulents or full reaching trees) makes such a huge difference. Plants not only purify the air and energy around you， but they also give an aesthetic boost to any space.funny standard pillowcases
I knowdecorative pillow shams， I know this seems obvious—BUT， I am all about mixing styles. My workspace is a combo of boho vintage and mid century modern. The thing that brings them together？ Blending color and pattern. You can achieve this in so many ways but my advice is to find an overarching theme and integrate it in small ways.
Whatever your work situation is， there are bound to be “；practical”； items. By this I mean computers， tablets， pencils， coffee cups etc. This is where it’；s important not only to be neat and organized， but also to choose things that will enhance your space and not detract from the aesthetic aspects. Try out a matching laptop skin and case or all copper office accessories. You’；ve gotta have the basics so why not let them be beautiful？
I like to keep my space feeling clear with Moroccan quartz and lavender. I think it’；s really important to find what works for you and your energy and bring some of those healing elements into your space.
Personally， I am a floral designer and stylist， but I am also a huge ocean and whale enthusiast so it’；s important to me to let those parts shine through as well. It’；s what makes me， me! Choose items that make YOU happy and that will speak to spark your creativity and passion.
Photography by Jon Chu.
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In recent years, I’ve started making paper ornaments with the kids. Last year we made several paper rosettes to add to our ornament collection and this year we are making 3D scalloped paper ornaments. Paper ornaments are great to make with kids because you don’t have to worry about them breaking and the possibilities are endless with the colors, patterns, and themes.
I have a couple of budding artists in my house, and it seems like we have projects and materials spread all over the house.?I consider this a good thing- but I still wanted to contain the supplies a bit, and in a fun way.
Over the past week, we’ve stumbled on some very cool housewares with all the qualities we value: ?simple, well-designed, enduring, and good value. Our favorite is a charming geometric textile made of pieced Tyvek by Woodnotes that can be used as curtains, partitions, and table decorations.“Flake consists of snow flake like pieces which are joined together simply by slipping the point of a flake through the hole of another flake. You can create a compact or a net like, loose surface. Three-dimensional forms are also possible.” (Woodnotes also makes a variation on the pattern called Flowers.) We love that we can work with the material ourselves, vary the texture and size, fool around, see where it takes us. We’re thinking room divider…or a pleasingly revealing shower curtain.