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Organizing the Office Nook

When we moved into our home, Luke and I deliberated for a while about whether or not we should force the kids into sharing a room so that I could have a designated office space. Aside from the obvious desire for peace and quiet when I’m working from home, I ultimately realized that I need to be within eyesight (and earshot) of the kids at all times on my “days off” from going into work.

And so, we decided on establishing my office nook in the living room. There is a weird little half-wall on the other side of our coat closet that made for the perfect spot for my computer desk and a few office accessories, but something was missing. I needed extra storage, but not a filing cabinet or extra drawers. Something functional and practical without looking too busy, since clutter freaks me out when I’m working (I know, I’m not the typical creative when it comes to my work space!).

A few pipe fittings, two pieces of rough-cut wood, and a container of dark brown stain later, I now have the perfect open shelves to hold my books, extra pens/cords, and a few little knickknacks! I knew that I wanted to have a couple framed photos in the space as well, but my favorite pictures usually stay sadly trapped in tiny squares on Instagram, never to see the light of day beyond my phone screen.

During my search for fun frame options, I was excited to find Framebridge and their custom framing services to put the finishing touch on my shelf space! Ordering the frames was simple and selecting my photos was seamless. I was able to upload my favorite shots directly from Instagram, choose the frames at matting styles, and less than a week later, they were at our doorstep ready to be displayed!

I am really impressed with the quality of the frames from Framebridge and the professionalism of the matting, along with the image quality (which I will admit I was a bit worried about, seeing as they came from simple Instagram photos). The pictures are crisp and clear and the frames are really unique. And despite being called Instagram Minis, the frames are actually quite large (10″ x 10″ with matting), making them a great addition to my space!

Although I love the photos on my shelves, I will most likely move them to hang in our master bedroom when we’re finished re-decorating the space, whenever that may be! I might even enlist Framebridge’s help in creating a floor-to-ceiling gallery wall when the time comes. But in the meantime,  the frames are a great thing to look at when my eyes need a rest from staring at my computer screen!

I received product as compensation for this post. The frames are courtesy of Framebridge, but all thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

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