Prior to painting and a recent makeover, my own office had become disorganized, chaotic and no longer an environment I wanted to be in. I found myself working anywhere but there! I hated the colour but had not yet re-painted my upper floor. I had paid attention to the rest of my home but ignored the "economic engine" that was supposed to be a place to create and inspire me!
Last year, I noticed that my clients' home offices were also ignored so I created a new Mo' Money Office Makeover package and the results were amazing. I too wanted a theme that would inspire me to create additional growth and abundance in my business. It also didn't feel authentic to sell something that I didn't even have so I created the time and space in my calendar to "get 'er done"!
Before painting I used the same tools I created for my clients and during an "Intuitive exploration session" I envisioned a new feel and colour for my office space – feminine, strength, happy, vibrant, family, blue and lively were a few words I came up with. I love butterflies as they represent change and new beginnings - exactly what I want to create for myself and my clients!
One of the most important values I have is the love of family. I had a few treasured items from my grandparents in my office space and I found more goodies when I hunted in my crawl space. I found a set of plaques that read, "faith, hope and love" that I had purchased but not yet used. I realized that this phrase said it all and it became my "office mantra".
My heirlooms were treasures but the dark wall unit I have made them disappear and seem more oppressive than decorative. So while the paint was drying, I went shopping for new lighting and accessories. I found some word art and new glass hurricanes that had the same feel as my heirlooms but lightened things up and added a pop of colour. I used almost everything that I already had and created a wall art display by placing decorative card stock in some existing white frames. It was so much fun and very exciting to see the end result. Now I work in a space that truly honours my past, present and what I want for my future - and I’m enveloped in a colour that excites and rejuvenates my spirit! Learn more...
Shelley Theresa Ollinger, CRSS