Custom prints- It's Hue I Love
When we moved a couple of months ago it was to be able to accommodate to the growth of Threads. I knew that I wanted our office to be inspiring, and needed spaces for the kids to come work.
Three times a week one, two, or handful of students will be found in our office making bracelets. They also make them from home since transportation is an issue sometimes. My operations manager, Ashley, comes a few times a week and is in charge of shipping, inventory, and helping at events. We also have an event intern, Lindsay, who is planning our Girl's Night Out charity event.
I was so excited when my mom found me an old vintage workbench. We do a lot of stamping on that red hunk of wood! If you're looking for fun pieces like that for your office I suggest looking through thrift and vintage shops for unique finds.
I wanted inspirational quotes hung through the office, so I had It's Hue I Love design me custom ones to fit with the color scheme and sayings that I wanted. She's selling some of them in her shop now if you're interested! I found Angela Ferrara on Etsy and fell in love with her prints too. Yellow Heart Art also has a print that captured my life motto of "Make it Happen" so it was the perfect fit for our quote wall.
90% of my time is spent in this office, so it is important to me that it creates an environment that motivates an inspires me. The office isn't finished yet, and I'm guessing by the time it actually is we'll have an office at a different location.. ha!
Here are my 3 suggestions to create an inspiring work space:
1. Hang up quotes- It may seem cliche, but I honestly can't tell you the impact of having quotes that mean something to you available to look at everyday will positively impact your work. If you have employees or work with other people, it will inspire them too. They are my little reminders of my end goal and what I want most. Let's be honest, not every day is as great as the quotes on your wall... but they help keep your end focus in mind.
2. Bring in color- I chose colors that would create a little pop of color throughout the office. I love the brightness of them, and they add positive vibes into the workspace. Even if it's just a couple of accent decorations here and there, color will brighten up your space.
3. Create an inspiration board- This is something that I'm currently working on, but it is so important that you have some sort of board of your goals in sight. It can be small, or large. I'm going to create a large board by having our employees write their goals on one of our walls. I'll be sure to show you when it's finished!
I didn't really show you my work space because it's a huge mess as we're getting ready for 4 shows coming up in the next 9 days!!! That bracelet board above holds hundreds of bracelets... It looks like it's hardly anything. We use old Thread spools and that board to hold and organize all of our inventory. It's crazy over here, but I love every second of it.
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