Justina Blakeney’s Office DIY Repurposes This Small-Space Lifesaver
Keep all the important stuff within arm’s reach.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 6:35 AM
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Your bed isn’t cutting it anymore; the kitchen table is too distracting. If you’re able to carve out a distinct home office, it can make a world of difference in your productivity—even if it’s really just a desk in the corner of your closet. Sometimes all it takes to create that designated spot is a literal divide. Justina Blakeney recently shared the most genius idea: Why not turn an upholstered screen into a pinboard?
“You can use it to add a jolt of color and pattern to your work area, and it can double as an inspiration board,” explains the designer on Instagram. Her backdrop of choice is a leafy, #Jungalow-approved one from The Inside’s new collection. The retailer has teamed up with Iris Apfel’s Old World Weavers design house for a more-is-more collaboration; this lively pattern is just one of seven in the mix. Pick your print and get to pinning your mood board or, depending on your job, a written-out to-do list.
If you already have a fabric room divider, consider temporarily moving it to your makeshift office. It’ll delineate a clear workspace and can go right back to serving its original purpose when things return to normal—whether that’s enlisting it to break up a studio apartment layout or transforming it into a headboard.
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