Leslie Savage’s Office Makeover

March 7, 2012

What it looked like before!

More after photos

What it looked like before!

TheOfficeStylist:

Describe your office to us:

My home office is my daily work and meeting space for Leslie Savage Photography, my portrait and wedding photography business. I wanted it to reflect my brand, using bohemian accents, splashes of mustard yellow, and incorporate a burlap (feminine) and lace (earthy) cozy feel to it. I wanted it to be conducive to meeting clients where they can sit back, have a glass of wine, and view their images for my first time in a relaxing and appealing environment that reflects me as an artist.

TOS: What is your favorite part of your office and why?

My favorite part of my office is realizing what a great space it is, yet how cheaply it cost me to renovate it! I love sharing where all the elements came from and the DIY projects that gives it the most charm. My husband made the coffee table out of an old palette, we painted some old garage sale and thrift store finds, and added knobs on some cheap IKEA shelving units that we were given. Small updates and accents completely transform your room!

TOS: What was your inspiration for your office makeover?

When I got married on Sept 29, 2011, I was also in the middle of a brand overhaul for my photography business. I ended up using many elements from my wedding to decorate the room with. My dried bouquet sits in a vase by the table lamp, some green lanterns from my reception are on the shelves, and the lace curtains and burlap used as table runners are now my office curtains and sewn into pillows.

TOS: How did you feel working in your office before your makeover?

I really did not want my office to become a junk room in our house. Without giving it the proper attention and style that it deserved, it was not a space that I could invite clients over into. So I avoided in-person meetings, or I had to meet them at coffeeshops.

TOS: How did you feel working in your office AFTER your makeover?

I love coming to work everyday, even though it just means walking into the other room J After having my clients visit my office recently it added a whole new level of credibility and confidence to me and my business. I was able to be a welcoming hostess, show them neatly displayed sample products, view their images on a large monitor with proper calibration, and build stronger relationships with each one of them as a result. I love everyone’s reaction as they enter, and this is my new favorite room in our home!

TOS: Do you feel it’s important to have an office/workspace you love in order to be happy at work/while working?

YES! Not only am I happier, but even after a couple years in the photography business, I feel more established as a result. I’m a full-time professional running a small business and not just a girl with a camera hoping to make a few bucks. This room definitely increases my joy and is just what I needed to liven up this place since I work at home alone all day.

 

Leslie (Savage) Moss

Leslie Savage Photography

www.lesliesavage.com

Dallas, TX

 

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