Before: Cluttered DenDaaimah Talley and her daughter, Siedah, have outgrown the home workspace they have been sharing. Siedah has her own event-planning business, and Daaimah assists her, while also acting as the associate producer for a professional theater company.
They have been working out of their 15 by 15-foot den, which has become jam packed with supplies for both businesses--bags and boxes cover everything, including the couch, which makes the room unbearable to use and nearly impossible to navigate.
Professional organizer Pam Socolow comes to the rescue, formulating a plan for making the room beautiful and efficient. Sorting through all the clutter and removing and rearranging existing furniture are key points in her plan. She also intends to bring warmth to the room with fresh wallpaper and wall paint in various areas.
After: Organized, Comfortable RoomNow it is a streamlined yet comfortable and gorgeous room, thanks to smarter furniture and organizing supplies.
Before: Oversized HutchThe oversize hutch on the back wall was a disheveled mess of books, papers and office equipment.
After: Floating ShelvesFloating shelves replace the hutch and hold decorative boxes designated for Siedah's event planning.
Before: Messy DeskThis desk that matches the hutch was just as cumbersome and messy.
After: U-Shaped DeskThe new streamlined U-shaped desk is harder working as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Before: No Room To SitAs blank surfaces disappeared on all the other furniture pieces in the room, the Talleys turned to the only remaining uncluttered area: the couch.
After: Storage Baskets Underneath CouchTo help open up the room, the couch is now on the side wall. The empty space underneath the couch stores baskets that house Daaimah's theater supplies.
Products from QVC:
Home Styles craft storage bin set
Hillsdale House triangle with three Walnut wicker baskets
step stool with seat
Products from The Container Store:
two Shantung letter boxes, Olive
two Shantung letter boxes, Red
two Shantung photo boxes, Olive
two Shantung photo boxes, Red
six sets of shelf clip brackets, Chrome
six 12" x 30" x 3/4" veneer shelves, Beech
monthly calendar board
mini eraser and marker
two 24" shelves
two 36" shelves, Espresso
18 x 60 x 74.5 shelving
clear paper storage case
1.6 qt. clear Stacker Box
2.4 qt. clear Stacker Box
4.8 qt. clear Stacker Box
7 qt. clear Stacker Box
Products from Lillian Vernon:
double-opening frame, Walnut
two single-opening frame, Walnut
triple-opening frame, Walnut
handpainted kitchen caddy
Products from Esselte:
25 letter file folders in assorted colors
six pocket-expanding organizers, Blue
Products from Stacks and Stacks:
Peninsula mailbox, Maple
office workstation, Maple
lateral file, Maple
Products from Improvements:
Iron Away cabinet
printer fax stand