My Minimalist Office: Massachusetts Lifestyle Photographer

I've recently realized that some of my biggest stressors in life are clutter, disorganization and darkness. So, when revamping my office space (which is, by the way, the only nook in the house that is ALL mine), the first thing I decided to do was to put on a fresh coat of white paint on the walls and have my husband install this antique window so I can see into the living room and spy on my kiddos while I'm working.

The walls went from a sage green to a bright white and the difference is mind blowing and so happy and clean and inviting-- or at least for me. What I truly wanted out of this space as a serene and minimalist office space that felt welcoming and inspiring and I knew the white paint would transform the room. Now, every time I step in, it feels like a beautiful blank space where I can create anything. We used this paint (Rust-Oleum 2774 Zinsser Interior EggShell, Perma White) because we already had it lying around and I am a firm believer that using what you have on hand first is best-- if possible.

I wanted to keep everything white to truly embrace that minimalist feel --where less is more and my mind feels free to wander and create. So, I went with this beautiful glass desk from Pottery Barn and a white leather chair (because my husband has a matching chair and he refused to get anything "too girly" or "not comfy" ). You can find the chair here: Bellezza Ergonomic Office PU Leather Chair Executive Computer Hydraulic, White. It's the best thing that ever happened to me.

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One of my favorite products was the hanging shelf which I have seen done as a DIY project before. Buuuuut I am too lazy and my husband was already annoyed with me about putting in the window so you can find one here, if you love it as much as I do:  HomArt Crate Shelf, Suspended. For the record, I velcroed the corners of the shelf to the walls so my kids wouldn't think they could use it as a swing (haha).

Next up, all I had to do was hang some dried flowers and pictures (I love the square prints from Artifact Uprising) I already had lying around and add a little shelf to display some of my cameras (kind of obsessed with my fuji polaroid Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (White). Again, simple is better. All white with a few pops is a minimalist's dream.

Lastly, I finished my minimalist office off with a pretty new mousepad (this one:Show Love to Your True Love, with Flowers Like Sleeping Princess Round Mouse Pad) and then my pretty little notebooks to stay on track of all my photography and mentoring sessions). And boom. A beautiful, serene nook in my home JUST FOR ME. Feels so so good.

Minimalismsarah driscoll