Creative Team Office

Here's the deal. I'm NOT a desk person. I'm actually bad at it. I sit next to my desk in a chair & fill drawers with non desky things like lunch & oils. A few years back, even baby food & diapers. So as I think about the space I want to spend time in, I want to fill it with inspiring things that I love. I'll save you from reading my blabber & will get you onto pics.

Things I LOVE...

  • Farmhouse Tables! We built one at home & for the student ministry office too. The potential is endless! The plans a great DIY site: Ana White. You can also place 2 tables together to seat 20 people long ways, or square. SO cozy, SO hip. :D
  • Black walls - see my friend Bente's post, Black is Not Black. She suggested Benjamin Moore “Black Jack” & every day I love it. It's perfect. It is a warm black & better than any chalk paint I've used too. This color is amazing!
  • Chalk walls/chalk art
  • People & social media - I ordered prints from instragram via Social Print Studio. You log on & select what you want to print. I can't wait to print more!
  • Essential Oils - I keep a diffuser in the room & a handy stock of oils in there. We LOVE Creative Juices & Grey Matter Batter by Aura Cacia, Peace & Harmony by NOW, Stress Away, Peace & Calming & Peppermint by Young Living. It's calming, invigorating & sets a nice tone.

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Here it comes! My friend & carpenter master Larry, is pulling in the back to deliver! YES! 

Here it comes! My friend & carpenter master Larry, is pulling in the back to deliver! YES! 

I also LOVE rolls of paper going down the table. I doodle, make lists, write inspiring quotes all over & if I'm in a conference call, it's the best way to record notes creatively.

And yay for the chalk wall. My creative brain can lock up & I unlock it by drawing & writing. It's like a big doze of juice for the creative mind! Love it!

Check out @crossroadscreatives on Instagram & also look up #bandfamilypics in instagram for all kinds of fun collage pics of the team!

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The turquoise table is from that wild Easter set of repurposed furniture. 

The turquoise table is from that wild Easter set of repurposed furniture. 

These are the prints from Social prints (link above). We love these highlights & memories! 

These are the prints from Social prints (link above). We love these highlights & memories! 

I LOVE essential oils & keep a variety in our office... Creative Juices, Stress Away, Peace & Calming, Peace & Harmony, Grey Matter Batter. The different uses for aromatherapy is wonderful! I'll save all oily tricks & details for another post! But anyhoo - from refreshing the air,  relaxation & stress relief, and waking up! I LOVE them at home, love them at work!

Create a workspace that you love. Fill it with things that inspire you and remind you of goals & dreams that you can remember & celebrate! It will give you perspective, energy & inspiration in the day to day tasks! Keep on keeping on! 
XO ~ Jessica