When we were looking for a house one of the must haves was a space where I could have a home office. Since I own a photography business, I wanted a space that I could make my own, be inspired, edit, package client gifts, and also be able to close the door at the end of a long work day. My amazing dad (who did the wainscoting in our entry and the ceilings in our living room), made the super fabulous built-in desk and shelves in my office. Since I send client packages and such, I wanted a space large enough that I could work on those things and not completely destroy my office in the process. This L-shaped built-in desk is perfect for that. I have a space where I can edit in peace and a large space where I can spread out all my packaging supplies and go to town.
I also wanted my space to be an inspiring place for me to work, so I have a whole wall dedicated to some of my favorite work from my favorite shoots, a place for thank you cards from clients, and a little space for different magazines and publications that I'm inspired by. Sometimes it's nice to take a break from work and flip through something that's going to inspire me and get me through a long work day.
My office is one of my favorite places in our house simply because it's a space I've made my own and a space where I can go to be inspired and be productive.