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How to beef up your #homeoffice
From cosy desks to hardcore home decor
Art Girls Jungle 04 Apr 2020

Across the world, museums have shut their doors, galleries have postponed their exhibitions and art fairs have gone online. Basically, the global art squad is working from home. So, what does an art advisor’s or a curator’s home office look like? We’re eagerly awaiting Instagram posts of their home offices because we’re all dying to know. But, in the meantime, we’ve compiled a list of the ultimate home office inspiration to help you perk up your new workspace. 

For the art girl who finds it hard to get out of bed…

It’s all too tempting to work from the warmth of our beds. And with no bosses looking over our shoulders, now we can get away with it! Make like Mindy Kaling and get a bed-desk to make it a little easier. Working and relaxing at the same time? Why not!

 

For the working mom…

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Working moms, I see you. I know how hard you work to juggle it all. I know that you want to be the best mom you can be, succeed at work, achieve personal and professional goals. I know that you want to be a good wife, make time for your marriage, reconnect with your friends, and find time to take care of you. I know that you want to witness every baby milestone, volunteer in the classroom, enjoy quality time with your family, and still get a good night's sleep, but it is HARD! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some days you feel like you've got it and other days you feel like you are letting everyone down. You worry that you cannot keep going, that you can't manage it all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But then a new day comes and your rise to the challenge. As the sun breaks, you are quickly reminded that you are the "BEST mommy" by their smile, words, and the way they kiss you, snuggle you, run to you. Your importance is reinforced by the enthusiasm they show when you see their face for the first time each and every morning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So working mamas, don't give up on yourself or your dreams. Don't put yourself down, limit your expectations, or beat yourself up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Instead, honor all that you ARE doing. Acknowledge yourself for successfully juggling work and motherhood MOST days. Praise yourself for the wins – the baby milestones you DO witness, the days you are on time, the mornings that involve LESS shouting, the days you get to eat lunch. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are kind to yourself along the journey, you will feel more successful, enjoy the wins, and feel proud of all that you manage, accomplish, and achieve. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #realwifelessons #drmeredithhansen #lovemarriagemotherhood #marriedwithkids #workingmoms #infant #momoftwo #momofthree #staymarried #marriagehelper #momhelp #newmom #familyislife #newmomproblems #toddlermomproblems #helpmom #newmomblog #momlifeisthebestlife #momstrugle #mamassupportingmamas #mamaofboys #realparenting #lifewithlittles #storytellingmama #mommymoments #motherhood #ocmom #calimom

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Working while looking after children isn’t easy, but Dr Meredith Hansen sure makes it look like it is! While you’re staying at home, make the most of time with your babies. And for days when you’re finding everything a bit much, just listen to Dr Hansen says : “Don’t give up on yourself or your dreams. Don’t put yourself down, limit your expectations, or beat yourself up. Instead, honor all that you ARE doing. Acknowledge yourself for successfully juggling work and motherhood MOST days. Praise yourself for the wins – the baby milestones you DO witness, the days you are on time, the mornings that involve LESS shouting, the days you get to eat lunch.” Working moms, you’re all amazing!

For the pet lover…

A top perk of turning your home into your office is the opportunity to spend quality time with your pets. Just look at this cute pomeranian! And while it’s tempting to spend all day playing with your fur babies, we suggest that you don’t let your furry pal distract too much from your work.

For those who like a touch of green…

Being stuck indoors can sometimes make you yearn for the great outdoors. But for most of us, our work requires that we are stuck at our desks all day. If you can, enhance your working space with a plant or two.

For the book lover…

OK, so it’s unlikely that most of us can recreate this in our homes, but this pic of a library-turned-office is insane design inspo. Surrounding your working space with books might prompt you to start reading. Result!

For the artist who just can’t stay inside any longer…

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Dream studio

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Have a garden? Able to work outdoors? Get outside like Hubert Cecil and Zoe Hoare, the artist duo behind CecilHoare! When the sun comes out, why not move your studio from the inside to the great outdoors. Not only will you be getting some much needed clean air, but nature is sure to inspire your artsy projects.

For the floral obsessed…

Why not make your home super pretty like Kim Jones of Dior Mens? We are always more likely to be productive if we situate ourselves in aesthetically pleasing environments.

For those who just need to take the day off…

Working from home is a lot easier than it looks. You’ll get tired, you’ll get distracted, you’ll want to go out, but unfortunately, during these strange times, you’re probably not able to. Some days you’ll just have to keep the laptop closed, and for those days, well, as Marie Antoinette famously said: Let them eat cake!

Text Lizzy Vartanian

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