The Ten Minute Office

  • The Ten Minute Office

One day… one day I will have a REAL office! I will have a real desk with real drawers for client files, a wall for inspiration, large canvases EVERYWHERE, a sitting area with a plasma to meet with couples and you’ll never guess what color the walls are going to be! ….. TEAL! Who knew?! Yes, they will be teal and one will have teal wall paper that has the same design as the back of the blog. The trim and crown molding at the ceiling will be white to match all of the thick, white frames that are all over the room. It’s going to be a dream! But for now, once again, I have a temporary office in the hall way.


Since I am now a college grad, I have moved from school to home until the wedding! I promised myself 3 things.  I am going to get on a NORMAL sleeping schedule, I am going to practice my cooking skills for the family and I am NOT going to have a computer right next to my bed. (I have only completed one of those goals!) You see, since Inspired Designs first started, It has literally been at the foot of my bed. I wake up and my imac calls my name…. sometimes literally! (If you have a mac, you understand!) It’s so unhealthy and when I’m married, there is no way I’m having my office in my bedroom! So I decided that no matter what, I will make my office somewhere outside of my room this summer. Unfortunately, all of the extra space in the house is full of my junk from college and wedding decor so the only place to set up shop is literally outside my room in the hallway!


I returned home from CA at 9am on Wednesday. Without much sleep, I shot a session in Ashland and then came home to start organizing my life. I moved boxes and unpacked trashbags full of shoes. This process seems like it will never end. I decided that my number one goal before bed was to set up my office and so at 4am, I made it happen. After clearing the space, the process took about ten minutes (imacs are so easy to set up!!!). Here is a before and after of the ten minute office makeover!

10 Comments Personal
  1. Rosie Barnes reply

    Love it :)

  2. Catie reply

    so cute. love the twigs in the background!

  3. Simply Natural Photography reply

    Love the makeover! And your dream office sounds so lovely~sigh…

  4. Darla Greer reply

    I always enjoy your photos and comments. Congratulations on graduation, and it will be October before you know it. Many blessings.

  5. Girish reply

    Super congratulations on setting up the office :) Home office is very good thought untill you buy your own space for it.

    The first paragraph was something I had imagined when I was learning 3d renderings. Today, I have a home office setup. Couple of computers and am getting there. For the photographer in me, I need to learn a lot. Starting with purchasing a good Dslr. That would take atleast sometime. Looking at the cost specially in INR.

    Wish you all the very best. Looking forward for more photographs.

  6. em reply

    oh boy! now i can really hear you banging things around when you’re staying up until 5am!!! Joy to the world!!

  7. It all started « Katelyn James Photography reply

    […] ahead of me that was FULL of weddings and I needed somewhere to work!! So my office evolved into THIS.  I like to call this my “Ten minute office” because I literally set it up in 10 […]

  8. Gricel Robles reply

    It is insane to read these blog posts and to see where you are now. Your dreams are becoming a reality and now you can say I have that office with the nice drawers and large canvases. I love following your work and seeing your growth. Be Blessed <3

  9. Lisa reply

    Please be so kind to tell me the name and brand of your office wall paint …..

  10. katie reply

    I swear I’m not being creepy but I was looking through your old blog posts and stumbled upon this… when you DO have a teal office with white crown molding and canvases and white frames! :) Love that your dreams are coming true through all of your hard work KK! XOXO

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