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Cozy Corner, a Small Workspace Solution

As a freelance designer and entrepreneur, it's really important to have a workspace that is both functional and attractive. That doesn't sound like a challenging scenario, but it is for an apartment/home office/indie apparel brand "warehouse" under 700 sq ft with no storage space. I wasn't sure where to start, but this little desk  I got on sale at Target came to be the perfect base for bringing the space to life. I'd managed to fit a few of the things featured in my workspace in my Hyundai sedan on my 41-hour roadtrip from Georgia to Seattle last February. Fellow Georgia Southern University alumna and interior designer, Quintel Gwinn, was a great help during the process of making these things work together cohesively. I'd randomly text photos of pieces I'd see out and about for "yay or nay" approval. She was more than happy to offer professional advice. I'm really excited about how it all came together, so much so that I spend hours on end sitting at my desk on a daily basis now. The breeze from the open window and natural light pouring through it make it a peaceful place to let my creative juices run wild. The small space was definitely a challenge but when it all came together, it became a perfectly cozy little creative haven.

Jessica Rycheal Workspace
 A couple of my favorite things: "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell and my Canon 50mm 1.8 lens. 

A couple of my favorite things: "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell and my Canon 50mm 1.8 lens. 

Workspace

Sources: Quin Gwinn Interiors"Miles by Bicycle" print by Dustin Harbin. "Psalm 37" print by Jessica Rycheal. Desk lamp and polka dot storage boxes by Ikea. Aluminum ampersand from TJ Maxx. Desk and picture ledge by Target.  Gray rolling desk chair by Room Essentials. Mini clipboards from Office Max. Camouflage notepads by Word Notebooks. Pencil holder by Urban Outfitters. Trust Your Struggle cap by The Underdog Co. Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work by Austin Kleon.  Mason jar by Twine Living. Stickers by The Underdog Co, Benny Gold, Johnny Cupcakes & Random Objects.