When I began organizing, I was primarily hired by individuals to organize their homes. I hadn't worked with many businesses but when my friend Emily Ried, co-owner of Gypsy Floral, reached out to me for help with her floral studio, I jumped at the opportunity. Her studio and office were a total mess, and although business was great, she felt like she was going to lose her mind.
Emily's floral designs are amazing. She's able to turn a creative vision into a stunning piece of living art, but the disorganization around her made it difficult to focus. She knew that if she was able to create systems that better utilized the studio space, she'd be able to spend more time creating and less time working around (or looking for) her supplies and tools.
I began with a consultation to see what wasn't working. We talked about her workflow and I studied every nook and cranny of space to see how we could maximize "real estate" of existing shelves, cabinets, drawers, and other storage. We unpacked every box and pulled everything out of drawers, sorted, categorized, and decided to discard (donate/recycle) all that was no longer adding value to Emily, her business partner, and their clients. We made a list of what we needed to buy, including some hooks, shelves, a trash can, and some drawer dividers, and we shopped.
Since Emily is in the creative field in which aesthetics are super important. I wanted the studio to inspire her in addition to being functional. I wanted her favorite things to be the first thing she saw. After a few days of removing, installing, and replacing, the transformation was complete. Floor clutter was replaced by clean lines of shelving with beautiful vases and containers front and center, items grouped by color to create a beautifully flowing space, and tools neatly organized and conveniently within reach. Just look at these before and afters!