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I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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I had lots of fun with the last bookcase inspiration post and even more fun carrying out the design.  In case you forgot here’s a before shot…

I desperately needed a closed storage solution that would also bring a unified look to my bookcase.  I headed back to Ikea for inexpensive items from the KASSETT, FLYT, and BARNAS series.

And here’s the final look…

The decorative items are there for placement until I find something that really tickles my fancy. As you’ve probably noticed, I gave that dusty stereo set back to my husband and instead enjoy music from my laptop.  I also removed a few of the jackets from my books for a cleaner look.  Other paperbacks are stored in the magazine files and boxes.

The baskets below are a great addition to the bookcase and provides textural interest. The old storage boxes found a new home in my kids’ closets.  Again, I used my wallpaper treatment to glam up inexpensive cardboard magazine files. I love the reflective quality of the print and how the leaves shine in the sunlight.

So now all I have to do is label my files and maintain my new organization system!

My goal was to create a lighter look that’s clean, well-sorted, and pretty.  Mission accomplished, don’t you think? Be sure to meet me back here tomorrow. I can’t wait to show you my most recent office DIY project!

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Design + Happy Healthy Home Advocate.

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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