Disclosure: I was offered a complimentary limited edition artwork print from Minted. All views and opinions are uniquely mine.
Have you ever wondered how your office desk can start off being the most organized location and 6 years later you only have enough space for your computer to fit? Well sadly that has been my home office desk story for the last few years of Starting Stagetecture. When I first started I had just a roll around printer desk with my “Carrie Bradshaw – Sex in the City” iconic black Apple laptop that was as slow as molasses! You couldn’t tell me anything, because I was excited to be starting my own business and nothing could stop me.
I’m remembering back to when I attended the Haven Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in 2015, and saw one of the sponsors was Minted – “A New Kind of Print Shop Built Around Artists”. I was given a complimentary print and the chance to refresh my home office and I thought in my head, “YES!!! Finally an excuse to declutter my home office.”
Refreshing My Home Office with Minted Limited Edition Artwork
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Choosing my Minted – Limited Edition Artworks
I was excited to see that Minted is based around artists and you can read about each artist, their philosophy to their designs, and then choose which one fits your decorative style and space you’re going to display it.
- Minted is a design marketplace that connects you with independent artists to create something one-of-a-kind.
- All artworks are printed on museum-quality paper and available in a wide array of sizes and framing options.
- Minted sells the work of independent artists from 43 different countries and the crowdsourcing model enables anyone, anywhere, to submit designs for its challenges.
When I went perusing through Minted’s limited edition artworks I was immediately drawn to pictures of mountains and western colors that I miss from my childhood growing up in Colorado.
I chose Holly Royval who “…has painted her whole life and is endlessly inspired by her beautiful state of Colorado with its bright, bold colors.”
Holly Royval, Artist – from Denver, Colorado
Holly’s Sundrop artwork is what I chose for my home office and you’ll be able to see the transformation below.
Breathing Life Back into My Home Office
When organizing your office, especially when you live at home, you’ll need to part with items that don’t really need to be kept anymore. For me – catalogs, home decor magazines from 2009, every craft that my daughter has made since she was 2…. you know STUFF! After 4 hours of purging, sorting, dusting, and organizing I was able to shed the pounds from my overly bloated office and showcase my new Minted artwork in my office.
Another great source for artwork is ArtFund for perking up your home office!
I especially love the colors of Sundrop that “…takes inspiration from the radial patterns of a puddle with drops of new water, this painting is lively and happy.” The colors compliment my sage green walls in my office beautifully and I chose the distressed charcoal stain frame from Minted to compliment my desktop.
Thanks Minted for helping me refresh my home office with Holly’s beautiful artwork and a little elbow grease and organization!
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