calendars, blankets & a basement office

In an effort to make my business more efficient and stay more organized, I searched for a desk calendar on Etsy.  I needed to be able to see the month at a glance.  Thankfully, I found the most amazing shop: Paperpetalsshop.

They allow you to totally personalize their paper products.

The paper is so beautiful I don't even want to write on it.  But I love that it has my business name as the focus while still being so stylish!  
There are 50 sheets of months so this should last me.

In other news, H.'s blankets came for his big boy room yesterday.  They are sooooooo nice in person.  It was difficult to find a wool blanket that was still reasonably priced, large enough for a bed, and the right pattern.

I found The Scottish Weaver and they were the answer.  They have plenty of different plaid patterns and they are made in Charlotte, NC.  I realize in the pictures the blue color almost looks purple, but it's really a dusty blue. Perfect for H.'s big boy room.

This week I also decided to tackle the desk area of our basement.  After we moved it became the home for everything that didn't have a place.  It was driving me crazy and truly embarrassing for anyone to see.  I'm sharing the ugly with you.  I've got plans for this basement space.  I'll be turning it into my office. 
Trust me when I say that this desk area looked like an episode of Hoarders and this is actually progress!

In my dreams, the space looks more like this:

Have a great Thursday!  I'm meeting with my cottage client today and finishing up Danielle's living room.  Thanks for visiting!


  1. Can't wait to see what you do with that basement office! Love the heaps of workspace - plenty of room to pile, I mean, look at, samples and such! I'm going to check out that calendar shop.

  2. Abby I love your new calendar, it is customized beautiful. The Blanket is perfect as well, great colors for your son's room! I'll look forward to your office changes!


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  3. You busy lady...I love the inspiration shots for the office space, those are some of my absolute favorites! And that plaid is just too cute, I love the colors it has!

  4. Love that desk calendar! I'll have to check out that Etsy seller. And that basement space of yours has great potential - so much counter/desk space which is awesome. My magazines look just like yours in those files - even with the post its sticking out here and there. I'm actually headed to Ikea today to pick up a few things and more files is on my list to get my darn magazines organized.

  5. I'm just so jealous of all that work space in your own basement!!!!! :( But I'm SO happy for you! I know you will make it more fabulous than those pictures!

  6. Thanks so much for mentioning paper petals in your post! Your order was one of our very favorites! We hope you'll send us some 'after' photos of the new office.... complete with the swanky new calendar!


Abby Manchesky Interiors is a boutique design firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. Combining the new traditional, vintage and a dash of the unexpected is her ideal. Contact Abby Manchesky Interiors for more information on available interior design services for clients near and far. abbyminteriors@gmail.com | 616.719.9400


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