One of the more notable contributors to our new book, The Experts' Guide to Doing Things Faster: 100 Ways to Make Life More Efficient, is Carolyne Roehm.
Carolyne Roehm is a celebrated American hostess, designer, and author of numerous books ranging from fashion to flowers. She is quite notable for her garden "notebooks." Answers.com has a wonderful bio you can read here. Her newest book, A Passion for Blue and White, will be in bookstores the same day the Experts' Guide comes out, October 28th.
Roehm has an unusual website where she not only shares her tips for better living, but offers wedding ideas, gifts, favors, beautiful papers, luxury ribbons and more-- all for sale. Her CRStyle Magazine from this past summer offers a glimpse into her unique style. We discovered an office organizing piece she wrote in 2006. We feel like we're on organizing crack. Just beautiful. Take a look:
Carolyne calls this "order in the house." She's organizing her office here, including scrap-booking supplies, ribbons, wrapping paper and stationery. We call it incredible.
"Every office space should be good-looking and functional. You will be more likely to keep it orderly." What do you think of these red folders? Is this something you can do in your own home?
We adore these navy boxes (clients know we're suckers for anything nautical blue.) Not sure where the boxes are from. Do you know? They may be from the now defunt Hold Everything or West Elm. Notice how Carolyne balances beauty with functionality. This shot may be staged, but can't you picture yourself reaching for a photo box and getting the scent of those orchids?
You can check out these pictures, and about two dozen stylish workspace organizing tips on her site by clicking here. You can also sign up for her mailings, which reminded us to write this piece.
Carolyne will be providing her expertise to The Experts' Guide to Doing Things Faster with a chapter on making the process of writing thank you notes more efficient.
A Passion for Blue and White, by Carolyne Roehm
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