As part of the "Early Gets Organized" series, Parker helped Amanda and Adam Hall re-design their chaotic home office space.
The couple had moved in to their apartment a year and a half ago, but the room slowly turned into a "junk box," becoming a collection point for books, papers and boxes of stuff.
Parker gave the room a makeover, turning a cluttered space into a bright, efficient and beautiful office the couple can share.
To maximize space, she arranged the desks facing each other; she also created a library of sorts, by adding book shelves along the walls. Bright lighting and accessories were the finishing touches.
Parker stopped by "The Early Show" to share her home office re-design tips.
She said the biggest problem is paperwork, and recommended using colorful filing boxes and folders to get organized. She pointed out that the boxes and folders come in a variety of sizes to fit all kinds of media, documents and larger files.
For these purchases, Parker said she likes "The Container Store."
While you can go on a budget on some things, Parker said one should not skimp when it comes to buying a desk. Look for a large surface, and filing cabinets underneath.
Parker said she likes West Elm and Pottery Barn desks. She also pointed out that a variety of accessories are usually available that match the desk. One line she likes is Pottery Barn's Bedford collection
To soften up a room, Parker recommends buying a rug, open book shelves and perhaps a reading chair to make the space cozier and inviting.
And finally, she had a word of advice on lighting: look for a lamp that gives a lot of light, but has a small footprint, meaning it uses up less of your desk or floor space.
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