To be creative, you have to feel creative. And for me, to feel creative, you need to be inspired by your surroundings. I don't have a dedicated office in my home. My space is one half of our living room that I have commandeered. Now, our whole living room functions as a home office. When I set up my portion of the office, and told my husband that I wanted to paint one wall in our living room, the room you see first when you enter through our front door, purple, he didn't exactly jump for joy. But I wore him down and I love the results. I am comfortable here. It reflects who I am and it influences my designs.