I did a bit of cleaning the other day - I suppose you would call it nesting. I haven't had a whole lot of drive for major nesting, it's been more little things so far. Here was what I started with in my office.
It had become a dangerous dumping ground. As more and more baby stuff came into the house, more and more regular stuff got shoved into the office. It's a handy place to hide things because it's on the main floor (no dragging of things down to the basement) and it's a room we don't use too often. In fact, I'm really the only one who uses it, Jagger just goes in to get the laptop and that's about it.
So, after a frantic hour or so, I ended up with a much tidier office. I'm still not satsified with the way things are, I would love to have more shelving in here, like along this whole wall, but for now it is definitely an improvement.
The problem with the living room this way was that it was really closed off. It didn't bother us, but we really noticed it as soon as someone else came over.
So, here's my solution.