When we built our new house, one thing I really wanted in the design was a study nook area off the kitchen. Because the space is so open-plan, it had to look pretty as well as provide functional storage for paperwork.
I stencilled the wall, added floating shelves, DIYed some prints, spray-painted accessories and made some industrial wire mail-sorting baskets from a set of $5 cleaning caddies. I was really happy with the light and airy result. You can read details about the makeover here
and find the post about how I made the mail baskets here.
Thanks for letting me share!