OP says: this kind of organized mess appeals to me. I love to see the stuff, but I also need moments of blankness. I have to agree, although this is a bit too haphazard for me.
File cabinet turned pretty with wall paper!
Love this desk! Pallet farm table styled office desk via Funky Junk Interiors
Metal bed frame turned inspiration board
bulletin board with shutters. gorgeous
Ten Ways to Organize the Small Stuff - love the desk
Take a walk through this Simple Summer Home Tour with Cherished Bliss
rotating tool caddy - recycle a lazy susan