A DESK OF MY OWN - it's taken a while (I first started planning this area in November) but anyhow here is my finished desk/home office nook/space. It's in our bedroom where previously there was a wall mounted TV (left by the previous owner) and unpacked moving boxes.
Here I work, blog, read, escape and drink tea. Being away from the rest of the household allows me to focus and I'm getting a lot more done than I ever did at the kitchen table (the hub of the house, too busy). Hubs as you may know works from home so I have little access to his desk area in our lounge during the daytime. Much as hubs is my homie I still need space... and this feels like mine... very grown-up.
Trying to give my desk area character but keeping it simple has been the hardest part. I struggle with minimalism being too plain but at the same time I don't like too much visual clutter.
Also, I had a tight budget with just a little cash left over from moving house. Some items are new, others made by me/us and some are favourite items too, such as my spray painted Eiffel Tower. I originally wanted a vintage desk but I didn't have any luck (or ran out of patience) and my dream lamp would have been a vintage anglepoise. But, that's not to be. I feel I've got a similar look within a tight budget and I'm happy with my choices. To be honest it's the handmade picture (hubs' Ooh La La print makes me smile) and the personal photos that make this space MINE.
I've listed where the items came from in case you're interested.
Hope you like it as much as I do xo
1. Hubs' OOH LA LA! design in RIBBA IKEA frame 2. Butterfly lights- Tesco 3. DIY embroidery hoop (with my year's theme 'Focus' and my boys) 4. Selection of pictures attached with washi tape 5. Lamp - 'Milo', BHS 6. Cube shelf from Casa (France) 7. Eiffel Tower - old eBay find, hand-sprayed 8. Clock bought in Devon last year 9. Desk - 'Lille', Tesco 10. Fold away chair - Argos and cushion Glastonbury Festival market