|Desk - IKEA|
Chair - Ebay
Bureau - Vintage
Rug - Urban Outfitters
When I bought the flat, this room had been a bedroom with one bright red feature wall. As soon as I saw it I couldn't get the idea of painting candy stripes out of my head - I figured that as I'd be painting the rest of the room anyway, I might as well TRY stripes, and if they looked stupid then it wouldn't be too much effort to repaint them.
Joshua helped me mark out the lines with masking tape because he's super arty, and then I just had HOURS and HOURS of painting to do. Turns out it's super fiddly painting between narrow lines, and that red paint needed a lot of white to cover it! But when it was finally done, it was so satisfying to pull the masking tape off, and reveal beautiful crisp white lines. I love it so much!
Annoyingly, as I was getting into my stride and sorting out the rest of my flat, my bathroom drama happened and the study became the dumping ground for all of my leftover stuff and all of the plumber's tools and materials. Even after he left, and took his MILLIONS of things with him, I just got a bit lazy and couldn't face tackling the ever growing mountain of boxes and bits and pieces that needed sorting.
But I finally ran out of excuses last week, and after an epic session it's all done, and I'm kicking myself for not doing it earlier!
I bought my desk from Ikea (it's the sinnerlig table) and I love it so much! The table top is cork, which makes it feel so much fancier than Ikea, and I love the legs, I think it's really quirky. I'm using this room for blogging, painting and crafting, so I wanted a desk that was big enough to fit all of those things, and this does the job nicely.
I inherited a beautiful wooden bureau from my Great Aunt that holds all of my art supplies and stationary, and I've got a bookcase for crafty books, photo albums, and a few trinkets. I still need to work out what to do with the space on the non-desk side of the room... I think there's space for a chair, but I really don't want the room to feel cluttered so I'm a bit nervous about choosing badly! I also need to get some artwork on the wall above my vintage suitcases (which are ace for storage) - I'm thinking about this Luke Skywalker print that I've had my eye on for years!
It's so nice to have a space that is totally dedicated to writing and making. In my old flat I had a small desk in my bedroom, but I almost always would blog sitting on the sofa while watching tv, and I got really fed up with it. I like my living room being a super relaxing space where I don't take my computer, and having a bright, creative study - I totally prefer working at a desk, and I think it's helping me find more of a work/life/hobby balance!