I wrote a few weeks ago about how I was dawdling about getting stuck in to my new Open University course and was merrily distracting myself by dreaming of having a desk to work at instead of the kitchen table. I did eventually get off of Pinterest and stuck into my course, which is going well, but I also found time to make myself a suitable workspace.
I decided that seeing as my eldest is off at university, there was no harm in sneaking a corner of her room to be my desk area, and of course she can use it when she is home too. Bearing in mind that it is her room, I did involve her in some of the style choices, but have still snuck in some of my own things too. The desk itself is just a cheap white thing from Argos, costing under £25, but even so I am pleased with how the area has come together and I think it looks pretty stylish.
Betsy had asked for accents of rose gold or copper and I am really pleased with the lamp, which at £20 from Asda looks more expensive than it was! The copper pen pot was a fiver from Paperchase, and the dinosaur is mine, and came from Not On The High Street, tho I have a feeling that my daughter will be hiding that when she is home – not quite her cup of tea! The shelving unit was from Amazon and cost £18.99 – it is perfect for holding my course books and notepads.
I should imagine the David Bowie print will be given the heave ho by my teen, but I think he looks good there, and I love him – so for now, he stays, adding a hint of rock’n’roll to an otherwise pretty area.
The peg frame above the desk is from Red Candy, and the gold lettered cards on it are from Kikki-K, my new stationery shop crush. I love getting my instagram pics printed by polargram too, and the peg frame means I can easily change them up as often as I like.
The succulent was £4 from Sainsburys, complete with the square cube vase it lives in – I love the delicate pink tinges on it’s leaves – and they are very trendy at the moment, and most importantly for me and my lack of green fingers – they require very little looking after!
And of course a new desk is a good excuse for some new stationery – I can’t resist a cute pencil or a pretty notebook. All in all I am really pleased with how lovely our new desk area looks – and more importantly I am finding it easier to work squirreled away at the top of the house, away from the distractions of life.
Love Miss Cisco XXX
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