A Desk of My Own (well, -ish)

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.


white desk with rose gold accessories


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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  1. March 8, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    What a gorgeous workspace! I had a new desk set up a year or so back and it makes such a difference to my productivity, it’s lovely to have your own little space filled with the things that inspire you and make you happy. I love your little white shelving unit.

  2. March 8, 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Love your workspace and all the little trinkets you have! We’re moving house soon and I’m also going to FINALLY have my own little nook too 🙂 x

  3. March 8, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    what a lovely work space!! I have my own little desk all I need now is for it be in a room of it’s own so I can have an office lol it is currently in my living room

  4. March 8, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    I love it all, that lamp is just beautiful and to find a desk so cheap is just brilliant, we need to sort out study out and it’s top of my list as I want to adorn it with pretty things too.

  5. March 8, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    It looks fab, you have one a great job Sonya and yes I lve the lamp. Mich x

  6. March 9, 2016 / 7:19 am

    That is a lovely workspace and I am sure Betsy will love it. My daughter is obsessed with rose gold at the moment

  7. March 9, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I love how you’ve chosen to decorate it, especially that lamp.

  8. March 9, 2016 / 10:41 am

    I really like the gold lettered cards and heading over for a lol now. Knew I would get distracted…..
    Lots of lovely things on your desk – enjoy your new workspace x

  9. March 9, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Having your own workspace is a really great way to have a place to study and focus instead of using the dining room table. All your extras to make it personalised are great I love the shelving unit.

  10. March 9, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    It looks really beautiful, I am sure your daughter will be very pleased with how it turned out! Good luck with your course!xx

  11. March 9, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    I adore Kikki K – I have a yellow notepad cover that I love. I think Asda is really on trend at the moment

  12. March 10, 2016 / 11:45 am

    I love it! I need to do more with my desk! I work at the breakfast bar in the kitchen some of the time, which I really like. But sometimes I have to squirrel myself away in the spare room, surrounded by washing and all the paper and books that seem to come with my work – all sat on the floor! I really want some photos on pegs now to brighten the place up! I love your dinosaur. I would totally keep him!

  13. March 10, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    What a lovely area, I need to re-gig mine up. I love the handing pictures, may have to borrow that one!

  14. March 14, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Thanks so much for joining this up to #happyandhome apart from the fact it is gorgeous, I also am about to do my desk. The room needs new flooring and decorating so there won’t be much left for nick nacks. I love your bargains and that peg board is amazing. Love all the quotes, I will be borrowing that! Have linked you up again today for more love as yesterday was the last day of last week’s linky xx

  15. March 16, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    I love the new desk area and the prints you have are gorgeous. I bet you will get loads of work done in such a place of inspiration! #happyandhome

  16. March 16, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    It all comes together perfectly, I’d love a desk to sit at, no idea what I’d do, but it would certainly make me feel very grown up.

  17. March 17, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    A desk of my own is one thing I really, really would like. It’s so frustrating having to pack everything away every time we need to use the table at meal times. Your space looks very fresh and inviting. Good job.

  18. March 21, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Oh I love this! What a brilliant space. The little pegs are a superb idea I may ‘borrow’ for our loft room. It’s an office and a bedroom but has a slanted wall so impossible for hanging pictures! Fab idea 🙂

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