Oh my. The hours, nay, months (maybe even years if you add them all up) that I have spent trying to find the perfect desk. It has been well documented in the past. First, my deliberation over whether to go vintage or modern. Then, there was the antique bureau (pretty, but highly impractical), and then finally my new desk which I thought was the answer to everything.
But two years on… and it’s getting too small. Books are constantly piling up alongside it. Folders related to the Quiet store are spilling out. Too. Much. Stuff. Here it is, gloriously unstyled with cables hanging out because I can’t style this up at all.
my messy desk – before you say anything, this is messy for me.
As I may have mentioned before, we are soon to be moving again. This time there is not only room for a desk but… wait for it…there’s a garden office already there (I know!). We don’t yet know how we’ll split the workspace up, only that I’ve requested plenty of open shelving so that I can keep my lovely shop products on display. It’s also somewhere I hope (in the long run) I might be able to write again. So I want it to be calming and organised too.
I’ve been busy pinning my ideal studio/workspace over here. One recurring theme I keep finding myself coming back to is clever wall space – pinboards, pegboards, corkboards…. I love the way they offer an interesting backdrop and let you keep switching things around. I don’t have this at the moment, so things like my book cover and book reviews I’m quietly proud of are framed but occupy the same place, which means I just can’t change things up as I want to. (Also: I’m getting tired of washi tape losing its stick and notes and postcards falling down the back all the time).
I’d quite like to incorporate these into our new kitchen also – somewhere for children’s paintings and photos to sit among the usual paraphenalia of household stuff.
What do you think?
(pic via Interior Junkie)
(images above via blockdesign)
(images above via Kreis design)
(image above via decobaby)
I’m also really loving the idea of a corkboard wall instead of a blackboard wall. Something like this:
(pic via Coco Lapine)
(pic via desire to inspire)
or this giant pin board made from painted cork tiles, in interior designer and writer’s Jane Cumberbatch’s study (I interviewed her years ago for this piece about home office interiors)
(pic via design sponge)
I’m hoping a bigger workspace doesn’t just mean… more mess though…