Until about a month ago having my own desk wasn't even on my radar. A change came about when I was offered a table to review/mention and suddenly I was so excited about having a proper workspace and pictures of beautifully styled desks were all I was searching for on pinterest.
Last week the project fell through with some things happening that meant I wouldn't be able to recommend the company, but I certainly wasn't about to give up on my desk dream in a hurry. We braved Ikea on a Saturday, stopped off at the restaurant for some fuel, dodged our way though screaming children, and left with a beautiful new table.
I chose the Linnmon/Adils table in high gloss white and it was worth every extra penny for the gloss finish as opposed to the regular white, it's so wonderful! During almost every Ikea trip I've ever made I've found myself lusting over the Forsa lamp, but I've never had anywhere to put one until now. Needless to say I didn't waste any time adding one to my trolley as we walked through the lighting section. Lastly I opted for the Adde chair in white, which feels so much more sturdy than I was expecting from something that was only £10!
For me fairy lights are a must and I put them up pretty haphazardly but I love them. I rescued the Elvis russian doll
from my mum's shed - she has quite the russian doll collection but
after a recent declutter poor Elvis didn't quite make the cut. I think
he looks quite handsome on my desk though, so I'm happy to have him
singing away over there in the corner. I like to use empty Neal's Yard jars as tea light holders because they give off the prettiest blue glow that's just lovely.
My absolute favourite additions though are all from Rockett St George, a fabulous homeware & gift emporium that carries the most beautiful and unique pieces. How wonderful is it to come across a business who clearly love what they do so much, and pay such close attention to the little things? Their customer service is also impeccable and I know that I'll be making many more orders in the future.
The piece that prompted my order initially is this charming vintage style desk tidy. It was so much more difficult than I expected to find a reasonably priced vintage style paper sorter that wasn't shabby chic, so I'm thrilled that I found this one! The bottom tier has my University workbooks, the middle tier is for notebooks and to-do lists & the top tier is for any blog related things (& The Elder Wand, of course)! The little blue & grey bird that I've clipped on was an impulse purchase, but at only £2.50 I don't feel guilty about it at all and I think he's incredibly sweet. He looks like a Bertie, so that's what I'm going to call him!
Finally is my gold ceramic star candle holder, which I'm just using as a beautiful decoration minus a candle. Honestly? I totally bought this because it looked like a little curiosity that Professor Dumbledore might have had in his office. Yep, that's the actual reason and I don't regret it at all!
Along with a lot of photographs & prints I also have a Ribba picture ledge on the wall. At the moment it's holding some records, a star decoration, a lipstick shaped pen from the latest Birchbox*, a copy of Howl A Graphic Novel, an anniversary edition of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, a worry doll & a sweet card from Rachel that I had to frame because it's so lovely!
Other details from left to right:
+ Butterbeer cup from the Harry Potter Studio Tour
+ A pile of books I want to read soon
+ An Aromatherapy Associates candle box* I'm using as a pen pot.
+ Laptop case from My Little Box*
+ Ikea Ribba picture frame
+ Glass bottle from Ikea that I've filled with glitter & an artificial flower.
+ Another Neal's Yard jar
+ Bunny scissors & paperclips
+ Coaster fashioned from a spare kitchen tile
Do you have a desk that you work from?
I'd love to see pictures of your space if you have any!