So we’ve almost finished redecorating the bedroom. It’s very nearly done, just a few little bits and pieces to add. Thank god. It feels like we’ve been doing it for ever, which is almost true and why we put it off for so long. In its previous incarnation as a hideous space, we only had one picture on the wall and it doesn’t really go with the new decor. (Plus Phil isn’t keen, so it’ll have to go in my room!) We need some prints on the wall. While this terrifies me, as it’ll mean putting holes in my beautiful newly plastered walls, they are pretty bare. I am like a magpie when it comes to pictures, without really thinking of the space they’re going into or the colours or just get anything remotely coastal so thought I should do a bit of research beforehand. Plus it was a good distraction from the hideousness that is Eurovision *rolls eyes*. All the prints can be found on Not on the High Street (love that site) and are a bit of a mixture.
1. Seaside Ahoy! 2. White Elephant 3. Fox print
4. Naps are always a good idea 5. Bees of Britain 6. Blame it on the weatherman
7. Dog print 8. Hip Hip Hooray 9. Wonderful whales of the world
[Images courtesy of respective sources]
I could buy all of these and more! They aren’t all blue and they aren’t all to do with coast, which is progress for me! I love the dog print, obviously, but think the whale and bee prints are also gorgeous. Even if we go with other prints for the bedroom, I would definitely like one or two (or all of them. Too much?!) for my home office.
My workspace has quite a few functions: Its my office, my craft room, my gym and more often than not, a bit of a dumping ground. I would love for it to be more organised and have a space for everything and I’m constantly looking for ways to make everything fit within it. I’m failing at this at the moment so have started a Workspace Pinterest board to see if I can some ideas and inspiration. Here’s a few of my favourites.
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I love the prints and simplicity of this workspace. Having inspiration is so important in a workspace and I love the typography in these.
Found via Pinterest // Original Source
Now this is what I’m talking about! Check out all the organisation here. Little drawers for paper, pens, odds and ends, shelves and cups for other bits and pieces. Perfection!
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I love having the space to spread out when I’m working. Paper, pens, post-its etc are always all over the place, as well as having somewhere for my computer, my phone and my Filofax. Ideally, I’d also love somewhere for my sewing machine and other bits and pieces that I use to make things.
What does your workspace look like? What’s the most important feature for you?
One of the reasons I still persavere with Facebook is that lots of small businesses still use it (and use it well). It was through Facebook that I first came across Howkapow, who sell unique gifts, homewares and quirky home accessories. I’m always looking for unique or unusual accessories for our home (We still have some of those hideous paper lamps from Ikea for goodness sake! Argh!) So I was really pleased to discover them. From gorgeous cushions and clocks to vintage style prints and stationery, they’ve got something that’ll make you smile! For me, I really, really want this gorgeous pendant lamp.
I’ve been looking for an industrial style lamp for my room for a while, and this one fits the bill, as it’s got that feel but is slightly softer, making it ideal for the home. The only problem for me is how to install it, as I currently don’t have a ceiling light in my study. But when I’ve figured out how to install this, I most certainly will be. Isn’t it lovely? Not only that, but they’ve got some great stationery and lovely prints that would look great in my study too…