Corners Of My Home {My Updated Desk Area}

Back in August 2014 I shared with you my desk area, it was in our old house which was so dark and dingy. I had the desk I had lusted over for over a year but other than that I was in a tiny corner of our very crowded living room.

Since moving back in January I have been trying to get my desk sorted, I have had it set up for months but not actually tidied it enough to use it much. It is by no means there yet but it is definitely a lovely place to work.

My desk is now in our bedroom which is situated on the top floor of our townhouse, the room has 2 huge windows and due to being up high is lovely and bright, perfect for me.

In some respects it being up here is ideal as I can work away from the children in peace, but that also holds the biggest challenge in that I get little time to work without the children so I don’t get to play or even work up here as much as I would like.

But for now it is evolving, it is starting to reflect me as well as complimenting the decor of our half-finished bedroom.

desk area

It is still a little cluttered but the only negative to the desk is lack of additional storage.

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Things I love 

* My Copper Lamp – which I saved up for and purchased from Howkapow – I want in other colours for around the house

* My Pegboard – I had wanted to make one myself but this Block one came up at a good price and half the work, I am still experimenting with what I want to show off on it

* Lovely and bright area – I am massively influenced by natural light so this pleases me a great deal

* My cute ‘Bloggers Gonna Blog’ print – from The Lovely Drawer, I received it in my Blogtacular goody bag and it is perfect for this area

* My memory board – it is a work in progress as I want to decorate it but I love pining photos up there or little gifts, they make me smile as I sit at my desk

* Trinkets – I kept this area a lot clearer than at the last house, but there are special trinkets, my elephant and angel that Ashley bought me 2 years ago and a piece of wood he found and engraved.

*My Desk – still 2 years on I love this desk from M&S, it is beautiful, a great size, a very smooth surface, I love the grooved out pen holder, the metal ruler and the colours.

Things I want to change

* More Storage – I have a specialised bead unit under the desk which houses hundreds of pounds worth of jewellery making supplies, but I need something for all my blog stuff, stationery and notebook collections – any suggestions ??

* Washi Tape Collection – it’s outgrowing its copper storage, I am thinking of moving my Orla Kiely Coffee jars up to house them.

* Blank Walls – I am not one for a blank wall, I know I should appreciate it but I love art, so the wall space above my screen needs filling

* Chair – I am desperate for a new chair, this gorgeous retro one my Mom gifted me is lovely but way to low and uncomfortable. I have been looking at some gorgeous copper ones but I do not currently have the budget.

* Prettier Office Supplies – I need my stapler/hole punch/tape dispenser as I use them a lot but they are ugly, I am on the look out for some cute ones which can act as a decoration as well as practical use.

I would love to see your work areas, or any part of your home. Maybe they would inspire me to move on with the rest of our house which has become a little stale mate. I think it is knowing we are going to be moving in a year again.

What desk do you love ???

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Kara Janelle, Plus Size Blogging Mama. Vintage Lover, Interiors Obsessed, Chair Crazed, Collector of Much remembering to Smile as it is the 2nd best thing you can do with your mouth.

  • It looks fantastic! I have that colour pegboard in what was our office but is now the boys’ bedroom. I need to choose one in another colour for our new office but am edging towards a grey one. They’re so nice.

  • mummydaddyme

    What a gorgeous space Kara, I love everything about it. I have that peg board in my office and have one of those black hanging paper cut things on mine. (blogtacular?) It looks like a lovely creative little space. x

  • It looks fab Kara, I especially love the pegboard and the lamp! x #homeetc

  • I love the desk, what a cute space to work. The peg board and memory board are lovely, I like having places to put personal bits and bobs. Our desk is in the living room and isn’t very exciting, would love to have a quiet place to go that I could make my own xx #HomeEtc

  • I love it, Kara. It’s a proper little haven for creativity. This is going to make me sound bonkers but I love the ruler along the bottom of your desk. It’s the most genius idea. I’m always hunting around for mine. I need to find a way to make this work for me 🙂

  • It’s looking fabulous, I love your peg board – I’d love to get one of these to help me with my organisation. i have recently been looking at the KALLAX combination desk from IKEA when I finally have space to have a desk space of my own

  • Elena

    I love it! I really like the copper lamp,copper seems to be quite in trend at the moment.I really like the little touches of pastels all over.
    I have an Ikea desk, in fact there is two of them together, but the area is sooo cluttered! I really need to try and make it a proper work area.

  • Emily Macdonald

    It’s so important to have a work area where you feel at ease. I’m v jealous as my office is currently the laundry/storage and shove-age room. I love this retro look and I spied a Yankee candle…. I’m addicted to them.

  • Nancy Straughan

    ahh washi tape dreams! I love that your desk has two levels, super useful. #HomeEtc

  • Life With Munchers

    Pin board envy! I love it…I can’t wait to regain my space back once the kitchen stuff has vacated it. Also…Mac, well jel! Thanks for linking up #bloggershomes

  • Love the bloggers gonna blog art – and of course the lovely area you have. Hope it’s a productive area 🙂 #homeetc

  • Caro Davies

    Aaah SO lovely! I LOVE seeing where other folk work!! At the moment I’m working out of the corner of the dining room but I absolutely cannot WAIT to have my garden office finished!!! THEN I’ll be sharing my own desk!!! 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up! #HomeEtc is live from 6am tomorrow — I hope you’ll be able to join us! xx