Create a Space You Love with Some Inspiration from the Lovely Laura…
Having a pretty place to do work always makes getting through endless emails a little less painful. We asked the lovely Laura from We Made This Home to give her desk a well-deserved makeover.
My desk is my creative space, its where I do my freelance work from; where I write and where I edit my photographs. Yet it’s never really been a space that I have paid much attention to in terms of its décor and styling. When Laura Ashley got in touch recently to ask if I would like to share a corner of my home and how I would style it for the colder months, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to give my little desk a new lease on life.
The desk was a second-hand purchase online a few years ago. I stripped back the dark varnish to expose the natural wood top and gave the drawers and legs a couple of coats of furniture paint in dove grey. A beautifully milky shade that compliments the colour of the walls well. I am really thrilled with the way the desk has turned out, simply by giving it a coat of paint.
Next, I chose a storage organizer, with three separate compartments, as the perfect solution for keeping things neat and tidy. I’m particularly in love with my new Garden Shop Journal. I’m not an avid gardener, but the journal has inspired me to gather together all the pictures we have taken of our garden over the year. All the seeds and heads we have collected and the flowers we have pressed, and document the changes we have made along the way. My drawer currently feels like a floral treasure trove bursting with inspiration.
Like most corners of my home, you will always find a blanket in reach. I find comfort from the warmth of it draped over my shoulders whilst I work. I love the Henford Cranberry Chenille Throw – it is really soft and the colours are perfect for the season.
This beautiful reed diffuser was perfect to enhance the feeling of cosiness. Its fragrance is fresh linen and jasmine but the diffuser sticks also come in sweet pea and freesia.
The new desk space I have created, feels like a really lovely place to sit and work now. But before I go I just had to share what’s in my desk drawers with you, I think it may be my favourite bit …
Have you seen the Laura Ashley stationery range? I love stationery. Being a designer I have a soft spot for beautifully designed notebooks, diaries and pens.