While I might be significantly older than school age, old habits die hard and I still see September as the month to reflect, review and resolve. I once loved the start of a new school year and for me, it continues to be the time where I sit down with a cup of coffee, open a fresh notepad and think about what I want to achieve over the coming year. And yes, I like to have a shiny pencil case and sharpened pencils too. And maybe a couple of new pens (always black ink). And it wouldn't be September without a pair of new 'school' shoes, would it? That's one tradition I'm never letting go of.
While it's my eldest little dude that will be starting full-time school this year, it's also the beginning of a new phase for me whereby I should have a few more minutes in the week to spend on my own projects. And this has got me thinking about my little office space and how I want it to look and feel. A couple of months ago, the boys moved in to the bedroom that we were using as an office and the office moved in to the smallest of our spare bedrooms. It's a dinky little space with a lovely view of the garden but it's crying out for some colour. It's a little bland at the moment and to be the kind of creative space that I love, it needs to be a touch more vibrant.
I've been indulging in a bit of window shopping on the fabulous LOVEThESIGN website and it's given me some wonderful ideas. LOVEThESIGN features products from over 200 of the most innovative brands and designers from around the world and no matter your taste or price range, I can guarantee that you will stumble across something that you love. From modern, contemporary design to classic, timeless pieces, the products are all swoonworthy. With my future home office in mind, here is a selection of my favourites ...
1. Treee folding desk - £436
2. Communicator plant desk organiser - £60
3. Mojoo lacquered tray - £19
4. Ellipse glass tea mugs with saucers x 2 - £73
5. Restore storage basket - £68
6. Birds on a wire coat rack - £129
7. Pommes canvas - £14
8. Walnut string pocket shelving system - £95
9. Pulse table lamp - £60
10. Pyrénées mug - £15
11. New York wallpaper - £82
While pink will forever have a place in my heart, it seems that it's orange that is taking over my home. It's such a cheerful colour. In fact, it's the colour of joy and creativity so perfectly suited to a workspace. And what do you think of that wallpaper? I'm not sure that I'd decorate a full wall in it but I'd love a single strip like in the photo. It's such fun. And the birds on a wire coat rack? Cute, right? Perfect for hanging my handbag collection. I think it's safe to say that I'm a little but in love with LOVEThESIGN. It's almost like they've put together and online store just for me!
This post was written in collaboration with LOVEThSIGN.