contemporary home office

One organiser to rule them all

One organiser to rule them all

Forgive the Lord of the Rings reference. My imaginary relationship with Aragorn is what gets me through some of the more testing hours of the summer holidays. As the boys were throwing slime around the kitchen this morning, I was walking arm in arm around Rivendell with the son of Arathorn. It was rather nice.

Slime mopped up, Aragorn busy slaying ring-wraiths (he's so brave!), and my cheeky two ridding the sofa of all its cushions and blankets to build a bridge between two dining chairs (Iggy Peck, Architect is one of their favourite books), I decided to tackle something which has been bothering me for a while .... jars!! I love jars, store so many things in them, have too many of them, jars are everywhere, I no longer love jars.

Festive flourishes

Festive flourishes

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I'm slowly but surely taking over what was my husband's home office. I haven't yet settled on what colour to paint the walls (do you realise how many shades of white there are out there?!), so instead I've been busy adding some festive flourishes to the room and giving it a bit of a nordic-inspired, winter makeover. Think wood, white, natural elements, clean lines, texture and functional furniture, and, as it's Christmas, a hint of red. I already had great foundations to build upon, but a few new additions have turned it from a somewhat cold and clinical room to one that's light and bright but with a cosy and a friendly feel, too (essential when you have small children but need to work for a few minutes in the day).