Home Office Inspiration

My bedroom is also doubles up as my home office at the moment, cramped is an understatement but it was supposed to be a temporary thing.   The room was originally a guest bedroom containing my desk and filing cabinets on one side of the room and a pullout couch-bed on the other, but with the revamping of the house the couch-bed was put into storage and our double bed squeezed in!

When the bedroom upstairs is finished I will be reinstating my guest bedroom/home office and have been looking at how to make some much needed changes.  As I work from home it needs to be functional and comfortable but I'd like to inject a bit more style into what is, at present, a very plain room.

These are some aspirational work spaces that I will be looking at for inspiration to simplify and tidy my work desk and address some much needed storage solutions.


Beautiful Homes & Designs

and for the little girl in my life, how sweet is this desk set up.




Sea-side Colour Inspiration

Sea-side Colour Inspiration

In the new bedroom I am hankering after pale colours that will bounce light around the room but realise that even with darker colours my south facing bedroom will get an amazing amount of light due to the uninterrupted skyline!

I love pastel colours, I find them restful and calming, blues and aqua's are reminiscent of a summer's day, blue skies and an aqua sea. I was going to go for a shade white and still may well do and accent with colour, but with the decorator starting in early February, it is time to get my decorating skates on and pop over to B&Q to collect colour charts and take a long overdue visit to Farrow and Ball to check out their collection too.

This mood board is my dream colour inspiration, colours to wake up happy to see every morning no matter the weather outside!

Linking up with Chic on a Shoestring 


Welcome to 2014

Now the festivities are over again for another year and it's time to take a look at my very long to-do list. I haven't made resolutions as such, I've made myself promises and a schedule of what I am trying to achieve personally and within the home.  


I've printed out a calendar for January and filled it with appointments, projects, plans and aspirations. A lot of it will be done within the 3 afternoons Miss CCL attends nursery and after she's asleep at night as I only have 9 more months before she starts school and although I may have more time to deal with life then, I will have a lot less time with her and we know how precious that time is and how fast it goes.

And with a view to simplifying things at our house I leave you with this thought for the New Year.