Last month I took the plunge and transformed my spare bedroom into a beautiful study and wardrobe room. As you may know, I work the majority of my time from home, so having a desk in my living room/ kitchen was just becoming incredibly unpractical. I also have an abundance of clothes, coats, shoes and bags and to out a long story short, I simply was bursting in my own bedroom with my wardrobe. I knew a few months ago that changing this room into a useful room was simply a must, but as with everything in life it took time and a few changes in my mind to finally decide on a style.
I am going to keep this post short, as let’s be honest, all anyone really cares about is the photos. I really just wanted to do this post to share my inspiration behind the design and of course have somewhere to link everything.
The Colour Scheme
My flat is very grey with a lot of pink tones. When I moved in my aim was ‘girly but grown up’ and I think I definitely achieved this. However, I knew when I started to think about my new study that I wanted something fresh and different to what I had ever done before. Pinterest and my Instagram feed has been full of navy over the last few months and it was a colour scheme I just couldn’t really resist. I knew that I wanted my furniture to be ash wood with tones of white, so a navy theme was always going to go perfectly. With regard to the desk area, I knew that having two navy walls would be way too much, so a softer colour palette was a must. Farrow and Ball ‘Pigeon’ was the only way to go and I am so glad I did. Pigeon against Hague Blue and the furnishings is just so easy on the eye and I adore the finished result.
What I wanted from a desk was simple: deep enough to work from efficiently; storage for the crap I seem to accumulate; floating shelves to basically make look pretty; and really just somewhere I can enjoy sitting at for 12 hours a day. Finding a desk was such a challenge, and the shelves were never going to work with my stud walls that barely hold a photo frame. The answer, something custom. I worked with a local carpenter who also did my fitted wardrobe, to create the perfect desk and open storage system. This enabled me to get every detail perfect and ensure it was the most beautiful and utilised workspace ever.
The Open Storage
This was the part of my study that was definitely less prioritised than the desk, however essential in the space. Let’s be honest, the main reason behind it, ‘my overflow of handbags, shoes and coats’ space! I have come to admit that I am never going to have enough space for anything, so having a proper unit to keep everything organised was an essential part of the decoration. I wanted it all to tie together, so having it match with the desk was a must and the result is without a doubt even better than I had expected. I absolutely love it! An open storage system is definitely a very Scandi concept, but I really do think we are going to see a lot more of them popping up! I loved having everything on display and it definitely forces you to stay neat and tidy.
More to come
So, this is 2019, which means one thing, not everything happens overnight. The other side of the room that I intend to turn into a beautiful reading area is not yet complete. So, the second part of this study reveal is still to come! Stay tuned…
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Farrow and Ball – Pigeon
Farrow and Ball – Hague Blue
Farrow and Ball – Wevet
Flower Vase – Oliver Bonas
Lamp – Heals
Prints – Desenio
Light Box – New Look Home
Fairy Light Star – Distinctly Living
Mini Plants – IKEA
Candle 1 – The White Company
Candle 2 – Jo Malone London
Hello Sign – Amazon
Clock – Oliver Bonas
Diffuser – ALDI UK
Storage Boxes – IKEA
Wicker Storage Basket – Oliver Bonas
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