new desk space: a short tour

One of the rooms in the house I’ve been changing around is the conservatory; this is my working space, and it’s where I have my desk, craft supplies, yarn, printer and teetering piles of paper beautifully organised accounting records. Like the other rooms, I’ve been having a clear out, and have gone from having something on every surface to lots of clear space for working, photographing and filling with plants. I took everything off of the wall, filled in the holes and ripped off the wretched wonky dado rail, and now I’ve got a lovely white background for photographing against. I’ve also added some more plants, in the hope that they survive longer this time, and my beloved Bush radio (usually tuned to Radio 4, I’m a sucker for the Archers and the Afternoon Play….) is perched on the desk as well. Everything else is stored in cupboards elsewhere in the room, and the whole space looks so much lighter, brighter and fresher.

One of my favourite things is the lamp that the lovely folks at Houseology (if you’ve never been on the website, seriously, you need to have a look!) sent me to review; it’s by Garden Trading, and is called the Bermondsey – unsurprisingly, it’s one of their best sellers at the moment. I love anything rustic, so I loved the adjustable arm straight away; the best thing is that not only does it look great, it’s also really well made, and stays in one place when you position it – I’ve had so many desk lamps that just tend to flop about, but the Bermondsey does exactly what you want, every time. The other winning feature was the braided cord; I’m a bit (ok, a lot) OCD about things being tidy, and wires are one of the things that annoy me the most – so it was nice to finally find a designer that had thought about that!

Other items featured above include:

Desk: Linnmon and Odvald, IKEA (I love that you can change the colour of the table top to a wooden one, if you fancy it!)
Bicycle print: A sheet of wrapping paper from Eternal Maker
Left succulent: IKEA
Radio: Argos
‘Hello’ postcard: Paperchase
Right succulent: B&Q (the saucer is vintage)
Glass bottle: Rose and Grey (I think, they’ve sold out but have plenty of other lovely alternatives)
Stoneware pot: Wild Damson
Expanding ruler: The Hambledon
Stationary: Fox and Star

Many thanks to Houseology for collaborating with me on this post, and for the Bermondsey lamp sent for review. As usual, all thoughts and words are my own (but seriously, how could you not love that lamp?!)


  1. Katy Orme
    October 8, 2015 / 11:05 am

    How gorgeous is this?! Love all the different textures and so many lovely details to look at. Great taste in lamps, too 😉 xx

  2. Claire Evans
    October 8, 2015 / 11:50 am

    Can I come and work with you? It looks so tranquil. Gorgeous! x

  3. Charlotte {theteapotexplodes}
    October 8, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    I wish I had a such a peaceful spot to work. I love that radio. x

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