Hopefully you’re the keeper of a beautiful and inspirational workspace. While my day-job office desk is particularly uninspired, I do take much joy in my home workspace … even if I do change it around from time to time.
Last week the lovely Franca gave a guided tour of her study and challenged her readers to share photos of their own writing, thinking and blogging spaces. Seeing as most of my office is currently in a half-renovated state (I’m looking at you ugly pea-green coloured carpet!), I thought it would be best to just focus on my immediate desk space.
I’ve positioned my desk right next to a big window – it’s perfect for catching breezes and when the curtains are flung wide open (as they most often are), I find it the perfect place to indulge in a little daydreaming. I like using white as a backdrop, and I love using red to add splashes of colour, so this furniture is very much ‘me’. I do like to keep things relatively organised here … it keeps the mind clear so the imagination can get all messy.
If you’ve known me for even just a little while, you’ll know how much I like animals … and I am particularly partial to collecting them in glorious black and white. Aside from some lovely critters, here you’ll also find my Gromit ‘mo’ card drawn by the Mr, and a couple of beautiful mini-prints from talented photographer, Kellie.
Across the top is a selection of favourite books that I like to keep close by … almost as a reminder of what fantastic writers can achieve. Unsurprisingly, this collection also reveals a few of my favourite authors – people like Joan Didion, Haruki Murakami, Carson McCullers and Paul Auster.
Aside from my lovely Mac, my main desk space also holds a range of magazines (some of which are still waiting to be read), my bunny art print by Belle and Boo, and lots of hand-written notes scrawled on lots of bits of paper (a curse of any writer I’m sure). On the right, you’ll also spot my large Gromit toy who uses my printer as a chair.
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my office – it was fun for me to see how much my desk reflects different parts of my personality. It’s also amusing to see how very different my home desk is from my office desk at work. After my room renovations are completed (which may be some time yet), I’ll be sure to invite you back in for a more complete tour.