Yesterday I'd had enough of the state of my study and figured it was time for a clean up and a clear out. I got rid of a whole bunch of stuff that had just accumulated (how does it do that?) and set about trying to make it a more pleasant place to work. There was a trip to Kmart (no, no, they haven't sponsored me to do this post, I just liked the stuff they were selling) which resulted in bringing home a few new decorative pieces, but also some more storage. I added in some other stuff I already had and the result is what you see above.
Often it's the most simple things that give a lot of joy. I always hated having my printer take up space on the top of my desk and I'm sure this sounds silly but ... well, it's not overly nice to look at. Let's face it, few printers are. I used an old lamp table (bought cheaply when I first came back from the UK a few years back), put it around the back of the desk and put the printer on top of that - out of sight and out of mind but still close enough for when I need it. I have no idea why I didn't think to do it ages ago. That's where the only electrical outlet in the room is, so with it is my hard drive and the lamp that sits on the desk. I know those ye-olde-style lightbulbs are everywhere now, but I'm completely enamoured with them (I also bought a smaller lamp for my bedside and put another of those lightbulbs in that one too. It's all I can do do not put them everywhere in the house. I'll get help for it one day.) The laptop cable stays towards the front of the desk but still reaches the power when it's needed too. (Thank heavens for power boards, no?)
I didn't photograph it yet (I might when it's closer to looking finished) but on the wall above I have a collection of postcards and small bits of art that I guess looks a little bit like a real-life Pinterest board. Behind the desk (on the non window side) is a built in cupboard (filled with more stuff that I need to sort through ... one day) and on the door I have that large year wall planner that comes free with Frankie magazine (I love that thing.) I have plans to get some other art framed and up on walls (not just in the study but the bedroom as well), they're blue-tacked onto the walls in the meantime, or leaning against the wall on the floor and a couple of them are sitting on the desk (you might see Jenkins' tail if you look closely.)
So, that's where I work. Anytime you hear me talking about getting some editing done for photography or finally tackling that freaking marking for school, this is where I'm doing it!
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