Study space tour.
Thursday, 8 August 2013
Forgive me for gushing a little bit here but I decided I was finally going to fulfil a bit of a materialistic dream of mine and purchase myself an iMac. Now I've not gone all out, its second hand and a much older model than the flash new ones but I'm so happy with it you have no idea. I bought it because I was sick of using an 11inch notebook to edit blog photographs on, it just couldn't handle Photoshop so its been on my to-buy list for quite some time. Another reason is that I've decided that I'm going to be returning to university in 2014 (acceptance permitting) to tick off another long-time dream of mine of becoming a midwife, its been a pretty big decision and moving up to Newcastle has triggered me sitting down and really thinking about what I want from my life, so with being a student in mind I wanted to set up a little corner of the house for studying in, I decided on the conservatory as its got the least traffic and its actually quite inspiring sitting down at the desk and looking out over my nana's wonderful garden. So here's a little tour of my study space.
The desk is the Ikea Micke, I originally just bought the standalone desk but one day was browsing in the bargain bin section and came across the drawer unit being sold at 50% off simply because there was a small chip on the top. Even though its not a co-ordinating colour I just had to have it, the bottom drawer is a filing system and its great for keeping our important paperwork organised. And then as I really liked the look of the complete desks I bought the add on unit, so its a bit cobbled together and not quite perfect but I really like it, the shelves and magnetic whiteboard are great for displaying little trinkets and photographs. The desk lamp is also Ikea and is one of their clip on LED numbers which is actually really great as I can focus the light onto the desk should I be writing, plus with it being clip-on it doesn't take up extra desk space. I've also got my bunny night light from dotcomgiftshop.
The numbers block calendar is from Sainsburys home, I've seen them all over the internet and wanted one for a while but I'll admit that whilst its looks lovely its a massive faff to remember to change it around every day, its currently a day out of date but I've gone weeks without touching it. I've also got a display of little trinkets such as the cake toppers I made myself for our wedding cake, my pinhole camera and the vintage brownie camera. The pen holder is another Ikea gem, a plant pot which I've repurposed for my desk. The two framed pictures are free printables I found on Pinterest, you can find the Awake My Soul to Sing one here and the customisable letter print here.
Paperchase but I absolutely loved the print I decided to hang it up on the window. And finally in a bid to get more organised I've hung up a calendar where I can write important events and see month-by-month what I'm doing. I didn't want to waste money buying a yearly calendar seeing as we're almost done with 2013 so I had a look for some printable ones and I found this simple by stylish one on kateandtrudy.com. I think I might print my own calendar every year because there's some really nice ones out there!
So that's my little space, its nice to be able to sit at a proper desk and I'm absolutely loving how different working on the Mac OS is, I edited the photos for this post so easily in Photoshop I'm hoping it'll encourage me to get out there and improve my photography skills.