So we haven’t even finished decorating our study, yet. And I made a bit of a life decision. I put a deposit down on an office, walking distance from our house.
It’s not a decision I took lightly, and something I’ve been pondering over for a while – it’s a huge expense for me. But something I discussed with my husband a lot and we know it’s right.
For me, it’s possibly the only way I will be able to strike that balance between work and life (especially as my life involves a little more of my dedicated time with our current renovation project). To not have deliveries in our living room, to be able to ‘leave’ and ‘switch off’. But also, to be able to move forward with potentially help and assistance – rather than the daily struggle of ‘just about managing’ by myself.
I read an article on Me & Orla recently about defining success and I must admit, a lot of it rang true for me – success is being able to work in my own time, doing what I love whilst also giving me the time to enjoy spending time with loved ones. And the latter still needs work.
So this a huge step forward, but of course….it’s another room that needs decorating.
So now to the fun bit…the decorating ideas. I would like it to be a space where I walk in and get excited that it’s my space, my place for ideas. I’ve worked in so many corporate offices I’m also excited to add a bit of personality to it. The space is quite industrial already but lots of natural light – I’ve decided on a pink wall…and I’m pulling up the floor and painting it for a more industrial look (and we had loads of Leyland’d ‘Nimbus Grey’ floor paint leftover from the house.
Luckily, with the move, we have a few bits of furniture I can recycle and re-use such as the desks and prints. I have a rail I bought from John Lewis for our spare room which is actually far too big, so it’s great to have somewhere else to make use of it!
I’m hopefully going to go bold, being inspired a lot lately by Luke Edward Hall’s office, after seeing it on the Papier site…
It will be a few weeks yet before I fully move in, but here a few things I’ve had my eye on…