Happy Friday All!
So, space is often an issue, eh? For a good while I’ve been looking round the house trying to figure out where to put an ‘Office Nook’.
I first thought that at the end of our Dining Space, I could fit a standing table over a radiator but as I looked further at the space, I realised that I quite liked it being ‘just’ our Dining Space. An area that I’m trying to leave quite ‘grown up’ as on the opposite side, is the kids Play Area {more on that in a further blog!}…so, for the moment, until I get in to the depths of my studies in Interior Design, I need a space where I can write + be inspired. I started to create a corner in the kitchen just for me.
I bought a mint green, wire basket from the Carolyn Donnelly Eclectic range for Dunnes Stores that, to be honest, I was just looking for an excuse to purchase as i had my eye on it since it hit the store…

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I may have bought a few more items that day too! So, this was going to hold my diaries + notebooks: essentials for both being a Mummy + Blogging!!
Then was the decision on what kind of Inspiration Board to choose. I was spoilt for choice here but went simple for the moment with a plain, wooden framed Pin Board from Ikea but I wanted to customise the frame + also buy cute pins. It came with clear pins which I used one of to hold up my Calendar instead. The pins I chose are from Tiger Stores and the Note block is one I had already from the…yup…CDE range from Dunnes Stores.

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I really like to personalise what I do. Whereas I could have gone quite ‘designy’ at this point and placed a different Pencil/Pen pot rather than the one I have had for years, I chose to keep this as it was given to me by a Korean student I had when I taught English as a Foreign Language. It reminds me of how thoughtful he was. Plus, it’s cool! The Irish pottery that’s holding the rest of the pins is from Kilkenny Design Store and was a present.

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The beautiful Calendar above has been mentioned before on my old blog. It’s by an amazingly talented Irish Duo ‘Ail+El’. The frame of the pin board was covered in Decorative Tape purchased from Lidl for €1.49!

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So, here’s the rest of my little Creative Spot:

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The main Inspiration currently taking pride of place on my board is photos of Domini Kemp’s Sitting Room in Irish Interiors Magazine, House & Home. It has the same layout as mine {We have one of our sofa’s at the window…etc} and I just love the ‘vibe’. Until I saw these photo’s, I was painting our walls in Stiffkey Blue from Farrow & Ball. I’ve changed my mind!}. A postcard from a French Artist, Ben, which reads: Nothing New {this seems random but it reminds me of my time in France + it’s kinda cheeky} and some paper number tags from Ikea {1 to 10 in each colour} that I have had for a year now + think they are super interesting but am not sure what I want to do with them yet! I’m sure I’ll come up with something!
All I need is a nice high back chair & I’m good to go!

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Do you have a little space of your own?  Maybe you are lucky enough to have a separate office in your house? If I get further + further into this Interior Design Malarkey, I may be eyeing up Garden Space…
Have a Wonderful Weekend whatever you do xx
Sources:
http://dunnesstores.com
http://tiger-stores.ie
http://ikea.com
http://ailandel.com
http://kilkennyshop.com
http://lidl.ie

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