Since we’re living in the middle of a building site right now, I thought I’d at least dream up what’s to come once it’s finished!
When I’m done being surrounded by plaster dust and paint tins, I’m moving on to the fun stuff – buying soft furnishings and cute pieces of furniture for the space.
Our flat is always a bit of a work in progress, mainly because it’s old and was a bit of a shell when we got it! We’ve done most of the big jobs, but there was still a couple of rooms that had badly done lining paper, broken radiators and messy skirting boards.
Of course, these are all jobs we can live without doing for a while, but they did need to be seen to eventually.
Currently, the wallpaper in my office is being stripped and the walls reskimmed and painted white – a bit of a big job, but essential for an old flat like ours!
Once that’s done, I’m going to have chevron oak flooring (picture credit) put down to replace the messy, old white floorboards in the room. Again, a big job but worth doing for a pretty room.
At the moment, the room is a bit of a mix of being my “makeup room” and my workspace, so it gets a bit messy and I haven’t enjoyed working in there. I want to turn it in to a more calm environment – somewhere I can retreat to for space and inspiration.
I’m going to take my dressing table out of the room, and make it in to an office/chilled area.
The first thing I’m going to add to the room is a pink sofa bed – it sounds naff but I found this fold-down sofa bed, so it looks a lot more like a couch than a bed! I finally get my pink sofa of dreams (without Jordan raising an eyebrow) and it’s also going to be good when we have guests, since all my family have decided to live in New Zealand now.
My style is very Parisian, so I’m definitely going for this more in the bedroom and office. I love white walls, gold details and chevron floors, with touches of pink and grey everywhere!
I adore the West Elm ceiling lights, which are currently only available in the US, so I hope I can find something similar. I love these modern brass chandeliers!
I also need to find a cheaper alternative to the Flos Floor Lamp – I think this would go so well with the pink sofa. Let the Google search commence!
As for my desk, this is something I’ve never been able to decide on. I have honestly been through about six desks in that room, but I’ve never found the right one!
I like this marble top Oliver Bonas number, but it is slightly small for what I need. Ideally, a marble top metal frame piece with brass legs is my dream find, but I’m not sure such a thing exists. I might have to get crafty!
I did find this adorbs pink chair though, which would be lovely in the room. Finding office chairs is SO hard!
The other addition I’m dreaming of is a String shelving system – I’m just in love with how polished and minimal these look! I think Pinterest kick-started my obsession many years ago now, and I’ve never got over the idea.
We have a small set of the pocket shelves in our bathroom and I adore them, and I think a system with some shelves and some drawers could be the storage I’m looking for.
They’re quite pricey though, and it takes a lot of planning to get yours right… so that’s been putting me off a little. Has anyone got a String system and can recommend?
I’m looking forward to having more of a chilled out office space, rather than a hectic room full of boxes and makeup!
What do you think of my plans?