HOW TO CREATE A GLAM WORK-SPACE

Creating a nice
space to work in was one of my goals for this month, and there’s nothing I like
better than buying new stationery and getting myself organised. It’s that
feeling of a fresh start, like when you go back to school in September with the
slate clean. 

My current
situation at work is a desk crammed full of magazines, notebooks, files, papers
and about a thousand pens, none of which work. My full time job needs me to be
creative, especially as I’m now styling more shoots and need to find inspiration
on an almost daily basis.

With that said,
I wanted to put this post together today, not only to show you some ideas I’ve
been Pinning recently, but how you can create a glam work-space of your own.
Let’s start with the basics…

Start with a
clean desk, as big as the space you have will allow, but remember there are
some great space saving options out there if you have little room to work
with. I’d start with putting my computer exactly where I need it to be on the
desk and work around that – and don’t forget a nice chair to sit on. Forget
those ugly computer chairs and consider something similar to the pink chair
below, if you want to create a really stylish space. 

Organisation is
key to a glam work environment so purchase some files holders – I think
everyone knows how nice the clear Muji ones look but I also love plain white
metal ones from Ikea. Plus I love a clear cohesive theme throughout so lining
up white files after white files is more aesthetically pleasing. Another great
item I’ll be buying is this copper in-tray from Paperchase below, to pop my
daily bits and bobs in that I’m working on. 

As you can see
from my edit below, there’s a real mixture of metallic pieces in the shops
right now – especially at George at Asda, and Kate Spade. I know it’s weird to
get this excited about a gold Kate Spade stapler but when I spotted you could
get the matching tape dispenser as well, my life was officially
complete. 

Once everything
is neat and tidy, I think adding those little extra details can really finish
off the desk and give it that element of glamour. Those details can include
flowers, candles, art work on the walls, and pretty notebooks or thank you
cards. It’s about creating a beautiful work environment to help you blog,
write, design, whatever it is you may be doing. I hope this feature has
inspired you if you were looking to update your desk a little, I can’t wait to
finish mine and I’ll make sure I do a desk tour when it’s all done. 

Peony Roses in Glass Cube £50.00 // Kate Spade Acrylic Stapler £24.00 // Copper Trinket Box £10.00 // Big Spot Kraft Padfolio £7.00 // Chalk Globe £15.00 // Mongolian Fur Cushion £35.00 // Tom Dixon Copper-Plated Cube Desk Tidy Tray £60.00 // Though She Be Little, She Is Fierce Print $18.00 // Jo Malone London Candle £42.00 // Kate Spade Acrylic Tape Dispenser £20.00 // Letter Rack £10.00 // Fancy Floral Note Cards £6.00 // Ring-A-Ling Telephone Notepad £7.95 // Fabric & Solid Birch Vintage Chair £79.99 // Barbara Wiggins Rose Gold Leather Diary £29.95 // Kate Spade Gold Ballpoint Pen Set £21.95 // A Way With Words Large Notebook £10.00 // Mystic Rose Metal In-Tray £10.00

About the author
Victoria is the editor and founder of award-winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. When she's not scouring Pinterest for the latest in home decor inspiration, she's out shopping trying to recreate the looks herself.

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