The sun seems to be shining so much more lately which makes working from home a little tough at times. To help me stay focused I have moved my office space in front of the big window in the kids’ playroom so I can carry on with my work and still soak up the bright sunshine as much as possible. I thought at first it might distract me with it’s beauty and whisper come play but I actually think it makes me work better and feel calmer while I type along.
This month, I am so excited to finally find the perfect office chair for my desk. I have had this desk for over a year now and the numerous chairs that have tried and tested, have failed miserably. One was too high, one one too low, the other one hurt my back and it wasn’t easy finding the perfect combo. It’s a lower desk and a deep long drawer so you need space for your knees and still be able to touch the ground. I have short legs, what can I say?
My work space has quickly become the space I spend most of my time in. The kids go to bed and Mr P might read a book, watch tv, or do his own work on the sofa behind me while I sit here typing away. I love that we can be doing two different things in the same room and still feel like we are spending time together.
When I was putting together my work space I had to think what would match with the rest of the house but also shout my personality and be a creative space I could rearrange when I feel like it. We all know I like to keep things forever changing in my house.
I have painted the walls a pale Alfie grey and added a white desk from Ikea. It was cheap and I knew I wanted a large drawer to hide all my messy work in. Back in January, I had found this gorgeous grey and white marbled laptop cover that I fell in love with so it really was all about the grey and white together. I think having a grey background wall and a white desk against it, I had to have a light grey chair to match. It really ties it all together, don’t you think?
The wooden legs make it stand out as a statement piece and match the two tone wood we have all over our house, half white and half light oak exposed. Our sofas are close to this cream color too. The fireplace next to my desk is black so the black iron detail is perfect. It really seems like it was made for this space and for me.
I have decorated our front playroom with greys, blues, whites and yellows. This yellow cushion just looks so sunny on my office chair. Grey and yellow are a perfect color combo and it adds a little padding to my back on those long work days.
I like to have a space I can get be creative and pull inspiration from while I sit here. I don’t need a large space this is a very small corner in my front room that I share as the kids’ playroom too. It’s also nice to be able to get some work done and have them playing right next to me. I have noticed a big change in the way I work and what I get done since I moved my desk here and made a formal work space for myself.
This chair beats all the previous chairs because the back is where is should be. It’s not reclining so far that I am slouching while I am typing or so straight I feel like I am tied to the table with a handkerchief for a lesson in table manners. It fits perfectly under my desk when I put it away so it’s out of the way of the kids running around the playroom. I adore the leg detail to bring some design and style to the white and grey neutral look in this corner of my house.
Why so much talk about one chair? Well, if you sat in it every day, hours upon hours, working away it would become important to you too. If I didn’t sit in this very spot so much, I am pretty sure I would have found a place for a beautiful grey chair in my house somewhere. Who can resist this beautiful, smooth light grey colored seat above? A grey lover like me, surely not!
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