I have long to join in with Styling the Seasons but lacking confidence in either my style or photography I have yet to dive into such a lovely, monthly project. Well, 2016 is a new year and the year I am diving in to numerous things that I am passionate about and telling my lack of self confidence to take a hike. I love styling corners of my house with various home accessories, flowers and plants to make it a bright, inspiring place to be. You will never see my shelves look the same here as things are constantly on rotation and moving about the house to my husband’s dismay. To say I absolutely love change is an understatement.
For my first month of Styling the Seasons for January, it is all about a space for planning, creativity, new journals, and making those new year’s goals both for personal and business gains. I got these two amazing little notebooks for birthday presents this boxing day and they have been the perfect accessories to my new little desk corner of our living room. The pink “I heart pretty things” is a jumbo lined notebook for my daily tasks and my blogger journal has already proven it’s worth from keeping me up to date with my social media and scheduling out my blog posts. But most importantly they look amazing on my new white desk. I have added a little bamboo plant (real) to give that fresh nature feel to it. I am completely in love with these black square paper clips I picked up at ikea on my last visit. I haven’t had a work space before so it’s nice that I have somewhere to put my laptop down, feel inspired and move numerous accessories on and off my desk, all week. I hope this is the year I work harder but less, and live more simple with a decluttered space. No more piling work up in a corner, it now has a home to go to.
I have styled my desk with lots of lovely mini plants and vases for fresh flowers to keep a clean look. I have a grey and white marbled laptop cover that I truly adore now. My two new favorite notebooks that keep me on task and organized sit next to it. I don’t like a lot of things on my desk but about half way through the week it started piling up and it’s always relaxing each weekend to work my way through it all to start the next week fresh again.
At the moment this little space is my sanctuary where I sit hours and hours everyday. Someday I dream of an actual office for all my food props, photography stuff, and backdrops. A place I can set up and keep up and play to my hearts content, being creative.
“Word Hard & Be Kind”
Come join in with this home style idea by uploading a photo of a styled corner of your home to your blog, instagram or twitter using #stylingtheseasons and tag Katy and Charlotte too. I have to give a special thanks for Teri at The Lovely Drawer for getting me to finally join in this amazing project that I have lusted over for so long.
You will rock this project!! Looking forward to more instalments. Jan is all about planning for us too and I’m loving having a proper paper planner in my life x
Oh me to I could never go completely digital with planning and to dos. I just love writing things down the old fashion way it makes me remember them better. I hope to get better at my photography of my interiors for this project for sure. I am not sure I will rock it but I will damn give it a good try.
Hi there, welcome to the Styling the Seasons community! I enjoyed reading your post and hope to see more from you soon.
Oh thanks Claire. I am hoping I can work on my styling and photography indoors more with this project as much as my passion for home decor and forever changing my shelves and corners of the house.
Will definitely be joining in with this 🙂
Oh that would be great. It’s such a great project and I have wanted to join in for over a year now. Katy is so talented too. It’s going to hopefully improve my styling and photography skills is my goal this year.
Claire at Life Love and Dirty Dishes says
I got a desk at the end of last year and I love having my own space. Got some awesome stationery for Christmas too so I am a happy girl. #sharewithme
Oh I absolutely adore new stationery so fun. Glad you have space to call yours. I would love to be greedy and get an office someday.
Mummy Fever says
Oh how I wish I had a desk and proper work space! Gorgeous #sharewithme
It’s a tiny corner of the living room but I will take it, it’s mine and I can force myself to get some work done and ignore the house chores easier. Thanks hunny.
I love your little mini plants and laptop cover! I wish I had a desk area, at the moment I blog on my iPad on the sofa or in bed! #sharewithme
I still do those places too but during the day when it’s an official work freelance day I like to sit at my desk and get things done. Makes me stop looking at the laundry and dishes and getting side tracked. My new laptop case is truly my favorite thing ever. I love it. Thank you sweets.
Such an inspiring place to work, Jenny. I love the crisp white desks and all the pops of colors with your plants. It’s definitely a space to feel productive and motivated. Thanks for sharing this with us on #sharewithme!
Oh thanks Maria glad you like it. I am going for simple, clean, fresh look and feel this year in my home decor and in my goals too.
becca farrelly says
Oh it would be great to have somewhere to work myself instead of a quick 30mins balancing my laptop on my knee whilst keeping one eye on a toddler (exactly what I’m doing right now!!). I love black and white, it looks so clean and I’m one for everything being in its place! 🙂
Oh yes I still have all those days of working from home and one eye on the toddler for sure. #bloggerlife #parentlife hahahaha
Mrs Tubbs says
Hope you enjoy doing this as much as I’ll enjoy seeing the results! January is very tasteful 🙂
OH thanks Mrs Tubbs. I am very excited to work on my styling and photography more this year.
Me, You and Magoo says
I love your photography, I have faith you can definitely do this project.
Having an office/craft studio of my own would be a dream come true…until then I’m on a desk in the corner of the dining room 🙂
Love the “blogger journal” you have there. I am a list maker & have to get things down in pen…the old fashioned way! #sharewithme
Oh me to it’s the old way or no way I will remember to do it. hahaha MY desk is in the tiny corner of the living room so I feel you on the dreams of office studio one day. Thanks lovely my photography has a long way to go still.
Jodie Allen at Makeup to Motherhood says
I am also a massive fan of change – small change mind you, I’m not really one for massive life changes – but i do love to change up my home. Beauty photos here too! #Sharewithme
Oh thanks Jodie. Oh I even love those big changes obviously moving abroad was one and I would love to move to another country and learn a new language that’s a big challenge on life right there. But even small as changing my shelves on a weekly basis is fun.
Coombe Mill says
What a beautiful workspace, I bet it’s lovely to finally have somewhere that inspires your creativity. #ShareWithMe
Yes exactly. I think it really does help. I love moving things around depending on my mood. lol Thanks Fiona.
Jessica Powell says
What a great idea for a project, and I love those notebooks too! They really suit your work space x #sharewithme
Oh thank you. I have people that know me way too well that bought me these notebooks for my birthday. Love my little space at the moment.
Emma T says
Your desk looks a very calming place to work. I’m in awe of the time you spend in moving things around and re-working decor. You’d be driven insane by our ‘undecorated’ house.
Thanks Emma. Oh I drive my own hubby crazy because each week every shelf and room’s accessories gets moved around into another room or swapped out for something else. Our home is forever changing. He hates that. I love change.
Sara @ Handy Herbs says
Such a lovely work space Jenny – i really like this idea of styling the seasons 🙂 #Sharewithme
Thank you Sara it’s nice to have a tiny corner to call mine and collect my inspiration from. I have loved this project that Katy does from the beginning so happy to be joining in this year.
Catie: An imperfect mum says
What a lovely space and an exciting project. Good to see you are following you passions x
Thank you Catie that’s so nice of you to say. I am working on a few things this year very excited.
laura dove says
I also have this blogger diary! It’s fab!! What a great project, thanks for sharing! #sharewithme
It really is good isn’t it. I love the lay out and design of it too. She did an amazing job. Good luck.
Becky, Cuddle Fairy says
Your photos are stunning! This is a great idea for an IG community. I will definitely share my interior photos with you. #ShareWithMe x
Oh thanks lovely it’s a fun project to get involved in. Katy started it from Apartment Apothecary hun. She is truly amazing at it. All are welcome to join in.
Silly Mummy says
It looks lovely! Love the square paper clips – not seen those before! They’re very cute. #sharewithme
Oh I am obsessed with my triangle and square paperclips. They are so awesome. Cheap too at ikea. Bonus. Thanks lovely.
So pretty, I love the scheme it shouts you to me.
hahaha Oh I love when someone shouts me to them! hahaha Thanks Kara.
Caro | The Twinkle Diaries says
Ohmygoodness!! SNAP! I have been meaning to join in with this since I saw Rachel (Ordinary Lovely’s) first one!! I’m not a natural stylist and really want to push myself in that area so I’m going to try really hard to join in with this each month!! Look forward to see how you get on too lovely!! So glad I’m not the only one who feels a bit nervous about joining in!! 🙂 #ShareWithMe
OH yes I am trying hard to work on my photography indoors and styling so it puts those two skills to test for sure. I was so nervous still am but I am diving in this year. You should do the same lovely you would be better than you think at it.
This is the perfect way to start the year and it all looks so motivational, as well as being super stylish. Love the colours! We are thrilled that you have joined in – welcome! xx
Thanks Katy, I am glad you like it even if you are just being nice. lol I have been dying to dive into this project but house and photography need improving but this year I am hoping I can improve while I join in…. if that makes sense. I really want to focus on the little corner and shelves of my house this year instead of just throwing things on them. So it’s great project for that too. Thanks for hosting it.
Pamela | Life With Munchers says
I can’t be without a pad and pen…my little blogging nook is full of kitchen stuff due to the renovation. I can’t wait to get it back! x
Oh bless you I bet it’s hard with so much renovations going on to stay organized and on top of it all. I can’t live without a good notebook or dozen. lol