The first thing I did which made a huge difference was to move the printer to underneath the table. At the minute I have just propped it on a stack of magazines, but I'm going to investigate a more stylish but permanent solution.
The desk is from Ikea. I've seen it in a few offices, including this one. At some point I would like to change the legs and substitute them for turned wooden legs.
The lamp is from John Lewis, and the pen pot is a mug from Petra Boase, a present. I broke the handle off the mug within a few days of being given it, so I felt that I had to give it a second chance in life, albeit with a new purpose.
I've stashed all my papers in brown boxes from Muji. I started off with their clear plastic in-trays, which I really liked, but as this corner is in my living room, eventually I wanted to hide the papers away. On top, the grey box with a ribbon is an upside-down shoe box from Jigsaw.
I've seen some lovely boxes and box files at Heals (the Orla Kiely range) and at Liberty - but as both are out of my price range for what they are, I'm happy with my plain brown options for now.
I won this chair on eBay, but it's on it's way out. It is from the 1960s and I love its style, but it is not height adjustable, and I think it is important to have a comfortable working environment. I also have an office chair from Ikea, and that is not comfortable either. But as it's in my living room, I want a chair that looks good too. Any ideas?
I think my little arrangement really brightens up the space. The picture is this Charlie Mackesy postcard of an angel and a cellist. The box was a present - a box of Orla Kiely Butler's chocolates which came in this funky box.
Remember how I said I added a special touch to the milk bottle arrangement? I love this tiny hummingbird - one of my favourite possessions.
Isn't this a vast improvement on this untidy space? What you don't know is that I just scooped all the mess off the desk and moved it out of view. But I'm making a lot of progress. I'm also planning to wallpaper this wall with this wallpaper, one of these years.