I love my little nook in the apartment. It's full of bright light, tons of inspiration, and all of my work happens right here. To be honest, it's the only part of the apartment that I feel like we've really finished (with the exception of one pull handle on the desk). I want to walk y'all through a few of my favorite finds that made my desk space what it is.
First off, my task table lamp was found at an antique show for $30. I had been looking for one like it for months, but I wasn't in love with the store versions I was seeing/prices they were selling for. (My closest favorite is this West Elm version.) I had no idea if it worked when I bought it (thankfully it did!), but I knew I had to have this 1940s lamp. I kept it the way I found it, black, because I like the contrast with my other neutral elements.
My other favorite find for my desk space is my tall bamboo + cane chair. I also found this at a antique show and purchased it for $25. The cane is in perfect condition and I love the dramatic statement it makes! Not to mention it is comfy and coordinates well with our bamboo coffee + end tables in the living room.
The desk was something my mom had found on Craigslist for $40. It was originally brown with flower-shaped hardware. I decided to paint it white to keep the space light, and found some amazing hardware from Anthropologie. For detail, I painted the feet with gold leaf paint for a dipped look.
One of my favorite projects in this area is my fabric covered bulletin board. I had seen many different styles I loved in stores and on Pinterest, but for cost's sake I decided to make my own. Stay tuned for a DIY post tomorrow!
And of course, Sophie Mae is a desk space staple. She is always either under my feet of laying beside me. Look at that cute thing - can you blame me for taking Sophie snuggle breaks?!
Do you love your desk space? What are some of your desk essentials to keep you productive and inspired?
Photography by Kaitlin Holland