A corner of one’s own

Over the past 18 months, our spare room has fulfilled many roles to suit our day-to-day routine.

Despite its awkward narrow width, it’s accommodated an inflatable double mattress on at least one occasion, and a folding single one on many of my dad’s visits.

My other half would probably describe it as a music studio though. With 3 guitars hung on the wall and a crate full of mysterious leads and pedals, I suppose it qualifies as just that.


In my head though, it’s obviously the laundry room, where our unsightly fresh washing likes to hang for days after it’s completely dry (don’t we all do that?)

So it was time this confused room was given a more defined function.

I started my home studies course in interior design over 6 months ago now, and it goes without saying my progress has been incredibly slow. With only 11 units under my belt (out of the total 56…), I have blamed it all along on a lack of space, and more specifically a lack of desk.

So there we were in Ikea last week picking the most practical solution to my woes: a pair of trestles with accompanying tabletop.


So we agree one half of the spare room remains a ‘music studio’…

…and the opposite corner is one of my own.

The laundry can live on the boundary I suppose.

As you can see, I’m putting my corner to good use already with a bit of blogging.

Oh and I’ll be studying here too, of course…


There is a (green) light that never goes out

Being part of the Natural History blogging team has got me so excited I’ve been spending far too many hours in my garden of late –to the joy of the mosquitoes in residence.

And when I wasn’t in the garden, I was dithering about pots, troughs and watering cans in Homebase (said watering can to feature in my next Natural History’s post very soon).

Spending so much time outdoors now makes me want to bring the green indoors.

The colour green is known to stimulate the brain and boost one’s overall wellbeing. But I noticed this colour is particularly limited around the flat:


…so I’ve now set a green background on my laptop and switched the TV to Wimbledon to add the obligatory splash of green to my surroundings.

But these are only short-term and rather unexciting remedies so I’ve put together the ultimate green wish list (until my wallet feels so inclined…).

Graham & Green Portobello cabinet

H&M Home cushion cover

The Peanut Vendor polka dot pots

Not On The Hight Street tea towel

Rose & Grey tennis wallpaper

H&M Home door mat

And last but not least, this gem would never go out on my watch:

 photography: Artemis Russell via The Bucket Tree

Are they sure money doesn’t grow on trees?