Writing Desk Sneak Peek | Attic Tour

I've been slaving away at settling into my new attic bedroom.  With more space than I'm used to, I'm figuring out all the ways I can spread out my furniture.  My bedroom has sorta naturally divided into zones.  And today I worked on the writing desk area.  There are two nooks in my attic---the bed nook, and this one.  This one leads out onto a small deck/fire escape.  There's still a bit of work to be done, but it's pretty much ready to be shared with you. :)

The canvas and ribbon board was a lucky find at Wal-Mart a few years back.  (You can find some good stuff there!)  The frame on the far left contains a card my supervisors all signed and gave to me on the last day of last summer's internship at Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest decorating magazines.  It reminds me to keep pushing forward with my passion so I can pursue my dream job. 

The wooden letters were purchased at Wal-Mart and painted white like four years ago.  I used to love how they boldly contrasted against orange, turquoise, or gray walls.  But now, I'm quite happy with how they subtly stand out/blend in to the white wall.  I'm going to be filling the empty picture frame with a few literary and writing quotes as soon as I get the motivation to walk down the street to the copy shop to get them printed. 

Callias, in his beautiful new shade of blue, takes up residence next to a stack of color coordinated books.  (Color coordination just makes me happy, as do handsome Greco-Roman fellas.)  What's in the stack?  Well, from top to bottom:  1) Small, green, leather notebook.  2) Trio of Liberty of London for Target notepads.  3) Coupon organizer from Hobby Lobby.  4) A collection of thirteen short stories by Guy de Maupassant.  5) A journal from Target with sweet birds on the front and Anais Nin's quote "We write to taste life twice." 6)  An old, old, old, beloved poetry book that I'll never part with.  

I recently purchased this Truffle White Cocoa Voluspa candle from Apothica.  Since I'm a self-proclaimed sucker for pretty packaging, I picked it out because of its white and gold art-deco tin that I knew I'd re-use once the candle was burned down.  But seriously... this candle smells good enough to eat!  Scrumptious!

This little green cutie is a candle holder I bought a few years ago on clearance at Target.  (I have a hot pink one just like it!)  On my desk, I use it to hold a few pretty pens (from the $1 section at Target).

Next to my pens is a Liberty of London for Target note paper holder thing.  (Idk what else to call it? Haha.) The little "Love" knick-knack on top is from an antique store back in my hometown.


amanda @ twoninenine&ever after said...

Wow! This looks fantastic! I can't wait to get my own desk space back to have some pretty in my life again :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE THE SPACE! It look so adorable! :)

Elaine said...

#1: I love the idea of that tall lamp. Makes SO much sense.
#2: In the Liberty of London boxed trio, the bottom one is my bedspread! I love it!
#3: Lovin the nook! Can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

That so cute! And I'm in love with your desk. :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! I can't wait to see more!

Anonymous said...

wow! loooovely study nook. and yes that tall lamp is really meant to be there as it balances everything out. oh hurry up and finish decorating your room! i cant wait!

Marian said...

Looks like a great work space! I love your book stack. :)

Anna @ Annglophile said...

Your desk looks AMAZING! Well done! Are you good at keeping it tidy? And I love Liberty too, their prints always add a lovely touch!

xx Anna


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