My office is a shit tip 99% of the time. There is always photography kit spilling out on the floor from different camera bags, cables and various batteries charging, paperwork, a drawer spilling receipts.. and general junk that often isn't even mine that finds its way in there. The furniture is a mix of pieces that don't fit anywhere else in our house mixed with more practical Ikea cupboards and drawers.. it's functional but in need of a little care.
Often I don't feel I can work until it's clearer, there's definitely a change in my head space when my workspace is organised. With this in mind, I've decided that when work calms down I'm going to give my magnolia junk room a mini makeover and create a space to work in that I feel calm and comfortable in. And I want it to be pink.
I would never, ever call myself 'girly' but I do lean towards pink as a colour pretty often. To me it's soft, kitschy, uplifting, a bit retro.. but for my office I'd like to contrast a 'feminine' shade of pink with some rougher and darker industrial bits and bobs. Sort of like Grand Budapest meets factory warehouse.
I've settled on a Farrow and Ball shade called Pink Ground (cheeky tip, I've found F&B paint to be pretty rubbish quality in the past so actually took their sample booklet into B&Q and Valspar scanned it in.. and it's *so* much cheaper..) and I've also bought a wire bookshelf. Ideally I'd like a new office chair but at this point it's not essential. The pictures above show 'before' and below is me being restless for ten minutes and chucking some paint and my new book rack up to see how it's going to look..
I also need to work out what to do with my desk top as I'm pretty certain the bright yellow won't work with 'millennial pink' - I may just buy a new desk top, maybe in black or a real wood to contrast the white units in that room. I'll be back to show it all off when it's all finished.. and I *hope* like it ends up something like the vision on my head. Fingers crossed!