Revealed: The Office

Thanks for the love over the weekend when I shared some office sneeky-peeks on Instagram however I’m still very nervous about revealing the finished result of the office make-over. Here goes!office reveal

Revealing the sources!

The vintage bureau was an eBay find for about £20 (complete with key) and is painted in Light Rain from B&Q, finished with some eBay cup handles. The surprisingly comfortable Philippe Starck reproduction Ghost chair was a very special gift from my Parents. office_jpg

From the top shelf down; the colourful boxes were a gift from a friend and now contain a rather large selection of stamps and punches. The jars filled with raffia and pegs are bargain finds from the 99p shop!


On the bottom shelf the pink bowl is from Ikea and I’ve collected the washi tape from all over the place . My vintage style bobbins arrived from eBay and were a lot smaller than I’d hoped but actually look really cute under the little bell jar (originally from HomeSense around 3 years ago).

On the top of the bureau, the super snazzy mini marquee light was made for me by Mr C and a lovely friend of mine.

The kraft clipboard was snapped up from RE last year. I don’t think they sell them anymore but I’ve seen similar on eBay. The monogram mug was from Anthropologie and the little box of pins was picked up from Merchant & Mills. All the other items were gifts from gorgeous friends.

As you can see from the before and after shot (taken just after we moved in back in May 2011) there’s been a few changes to this little area at the back of the lounge.


Finally, I’m going to try my luck in the Home Love contest on the Fashion for Home website and submit one of the images from this post. The competition is all about sharing a little bit of home love by sending along a snap of the favourite space in your home and giving a mention on your blog. I have to say my most favourite part of this little office is the mini marquee light as I had wanted one for absolutely forever – I nearly parted with a significant sum of money for one recently! It wasn’t a quick DIY to create but the result is smashing. (I will share details in a post soon).

Hope you like and let me know if you’re going to enter too!

Lauren x


8 thoughts on “Revealed: The Office

  1. Lauren, it’s beautiful! I love all the small details and they look so beautiful together! Great job! : )
    Beata x

  2. I think this looks awesome and I must say you really have a talented DIY team between Mr C and friend, they sounds like legends!x x x

  3. What a great make-over Lauren! You can be so proud of yourself, it looks amazing! And I LOVE your marquee light, that is so gorgeous – I have been wanting one forever too. And I don’t want to start my own DIY-project on that one, it seems too hard and too difficult. 😉
    I also like your little bell jar very much with the cute vintage bobbins underneath. It’s all so pretty, it makes me want to have a little office myself too. 🙂
    Inge x

  4. Oh wow this is stunning! I love the bureau, quirky cheap finds are always the best. I have to say I’m having interior envy, especially your little light, its great. Tomorrow I was planning to start decluttering before my ‘Big Move’, this has definitely inspired me to start on my shelves above my desk first! Thanks for sharing 🙂 x

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