My Happy Place


We recently had a juggle around with our little house so now I have my very own office space! It’s worked really well; the house looks beautiful and I am so much more productive.

I went for a Scandinavian retro/1970s theme with my own personal style and touches added.
I love interiors and wanted it to look right so I rummaged through some of our old stuff, bought a few bits off Etsy/eBay and took a trip to IKEA. (After doing a scale drawing and a moodboard obvs).

The fairy lights I had from a while ago and they fit around the whole room perfectly! The jars are cleaned/empty food jars; I tied some string around the top to make a hanger and stuffed them full of fake flowers. Super easy!
I got the kite at the merch desk of a Noel Fielding gig 👌

Light Shade £16 eBay | Kettle £20 eBay | Tray £3 IKEA | Coasters £12 Etsy

I got the retro orange light shade and tiny kettle from my eBay sessions. The cups I already had, so I got the kettle to match. As a little side table I use an old apple crate which adds some nice rustic vibes!

I wanted a certain degree of “mismatchedness” as that’s my style, as well as elements that show off my personality. These shoes are my “art shoes”. By that I mean ones that are so mental they’re more like art than shoes and I wouldn’t dream of wearing them and getting them dirty, haha! My pink ukulele is called Regina George, I got her for my birthday a couple of years ago.
Living on the window sill, we have the Totoro characters which are just for fun!

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My office buddy is pleased with this arrangement too, as it means she can snooze while I work.


Sofa £79 IKEA | Orange Cushions £1.50 IKEA | Side Table £22 eBay
Throws £1.75 IKEA | Retro Cushion Covers £7 eBay | Rug £30 eBay

I love my sofa set up. It’s really snuggly with all the throws and cushions. I also love all the clashing prints!


This is my inspiration wall. I made some of the prints myself, got some from Etsy and the “Stay Focused and Extra Sparkly” one is from Coconut Lane
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I cleansed my stationery collection so ended up with this little lot. The little Momiji is my business mascot!

Cat Cushion £3 IKEA | Apple Candle 85p IKEA | Yellow Candle £1 Wilkinson | Plant £2 IKEA

The big retro chair we had already; it was purchased from a giant flea market/antiques place. I dressed it up a bit with a Scandinavian style cat cushion!

No room is complete without a scented candle and an office plant is always fun.

How are you most productive?
Are you happy with your work space?



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