7 January 2015

my new space

So its official I love being surrounded by all the clutter, its how I work, probably (make that deffo) way too much for some people but its how my brain likes to work for some reason. I am definitely a visual person cue the million framed and blue tac-ed pictures on the walls. So I took the plunge at the start of the week with the help from the father and de-cluttered my space ( yes this is really my life de-cluttered!) moved a lot of furniture out and bought a whole new room of cabinets, a bed, a desk, lamps and storage to fit my ever expanding life. I did how ever donate twenty bin bags full of clothes to my local charity shop and a hospice shop that supported my Grandma in her dying days so it felt rewarding not just for me but knowing that my unwanted items were going to others. Yes I could of ebayed them or depoped them to the max as I am always asked about hauling my clothes, I just couldn't stand snapping and posting like 200 items of clothing that had been laying around for yonks, I know it doesn't sound like much of an ask but when you're helping look after a seven week old, work plus being poorly I couldn't face it. I have reduced my clothing now down to one small box of shoes/bags and a chest of drawers of clothes which before was two cupboards, chest of drawers and six boxes plus three boxes for shoes and bags, I decided that as I only live in jumpers, breton tops, skinny jeans and boots that, that was a crazy amount for one girl, plus skater dresses and fancy things don't really suit me anymore.

I have been struggling with the worlds worst chest infection, cue at least three asthma attacks a day, don't worry I am dosed up to the eye balls on paracetamol and antibiotics its just fallen at the wrong time just before my adventures to Paris. But I am attacking 2015 with a more positive outlook, which really isn't like me. Its finally nice to have a big space where I can feel comfortable and dedicate my time to being creative probably the first time since I left university almost five years ago that I feel comfortable and have enough space to work.

The bed itself still needs jazzing up on the hunt for the perfect bed covers but that can wait, I am so looking forward to getting my teeth into all my commissions for, new products and new business ventures in the year to come. I also bagged myself a copy of the latest edition "the stripped back issue" of things and ink magazine hello inspiration time to snuggle up in bed and get planning finally!

- Lamps were a gift but I believe from Wilkinsons (now in the sale!) and Debenhams and the mini white shelves were from tiger that I painted white  * This is not a sponsored post.
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8 comments

  1. your room is perfection!! i love the mass about of art work - it's all so beautiful!!! i too like the look & feel of clutter // being surrounded by inspirational pieces & colors!! :)

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  2. Lovely space Ella. I like your collection of work, photos and bits and bobs on your walls. Reminds me of a scrapbook. May I ask what that red price of machinery is between your your desk/bed?

    Enjoy your new space, can't wait to see more uploads of your wrk on here/Instagram.

    Happy Days

    Rebekah | www.0910studio.com

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  3. Wow your room looks great! So colourful and interesting, very refreshing actually!
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

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  4. Your work space is a work of art! I love it so so much, I love having lots of visual stimulus around when I'm working too, it stops you ever getting bored! (But leads to quite a few daydreams)
    x Erin
    The Halfway Point

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  5. Oh wow! I love you room. Its so lovely and cosy and inspirational. I hope it will inspire to write many many lovely posts and I look forward to reading them x

    http://highheelsbrownhair.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. This so sounds like me! I recently moved to the other size of the country and had to get rid of so many things. I'm defo a hoarder in the making haha.

    Loving your new space though! It looks so personalized and interesting. I love illustrations so this really appeals to me. Need to sort my own workspace out.

    Angi~
    iidifferentworlds.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I'm the same way. When I get in my creative zone I need all kinds of fun visual stimulation around me. I think that's why I like sketching in art galleries and writing in coffee shops. So much inspiration and humanity to observe. I am envious of your space! And your London life! And Paris adventures?! :sigh: A Yank can dream of a European adventure I suppose. One day I hope it happens :) Thanks for sharing and letting me live a bit through you.

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  8. Looks beaut!

    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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