Why we all need a corner

It’s Friday evening after a long day of driving for work. It’s rained all day and a rogue stone ruined my windscreen on the motorway – hello £100 excess.

I’ve found myself here…

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… and couldn’t be happier. Sat under the stairs with just the fish for company and a slice of birthday cake is perfect. Don’t we all need a corner to hide in sometimes? There’s no-one around, no music or TV. Just time alone to write and daydream – or do whatever you want to do.

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The corner in question, however, is in need of some love. I want a writer’s paradise, a lovely-smelling corner of inspiration, where you can buy presents on the sly or social stalk people with no-one looking over your shoulder.

The desk is in for a makeover very soon (look out for it) and we’re in love with the grey, but the feel? Here’s what I’m thinking:

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And although the following is probably massively stereotypical and girly girl biased, this is how I’d like to kit it out. Surely there’s no such thing as too many motivational quotes, and if I’m to continue living with My Tidy Boyfriend I have to find a way of keeping things organised. My personal favourites are therefore the wooden memo board, BEAUTIFUL chair that I will never afford but will love forever and writing essentials – the flamingo for mushy diary entries and the serious rollerball for all those unfinished novels 😉

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Lovely items from:
Coco Chanel wall print, notonthehighstreet.com; Timothy Oulton chair, Barker and Stonehouse; Hour glass timer, George Home; Wooden memo board, Dunelm; Flamingo pen, John Lewis; Loop rollerball pen, Hugo Boss; Mug, M&S; Potted cactus, Dunelm; Suede slippers, Boden; Talk is chic notebook, Kate Spade; Wire antelope head, Oliver Bonas.

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