With the advice of my interior designer friend Nelly Reffet of Twinkle and Whistle, I turned this space into a much nicer and more organised room to work. One of the first things Nelly advised me to do was paint the Antique White walls Vivid White and change the cedar blinds for linen curtains. I could not believe the difference this made in making the room seem brighter and lighter. As I was on a very tight budget for this room, Nelly suggested utilising a piece of furniture I already had in the house - the IKEA Expedit - for storage. Having one large piece of furniture for storage rather than several smaller ones has freed up the space enormously. It also provides loads of storage with its deep shelves. The containers in it are all thrifted, found on the side of the road or from secondhand markets. I used a mix of cane baskets, wooden boxes and an unused draw to hide more unsightly odds and ends and make it overall look much more neat and tidy.
Photo Heather Robbins of Red Images Fine Photography