Monday, July 1, 2013

Bedroom Workspace

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A few things have changed since we last chatted about my New Orleans plans. I was 110% set on living by myself, but after a trip down there I realized that wouldn't really be the best plan for me moving forward, so I ended up finding a fabulous three bedroom right next to campus. I can't tell y'all how excited I am to get down there and enjoy having a grown up walk in closet (first time in my life!) and my own brand new bathroom.

But, this now means that instead of locating my home study space in the living room,  I'll need some sort of desk situation in my bedroom.  That is where y'all come in. I need some opinions.  Should I just make a cute little corner of the room into a pretty desk space like this?





Or do I devote more of the room towards a work space? Really make sure I have space to spread out, put up shelves to hold books or other pretty bobbles? 



I love this last look especially. That desk is amazing! Anyone in Louisiana know where I can pick one of those up? 

13 comments:

Jessica Manning-Garner said...

My experience was that I did most of my studying on the couch or on my bed. I did all my "requires a desk" studying in the library. My advice is to make your room a safe haven. Make your workspace beautiful so that you love sitting there. I love this desk from Ikea, it has so much potential! http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/80221352/ Also, don't think you're going to get through 3 years of law school without me coming to visit. I've never been to NOLA!

Mrs. Type A said...

As a law school veteran, I would suggest waiting until you see where you like studying before devoting a lot of time/space/money to your home desk. I had one that I brought from college and I almost NEVER studied there through 3 years of school. We had study carrels at the library and I studied there almost exclusively. I liked my home to be for relaxing, so I did the bulk of my work at school.

jackie jade said...

from experience with lawschool, i recommend a bigger space. i usually had at least one text book out and then my laptop to take notes. i actually studied at the library more than at home because of the space issue. and make sure you have good lighting for late nights! :)
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Carey Uxa Morgan said...

My husband works from home and has the West Elm Parsons desk. Love the look, but it is a tight squeeze if you're using it every day. We ended up getting him a shelf to match for the overflow.

thenerdykatie said...

Do have a little closet that you can turn into an office? I know Michelle (Vintage Apple) is working on one and they look so cute!

My-cliffnotes said...

Ooh first or last!!

Allyssa said...

I say spread out! But then again, I absolutely love workspaces, so in my eyes, the bigger the better!

Dara @ The Southern Thing said...

I would go with the last option! I like the idea of having the shelving above for extra space! And it's really cute! Maybe ikea online if they ship there?

Niki Caron said...

I love your inspiration! We have very similar taste so I'm sure I'll love whatever you end up doing! I can't wait to see pics!

Jen said...

I love all of these options!

Alissa Kelly said...

I like to be spread out as much as possible when I'm working. I'm dying to redo my office/scrapbooking area and I want that Parsons desk SO badly!

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Lauren said...

If you are sure you want a desk, check Craigslist for that area. I've found some great pieces of furniture on there!

Carla said...

I love the last look as well. I'm working on redoing my workspace at home because my desk is entirely too small, but that's also because I have a complete sofa set in there as well. I'm on the white to find something that has a little more depth than I have now. I want to design it like the last look you have with the green lamps from workspace before it.

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