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OFFICE7I’ve been doing  spot of decorating (with the help of my sister) and rearranging in my office/studio. It’s been a long time coming since I decided to stay in this room permanently and not move back into the loft. For one thing my two very large printers won’t fit up the revamped spiral staircase! There will be pics of the stairs soon.

It’s a large, bright room with a window and a set of patio doors with a balcony which an added bonus in the Summer. It’s been painted all white again with new Ikea Enje roller blinds which are so stupidly inexpensive, it’s amazing that they can make them for so little. It cost me £72 for four blinds, two for the patio doors and two for the window! Unfortunately they don’t do them larger than 140cm wide hence having two at the window. I also had to cut them down which was a tad tedious but I got there in the end.

The Melltorp tables in the first pic are also from Ikea and again they are a very good price, it cost a grand total of £100 for three to form the ‘L’ shape! There may be an Ikea hack involving the tables but I haven’t decided whether to do it or not. I’ll keep you posted.

OFFICE8 My idea was to zone the room, a desk/work area and a chilling out and relaxing area. To the right of the tables is my Robin Day sofa bed (pictured above), Eames chairs and a little something extra which will be delivered next Tuesday. I can’t wait and all will be revealed soon. Let’s just say it’s Eames and it holds a lot.

It isn’t totally finished yet though (who said “no surprise there”!?) because I will be doing something a bit special on the chilling out side of the room, it involves plywood and maybe some lighting. Hopefully that will be finished in a few weeks time so watch this space.

 

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1. Melltorp table 75 x 75 cm

2. Enje roller blinds

3. Alex drawers

4. Melltorp table 125 x 75 cm

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Loving all the wood and everything Eames in this week’s choices.

I will be starting my office/studio revamp next week at last! It’s long overdue and I’ve been so busy that I just keep putting it off so I’m taking the plunge. All I will say is that it involves a lot of painting, new blinds, marine plywood and a few hidden surprises. I first have to start sorting through all of my stock etc and there’s a lot!

I’ve  managed to get my hands on a couple of beauties this week that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while. One of them is for my new office space once it’s finished and actually appears in the above pics. Can you guess what it is?

Whatever you’re up to, have a great weekend.

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My Eames prints have arrived and they are quite simply gorgeous! Beautifully printed and embossed and the paper stock is delicious.

You can still get your hands on some here and it’s all for a very worthy cause.

There will be more pics once I’ve had them framed and they’re up on the wall. I’m not sure which wall it will be yet because I keep changing my mind.

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The Eames House needs you! It’s now nearly 65 years old and needs some tender loving care lavished upon it to preserve it for generations to come.

The Eames Foundation are working on a 250 year project and the goal is to raise $150,000 to preserve the house along with the legacy and philosophy of Charles and Ray.

You may be wondering how can I help? Well you can by buying one or even all four of the limited edition Eames prints. There will only be 500 of each design and each one is hand numbered. They cost $75 each and Herman Miller and Vitra have created an Authenticity Fund to provide matching donations of $75 for each print purchased.

I think this is such a great way to raise funds for the preservation of such an iconic and important piece of architecture and design history. I just had to have them so I’ve already bought all four!

Go on, buy one, you know you want to and you can also say that you had a hand in saving an icon…

 

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