Creating a workspace that works for me

Very soon we’ll be moving into our brand new home, as it’s a new build it’s a completely blank canvas of white walls and grey carpet. One of the reasons we choose this specific house was the extra room it had downstairs that would be big enough to be a shared office and stock room as well as a music room, giving the mister space for his instruments as well as room to play them. As with most interior projects Pinterest has been my starting point to get inspiration on how to make sure that it’s a workspace that works.

As I mentioned the room will have a dual use so it will need to work for both my husband and I and not feel crowded. We need to be clever in planning out the room and create plenty of storage. I love the fact that with it being at the front of the house it is full of natural light. We’re having shutters fitted like the ones in the bay window of our current house, but they won’t come for another couple of months yet. Of course at first we’ll have a very make shift workspace cobbled together with bits from our old house but I’ve got lots of ideas and plans to make the most of the space.

Obviously I’m keeping the white walls, the main colour palette for this room will be similar to the rest of the house being grey, black and natural wood and neutral tones. It will feature the industrial storage racks from Cox and Cox that I shared recently here.

Workspace inspiration

FYI if you want to lose hours of your day staring and scrolling through beautiful interiors photos then you must visit

As you can see from the workspace photos that I’ve shared I’m looking at having a long desk running from wall to wall with storage shelves above it. The opposite wall will be for the instruments including seating. I really want this room to be a creative workspace that works for me and for my husband who will be sharing it with me. Obviously I won’t compromise on style either! Here are just a few workspace accessories on my wishlist..

Get the look


Elsie Dove Grey Desk Lamp – Homebase £24.99

Knagglig pin box – Ikea £5

Large peg board – This Modern Life £65

Seagrass basket – Ikea £9

Cult Living office chair – Cult UK £189

Flap analogue clock – Habitat £150

Hello wall hook – This Modern Life £38

When we’re in the house it will take time to get the room the way we want it. It will need to be functional for me as a space to keep stock and pack orders from my kids accessories business as well as a space to blog and work from. It will be great to have this as a shared office space with my husband too who also runs his own business. I can’t wait to get started on it and share our progress.

If you’d like some more inspiration then check out my Pinterest board –


What do you think of my ideas?

Got any hints and tips or ‘must haves’ to share?



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  • Jen Walshaw - May 11, 2017 reply

    I have a white block pegboard and love it. You can get a little shelf for it. I love the white look, but I just end up adding clutter and colour

    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    I must remember to get the little shelf and extra accessories for it, thanks for the tip! x

  • Mummy Times Two - May 11, 2017 reply

    What an incredible idea. I really love seeing what other people plan to do to their houses, good look with the move.

    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    Thanks so much! x

  • Laura | Little Ladies Big World - May 11, 2017 reply

    Love these, I am obsessed with losing hours scrolling interiors on Pinterest! I too am in the office process (as well as everything else!) so can’t wait to see what do with the new space x
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    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    Oh gosh, there’s just so many beautiful images and so much inspiration on there! x

  • Jenny - May 11, 2017 reply

    Oh babes these all look so gorgeous OMG! I can’t wait to see what you come up with and create for your space. I wish I had a whole office to decorate maybe someday if Mr P lets me move into the loft/attic hahahah and renovate.

    morgana - May 12, 2017 reply

    Thanks Jenny! I’m itching to get in there and get started on it x

  • Donna - May 11, 2017 reply

    I am so excited by your house move! I cannot wait to see room tours and grand unveilings. It will be so lovely to put your mark on the place – and I can’t wait to see your new work space x
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    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    Thanks Donna. I’m itching to get in and start making it ours x

  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries - May 12, 2017 reply

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeee! it’s going to be SO exciting!!!! Makes me have itchy feet when I see things like this — I just want to move again!!! LOL! Planning a new house — and new rooms!! Can’t wait to see what you do in your new home. Exciting times ahead for you missus! 🙂 xx #HomeEtc
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    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    Haha! Oh man, this whole process has made me never want to move again! Seriously though I am super excited to get planning and buying for the house and make it ours. xx

  • Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper - May 12, 2017 reply

    Ooh how exciting lovely, I’m clearly out of the loop as I didn’t realise that you were moving house! Sometimes a new build is just a perfect clean slate for putting your stamp on it, and I can’t wait to see what you do with it. I love the items you’ve chosen so far, especially those Ikea baskets (might have to get me some!) and that chair too which is a refreshing change from the eames ones that are around at the moment (lovely as they are) x

    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    I agree about the chairs! We’ve got an Eames style one at the moment but I’m keen to get another style for our new space. Our white Eames one will go in the dining room I think. I’ll definitely be doing a big Ikea trip once we’re in and will be getting loads of the baskets! xx

  • Nancy Straughan - May 12, 2017 reply

    I just love all your ideas! This post is making me want to re-do my workspace. I love love love that chair 🙂


    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    Thanks Nancy! It’s fab isn’t it? x

  • Pamela | Life With Munchers - May 15, 2017 reply

    You know I love all things industrial vibe! I so want that chair xx

    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    I thought you’d be a fan of these plans lovely! xx

  • Heledd - Running in Lavender - May 15, 2017 reply

    Loving your style here!! Gosh I wish I could create a little office space in our house, it would make things so much easier. I’m with you on the white colour scheme, you really can’t go wrong with white. All the best with the big move, I bet you can’t wait?! xxx
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    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    I must admit that this room is one of the things I’m most excited about. To have a space to work from that works for us is such a dream! And it will save me a fortune – no more having to work from coffee shops! haha xx

  • Jess Soothill - May 15, 2017 reply

    I love all the offices you have chosen – my own office makes me smile so much and I adore working from home. Cannot wait to see you new home!! xx
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    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    Thanks Jess, having a proper work space makes such a difference. xx

  • Kerry - May 15, 2017 reply

    Really looking forward to seeing lots of photos of your new home. The office plans sound great. I need to make better use of my workspace, I don’t think I have sat at it for months. I moved from there, to the dining room, back to the sofa today. I should be more disciplined! It must be lovely having your husband work from home too, I am quite envious! xx
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    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    At the moment he doesn’t work from home as there’s just not workable space for the two of us. It will be lovely to have the space to work together… here’s hoping the novelty doesn’t wear off to quickly! haha xx

  • Lins @ Boo & Maddie - May 16, 2017 reply

    Oh my, the amount of hours I’ve lost looking at inspiration for such spaces !! I can’t wait to see how yours turns out, love the planned colour scheme X #HomeEtc

    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    Oh gosh, you and me both! Pinterest can be such a time suck, it’s just so fun though! x

  • stephanie - May 16, 2017 reply

    Hope the move goes well – look forward to seeing what you go with, as there’s some fab inspiration here. #homeetc

    morgana - May 18, 2017 reply

    Thanks Stephanie! x
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