I’m thinking of giving my study a make over, as I spend so much more time there these days.
I was inspired by this lovely spread in the latest issue of Ideal Home magazine. It’s simple and functional, but with a personalised aesthetic that stops it looking like it came out of a Staples catalogue. I also really love white and grey-blue as a base palette.
I’ve already got a few bits and bobs that I’m planning on using as starting points, including a gorgeous vitage-inspired world map (actually a piece of wrapping paper in an Ikea frame – bargain!) and a set of photographs by the lovely and talented Cassia Beck.
But the one thing I don’t have is a lamp. I want a task light so that I can illuminate my keyboard without having the overhead light on.
So, which one to choose? Now that’s a question. Here is a selection of some that I like…
First up, a pharmacy lamp I’ve been drooling over for about six months. It was out of my price bracket. Really, it still is out of my price bracket. But resisting a sale is sooooo hard!
This one from John Lewis is much more like it, price-wise, and looks a lot like one I saw elsewhere for about six times as much.
Of course, there’s always the original Anglepoise (ok, I know, I know I can’t afford it)…
This Terence Conran design is gorgeous in oak and white (it also comes in red, but I’m not a big fan of bright colours).
I quite like this functional looking nickel-plated lamp from Ikea.
So what do you think? Which one would you choose, or have you seen another stylish bargain elsewhere that I should be looking at? Answers on a postcard (or, you know, in the comment box…)