Desk inspiration

Desk Inspiration post_0001One of my biggest requirements from our new home is some where I can have my own space, somewhere I can organise myself and work, this being, my desk. When we originally viewed the property I took measurements and visualised how we would layout the living area as this is where I would be working from, and I found the perfect spot right on the back wall looking out into the garden. Then I needed some desk inspiration, to work out exactly what I wanted and how it would look.

I spend a lot of time at the computer, editing shoots, networking, advertising, emails, printing, oh and eBay, lots of eBay! So as you can imagine its going to be my second home so it’s got to work for me. Here’s what I need from a desk space:

  • Big surface area- it’s gonna have a lot of stuff on top like an A3 printer, 27″ imac, hard drives, lighting plus room to one side to lay out prints, albums and space to make our wedding gift boxes.
  • Lots of storage – with the big open plan space, storing things our of sight is going to be a must, I hate clutter, and I hate not being organised.
  • Match the current decor – no ugly desks here, wood or white or black.
  • Affordable – it may be the perfect desk but it’s got to be realistic price wise.
  • Strong – with a 25kg printer to support, skinny ikea legs are not going to cut it.

I’m not shy of a bit of DIY and if I’m stuck, my dad is a dab hand. With some searching, I found a few design ideas that look stylish, fit with the colour scheme (white, black and wood, not difficult) and are functional.

I found a few images to help give me some desk inspiration ideas. Two Desks really stand out here for me, the top left and bottom right. I got these by tapping “iMac desk” into google images. A  little pretentious maybe but macs are generally owned by people who use them for creative design, and thus have creative and practical workspaces.  I love the idea of a big open workspace that these desks show. I would like a space to get my legs underneath, i think i would go numb if i tucked my legs up for hours on end 😛 so, now to find a desk or components to make a desk, like that of the bottom right image.

The Search is on!

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14 Comments

    • Chantele
      June 18, 2014 / 10:44 pm

      I think he will be like that no matter how big it is! Lol!

    • Jonathan
      June 19, 2014 / 7:57 pm

      I’m really hoping its going to satisfy me for a while. I’m one of those people that if I’m working in a cluttered area, i get very agitated and can’t focus.

  1. June 19, 2014 / 4:20 am

    You definitely need a space which works for you if you will be spending hours in it x

    • Chantele
      June 19, 2014 / 10:51 am

      Jon spends many hours editing photos so he really does need a good desk

      • Jonathan
        June 19, 2014 / 7:53 pm

        Well, add to that searching ebay, gumtree and Facebook buy/sell sites when I’m meant to be “working” 😛

    • Jonathan
      June 19, 2014 / 7:54 pm

      Definitely, now to work out how to integrate a lazy boy chair and il be happy!

  2. June 19, 2014 / 5:18 am

    I’ve just revamped my desk space at home and it makes such a difference to my productivity and general working life. 🙂

    • Chantele
      June 19, 2014 / 10:50 am

      It really does! I think him having a good uncluttered desk space will really help him

  3. Felix
    June 19, 2014 / 7:45 pm

    As a university student, it’s rare I get a desk long enough to support everything I need! My last house had a full-wall-length one, and I made the most of it!
    I had my laptop stand, two portable hard-drive stands (I store all my music on one and photos on another- I have a lot!), a large printer for printing assignments out, and a second monitor for when I need more than a few windows open at once for an assignment.
    Unfortunately my new house doesn’t have a desk as big as I need, and so I’m looking for more compact ways to have everything I need on one smaller desk, so this post really made me quite jealous haha!

    • Jonathan
      June 19, 2014 / 7:52 pm

      Hi felix! We used to have an ikea table top which was 2mx1m and was brilliant but it had no storage. I guess you’ll be looking at more of a tiered option then when it comes to having dual monitors, or have one on the wall with a swivel bracket. With the Canon Pixma Pro-1 photo printer (prints A3+), and the everyday workhorse canon multi printer comes a huge need for storing different paper sizes, envelopes, materials and tools for mounting larger pictures on thick card…… it seems endless. Can’t wait to get it all set up and share.

  4. Kiarna
    June 22, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    I could really do with a desk. I spend most my day at the pc. My pc is literally balancing on a chair lol Yep need to invest! Great post . x

    • Chantele
      June 22, 2014 / 11:44 pm

      Oh you sound like you really do need one. I use a laptop so just work where ever but a desk would make life easier!