Interior, Workspace

Desk Tour

As I’ve mentioned a couple of times already: I have a new desk set-up and I’m really loving it. And although it probably won’t be everybody’s cup of tea, let me give you a little guided tour around both of my desks.

Let’s start of with the desk that holds my computer and other electronics. It’s consists of a shiny new high gloss table top I bought at IKEA, which I combined with an old pair of table legs. It’s very black and white and it’s feels clean & calm, which is nice because I already get distracted easily enough when I’m behind my computer (oh look, a squirrel!).

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On this desk you’ll find my Midori agenda, my Wacom drawing tablet (when it’s not in it’s felt cover), a computer screen, my laptop and a bunch of hard disks. My grandmother’s marble cutting board also resides here, with my Muji clear acrylic box that holds some sewing materials. Whenever I don’t need my second screen because I’m working with analogue materials I disconnect my laptop and put him on the other desk, so I can watch series/YouTube whilst working.

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This is desk number two (aka this is where the magic happens 😉 ). It’s quite a bit messier (although to be honest, the other desk also gets covered in random things), but apparently, that’s how I like it. Above this desk hangs one of my least successful DIY’s: a handmade magnetic blackboard. It’s not nearly magnetic enough (even with the strongest magnets I could find things keep falling off) and it’s so rough you can’t use it as a blackboard. Big bummer, but I don’t have the money to start over again, especially since I’m not sure a second try would be more successful.


You can always find a pile of books and magazines on my desk, because I have a hard time letting them out of my sight. 😛 Next to the books and magazines, you’ll probably find my pencil-case and a little (Midori style) notebook. I also got a bunch of work-in-progress projects lying around.

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I try to keep myself inspired with my messy and all over the place mood board. It’s also the place where I keep track of a couple of challenges I’m doing, like my 28 in 28 list and more recently where I keep track of my cleaning habits. Below the black board I’ve put a couple of handy boxes that contain acrylic paints, markers, post-its and lots of bits and bobs.


On top of the boxes you can find my collection of washi tapes. I love keeping them in glass jars, it’s so nice to look at. My two POP figures also reside here.

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The right side of my desk is where a couple of my plants reside. It’s the perfect place for my orchids and the others also don’t seem to mind sharing a desk with me. I’ve got more plants on the window sill and seeing them bloom always makes me very happy.


Between my two desks there’s just enough place left to put my trolley. Here I keep all my brushes, a couple of markers, all my pastel and watercolour pencils, scissors and jam jars. I’ve also got a tiny collection of porcelain jars with animal figures on the lid. They’re a bit kitschy, but I like them.

So, that’s it for this desk tour. Did you like it?

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  • Reply huisje van papier March 6, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    de creativiteit spat er gewoon van af! ik zou er graag zitten.

  • Reply nachtschade March 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Loving the jars with the animals on the lids, where did you get those? And the white boxes on your desk? They seem so practical to put away all those little desk things that keep lingering around.
    Really nice desk setups you have there 🙂

    • Reply plutomeisje March 9, 2016 at 1:44 pm

      I got the jar with the Rhino a couple of years ago on the &Klevering website. The other two are from a cute shop in Ghent called Fatima. I can’t recall the brand they’re from though, sorry!
      The white boxes are hand me downs from my mother. She got them from her job, where they didn’t need them any more and I’ve painted them. 🙂

      • Reply plutomeisje March 15, 2016 at 6:27 pm

        I remembered the brand of the other two jars: it’s Sass & Belle! 🙂

        • Reply nachtschade March 29, 2016 at 7:39 pm

          Dankje! Ik check de Fatima shop uit de volgende keer dat ik in Gent ben!

          • plutomeisje March 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm

            It’s been quite a while since I bought them, I’m not sure she’ll still have them in stock. I did see something similar to the bird jar at Flying Tiger today though. And it was only €3!

  • Reply Stephanie March 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    wat een gezellige werkruimte, die zou voor mij ook wel werken mocht ik daar moeten plaatsnemen. Er hangt een soort van ‘inspiratiesfeer’ (naar wat je iig kan afleiden van de foto’s).
    Die potjes met die dierenhoofden vind ik geweldig, net als jouw agenda. Iets te crafty voor mij om dat te maken, helaas. 😉

    • Reply plutomeisje March 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Haha, dank je. En misschien is het wel eens een idee om een hele eenvoudige versie van een agenda te maken voor volgend jaar. ‘t Moet niet altijd ver gezocht zijn. 🙂

  • Reply fiekefatjerietjes March 8, 2016 at 6:28 pm


  • Reply Fab March 8, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Oh my, this is beyond perfect! I love eveything about.. you sure did create a wonderful space for yourself 🙂
    I just moved house and it’s so small that I don’t even have a proper desk, more like a counter top :/ so it makes me really nostalgic for my old one (and a little it jealous too :P)!

    • Reply plutomeisje March 9, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you! ^-^
      Hopefully you can make yourself a creative nook soon! I would get really frustrated if I didn’t have a desk. 😛

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