Black, copper and minimal – my home office

minimal office space

When I’m not blogging about interiors, I’m writing professionally through my freelance writing business,

I work from home, so when I moved to my rental bungalow in Wicklow, I transformed a small bedroom space into a functional, yet inspirational workspace.


Confined to the restrictions of tenant life, I had to stick to neutral magnolia for the wall colour, but I added personality by making a feature wall with photographs.

A street trader in Bangkok, hand-made fabric bunting in Vietnam, spectacularly unforgettable Thai sunsets…I shot this mix of abstract and scenic photographs on my worldwide adventures.


To style the space, I introduced a copper lamp from Dunnes Stores and a copper cushion from B&Q.



As well as copper, I chose black as an accent colour. My notebook, plant pots, office chair and mouse matt are all black.


I also commissioned Irish leathersmith and designer, Peter Myler, to make a custom leather pen holder with my logo.


A cream sheepskin rug adds cosiness.


Plants add life to the space and oxygenate the air.


I added texture with the wicker baskets.


Because I love any texture that nods to nature, I chose oak effect shelves and a matching desk from Ikea.


Encouraged by the wonderfully inspirational blog, Minimal Desks, I try to keep my workspace free from clutter.



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