In Interiors, Lifestyle by Gemma Tomlinson25 Comments

I’m slowly but surely conquering my list of things in the house that bother me. After taking my foot off the gas for a bit and living in a half-done home, I’m back with renewed determination to finish things off. One important aspect of this is my workspace – on one hand I have a lovely light, roomy loft to work in and also film my YouTube videos and on the other hand that workspace is currently cluttered as all hell. It will be perfect when it’s finished but of course when you convert a loft you also lose lots of valuable storage space. The loft is that magical place to shove things like Christmas decorations, suitcases and VHS tapes you can’t quite bring yourself to get rid of but when it’s reduced to a tiny strip of storage things get messy! We moved from London in a complete rush and didn’t have time to properly declutter our belongings or even pack strategically really, on top of that my parents sold my childhood home and moved overseas whilst we didn’t have a house yet so there really was (and still is) a lot of stuff to sort. Old school reports, brownie uniforms, textbooks and cuddly toys that all need to be filed through as well as our candles, kitchen stuff and decor items from London. Let’s just say the loft was full.

I set up my desk in a corner but I felt really hemmed in and restricted by the boxes and clutter up there. We are  chipping away at it on weekends but it takes time, and organisation to get through it all when each box is crammed with so much stuff, not to mention that each box holds so many memories for either myself or Matt that we end up swapping stories and reminiscing! Since this area was meant to be for filming videos, I knew I had to clear some more space around my desk especially with the lenses I use, I have to sit really far away! We spend a good weekend in here and I finally got my desk set up the way I want it! It’s still very much a work in progress and once it’s finished I will do a complete tour as well as showing you each thing in more detail but here’s a sneak peek! I got a lot of questions on the screensaver – it’s called Fliqlo and you can download it here.

If you could work from anywhere where would it be?

  • Ah I’ve been waiting for fliqlo to update for mavericks, this just reminded me to check if it had been 🙂 thanks Gemma x p.s love your workspace

  • The space looks great so far! I totally know what you mean about not being able to part with some things. I recently moved home after graduating university, and I’ve got so much stuff that I need to sort through before I move out on my own. There are so many memories that I just can’t part with! It’ll be tough, for sure. One good tip I’ve heard is to take pictures of the things that you’d like to keep but should probably throw out or donate (old books, tapes, stuffed animals) and save them somewhere! That way you can still reminisce over those memories, but they don’t take up much physical space.

    ♥ Em

  • Naomi

    Looks like my kind of work space!
    If I could work anywhere it would be in a similar environment. i currently work in an open plan office with around 30 other people and it’s really not my cup of tea! To work I need to be alone and quiet so I can fully focus, and all that light would be a plus!

    Naomi xo

  • I love the idea of having a loft conversion as a workspace, I love your desk area so far and can’t wait to see the rest! I find sorting through clutter so difficult, I never want to throw things out, good luck with the rest of it x

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  • Carina Stewart

    Your office is so dreamy 🙂 I would love to work somewhere with a view of the ocean.

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  • Love the white space. I could work productively all day here! Danielle x

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  • BerryBloomXO

    Your office is definitely ‘tumblr’! It looks lovely and I know what it’s like with clutter – you want it but don’t want it and it.. irks you!

    I like working in the study (it terms of college work) but like editing photos for my blog when I’m more relaxed or at a desk – it depends on my mood!


  • Your office looks beautiful! love how you have decorated it 🙂 xx

  • Good luck with your office space! It sounds like you have done so much already…and I love the white. I would love my office to be overlooking a turquoise ocean, but in all fairness I am not sure how much work I would actually get done, and I’d probably end up staring aimlessly out of the window! 🙂

  • Manouk

    It’s look super pretty! I would love to ‘go’ to work in the morning with a desk looking like that!

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  • This is just what I need! My own little blogging space!


  • Lush would love that London is so pricey for any decent slacw it’s on the wish list !!

  • looks lovely.. nothing better than those old things that get kept in the loft, they just can’t be thrown out! x

  • Alice

    Really like what you have done with the space.

  • Nat

    Your workspace looks gorgeous! 😀

  • If I actually COULD do any work there my answer would obviously be: my bed. Sadly this is not a reality for me no matter how much I try and convince myself that it could work haha

  • emiller1233

    I love the way you set up your photos, so classy!

  • PeonyandPeach

    Love your workspace! It’s the stuff that pintrest dreams are made off! I’m doing up my house too and I just want it to be done! If I could work from anywhere it would definitely be from home!!

  • Jodie

    If you have a lot of memories in those boxes you should maybe put display cabinets on one of the walls so you can keep some of that stuff. Maybe not the report cards haha but anything you might want to hang on to but don’t necessarily want to put in your living room. You should try to set aside some space for storing the christmas decorations as well but as for the VHS tapes, download a digital copy and take them to a charity shop.

  • Rhianon Lucas

    love the blog and love that the Wembley pic made it in 🙂 x

  • This looks so great and neat! I wish I had my own working space like that at home.

  • Like your setup, so bright and inviting 🙂

  • This looks great so far. We are in the middle of clearing a load of stuff too. We had a spare room for years with a extra wardrobe, drawers and loads of boxes but since having my baby girl I had to move it. I have managed to sell a bit and get rid of a lot but my office does not look as tidy as it used to and I still have a lot to sort. It’s always do much more time consuming than I expect though.

  • mmm, today is the first of many I’ve put off to “spring clean” so to speak. My mum has just arrived for 6wks to give me a hand with my 2 boys & all of a sudden she wants to clean, so Im in here on the computer instead!