My Work Space // Inspiration Board

31 July 2014

I spend a lot of time at my desk so I like to be surrounded by pretty little things that make me smile. I'd been meaning to make an inspiration board/noticeboard for my office for quite some time. (I actually got around to it a several weeks ago, but I'm only just getting round to sharing the pics with you now - I thought you could use a break from all the travel posts)

The trick with a noticeboard is to create that jumbled yet pretty finish. Of course, you can do it the organic way but that means you'll have a lot of not-so-pretty cork showing for a while. So you're other option is to fake it and just fill it all up at once. The thing is, that 'I just found this and liked it and pinned it on here' random look actually takes quite a bit of pre-planning. Here's a few tips might help you if you're planning to put one together:

-  If you can't find/can't afford or don't want to shell out for a fancy cork board just paint the trim on a regular one.

-  Choose magazine cuttings, postcards and pictures in a range of sizes and different finishes, along with some little bits and bobs, like ribbons and stickers. 

-  Print out some of your favourite quotes or Instagram photos for an even more personal touch.

-  It's easier to make it all look cohesive if you stick to a particular range of shades - pale pastels, bright bold colours or even greyscale. 

-  Once you've collected your materials, lay it all out and test out different arrangements.

-  Be sure to layer things over one another for an authentic effect that looks like it was created over several months rather than just a day.

And voila! Instant wall art and a handy place to pin all your future inspirations, memories and notes.


  1. I LOVE this, your work space is so pretty. I'd love to create something like this one day, it's always good to be surrounded by your favourite quotes x

    What Rachael Wrote

    1. Thank you. Yes, I love a few good quotes :)

  2. lovely desk. an inspiration board is definitely a must have to reach one's dreams! :")


  3. Wow! It's super girly!!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs xoxo

  4. This is such a lovely idea :) Thank you for sharing!

    Jenny xx

  5. Okay your office is now my inspiration office look! I always struggle between going for a darker black/gold vibe or a bright white with pastels.Love how light and airy your office space is :)

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time

    1. Thank you hun. I certainly have a thing for bright and airy myself, but, black and gold always turns out very chic - Can understand why you struggle to choose! :)


  6. I love this! You know I was just clearing out the cork board I got from Jakarta to paint over the trim white. I use it as a jewellery organiser But I am still contemplating if I should re-cork it or buy an entirely new one because I noticed that after a few years of use that it's fake! The cork boards sold in Jakarta have like 1-2mm of cork and underneath it is styrofoam (gasp!). No wonder the pins weren't holding up well. I want real cork to hold my necklaces. I hope to share this project on my blog too. Love your inspiration board and keep on being a breath of fresh air online!

  7. Your work space is so pretty and fun! I love those laduree boxes too, they're far to pretty to ever throw out!

    Five Minute Style

  8. I just LOVE the colour of your walls!

  9. What a lovely work space! Full of inspiration!


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