Today sees the beginning of my newest series, My Favourite Space. Each week, some of my favourite people will be joining me to share their favourite space. I hope you enjoy the insight into their lives as much as I do.
My Favourite Space-Karin from Calm to Conniption
Karin first came to my attention as we had so much in common, she’s a lover of all things interior, a fellow Brisbane blogger and Mummy to 2, a gorgeous lady inside and out. Karin blogs over at Calm to Conniption where she shares everything from her pick of the Top Apps for Bloggers to her awesome Mother’s Day Gift Guide. Take it away Karin!
Tell us a little about yourself?
Hiya! I’m Karin and you can find me on my little blog, Calm to Conniption. I am a Mum of two little kidlets, a FIFO wife, an interiors addict, tea enthusiast and a bit of a free spirit.
Tell us about your favourite space?
I have a woman cave/she-shed/or just call it a plain ol’ office that is filled with some of my favourite things. The room is actually a “media room” in our house but we thought it is a bit of overkill for another TV room so I have taken over. It isn’t completely decked out how I would completely love it but it is getting there.
What is it about this space that makes it your favourite space?
The space makes me feel far more creative than I really am. Or maybe it is that it makes me LOOK more creative. My beautiful guitar is in there that I still can’t play properly but have recently picked up again and am attempting to teach myself.
My desk space is filled with inspirational quotes and my own goals are charted on the wall. Plus there is a whole lot of junk that I really need to be cleaned out. It is on my to-do list.
The room also has two big bookshelves from Ikea filled with all my books; something that I wanted for such a long time but never had the space for.
It is my place to decorate and do what I will without having to think about the kids (though my son still enjoys a visit…) or my husband.
What are your favourite items in this space?
There are a few items in the space that make it extra special to me.
It is home to two vinyl reclining rocking chairs that belonged to my Nana (my Mum’s Mum), which have travelled around with me from house to house for 8 years now. I actually tried to sell them once and I am so glad no one bought them! They are in desperate need of a recover but it is well hidden under rugs. They have been through a lot. One was actually on my balcony in Airlie Beach for quite a while, perfect for an afternoon siesta!
I also have a buffet from my other Nana (my Dad’s Mum) in the room too. When she passed I couldn’t dare see it go anywhere else. It still has tobacco stains all over it from its days in her house. I love its character. The glass is a bit fragile now so I don’t put much on the shelf inside. Whenever I open the draws I expect to see all the old photos that she used to keep in them. I find it hard to actually put other stuff in them.
How does this space make you feel?
The space makes me feel inspired and relaxed. I always feel more pumped and on top of things when I work from there. I also feel nostalgic with all the old furniture and ornaments around the place. Basically if the piece has a story it can be found in my little cave.
There you have it, a little sticky into Karin’s Favourite Space. My Nan totally had the same buffet when I was growing up, and I have a few guitars lying around I am yet to learn to play, but most of all I love that Karin has her own space! One day I’ll share my little excuse of a blogging office so you can all have a right good giggle.
Do you have a musical instrument lying around the house you’d love to be able to play? A favourite space to share?