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A step up for my productivity // my home office

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On my most recent lust list, one of the items that made the list was a desk. I had been thinking about creating a dedicated blogging space/home office in my house where I can do my blogging and some of my other work. Normally, I would set up up old desk that I used in my student days anywhere around the house and do my work from there. I decided not to wait to buy the desk from the lust list and work with the desk that I currently have until I can gather enough coins for my dream desk. 

See, in my house I have a little room which I wasn’t using productively till last year when I created my meditation space in that room. I decided to also place by home office in that room. The entire space is being used now and it is my piece of heaven in my house.

Creating the home office
It didn’t cost me a lot to create the space, I used mostly items that I had already owned and just arranged them nicely. The only things I bought were a few decor items and a desk lamp. I used an old desk which I had from my student days, the shelves were already installed. This is what I ended up with…

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17 Comments

  • Reply Lebo

    Its looking soooo nice!!! Can I borrow when I come visit the coast? just for one post lol! Great Job Lungs

    April 6, 2016 at 12:37
    • Reply Lungi

      Thanks Lebo 🙂

      April 6, 2016 at 13:22
  • Reply Olivia

    That looks lovely………Great job you did.

    http://www.kayiniafrika.com

    April 6, 2016 at 13:16
  • Reply Vuyelwa

    I need to create a space like this for myself. More to that I’m interested in the novels featured. Perhaps a mini review?

    April 6, 2016 at 14:27
    • Reply Lungi

      Oh yes, I can review them. There’s only 1 that I haven’t finished reading though

      April 6, 2016 at 21:55
  • Reply Katleho

    Lovely!!! Those books caught my eye! Selasi’s “Ghana Must Go” and Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”. Both such GREAT reads! 🙂 I have that same glass container where you have put your pens! Mine has makeup brushes! This space sounds dreamy though…! Office space/meditation room- sure sounds indeed like a peaceful haven! 🙂

    April 7, 2016 at 08:44
    • Reply Lungi

      I couldn’t finish reading “Ghana must go” – the writing style was too higher grade for me. lol! I loooved “Half of a yellow sun”.
      My little space is currently my favourite space in my house 🙂

      April 7, 2016 at 22:11
  • Reply Lebogang

    I love your space, can I visit and read the RMR book? lol.

    April 7, 2016 at 12:41
    • Reply Lungi

      lol! you’re welcome anytime 🙂

      April 7, 2016 at 22:14
  • Reply Simpz

    Wooow soooo awesome, I’m green with envy. If I were to create a space like this my son would have a field day…it would belong to him 🙂

    April 7, 2016 at 15:03
    • Reply Lungi

      lol sis, phela Mlondi would be all over it, I can just see him now

      April 7, 2016 at 22:19
  • Reply Ika

    Such a great working space Lungi, please come my house to help me with mine.

    April 8, 2016 at 10:23
    • Reply Lungi

      Thanks Ika! Only if you promise to help plan my wedding 🙂

      April 8, 2016 at 21:53
  • Reply Nangamso

    It looks like a great and cool spot. I like how you used what you already have in the house and just arranged it nicely. Thanks for sharing.

    April 15, 2016 at 11:38
    • Reply Lungi

      Thanks Nangamso, I realised that waiting to buy the fancy desk that I want wasn’t going to work out for me, rather I start with what I have.

      April 15, 2016 at 13:12
  • Reply An Afrikan Butterfly

    Ooh, I love that Taiye Selasi and Chimamanda are on your shelf! Two of my faves <3
    Your little space looks really cute, and very conducive for work!
    Well done
    x

    May 13, 2016 at 10:17
    • Reply Lungi

      Thank you! I never got around to finishing Taiye Selasi’s book, but Half of a yellow sun was a good read

      May 13, 2016 at 13:23

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