This week we caught up with Kate Baxter, the creative force behind interiors and inspiration lifestyle blog, and Times Online favourite - The Fabric Of My Life – to find out a little about her creative home workspace.
If we were a fly on the wall at your place, what would we see?
I am a big believer in surrounding yourself with things that inspire you, and have always had a large pinboard hanging over my desk that I regularly update with images torn from magazines, notes from friends, photos etc. When I’m lost for ideas I find it always helps to look up there for ideas and inspiration.
Working for yourself can mean long hours, how do you keep up the creative flow?
It is important to make sure your workspace is as comfortable as it is inspirational.
I’ve recently been a convert to ergonomic office chairs! I’ve long had a beautiful vintage leather upholstered chair that I found at a car boot fair, and while it looks gorgeous, it was never the most comfortable of seats. I’ve recently upgraded to a Herman Miller SAYL chair and oh my gosh, it makes such a difference!
I can sit comfortably for hours and the recline is perfect for those moments when I want to sit back and ponder ideas (and gaze up at my pinboard!). The aches in my shoulders are subsiding and I really feel my posture is now so much better when I work – which frees my mind up to concentrate on my creative ideas, rather than the pain in my back!
***Big thanks to Kate*** Visit Fabric of My Life ***