Question - is it to early to pour my husband a glass of wine, bake him he's favourite cake and make my case for a desk we just have to have. Its wrapped in leather with the base crafted from old suitcases. It breaks every budget there is but would be beyond perfect for our new library. Plus to help my case I did some calculations.  If as I am intending to do live to 100 when you divide the price by the amount of years I have left its vertially nothing! Its currently residing at Bluebird and every time I go to stock our concession there I give it a little pat and tell it it will soon be home. So beautiful is this desk that it literally stopped me in my tracks, made me dizzy made my heart beat so fast I thought I was going to die!. As Rachel Zoe would say it knocks everything else out of the park. We have the day off today, Maud is off to her new school for a few hours and we are off to Ikea to buy a few bits and bobs. We may or may not be speaking depending on how it goes on the desk front - but I wanted to show you how fabulously you can make something from Ikea look beyond gorgeous.  Marie Claire Maison (super fabulous French interiors mag) shot my sisters and her boyfriends apartment beautifully (it appears in their current issue) and one of my favourite shots is of their Ikea floating shelf and our bookcase wallpaper. It just goes to show that you don't need to spend tons of money to get a totally unique, fabulous look. Obvioulsy when it comes to my desk this argument does not apply - OK - normally it does - today it doesn't! Bookcase smA floating lacquer shelf from Ikea looks super cool against our bookcase wallpaper. Prints and quirky finds from flea markets add to the eclectic vibe - love love love it.

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