One of my guilty pleasures is reworking my workspace. I like to constantly keep changing it to make it more accessible and utilitarian for my current needs. Although I rarely ‘work’ from home these days and gone are the days, I would slave over documents, spreadsheets, and statistics programs after class at home. Most of my work is restricted now to editing photos and videos, something that I enjoy a lot. Chetan’s workspace post made me want to share my latest version so here it is:
It is a desaturated photo for visibility sake. It is annotated with notes to point out different elements; not that there are many. I ditched the 22″ external monitor to maintain focus on the task at hand instead of being distracted by multiple open windows. Here is a more natural one; it is a small room so getting a photo of the space is difficult and the yellow walls throw the white balance off. One thing I hate about my study is something I can’t do much about – the lack of natural light. For now, I bought these two lamps that sufficiently and uniformly illuminate the room without causing much glare. The lack of natural light is the main reason I’m continually trying to see I can move elsewhere in the house but Ruan’s stuff has virtually taken over the house and this is the only space that I can truly call my own. Perhaps in our next home, I can place priority on the location of the study higher.
Update: Featured on Simple Desks.
Here are some of my previous study areas in different homes:
A previous iteration of the same space.
From our previous rental house. Featured on Apartment Therapy (thanks to SqrlNT for digging up the link).
From our rental apartment.