Saturday, August 22, 2015

A Penneys Homeware Haul | My Office Decor ♥

If you've been following my blog lately you may have read my post about my dream office and how I would decorate it in a pink, turquoise and gold theme, with floral lights and prints adorning the walls, colour coordinated storage and clean white spaces to do my blog photography. It's a work in progress at the moment but it's getting there and you can imagine my delight when I went into every Irish persons beloved store - Penneys (gurl!), the Irish version of Primark by the way, just for my fellow Europeans who have Primark stores in their countries, and saw that they had lots of suitable things for my office, not only in their new range but in the sale too, yay! I was only able to pick up a few things for the office, much to my dismay, as I was short on funds and was actually supposed to be there buying gifts for people - oops... but I did get some lovely things and they were all bargains so I really can't help but share.

The first thing I spotted and had to pick up was this really fun canvas with 'believe in your #selfie' printed on it, quite appropriate for a blogger's office I thought! The pink chevron and the hints of turquoise in the print really tie in well with my colour scheme for the room. This was a total bargain at only €3!

Next to the canvas I found these really pretty pink floral LED lights. I still have to pop batteries into them to get them to light up but they'll be gorgeous with their subtle glow once the long nights set in and my autumn/winter blogging sessions begin. I draped them over the canvas to create a little feature above the desk and used to hooks just to secure them at the ends and not just have them hanging straight down - I really love how it turned out. These lights were only €4, another total bargain!

I really like having things to hang on the walls but to also use as photo props and when I saw this pretty, floral decorated hanging heart I had to pick one up. This was €3 and I haven't hung it up yet but it actually looks quite nice just sitting on the chest of drawers too.

I thought this metal sign was quite fun and upbeat, plus, who doesn't like cupcakes?! It's nice to have some positive quotes and messages hanging around the office as, after all, it's my work space and I want it to be my 'happy place'. This sign was another total bargain at just €1 in the sale!

One of Penney's new ranges for autumn is full of copper colours and it's actually really beautiful. One of the things I spotted was this cushion which is really ambiguous in colour, Jacek and I are convinced that it's gold as it appears that way in the light but it may have some copper tones in there too. I thought this would fit in well with the golden element of my colour scheme for the room so I picked it up for the chair. This was €6. I saw some other gorgeous cushions which I hope to pick up tomorrow when I visit Penneys again, I swear I have a cushion obsession, they're everywhere in my house!

I've also reclaimed my fairytale bookends from Tyler Lee's room to prop up all my blogger and blogging books. I've got a nice little collection now and am currently working my way through them. I think they look lovely next to my White Rabbit London porcelain lamp.

The room is nowhere near finished, I need to remove the tall thin, bookcase and get a new white one, I also need to remove the current desk and get a white one which has built in storage in it, I've spotted one and it's only €69 in Argos and I have a €5 voucher so it'll be a total bargain.  It's most definitely a work in progress but the space is becoming more and more how I want it and I am loving the changes. The room is now lighter, brighter and a lot less cluttered. I can't wait until it's finished (and to get back to Penneys tomorrow to pick up some more pieces!) so that I can thoroughly enjoy the space and have my own, perfect little office and writing nook.

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  1. Hi Fiona! Love how your home office is turning out! Great color scheme! I'm looking forward to the day I'll have a blogging corner set up! :) Too bad we don't have Penneys (or Primark) here, great steals!

    xx
    Reg of heyrocketgirl.com

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    1. Thank you so much Reg! I hope you get your own pretty blogging space soon :) x

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  2. I love this! I have just taken some photos of my 'home office' to do a post, I only have a small space in our living room! My desk was €10 in Oxfam Home a few years back, I painted it white and love it, they have two in Dublin, not sure where else but defo worth checking out xx

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    1. Your desk was such a bargain Laura! I wish we had an Oxfam Home shop here in Cork so I could look at the bargains for myself! x

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  3. Omg how lovely so girly I love it.. Such great bargains as well!

    www.kumbearxo.com

    x

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    1. Thank you Kumba, I need everything to be girly it seems! x

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  4. That looks so cute! I love Penney's homeware - such great finds :)

    Rachel | http://www.beautyandthebird.co.uk x

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel, Penneys is fab for homeware x

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  5. This little space is looking so cute! I really love that colour combination, especially the copper! I need a blogging space other than my sofa!! X

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    1. Thank you Kay! I love the colours together too x

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  6. I love everything, especially the fair lights so girly :) I didn't know Penneys was Primark in Ireland! xx

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    1. I can't wait to turn on those fairy lights now autumn is almost here! :) x

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  7. Oh and can I just say... I love your little blogging space! A desk with built in storage will be great, especially if you're looking for a small ish desk xx

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    1. Thank you Kerry. I can't wait to get my new desk x

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  8. I love everything you picked up Fiona. I didn't see any of these in my local Primark yesterday, but they did have some other lovely homeware bits :)

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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    1. Thank you Louise! Your local Primark probably has the new stock already x

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  9. This is a beautiful space, and, as someone whose office is usually the kitchen table or my bed (for now!!) I'm really inspired to carve out some proper office space....somewhere! So envious of your room to yourself ;-)

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    1. Thank you Niamh! I wish it was just my space but my other half is trying to muscle in on my girly office - how dare he! ;)

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  10. Loving the copper cushion. Got a major thing for copper and bronze recently, although I'm not sure where that inspiration has come from? Our local Primark is 5 mins away thankfully!

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    1. You'll find lots of copper inspired bits in Primark this season, some from the VelvetGh0st collection :)

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  11. I LOVE your little blogging space. I would love a little space but we just don't have anywhere in our house - boo!

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    1. Thank you so much, hope you can get your own little space on day.

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  12. I love this! it looks like such a happy space. So bright and colourful without being in your face and too distracting. We are moving soon and I can't wait to decorate my little corner for blogging (after we have got my daughter room sorted of course!)

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    1. I'm so glad you said it looks happy because that's just the type of vibe I want in my office. Have fun decorating your own blogging space!

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  13. What beautiful products. This is such a relaxing blogging/office area. Wonderful.

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  14. Well I really do think you will have one of the prettiest offices around, lovely. The sign that says you can't buy happiness but you can buy cupcakes gave me a giggle. Penney's/Primark really does some smashing affordable items.

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  15. Such a pretty office corner. I am always in awe of people who have pretty work spaces. Mine doesn't look anything like that glamourous.

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  16. fi im totally inspired once i've my little girls room finished my office space is next. My fav is the rose lights you got. Oh and also have you checked out ikea for white furniture, I cant wait to see finished product x

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    1. Gemma I'd love to get to Ikea but no one will take me and there's no way I'm driving to Dublin or paying their extortionate delivery charge - think it's like €125! x

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  17. My dream is to have my own little writing space. Yours is just lovely, especially the little porcelain rabbit lamp. And a Sony laptop...well jell. That's my next laptop buy once my Toshiba (eventually!) stops working

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  18. I love this, I really need to get a space sorted myself. The little bunny lamp is beyond cute, I need to get into pennys myself soon they are really blowing it out of the water with their homewares lately!

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  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE the copper cusion and the rose lights, so, so pretty! Never heard of pennys before, thank you for sharing with us :) xx

    P.S Also, love your blog banner, very pretty!

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  20. I want a pretty office - instead I have to share a big manly desk with the husband! My dream is to get Chloe moved to the attic and nab her room as my space!

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  21. What a gorgeous office! I have no room at all for one - but that's ok - my house is full of children! I had no idea there was an 'Irish Primark!' Thank you for sharing. Kaz x

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  22. I need to dress up my office space, which is also my bedroom.It's just cluttered and messy at the mo, not at all inspiring.

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  23. Your blogging space looks so cosy and peaceful, which is what you need when writing and try to concentrate. I wish I had a space like this. x

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  24. I'm in love with this light string! So pretty. The hanging heart with flowers is just my style too. Great finds!

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  25. First of all I still can't believe Primark is called something different in Ireland, I do wonder why it's not called the same!? Secondly, I love your colour theme, I can't wait to see when it's all done! I've stuck to the same colours since I become an adult, but last year when we moved I went for Teal in my front room, a complete change for me but one I love! Those bargains are amazing too! xx

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  26. It looks lovely, and what bargains. It looks really expensive, but I can see that it wasn't. The picture about cupcakes is ace

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  27. It looks beautiful. Love the cushion a lot. Best of luck with it.

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Fiona
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