A Blank Slate

I’m going through a phase right now where I want to get rid of everything I own. I feel a constant need to purge things out of my life. The office was the most recent room in the house to feel the effect of my new found minimalist aesthetic.

For the last year the office has been home to two different desks. One was a cheapo Ikea model, that did the job, sure, but not with any style. The other desk was an antique wooden number that was actually built by my great-grandfather’s company. It has sentimental value as well as that classic look that I love. And yet it never sees any action. So, yesterday I decided it was time to do something about the office. I dismantled the Ikea desk, got rid of all those papers and pens and newspaper clippings that accumulated over time, and moved the big desk front and center.

It’s still not perfect. I think my next project will be making a wire photo wall to replace the shoddy frames that currently house the Ork posters on the far wall – see here. I also want to figure out what to do about that giant mosaic frame that is currently empty. I am on the fence about whether I like it, and want it in the room, or if I want to move it somewhere else, scrap it all together…ah, decisions. Don’t even get me started on that monstrous chair. Sure, it’s comfy, but it pretty much takes over the whole space.

But I think right now the office is a bit of a blank slate and I am a million times happier that I can be blogging from this lovely antique desk, looking out the window at another beautiful day in Montreal.