My studio is a space that I spend most of my day so it is important to me that it is a place that I can not only feel inspired in but also one that is comfortable and practical.

I am instinctively drawn to a monochrome palette for most things, so from the start I knew I wanted it to be light, bright and airy with striking black contrast and loads of plants – because plants make you happy, right?!

As a mom and owner of the kids decor brand Olly Polly, I wanted to include  a space within my office for my daughter to join me after school to do homework and craft. An area that would still look beautiful and compliment my studio space but also be practical enough for her to work in comfortably. This storage desk, ear chair and book ledge ticked all the boxes.

I had the privilege of working with some incredible local designers on this project. If you would like to recreate this look at home here’s where you will find all the beautiful things pictured.

Desk and ladder: Trestle South Africa

Nesting tables, black wire grid, white desk pot plant holder and mirror :Eykon

Plants: Bespoke Botanicals

Black plant stands: Mallybongwe Designs

Black hanging pendant: Ikhaya Store

Black macrame, black leather desk mat, Crystal USB, triangle USB pouch, wooden block desk calender: Elysian Creative

Illustration on desk: Sebastien Quevauvilliers

Grey storage basket, grey bag with wooden handle and round organiser: Loom

Seagrass rug: Homestead decor

Planner and black tape dispenser: Ask Ashe

“My beautiful planner”, heart stickers, A4 calendar, memo block and  craft tags: M Studio

A3 wall calendar, daily planner, weekly planner, calendar pencil bag and teatowels :Sanserif 

Book ledges, Kids storage desk, kids ear chair and swiss cross storage bag: Olly Polly

Hat, laptop bag, tablet bag, grey notebook, do something anything bag: The Joinery

Rings: Janine Binnerman Jewellery

Concept and Styling : MOTLEY

Photography: Wilma Towell