a) my cat usurping my books for a perch to spy on the wildlife
b) the brilliant sun that shines directly into my eyes for 5 hours/day & obscures the computer screen.
So I decided to switch the table & the desk. It was originally intended to be temporary solution but I actually really like the change. The white table reflects more light into the room & it better fits my little dream of a pretty solarium. Maybe I'll keep my eye out for a white cast iron bistro table.
I also really like the functionality of the desk in the main room. I've put my work-shelves & the occasionally-used printer in the closet & looking out onto the library shelves actually inspires me to focus on work. All in all, I'm pleased with this offering to the gods of procrastination.
I'm still juggling the plants around which is why there's some variation in the photos.
I'm also very happy to better show off the lovely lyre legs of the desk. It screams English manor library to me. Because the sari wainscoting visually competed with the desk and the combo darkened that corner of the room, I took it down. Because I'm a magpie & like to look at my shiny things, I was compelled to display it somewhere else:
So dear reader, tell me if you like the new changes or if you think I should revert to the original layout.