My Workspace

I started a new writing job in January. (It’s my dream job! I love it so much! Website isn’t launching until this summer! Annoyingly vague!)

I’ve designated one full, uninterrupted, nanny-to-the-rescue day a week to writing and filming videos for the job, and so far, it’s been great. However, as I was approaching a deadline a few weeks ago, I lamented to D that I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired that day.

And then I looked at my surroundings. I was a pajama-clad bedhead sitting amongst papers, random magazine clippings, and a laptop ON MY BED. At 10:30 in the morning. Inspirational? Not so much. That evening I declared to the family unit that I Needed An Official Workspace.

Interior designer husband to the rescue! I did a little “shopping” (a.k.a. traipsing around the house while pointing out items I wanted for My Official Workspace…sometimes it pays to marry a “collector of treasures” is all I’m saying…), and voil√°! My completely colorful and inspirational workspace.

Happy happy joy joy.

  • Abby

    March 9, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Congratulations on the new gig!!

    And what a cheerful space to work in — I really love the combo of the green chair / shiny yellow desk.

  • Nothing But Bonfires

    March 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Ohhhhhhhhh, that’s the most beautiful workspace I’ve ever seen! Can D come and do mine? You need a vacation to San Francisco, right?!

  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    March 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    An interior designer husband?? Lucky gal. He (and you) did a beautiful job.

    Mine’s a corporate Starbucks guy, so the free coffee perks come in handy too =).

  • whoorl

    March 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you!

    Holly – I have an idea. Dustin and Sean can work together on your space while child wrangling, and you and I can spend the day shopping and chatting! Sean likes kids, right???

  • Christy

    March 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    That is so nice. I could even get a lot of work done there.

  • Mama in the City

    March 9, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I love a dedicates space to help the creativity flow! Can’t wait to hear about your new writing project :)

  • Ruth

    March 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats on the job! I wish I had a job that would require a home workspace like this!

  • Amy

    March 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Love your desk! And I have the top two books (The Little Black Dress and the Red Dress) and keep them next to each other, too. I think they were a Christmas present one year. Can’t wait to hear more about your dream job!

  • Vanessa

    March 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Oh my goodness! I love, love, looooove that painting! Who is it by, and can I find a print??

  • Abigail

    March 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Love it! Also, not to sound like a stalker or anything, but ever since you moved I’ve wondered how you two have decked out your new place. I felt like we saw so much of your old house and I’m a visual person so I just wonder where Wito’s cars hang out and where all of D’s mid-century furniture is!

  • Roxanna

    March 9, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Congrats on the job! I love your new workspace — it’s so you!

  • Angle

    March 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Love the hobo! I have the same one but in turquoise! Nice space…

  • Angella

    March 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I LOVE it. And now sitting at the kitchen table is no longer going to cut it for me.

  • J.J.

    March 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Annoyingly perfect workspace…but in a good way.
    Congratulations on the new gig!

  • martymankins

    March 10, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Congrats on the new gig. Hope this space will have updates on where this new writing gig will be, when it’s available.

  • Rhi

    March 10, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    So very lovely!

  • Jill V.

    March 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I totally get the “official space required” I kicked my husband out of our office a.k.a. dumping room for all things without a home, and took over. I made it into MY office and wow…what a quality of life change for me that was.

    Good for you! Looking forward to all the inspiration that will come out now!

  • Amanda Brown

    March 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Oh, I love it! I’ve been really itching to finally put some finishing touches on this unfinished home of ours. Well done!

  • kristina

    March 24, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    love love the painting. love. can you share the artist, plsy?

  • Alice Q. Foodie

    March 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    I LOVE it! I really wanted that desk in that color, but they stopped making it by the time I was ready to re-do my office! Love the painting too – it’s all great. xoxoxo