Writing Nook | My Attic

You've seen the bed nook, now here's what has been going on with the writing nook.  Since NaNoWriMo is just around the corner, I'm gearing up and creating a cozy little space where I can sit down and write my novel.  I always blog from bed or on the couch... but novel writing I like to do at an actual desk. 

As you can see above, I have quite a random little vignette happening on the desk top.  I've had the wooden letters WRITE for several years... actually, since the year I started doing NaNoWriMo.  WRITE reminds me what the space is actually for.  Not Pinterest, not Facebook, not Twitter.  The memo board will serve for putting up scraps and notes I might write throughout the day.  And the framed DIY dry erase board will be perfect for changing out inspiring writing quotes.

I prefer a tall table lamp rather than a desk lamp, it keeps the light high above my laptop and isn't so harsh or direct a light.  The little stack of books include journals and some poetry, but mostly I just love how they pull the colors together.  (I'm all about visual inspiration and stimulation! Haha.)  The Colosseum plaque was a cheap find a couple years ago.  I like to have it within view since I write historical fiction based in the 1st Century Roman Empire.  You might remember Callias from a post this past summer (when I spray painted him).  He's my muse.  A small green candle holder from Target holds pretty pens and scissors.  And a Liberty of London for Target notepad keeps note-jotting neat and within reach. 

Oh! And that's a Voluspa Truffle White Cocoa candle at my lamp base.  I can't wait to burn it on chilly November nights with a cup of coffee nearby.  (It smells sooo delicious!)  And on top of that small stack of books is a handmade kaleidoscope with tiny gemstone things inside it... it's so lovely to look through when my eyes need a break from words!

I love this desk.  It was one of the first things I ever bought from an antique store.  And the first vintage French Provincial piece I've owned since the lovely bedroom suite I had as a child.

Behind my desk on the other side of the writing nook is a small dresser that stores out-of-season clothing.  On top is my turquoise metal magazine file with favorite magazines, one of my paint swatch canvases that I did for DIY Magazine, a few Nancy Drew books, some electrical insulators, and my crafty Nancy Drew wall hanging.  I also squeezed my chair back here so that when I want to take a break from my desk, I don't have to go far.  (Seriously... me getting up to take a break from writing, even to find a comfier place... results in procrastination and Pinterest.) 

It's so cozy!  I think I'll be spending a lot of time writing back here. :)

In case you didn't know, I revamped that vintage chair for a mere $1. And then I did it again by painting turquoise over the red.

What do you think?  I can't decide which nook I want to spend more time in! The writing nook or the bed nook? 


Emma said...

Love it! wish I had a room big enough to have a writing nook!

Camille said...

Love it! This has really inspired me to finish up my "office" aka the second bedroom in our house that has basically been a waiting room for unpacked boxes since we moved, lol! Maybe I'll tackle it this weekend so that I'll be ready for Nanowrimo next week! :)

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