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?