I have been meaning to share our home little by little and I finally edited my photographs (which I took in December) of the study. My favorite room in the house is
my our office. There is so much light, plus all my art supplies, and all our books. The couch also folds into a bed and it is where guests sleep when they visit. I went with a kind of cabinet of natural curiosities feel, which I suppose is my favorite feel. It’s far from finished, I need a rug that I hope to diy, and there are a bunch of pictures to put up on the wall including a metallic plate of P’s first front page story for the Wall Street Journal. I enjoy that it’s practical and whimsical at the same time.
The room is painted a very light grey, and the built-ins have yellow painted behind the books. I diy’d a lot of the stuff, including the sewing table, it’s chair, and the desk chair. I bought a few of the knick knacks from a store called The Space and Anthropologie. The rest I’ve collected from our life and travels. A lot of the furniture is from Ikea (sorry but cheap pre fab has a certain appeal) and survived the shipping container from Berlin to Johannesburg. The books are organized by author and fiction/non fiction by P. I wanted to organize them by color but sometimes you need to cede the book shelf to your partner.
Do you have a space in your home that feels like a retreat? Where you can go for your personal time or that inspires creativity or relaxation? In NYC this might mean a corner of your apartment (in my studio I literally had a shelf for a desk) or maybe you’re lucky and like me live in a city where studies are commonplace.