Friday, July 2, 2010

Where the Genius Happens

Taking a cue from Le Rejectionist, I am posting photos of my home office, that I recently redecorated, in order to promote the creation of genius.

In my old office, I had my printer sitting on the desk, which did not leave room for my cheese puffs and beer. So I created a workspace off to the side where I could store my printer, extra paper for printing those 300 page manuscripts and of course my full collection of Twilight books and Harry Potter series.

Bookshelf and hanging wall files from Ikea

What writer's den is complete without a quiet area to sit and read and a very ferocious guard dog to protect your written genius?

Fainting couch and pillows from UrbanOutfitters
Mirror from
Invisible bookshelves from

I love, love, love this old vanity I got at a yard sale about 7 years ago for $5. Probably the best $5 I ever spent because I hide all my junk in it. The painting is one a friend made for me for an engagement present, the cat picture is a piece of art I bought in Portland, OR, and the chalkboard is there because I wanted a chalkboard. I don't think I need to explain why Madonna is there.

Dusty Girl Chalkboard from Uncommon Goods

Ahh and this is really where all the magic happens, where I toil night after night writing pages and pages of some of the most beautifully crafted prose and absolutely not watching videos on YouTube or participating in Twitter chats.

Desk and Chair from
Wallpaper from
Graham & Brown

What about you? Where do you write? Share it here in the comments or share it with Le Rejectionist so the world can see where you make your genius.


The Rejectionist said...


Anonymous said...

I love the pink and blue! Its so girly! And I actually dont really like pink so much, but here, it looks good. I want that blue fainting couch.

and I second the Rejectionist above.

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! So very cute!

J. A. Platt said...

I feel like I just watched an episode of Trading Spaces. But one of the good ones from when it was first on.

I was supposed to edit this weekend. Now I want to paint my bathroom pink. And see if I can sneak in a fainting couch.

Rachel Menard said...

The before pictures looked like a corner of the Salvation Army.

The fainting couch wasn't TOO expensive and it is pretty comfortable. They have other colors too.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely, personal space. I love your yard sale cabinet and the art from your friend. And your post is so well-sourced, it's like Apartment Therapy!

I love that your desk is for cheese puffs and beer, and also for not watching YouTube at all!