Thursday, April 8, 2010

Writing Nooks in the Bedroom

In light of my recent post on writing, I have decided to create a special spot for myself to work.  We have a home office, and though lots of time went into painting and arranging it, for me the room is as uninspiring as a room can be.  It suits my husband's taste more than mine, which is fine, but even more reason why I want some space of my own.

In our bedroom we have a corner occupied with a nice chair and ottoman.  That was perfect when I was nursing my girl, but she's two now and it's current job is to hold clean, folded laundry.  As convenient as it is, that area could be put to much better use in my opinion.

Ok, so maybe the clothes aren't always folded, but I assure you they are clean.
Moving on.

I envision this space to be my creative sanctuary.  One that houses all the things I need to jumpstart my brain in writing this book of mine.

I've got a writing desk just waiting to be written on.  An empty vase that would love to hold some pens and pencils.  And that picture hanging on the wall...well, that's my Nannie and Papa smooching in it.  What greater inspiration do I need then that beautiful representaion of love?  I happen to think they would much rather hang over my writing nook then {unfolded} laundry.

Now, some would suggest not putting "work" in the bedroom, but honestly it's where I experience some of my greatest ideas what with it's calming environment.  I need to be able to jump up, in the middle of the night if I have to, and jot stuff down while it's with me.  So really, there is not better place than in my bedroom at this point.

Here's some examples of writing nooks that I hope to fashion my own after...

Photo by William Waldron for Elle Decor (Design by Matthew Patrick Smith- Oct. '06 issue)

Photo and design by Sarah Gilbane Interiors

Aren't they lovely!?!  Despite me drawing from elements of both styles, mine won't be near as ornate or extravigant.  But it will be groovy in it's own little way, and it will be mine which will make it beautiful in my eyes.

I promise to post pics of the AFTER once it's all done.

Do you have a special nook of your own in your house?  Tell me about it and how it inspires you.

Ideas and inspiration for this post (and my nook) can be attributed to the awesome post over at So Haute: Decor & More, titled Writing DESKS in the Bedroom.

(I'm sharing this as part of Things I Love Thursday over at The Diaper Diaires.  Check it out!)

Blessings friends,


Lisa said...

I love your inspiration photos! You've got the perfect corner for it. Can't wait to see the finishd project.:)

Christie said...

That makes me so sad... I want to move your furniture and make your dream come true :) I love you darling!

Jen @ Little Bit This n That said...

Love those photos! Can I just tell you how happy I am that you are creating a "nook" in your bedroom. I did a reading nook in ours a few months ago. My husband thought I was a little crazy:) Unfortunately, I had to move some things around again and I lost my chair to the living room. Your nook is going to be great!

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Hey!! Saw you on Holly's Tickled Pink feature! Your aprons are TO DIE FOR. Cutest ones I've seen. I'm thinking I need to purchase some for Christmas gifts. ;)

New follower!

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said...

These photos make me want to pop a desk into my bedroom - I just don't have the space for it! I have a piano in my room instead. ;) Can't wait to see what you come up with, Kelli!

Crissa Pollmann Robertson said...

I am glad that my bedroom chair isn't the only one that has so many clothes on it that you can't sit in it :)

Lourie said...

That is a wonderful idea! I think we all need our own little piece of sanctuary! I know I do. haha