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My Writer's Office

This is the second installment of my office re-design series (first installment here). I think I’m almost done, but there are some finishing touches I’m looking to add. I’m still not totally sold on a couple of the elements, but I’m letting myself live with them for awhile so I can decide what I do and don’t want to change. For now, here’s a pictorial representation of my new office.

First of all, here’s what it used to look like (flags, cabinets, and mis-matched furniture… oh, and that’s my dad):


I sold all the furniture, moved the treadmill desk into the living room, where it’s getting more use as an actual treadmill, and not as much as a desk. I bought some new office furniture (which my mother graciously helped me put together–I don’t know what I would have done otherwise… it was a tiring time) and then moved computers and books in.

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I had all my accents ready to put up, then moved some things around. Got a new office chair, which I adore, put up my plotting boards, moved a sofa table from the living room into the office so I’d have a place to put all my plotting tools when I change books over.

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I bought curtains, an accent clock, and something to add a little height. Most of the purchases, however, were furniture.

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All in all, I stayed pretty close to budget.

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So far, my favorite place to use is the chaise lounge, because I spend a lot more time reading there. That’s why I wanted it. I wanted a dedicated reading spot and I do feel like it’s getting used for that. I love it.

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All in all, I’m very happy with it. My favorite part of the decor? The plushy purple rug. It feels great on my toes in the morning when I bring my fresh-pressed arya darjeeling tea in to work on Cambry Quinn and the Copper Hollow.

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This was definitely worth it.

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