Office musings

As a writer, my "office" can be anywhere, from my bed, to a coffee shop, to a beach, as long as I have my laptop, or even just a notebook and pen (or my iPhone, to be more 21st-century realistic). However, I like to create an environment that is both optimal to creativity and adjusted to my needs. So during a session of online window-shopping (it's one of the only things you can do when you're stuck in bed with a terrible cold), I put together what would be my ideal home office. 

I know that my tastes tend to change quite often, so I chose solid, classic foundations and change the small stuff at will. To start, a nice black desk, and a leather chair with good back support (if you've had one of these productive all-nighters where your back hurts like hell, you'll know why this is important), and a bookshelf to hold my favourite novels, vintage records, and knick-knacks. Also, I have recently taken a liking to original opera posters, so I definitely put some everywhere. 

When it comes to writing material, aside from my laptop, a good fountain pen is a must for me. They were mandatory when I was in elementary school, but for some odd reason they're not nearly as popular in North America. Also essential is a desk organizer (because clutter drives me mad): I'm currently in the mood for chic cast-iron, but who knows, perhaps next time all you'll see would be glittered like crazy. And as you may have noticed, I always light a scented candle when I am writing at home: I think it helps challenge my creativity. This website has an extensive list of candle colour meanings and says that yellow brings creativity, but I more than often find myself lighting a red candle: red is a colour that makes me feel powerful and energized, and after all, my novel is a love story, so here we go. And last, but not least, no writing session of mine is complete without a large teapot of either Earl Grey or peppermint herbal tea, or whatever I'm in the mood for (unless I replace it with a bottle of wine every once in a while, but that's a different story). 

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Always Maylee said...

I love the simple writing desk and great pens are a must!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

aree1997 said...

I love planners for school work and yeah fountain pan is must!
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Coffee Cream and the Caffeine said...

What a great idea for an office corner !! The desk look divine :)

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Margaret Cruzemark said...

Well, my office is where my laptop is, and my laptop is in my hand, so my office is .......everywhere. Great post darling, great writting!
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FashionEdible said...

Love the bookshelf! Ours are more practical (we have a lot of books!) but this one is just amazing - modern and it really makes a room!
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