September 10, 2011

Note from the Editor’s Chair

I’ve been writing this blog for three months now. Three whole months! Honestly, when I first started, I wasn’t sure if I could keep coming up with new ideas to sustain it for more than a couple of weeks. (Luckily, I haven’t gotten writer’s block yet—at least, not in the traditional sense. My biggest challenge has been finding enough blocks of time outside of my day job to write my posts.) Anyway, at this point, I thought you would enjoy seeing a glimpse of where I blog from: where I sit, what my surroundings are, etc.

Alas, it’s not very glamorous. Andrew and I have been renting a smallish two-bedroom apartment in Arlington for the past three years. Yes, we yearn to buy a place in the not-too-distant future while the real estate market is still soft and interest rates remain at historic lows. I dream of having hardwood floors, Gaggenau appliances, a pantry, built-in bookshelves and a designated room for an office. You know, something lovely like this:

A photo from design*sponge of a home office in the Hudson Valley

(By the way, check out more gorgeous offices at the fabulous design*sponge blog. And if you want to see the desks of some prominent artsy Washingtonians, the Post recently did this intriguing article about “desk portraiture.”)

Until that gleeful day when we bathe in the glory of home ownership, I’ll continue to use part of our living room as my makeshift office. We have comfy his-and-her Ikea Poäng chairs, round metal tables from Urban Outfitters (I think they were $25 each), and some pillows. The injection of color in this space keeps me happy and smiling…

My current office space–let’s call it “minimalist”

…and blogging away. But can you imagine my creative output when I get situated in a real home office?


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