Welcome to BeColorful!
Over the weekend I read about a Where Do You Blog? party at Centsational Girl but because we were out of town I didn't have the opportunity to take pictures of my office until today.
So even though I'm late to the party I thought it would be fun to submit my rather unwonted bright and bold space.
So where do I blog? Well, this is my little corner of the blog world.
You actually step down one step into this room
It used to be a sleeping porch.
The windows slid all the way down into the walls revealing the screens.
A great idea but really it made for a very cold space in the winter.
So we replaced the old single pane windows and added insulation to the walls about five years ago.
Some may prefer a calm and neutral backdrop to spur on their creativity.
In a sea of white rooms I am an anomaly.
I am a believer that you have to go with what you love and what works for you.
For me, that thing is color.
It is my mood lifter and soul soother.
This is the one space in the house where I could go totally feminine. So I did.
If I were only able to pick one color out of a crayon box it would be a bright, full bodied coral pink like this.
This is my happy color.
When I combine it with apple green and black and white I am in a "totally me" space.
This is the space for my more personal treasures.
It is so tempting to leave all things loved out to share but there comes a time when I eventually need to clean house and dial back the tchotchkies. Looking at these pictures I can see I am there.
This is where I keep my flirty gifts from friends, the pictures that I love,
my favorite quote ever,
and cards that are the mile markers of my life.
Like this one that my first born left for me when she took off for college.
I can't even begin to tell you what this card means to me.
Then again, if you are a mom I don't have to tell you.
Lest you think we are totally sappy and goody goody here,
let me reality check you.
This is another card I also received from said sweet daughter. She made it herself.
Yes, sorry to disappoint but we are definitely a PG13 rated family now that our babies are older.
I hope you are not too offended.
Just keeping it real here.
This is my desktop.
Whoever said, " A creative mind is seldom tidy" must have had me in mind. :)
FYI, I have a bad case of Mac Love and can't imagine going back to a PC.
Blogging on a Mac in a pomegranate colored room...
life doesn't get much better.
I have filled this space with random pieces of furniture that make me smile.
This picture is my nod to the Hollywood Regency style that I find myself coveting this year.
This little side table came from an antique shop and the upside down fish are supposedly a symbol of good luck and prosperity.
I figured not only were they interesting but good for the karma.
This old chair came from a consignment shop and replaced a much newer more contemporary chair. I liked the vintage look of this one though with its channeled back and velvet fabric. It kind of has a FRIENDS vibe for me.
The pillow here is from Susan Sargent. I adore her stuff.
Recently, though, a friend gave me this oh - so - thoughtful pillow as a gift and a tribute to my blog and business.
Usually nobody comes up here so it was fun for me to share my office and the place where I write my blog and read yours.
I have been blogging for almost two years
and want to say thank you to all of you who follow me.
I love reading your posts and I look forward to pulling up to my computer every morning with a cup of Joe or late at night with a vodka tonic, knowing I will be inspired by you.