Friday, April 24, 2009

Writing room snaps

I was just cleaning and decluttering (sort of) my writing room, and I got a little snappy. Pictures ensue.

The corner with sometime nap-couch, also, the antique porch pillar from Indonesia that I am in love with:
My desk:
Leroy and the leaning tower of books:
Devil girl guarding the door:
Mosaic table I made; filled with clutter:

Blank journals that have not yet found their raison d'etre, but surely will, some day:

A bit more "creative clutter":
And, close-up clutter! That ceramic says, "Create a life you love." Yes, do that.
Shells, plus a silver pomegranate Jim got me in honor of Blackbringer, and little faerie spoons:
The monkey on the left is about to be devoured:
Another door guardian, from Art & Soul.




I [heart] this room.

Below, hanging where I can see them, are two of the many pieces of art Jim did for Lips Touch that didn't make it into the book:

There was quite a process of deciding on just the right approach to the art for this book, and as a result, there are many incredible images that will never be seen. I'd still like to collect them in a little blurb book some day, perhaps along with the original (very short) versions of the Sunday Scribblings that later became the stories in the book. Plus, such an endeavor would feed my love of designing books, which I indulged for a solid week a year ago when putting together a Shutterfly book of our Chiapas trip.

Oh, look at this sunset from the other day:
Glorious!

27 comments:

Amber Lough said...

Your writing room is gorgeous and inspirational. :-)

Shelli said...

Laini - I LOVE LOVE LOVE your office. It is so magical and colorful.

Stephanie Perkins said...

Ooo, thank you! I love seeing pictures of your home! Shelli is right -- it's magical.

(Those COLORS. And all of the nifty artsy doo-dads!)

I hope my home is as pretty as yours someday :)

Nerd Goddess said...

Your house is so fun! I don't think I'll ever have enough guts to go with such bright colors in my own home, as I'd be incredibly afraid of making things look bad, but your home just looks so beautiful and faerie-ish. :)

tone almhjell said...

No wonder your stories teem with magic!

Q said...

Wishbone?

Kiersten said...

Wow. My apartment is so, so ugly ; ) Still, you give the rest of us something to aspire to!

Also, the pregnant picture beneath this one? So adorable! You're such a cute pregnant girl.

Michele Thornton said...

What a wonderful color palette! What a terrific writing room!

Um...you might want to invest in a baby gate soon.

Alysa said...

I love looking at pictures of your house. :)

persnickety_jen said...

What a fabulous room for writing - how could you NOT be inspired in a space like that? Such a riot of beautiful bright colors and fabulous art projects. I can only imagine how beautiful your little girl's room will be, with two such creative parents!

Karina's Pen said...

I love your writing space! It's so colorful and magical. I think now I'm inspired to clean up my space a bit too. :D

Charlotte said...

So much color! Wow!

lkmadigan said...

Gorgeous.

It's a home saturated with art and color.

EJ Griffin said...

That's it. I am moving into your writing room!

Christine Fletcher said...

I think you've achieved in real life what most of us only ever wish for our writing/creating spaces! WOW. Not to mention the nap corner--best idea EVER. ;)

Kunegond said...

Very nice. Delicously decorated. I wish you all the best and happy inspirations in this room.

Heather said...

Hello Persephone!

Now why did I already know there would be tons of colour? It looks fabulous. My office pales by comparison. In fact, my office looks more like a storage space than a work space!

Thanks for sharing!

Jehsyka said...

I think your writing room is breath-taking! Hmm...I'm now inspired to decorate my own room so I am reminded every day to write!
And yes. That sunset is gorgeous.

PS THAT COVER FOR LIPS TOUCH IS WONDERFUL. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!

violetismycolor said...

wow, what a fun, colorful, artful place...I have office envy.

Lexi said...

Wow!!! I really like your turquoise bookcase!!
And the rest of your room, too. I half expected there to be a tame demon tethered in a corner on a diamond leash! Or maybe there is one that you haven't told anyone about?

rachel said...

I LOVE the colors in your room. So fun and cheery! Thanks for sharing!

b said...

Your room just made my heart sing! I live in Hillsboro in a condo...how I would have loved to have a place like your....but the time has passed. Stay well.

b

Katie said...

Magic is right! I want a colorful writing room!!! And I loved those two lips touch illustrations. Jim should make a kissing coffee table book. I'll buy it!!!

tanita davis said...

I think I like the chick with the fishbone necklace and the three-pronged tail the very best. And shells and carapaces, of course. What a charming room.

Shanni said...

If I had the money I would pay you to decorate my house :)

kendalee said...

What a gorgeous, inspirational space! No wonder magic happens there...

Ginaagain said...

Thank you so much for the pictures! Your workspace is inspiring... and I really mean that. I have been so afraid to put any color in my office but now I'm excited to try.