When in Quarantine, Give a Home Office Tour!

Hello, my friends!

Here's hoping that by the time this posts, we're a little closer to getting back to our normal rhythms and no longer isolated in our homes...

But I have to say, I'm finding this whole quarantine thing rather helpful for getting that "deep creative work" done (sorry, not trying to rub it in your face if you suddenly find yourself at home with multiple kids while trying to get sh*t done...I'm definitely feeling for all our friends with kids at home right now!). BUT, it's not every day that I get blocks of several hours to truly get into my design work, blogging, drawing, or whatever the creative task.

That said, I finished my design work for the day and decided to pick up my camera. I took photography back in high school, but that was vintage film cameras and dark rooms and all that jazz. Digital is hard! And I give so many props to my photographer pals—lookin' at you, Alyssa and Sydney!—because UG. Lighting is TRICKY.

I know just enough about cameras and photoshop to be dangerous...so I shot a mini home office tour to pass some of this quarantine time and mixed in a few pix from an earlier shoot for good measure (by the lovely Sydney Kamaloski) to give you a little peek into where I spend my days.

Let's do this!

Welcome to My Office!

My home office is just off the entry of our house. While it has a south-facing window, alas, we're just 6 feet away from the house next to us, so it gets about zero natural light. Because of that, I've added lots of additional lamp lighting to the space, and ideally I'll add recessed lighting at some point as well. Currently, it can be pretty tricky to see true colors in this space, so I hope to add some picture lights over the bulletin board, and maybe others as well.

On the back wall is a giant corkboard. Depending on the stage of a project, the board will look pretty different. In the early stages of a project, you'll see a collage of items, floor plans, fabric samples, and color swatches, that I arrange and rearrange as the project is progressing. When I'm getting close to presenting, I'll have mostly finished style boards tacked up.