Monday, May 9, 2011
I spent part of my weekend in Los Angeles meeting up with different friends, including this lovely group of bloggers. It was a lot of fun and I'm going to try to make it to more meet ups in the near future!
My recent flurry of socializing and time in LA over the past few months has made me realize how much I miss being around vibrant, open, and welcoming people. The puzzle has been how to transition back with all of the tricky housing considerations to take into account--can I rent after owning? downsize after sprawling? juggle two places? etc.
The answer started to take shape when Vicki from Simply Hue asked me to guest post about studio design for her Raining Umbrellas e-course this month. While I like gazing at gorgeous images of kitchens and bathrooms as much as the next design blogger, there's something about a studio space that makes my heart go pitter-patter.
It occurred to me after a long month weighing the possibilities of leasing my house and moving back to the big city, that all I really need is a room of my own.
The thought of having to completely furnish and decorate a new place--which for some of you decorating mavens is a dream come true--to me, was feeling overwhelming, since I've hardly begun to scratch the surface of a renovating my current home. To make a long story short, I'll be moving into a cozy work space in the near future and keeping my house at the beach for down time. Any gung ho decorating types who can help me furnish my studio like the top image, please get in touch with me asap!