I Love Lamp: Before and After, My Office

There's nothing like two coats of white paint. BEFORE:


Steven's and my studio in Brooklyn was all white-- even the floors-- and I loved that. So the first thing on my To Paint List up here was my office.

We've shared a workspace for the past five years, so having our own rooms is quite the change. On the surface of things, while I love having my books around and easily maintaining the cleanest of desks, the place feels shockingly feminine to me without all of Steven's stuff mixed in.

I find that in retrospect, new places always look stark, unfinished, and proportioned wrong. I'm sure I'll wind up moving things around. It takes time to settle in. In the mean time, there are more rooms to cross off my To Paint List!

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