Where I blog

Have you ever wondered where people behind your favourite blogs are blogging from?

At a desk? On the lounge? The bed? The kitchen? The train?

I stumbled onto Censational Girl‘s link party Where do you blog from a little too late for entries, but I thought I’d answer that anyway.

At first, I thought I’d style the space as best I could, but then I thought if you want to see where I blog from daily… well, unstyled is best! My husband, 4 year old and I live in a tiny home (484 square foot studio), so where I blog from is the study/office-cum-living space-cum-kitchen-cum-dining and 5 feet from our sleeping area…

My outdoor lounge double-acting as my lounge in our tiny studio

My outdoor lounge double-acting as my lounge in our tiny studio

I’m all about:

beauty

but it has to be coupled with

comfort

… so it’s either our small lounge (yes folks, that’s our one and only lounge) or my desk chair, which is a sink-into chair.

This small settee used to be my porch lounge, but this is the only more-than-one-seater that fits into this small place, so I swapped out the floral seats for 2 seats from my actual lounge set (now in storage). The seats are so comfortable. And the cushions make the otherwise hard back an easy sink-into. I don’t like over-pillowed lounges, but this is perfect: no more pillows.

The living and study area in our tiny studio

The living and study area in our tiny studio

I normally stretch out the length of the lounge. From this position, I can pick up a glass of water or wine from the dining table to my left, in front of me is the TV and my husband’s chair where he surfs and watches TV. Hannah’s desk is also to the front right of me, so she plays and does craft there… and the small rug space in front of the lounge means I can be there while she plays too.

Two feet in front of the lounge is my desk/office area, which is the “other” blogging spot for me.

All my home office and filing cabinet squeezed into a secretaire and meatsafe

All my home office and filing cabinet squeezed into a secretaire and meatsafe

I love these small, perfect looking designer chairs, but I don’t like working on the laptop for hours perched uncomfortably on them. My vintage $50 eBay purchase suits my needs much better, offering better bum-comfort and great arms for reading, for musing and for writing.

The white meatsafe holds my files, my books… and the mahogany bureau holds my boxes, my books, my curios, cards and pens.

60% of my craft supplies tucked into yellow linen boxes in my secretaire shelves

60% of my craft supplies tucked into yellow linen boxes in my secretaire shelves

So, where do you blog?

Make sure you go to Censational Girl‘s Where do you Blog From Link Party page and see where other bloggers write their entries!

28 September 2010

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8 Comments

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    Jessie

    18 September 2010

    Your place is so colorful! Currently I am blogging from my dining room table,…which is in my living room! My dining room is being used to store boxes because we are moving soon. As long as I have a comfy chair and my MAC I am happy. :)

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    drey

    27 September 2010

    Hi Jess :)Yes my place is colourful, not really by design actually, more out of necessity for this period of our lives. :)

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    ashley

    27 September 2010

    LOVE your blog space. Beautiful! Will have to post about this soon too ;)

  4. Reply

    eddieross

    27 September 2010

    We love your little blog/living space!E+J

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    drey

    27 September 2010

    ashley: thank you :) it's such a humble place, but it's funny how the smallest homes can truly become a haven once you surround it with the things you love and think carefully about furniture placement! :)eddie and jaithan: thanks!!! i do love your visits and am constantly inspired by you guys to live life to the fullest, even in a small shoebox!

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    Sanity Fair

    28 September 2010

    Thanks for the fun tour! I especially love the dropfront!-SF

  7. Reply

    drey

    11 October 2010

    Sanity Fair: Yes I love it too… I want another one ;)

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    Erika

    11 March 2015

    What kind of markers were used? Would they be easy to paint over after? I know some are impsosible to remove if you want to change at some point.

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