I'm a professional writer so I spend a fair amount of time working here, and I wanted to create a room that felt warm and comfortable, and where I could have some of my books at hand without making the space feel cluttered. The study is on the top floor of the house, where the previous owners did some work (took out the attic, installed a skylight, etc) that makes the space feel more open and modern than the rest of the house. It's It's a little bit funny to come to a space like this at the top of a very old house, but it makes for beautiful light in the room.
Looking in from the adjoining bedroom.
This is sort of a strange photo, but you can see the skylight and the height of the ceilings. I painted that mirror a few weeks ago--you may remember it from one of the recent "Open Sauce" posts.
These sheer white curtains were the finishing touch that the room needed. The ottoman under the window is there as a cat bench, in the theory that maybe if they could look out the window the cats wouldn't jump on my desk so much when I'm working. That theory is sometimes correct.
Tommy kindly demonstrates the cat bench.
My girlfriend made this quilt for me years ago, back when we first got together. Does it look like it's not hanging straight? Remember that this house is 200 years old--there are no straight lines or 90 degree angles in the whole place!
I painted this bookshelf to match the mirror.
My messy bulletin board.
Books, books, and more books.
Thanks for looking!