If this title hooked you, then chances are you’re a fan of a good Nancy Meyers aesthetic like me. What’s not to love above the Hamptons beach house in Something’s Gotta Give, or the California ranch in It’s Complicated, and let’s not forget Amanda and Iris’ homes in The Holiday. I could go on and on. I have watched these movies over a dozen times each. And since I binge-watched all my favorite Nancy Meyers movies over the break, it inspired me to refresh my office space.
Her interiors are timeless and cozy, with a mix of old and new. I swear, every time, something else catches my eye, setting off a Pinterest alarm. Each home feels like a well-developed character, and the pieces feel purposefully placed to tell a story. With just a glance, you start to imagine the life it has seen and the people who live there. Her interiors come to life in a way that no other storyteller can when it comes to film.
I’m not saying I have her incredible sense of style, but I always aspire to create spaces in my writing and in real life that feel alive. As many of you know, this room was my dining room. With that being said, it’s a cozy little space. I didn’t have much extra room for an “official” desk, so I decided to make it all feel cohesive. The white desk matches the white sofa, and typically, I’m a big contrast person, but not here. Also, the open bottom gives your eyes a place to go. It would have closed off the space if I had opted for a wooden desk or something with drawers. I also would like to paint the walls a soft gray-blue, so keeping the colors cohesive gives me more options. Plus, I have enough rattan and wood accents, hence my NEW CHAIR!
My built-is hosts some of my favorite fiction and non-fiction reads and a few plants. I use the LED taper candles every single day. It brings a coziness to a winter’s day unlike anything else. My white slipcover sofa is from Wayfair. I’ve had it for six years, and it still looks perfect. You can shop my house HERE.
My rattan pendant and linen curtains still feel timeless. The woven poufs were inexpensive but such an asset to the space. We use them as extra seating, a place to put a book and coffee, or just a place to rest our feet.
All of the desk accessories were hand-picked and mixed with pieces I love. I made the paper mache bowls, and the terracotta pot that holds brushes and pens was my mother’s.
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