Blogging can be a lonely sport and however cosy working from home sounds, it’s not always my personal idyll. I find it essential to be inspired by London and all who live in her, and I love the balance of working from home with working in coffee shops (my two local favourites for ambience, coffee, nosh and friendliness are House Kitchen and Ginger & White). I also love working from my husband’s central London office too. Hey with a surname like Cinnamon, you can see that variety really is my (work)spice of life!
I’ve always wondered where my fellow bloggers work to see where all the wedding blogging magic happens, so I asked some of my wedding blogging buddies to give me (and that means you too of course) a sneak peak into their workspaces.
In case you’re wondering, that’s my home workspace in the picture at the top of the page. You can read more about it (and see more images from my home) right here.
I’d like to add that this piece isn’t about pinterest-worthy workspaces, it’s about the realities of blogging and being aware that blogging magic happens in many different cosy, neat, noisy, messy, playful, minimalistic, and colourful environments.
Kat Williams’ (Rock N Roll Bride) workspace in Reading, UK
Kat Williams | www.rocknrollbride.com | describes her workspace:
I work in the spare bedroom of our two up/ two down house in Reading. I actually love working at home and although the business is growing, we don’t have any plans to move to fancy offices or anything like that! I love that I can literally roll out of bed and start working, I hate the idea of “wasting” the day commuting! We could do with more storage now we do all the online and subscription orders of the magazine from home (argh!) but in terms of where I do my day to day work, I’m pretty happy.
When you live WITH A BOY you obviously have to consider their feelings when it comes to decorating the space you co-habit (boo!) so although I have managed to wangle pink wallpaper in our kitchen and a few fun decor items downstairs, my office is where I’ve really gone to down on the COLOUR and fun. It’s a bit like a kid’s idea of what good decor is haha! It’s definitely not sophisticated but it makes me happy – after all I am staring at it for 8-10 hours a day. My favourite items are my rainbow candles, my Himalayan salt lamp and my vision board which sits right above my computer screen. I also have lots of plants on my desk and windowsill and some of my favourite knick-knacks that I’ve picked up on my travels.
The only thing I really don’t like about my workspace is my desk. Its too big and too dark. I’d really like to get a white one that would brighten the whole space up a bit I think. I just need to convince Gareth on that one. “Why would you buy a new desk when this one is perfectly functional?” is always his response. Oh boys!”.