Apartment Therapy came to me asking if they could feature my workspace on their site. The thing of it is, I don’t have a workspace. I work everywhere. All I need is a laptop and sometimes some liquor. I will get back to them though because I like their site. I’ll most likely present them with photos of my outdoor living space, where I sometimes find myself writing. On a sectional. It’s very nautical in theme, though. Perhaps best to feature in spring or summer. Somehow a "cruise wear" of a workspace doesn’t really work anywhere aside from a J.Crew catalogue.
As for the great indoors, I need a new living room. Actually, my living room is more of a family room. It’s where we collapse to watch TV, where Elmo takes up all the space with his big flapping trap, ad where the bean sprouts fight over Legos on the floor. It’s the heart of our home, except it looks like a pockmarked ass. That said, we’re updating it, purchasing whatever’s needed to make our heart beat once again. Sofas, chairs, ottomans.
Hopefully these will be the "before" photos of our living room:
The key is, any sofa needs to pass Phil’s collapse test. That is, he needs to be able to fall into a sofa and remain there comfortably through a LOST marathon. While it needs to be functional, it also needs some major prettying up. I tend to gravitate toward upholstered pieces, blending a rich assortment of patterns. I also gravitate toward lady-like living: slipper chairs, chesterfield linen sofas. But one must be practical here. I need safeguarding. Child-friendly. The focal point of the room is definitely the TV, and I realize I might want to consider a more comely alternative for the storage of the sprouts’ toys than A CAGE. I know a U-shaped conversational space is preferable, but I don’t know which pieces to buy. Help and input would be good now. So you know what we’re dealing with here, I figure photos might help.
My apartment in NYC, so you have a sense of my style (and yes, I miss Linus):