Saturday, July 10, 2010
I kind of stumbled onto Catherine's blog, The Shiny Pebble, this past March. I liked her immediately! We shared a few laughs over something she carries in her handbag. I thought one thing when it was another. I'd tell you what it is, but it reveals to much about my age and, probably, the near-future stage of my life. (OK, ok . . . hint: A toddler wears these!) Enough of that (smile). Meet this Brazilian beauty now living in south Texas who writes about gardening and fashion, while also providing introductions to some amazing design talent:
Catherine at her desk. This is where she goes to escape the "noise."
"This is where I go after the whole family (including pets) and blog or just chat with my family in Brazil. I love my office because it is all mine."
Catherine says she loves having French doors that open to a little courtyard, where she had her husband install a fountain they had at their previous home.
"There is a baby gate that keeps everyone out -- kid, dogs, husband and cat. Although for this picture (below), the cat sneaked in while Steve took the shot. The office is tiny, but I love being surrounded by all of the interesting architectural features of the room," says Catherine.
Since she sneaks away at night to come here, Catherine thought it appropriate to share an evening glimpse inside her haven. In her previous home, she says had carved out a little bit of office space in the master bedroom. Having access to this extra room is "a real treat."
"I have lots of fun plans for this chamber, and will probably write a post on them when you publish these pictures."
The fireplace on the opposite wall is shared with the living room. It kept me toasty while I surfed the Web or paid bills or made my lists (the usual office stuff) this past winter.
Thank you, Catherine, for participating in this features series that shows where some of us go to retreat, read, talk to friends . . . a space we can call our own. Tomorrow, I will show Rhoda at Southern Hospitality's favorite spot -- at home!
Posted by My Galveston Cottage on Saturday, July 10, 2010