The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.—Maya Angelou

Welcome to my new office. Late July I pulled furniture out of a tiny storage unit where it had been living for nearly a year and moved into this space.

You may recall seeing photos of my former office in August 2018. I went fully virtual with my therapy practice when the pandemic hit, so I reluctantly moved out in August 2020. I was sad to let it go.

As things began to look “normal” again, I searched high and low for another charming space close to home. I love crown molding, high ceilings, and lots of natural light which can be hard to find in DC’s modern office buildings.

This one has all that plus a closet and wood floors. Practical and pretty! It’s also nestled next to Emissary cafe which serves the best matcha lattes and avocado toasts. Oh, and it’s a four-minute commute.

All the furniture from my former space fit seamlessly. I only needed to purchase a bookshelf {shown below} as my first space had built ins. My life is overflowing with books, so I needed to give these a proper resting spot.

To make the space as cozy and welcoming as possible, I filled it with a variety of soft textures in light hues, plants, flowers, faux fur throws and pillows, an assortment of herbal and caffeinated tea to be sipped in compostable cups, mints, shelves filled with color-coded books, billowy curtains, a sparkly chandelier, and mirrored furniture to reflect light.

Creating a sacred space that calms, nourishes, and offers room for contemplation has always been my goal with the yoga studios, therapy offices, and even my home.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual tour and are encouraged to grab a book, sip tea, and exhale! Bisous. x