Chapelle Ardente: My Writing Space

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When we got our house a year ago, the first room I painted was my writing room. I chose black, of course (Behr’s Broadway). Nicknamed Chapelle Ardente, this room is where I escape to light candles and research the paranormal, filling the pages of my commonplace book. Or, I’ll sit in my chair on a weekend morning with coffee and a spooky short story (usually from this series or this collection or this collection). Or, I’ll hide in here when I need an introverted moment of decompression (which is daily).

I really enjoy seeing the spaces people create in and when Kira Butler shared her writing space, I was inspired to share my own. The following images are grainy pictures from my phone, but they nonetheless capture where I work on this blog (dissertation and more). It is still a work in progress, but I like a project. Enjoy!

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The main reason I made this room my own: it came with book shelves (although I need more).

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My favorite corner (the reading nook) is adorned with work from Memorial Stitches and Death Follows.

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A holy water station just in case the demons escape my books.

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I really love this print of a decapitated ghost.

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I found this branch of acorns last fall and hung them in my window. According to folklore, they protect the house from being struck by lightening.

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Diamond Joe (a.k.a. Keke, Kitty Kitty Boo Boo) sits on the reading chair more than me.

2 thoughts on “Chapelle Ardente: My Writing Space

  1. holy shit, i’m going to repaint my house but i never thought of black ! i need to paint my bedroom and writing space. but holy shit your writing room is amazing!!!! i want to decorate and give my house a look of its own but need inspiration so posts like this are amazing. love always!

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