Writing Space: Captain’s Cubby

Home Office - Captain's Cubby

This masculine writing space is from “A Fortress of One’s Own”, This Old House Magazine, issue May 2001

For a change of pace, I wanted to showcase a home office that might appeal to the male writers in our midst. This space has the cool colors that one might find on-board a ship with the bluish grey tones and natural woods. The desk is small and full of clutter, much as most home offices become in their regular state of use. What appealed to me the most was the insertion of a massive shelf unit that serves to turn this desk space into a private cubby. Not only is the author’s research materials close at hand, but the unit provides a measure of protection from distractions. It is the perfect place for the “captain” to plot a novel and sail full steam ahead into his next adventure.

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