Naturally my favorite room in my house is the kitchen, but I also love the cozy little office nook where I do most of my writing. It’s next to the kitchen so I can still keep an eye on roasting meats and simmering stews, but it’s its own little universe. The sofa is black velvet, from ABC Carpet & Home, strewn with velvet pillows from Kevin O’Brien. And I rest my running-weary feet on a Moroccan leather pouf from Jonathan Adler.

Next to the sofa there’s a vintage table inherited from my Aunt Sandy, piled with magazines and books for those moments when I need something to pull me out of writer’s block. The selection shifts but right now I’m in the middle of Fleishman Is In Trouble and it makes it hard to work when I want to read!