Today I would like to indulge my craving for a bit of peace and quiet at home – something that rarely occurs around here anymore. : ) Even if you, like me, have little ones running about, there are still ways to infuse a feeling of calm into the home. Let’s look at a few interiors, shall we?
A creamy palette set off with crisp, black accents is a great place to start. Somehow, if everything is in black and white and cream, your belongings feel more pulled-together, even when there is a bit of a mess.
I would love to add a bit of Lucite to my home, like the smoky gray desk chair above. Lucite feels modern and grownup, but it’s unbreakable: perfect for having around young kids!
Flowers and art books are always a meaningful addition to any space. I would love to have a peaceful little spot like this to just sit when I can steal a moment for myself. Candles, inspiring art + interior books, a pot of hot tea, a vase of fragrant flowers, maybe a strand of twinkle lights, ah…
I love the bedroom above, can you believe it’s on a houseboat? Wow, right? I would like to do a DIY version of the “silence” painting hung above the bed. The sheepskin beside the bed and flowing white curtains are great go-to touches for any bedroom.
More Lucite! I’ve had my eye on coffee tables like this for a while now. I have a feeling Bixby is only going to get more rambunctious for the next few years, and I’d love to have a table that’s chic yet also safe.
Moving on to the out of doors, how is this for peaceful? So simple to recreate, it looks like a basic futon covered in a pretty white quilt, but it’s the hefty lanterns and Moroccan tray table placed on the floor beside it that create the mood. And oh my, I’d give anything for a view like that!
I love this nook above because it’s so unbelievably simple. You could easily pick up a few Ikea sheepskins, and a basic white tablecloth and curtains, and voila! Hanging curtains outdoors is not done so often here, but I think it adds so much to the ambiance, don’t you? The rope detail is a nice touch.
So, what do you think? Any favorites from the images above? I’d love to hear what you think. xo Laura
(all images: Design Sponge)