Ever since my first read of Jane Eyre, which opens with her seeking solitude by curling up with a book on a window seat, I've dreamed of having a similar spot in my home. A reading nook is an accessible escape.
No place is more famous for glassmaking than Murano. The Venetian island, home to glass artisans since the thirteenth century, is synonymous with quality that demands a premium price tag. Inspired by this beautiful Murano glass light fixture, here's a complete Classic Glam living room featuring a similar chandelier:
In Irving & Timothy's Oasis in the City, the couple's penchant for great Italian design is evident. They also really pull together a Dramatic Modern space that looks fresh and welcoming, all due to a big dose of orange. Want the look? Shop the room:
How do you add color to a rental without painting? That was the challenge this client posed to Lisa of Olive Juice Designs. She responded by creating an inviting living room, perfect for entertaining, without pulling out a single paintbrush.
You can technically meditate anywhere. I've meditated on my sofa, in my bed, in the conference room at the office, even on a city bus. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't like a cozy corner dedicated to my daily practice. Here's what my space for mental escape would include.