Layering in Happiness
It all started with a problem: 'Where the heck do I put this very well-loved recliner ???'' - that is apparently here to stay and takes up a surprising amount of space!
Answer: The empty area in the corner edged one side to the fridge and the other the dining table.
Next: Layer in happiness...
-Build character... The side table is a refurbished stool that my Mother’s father had handcrafted.
-Create purpose... With the addition of task lighting the space is now defined as a reading nook.
-Soften the look... The addition of varying textiles creates a sense of opulence and comfort. The faux cow hide breaks up the hard floor and continual darkness; while the faux cream sheepskin serves double duty to warm the brown leather and camouflage the well-worn chair arm.
-Embellish with colour... The existing colour palette of browns, creams and blues is reflected in the circular tray. The throw pillow in a pop of blue draws the eye in.
-Feng Shui the area... As this area relates to the prosperity zone displaying items that symbolically enhance the idea of wealth and reflect life dreams are ideal. Additions of a jade plant, also know as the money plant, and the inspirational wall canvas are reminders to this thinking.
-Personalize... The stool legs provide the perfect support to display a collection of soul-filled books unique to my interests.
This space has evolved over time with many hours rocking back and forth. That once ‘dreaded’ chair has found new love within me. I can honestly say this is now my ‘quiet, calm, reflective happy place’.