Carving and Craving A Quiet Spot

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Sometimes you just crave a quiet spot to reflect in this hectic world, and although we humans are social animals it’s important to have some alone time. It can be just a corner…you don’t need a lot of space.

Room for reading and writing, and just about anyone can carve out a space that is just for you!

A comfy chair is a great way to start creating a “me” corner and just let everyone else know that it’s your private oasis. I often move my French chairs in the living room around to work or relax and all that is needed is a pillow and a throw.

A vintage alabaster light was moved in because with the rainy season I need more illumination when reading or writing notes.

This weeks flowers included some sweet Freesia in the prettiest pastel pink.

Making every moment special with a treasured pen that was a gift and is from Tiffany. The notebook is from Shabby Chic Couture and I picked that up while in London and reminds me of my travels.

A quiet spot in the living room on another day, and with minimal accessories it’s simple to create a space for napping and reading…

Everyone asks about my white tufted sofa which was a thrift store find from several years back and I had it recovered in sturdy white denim. It’s great for napping and I had a new cushion made that is stuffed with feather and down. Just pile on the blankets and pillows and make it cozy!

Set for a summer reading session with a glass of ice cold lemonade.

Just a few things have been moved and added, which took maybe 5 minutes. Easy breezy living…summer living.

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  1. I dream of napping in a space exactly as you created. Holy moley it's pretty and SO INVITING!

    You need to nap and tell us about your wonderful dreams you had while doing so. WOW, love it.

  2. I need a nap on that gorgeous sofa right now…..I'm so exhausted from staining all day! lol I love how you creative the most gorgeous vignettes with the simplest things, Janet. Always so simple, soft, and serene. I'm hoping to do the same thing with my little boho porch soon. πŸ˜‰

    xoxo laurie

  3. Simple Shabby Me says:

    Beautiful,always love seeing pics from your gorgeous home Janet xoxo

  4. Absolutely gorgeous and looks like the perfect place to relax!

  5. LOVE this!! Thank you for the inspiration. I am going to get started on a “corner of my own”

    1. Oh good…you deserve it!

  6. I love that white, hot pink,burgundy coverlet/ throw. Where did you purchase it from? That lamp is really cute too. Pink, pink, pink no matter what shade, it’s simple gorgeous!

    1. I got that several years ago from Target, but it’s probably no longer made. Thanks Susan!

  7. I adore this space. How does the white denim holding up. I am thinking about a Reupholstery of a fainting couch that I have had for about 20 years. Is it soft and comfy?

    1. Thanks Ann…it’s holding up very well and is as comfy as a soft pair of jeans! Can I ask where you found my post today? Thank you!