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Time for a Refresh... But Keep It Cozy.

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

I simply cannot help myself when I walk into a space and size it up. It's what I do naturally, which is probably one really good reason I became an interior designer. This is true even in my own home.

I'm sure we would all agree that if we had buckets of money and all the time in the world to source every bit of everything we see we would probably have the most amazing, tailored spaces. That's just not the case for most of us.

I also can get bored really easy which can make things expensive when you find yourself swapping out furniture and decor every so often.

Sometimes a new perspective is necessary as it helps the mind and body. The same can be said for our personal spaces. What's the one room you gravitate the most to, the one place that is meant to soothe you from the neverending day or week?

Trying to create that space can be a bit tricky but there a few things I've learned over the years as to what makes me calm and I thought I could share them with you.

My favorite spaces tend to have that nook-like feel. You know, the type that is a bit closed in, kind of like a fort, smaller in scale and a bit closed in. This is weird for me being that I am slightly claustrophobic but nonetheless I feel the most comfortable in smaller spaces. But what if you don't have a dedicated nook?