September 1, 2009
by Krista Watterworth
Stressful Lives Need Calmer Spaces
We’re all a ball of nerves these days. With this money crisis and overall uneasy state of affairs, a lingering sense of stress is a common perspective. Ah the days of wine and leisure are past! I find people asking for a calmer environment. A regular request these days from my clients is a zen peaceful feeling in their home. That’s why the article in the New York Times written by TIM McKEOUGH called “Creating an Oasis of Calm” really hit home. Architect Robert D. Henry talks about creating a space that enlivens the five senses.
So I remembered a bathroom I did for a hectic family in New Jersey. They are a growing family with a little one and another on the way. He is a doctor just starting his practice, and she has an in-home business. So I brought a peaceful oasis to their bathroom. Orange is the color of creativity and she has a bout of writer’s block. I used lots of bamboo and other natural materials, hand blown glass lighting, and a small water feature. I even put kanji symbols on the door that represent
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Resources: Benjamin Moore paint Pennies from Heaven, Stone Surfaces Breccia Orniciata Rosata marble countertop, Kohler Bateau Vessels sink and Stillness faucet, and Strasserwood natural maple cabinetry.
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