Do you have that precious place, that cozy corner, that solitary space in your home where you know you can always go to just...breathe? Well this is mine <3
It is where I get gussied up, where I dress down, where I can jot down my thoughts, and sometimes where I get lost in them. My space is, for the most part, only mine (every now and then the Reading Guy will use it as a computer charging station), and it is always, always a soft place to land.
My desk is actually a made-over garage sale find, my mother's garage sale, that is--so you know it was a steal! In its previous life it was covered in a cherrywood stain, which of course did not last long in my house :oP A bit of sanding and a few coats of antique white paint later and it was as though it had belonged in this little corner all along.
Aside from the desk itself, my little space is also home to my very favorite piece of art that we own. It is an oil painting of a Parisian landscape, complete with Eiffel Tower and strolling lovers. This little treasure was a gift from the Reading Guy's darling grandmother who happened to have picked up the painting while on a romantic stroll herself through Montmartre in 1971. Paris is undoubtedly one of my favorite places in all of the world and nothing is lovelier than getting to visit it everyday!
My vanity bench is a recent addition to my small space and I made it myself...from scratch. I used scrap wood to construct a box with a removable lid, then I tufted the seat cushion and upholstered the lower portion of the bench with an upholstery fabric in a creamy-dreamy white (only $20 and I had extra fabric). Custom creation, perfectly plush, eye-catchingly elegant and--wait for it--it has a HUGE storage compartment under that sinfully soft seat! Sigh...
I equally appreciate having a place to sit down and write a note to that special someone or sketch out a crazy makeover idea. I like to think that if I actually see the stationery and drawing materials, I will be all the more apt to putting them to proper use ;o)
I also love myself a sweet scent; all the more so if it is within easy reach and in plain sight! Christian Dior is known to have said that a woman's perfume can tell more about her than her handwriting. What do you think?
Having a designated destination for the jewelry I am too lazy to put in its proper place straight away is quite handy and I hardly ever have to wonder where exactly I left my wedding ring--not that that has ever happened :oP
I hope that you have your very own little soft place to land, one that soothes your soul and mends your mind simply by being there just when you need it <3
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