Formerly a home office, this small space is better suited for a reading lounge or meditation room. The walls have received a fresh coat of gray paint. Soothing art, furniture and accessories were brought in to create a relaxing atmosphere.
The best way to make your shed feel like a sanctuary and escape says Sherrod, is to target what you will use the shed for. "Regardless of what you are creating – whether it be an art studio, workshop, meditation, hobby room or garden retreat – having an idea of how you’ll use your space will help tremendously when creating a place to feel at home and decompress."
This is not your average pool house: The structure includes a meditation area and fire pit. Along the back side is a spa-like glass-tiled shower and changing room as well as an outdoor shower. The building's stone wall doubles as a climbing wall and features a waterfall that empties into the pool.
Giving the dining room a private, intimate feel, a screen separates it from the front door and hall. A built-in sideboard makes a helpful buffet space in the back and a delicate lantern adds to the meditative serenity of the design.
This living room's walls are painted a creamy beige hue to provide a serene backdrop for this meditative space. The furnishings are an eclectic mix of old and new, including a nineteenth century Buddha, a transitional beige armchair and an antique Oushak carpet.
Of all of the spaces in her home, Nikia needed her bedroom to be the most meditative and serene. Neutral and natural colors are the keys here, with blushing pink bedding from Coyuchi (https://www.coyuchi.com/) along with a pleasing combination of patterns from the wood, bedding and smooth glass tabletop. As Nikia explains it, the room, “ is a sacred place carved out of love and tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the world. It is where I start my day, clear my head, and snuggle up to sleep.”