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.
Nestled in the undulating hills just 35 minutes from Gold Coast International Airport, Rosehill Estate is a magical 370-acre hideaway situated in the heart of Australia's Tweed River Valley. Drawing on the vitality and beauty of the land, the property includes a series of meditative spaces, rotundas and scenic walks amongst the manicured gardens, paddocks and forested hills.
As if this master bathroom isn't impressive enough, it has a shower and tub that look out onto a meditation garden. In turn, the space reinforces the connection between the home's interior and exterior.
The Zen garden outside this home gives the family a great space for relaxation. Inspired by an Asian garden, the bonsai trees, koi pond and Asian statues give the family the perfect spot for meditation.
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 homeowners, who are avid entertainers, wanted the ability to open and close the living space to serve mixed functions: large parties, meditation evenings and intimate movie nights for their family of four. The custom modular sofa accommodates each purpose; it's designed to have no backs facing toward guests, which allows for free-flowing interaction between spaces.
Landscape design firm Siol added a berm to create an intimate space for reflection and meditation in the backyard of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. A crane was used to lift a 15-year-old, drought-tolerant coastal live oak tree into the mounded area, which is lined with cedar shingles.
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."
Sleek black and white decor keeps this home office simple, meditative and comfortable. Floating shelves and a curved dresser take storage up and off the floor while a chic armchair offers an ideal space for brainstorming.
The steel and glass walls of this modern northern California home retract to open the spaces completely to the outdoors. Native plants surround the house and pool, which are ideally sited to take advantage of the home's hilltop location. Decoration is minimal, creating a space that's restful and meditative.
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.
Along the side of this home, a narrow outdoor space is turned into a haven of meditative calm. Geometric pavers are surrounded by pale stones and rambling vines, and a bench finds a peaceful home between two large planters with succulents.
Another wonderful feature of this French-themed home is a private patio area and fireplace that appears separate from its main gathering space. One can relax, take a breather or even meditate in this small, out-of-the-way area that is as beautifully apportioned as the rest of the home. Mark Scott and Associates designed the landscaping with a more secluded space in mind.