Peace at Home: Simple Solutions for Serene Rooms

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Chronicle Books, Apr 1, 2003 - House & Home - 176 pages
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Peace at Home reveals the principles for creating truly relaxing rooms through beautiful photographs, inspiring wisdom from Eastern philosophies, and practical design advice. Taking readers through each room in the home, author Juliet Pegrum shares the basic design elements that combine to create harmony, simplicity, and ease. For example, in the bedroom, light and texture play essential parts. Pegrum illustrates how softness can be maximized through the use of natural fibers, bountiful pillows and cushions, and plush surfaces; and how light is dimmed or muted for a restful effect. In the living room, she shows how careful selection and placement of furnishings create a welcoming flow and a convivial ambiance. Warm and inspiring photographs of havens of all types speak to apartment dwellers and homeowners alike. For anyone who strives to create a soothing retreat from the outside world, Peace at Home shows the way.
 

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The world is a barrage of stress and anxiety, goes the premise of this New Age-y book on interior design, and the home is a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation and contemplation. Drawing on the ancient ... Read full review

Contents

introduction
11
materials
22
balance
31
LIVING ROOMS
37
organic forms
47
raw elements
56
nourishing spaces
62
BEDROOMS
79
fluidity
114
openness
121
LOFTS
129
structure
135
ordering chaos
142
outdoor spaces
148
calming water
154
inside outside
161

old and new
89
diffusion
97
simple storage
106
seclusion
169
acknowledgments
176
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About the author (2003)

Juliet Pegrum is a New York based designer who runs her own home furnishings company. A devotee of Tibetan Buddhism, she has spent much of her life in India, studying and teaching yoga and working to preserve the textile crafts of Rajasthan.

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