Quiet Space With Couch

Quiet Space With Couch

We all need time to think, read and/or write, to sketch or simply dream.  A quiet space within our home can be a refuge from hectic lives and too many electronic diversions.  That space doesn’t need to be a closed room with a heavy door, you may want to be close to the activity inside your home, just not in the middle of it all the time.

When planning a quiet or contemplative space, care should be taken to decide whether the room is going to focus inward, outward or both.  If there is an existing view, designing the size and placement of windows is critical.  An inwardly focused room might include a fireplace, an art wall or perhaps bookcases galore.

We sometimes include a reading nook in our designs which has a built-in window seat and a sidewall to lean up against. It is important to remember that one person’s contemplation may include Tolstoy while another’s is brandy and cigars.

In the summer, my back porch gives me a needed respite, and in the winter my quiet space is our kitchen at 5:30 in the morning.  This is the time before everyone wakes up that I use to daydream and write blogs.

Quite Space With Art Accent Lighting

Quiet Space With Art Accent Lighting

Library

Quiet Library

My Quiet Porch

My Quiet Porch

Quiet Home Office

Quiet Home Office

Quiet Sitting Room

Quiet Sitting Room

Quiet Sunroom (Except When the Piano is Playing)

Quiet Sunroom (Except When the Piano is Playing)

Photographer: Rob Karosis

By Published On: November 15th, 2019Categories: Miscellaneous0 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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