Feels Like Home // Nooks and Crannies

Do you have a childhood memory of finding that one spot in your house to burrow into and feel safe and secure, breaking away from the rest of your family for a short time? 

Now that homes are being built with more open floor plans, many are lacking a places for adults and children to break away while still being connected. "These are places at the edges of the rooms, or in between the rooms. The window seats, the arched writing nook in the bedroom, and the cushioned bench in the entry." - Michaela Mahady in Welcoming Home. 

Reese Witherspoon's home in Ojai via  Elle Decor

Reese Witherspoon's home in Ojai via Elle Decor

You don't need a nook built in to your home to achieve this. You can carve out a small area of your home to be able to "crawl" into and look out from. 

Betsy Burnham via  Lonny

Betsy Burnham via Lonny

Just like children, adults need a place to break away and re-focus. Nooks and crannies aren't just for children. Hiding under the covers of our bed doesn't have to be the only place adults can feel secure and hidden. 

via  Michael Graydon  - Toronto, Canada

via Michael Graydon - Toronto, Canada

Mimi London via  Architectural Digest . Photo by  David O. Marlow

Mimi London via Architectural Digest. Photo by David O. Marlow

Do you remember the feeling of safety as a child while escaping to a special nook? Do you have one as an adult?