One of my aims in interior design would be to create small nests all around our home that invite us to flake out, settle in and nestle within our area. As Sarah Susanka so famously says,”In the exact same manner that music inspires us to particular feelings, space can perform the exact same thing.” I would like my spaces to invoke safety, warmth and security. I would like my spaces to be nests for all seasons.
Nests should make you feel little.
When humans feel small in an area, they feel comforted. Remember how it felt to stand next to your mom and hold her hand?
Tall pieces of furniture and vistas help create this feeling. A vista can be as simple as a window looking out to a garden or the opinion throughout the room. You are anchored while your view is enlarged.
Nests on your home don’t have to be resting areas. A workspace like this is sometimes a nest as well! Notice the tight walls and window vista in addition to the tall furniture piece.
The top nests are usually in tiny spaces.
A little space is an ideal location for a nest. People, like many animals, are attracted to small nooks they can curl up in to feel warm and safe. As opposed to seeing little, defined spaces as design difficulties, view them as perfect opportunities to get a nest.
Nests have personality.
A nest is only a little space with a view till you inject your personality to it. A simple chalkboard wall and personal art give this distance its own appeal.
Nests adopt you on three or more sides.
If you are creating a nest area in your home or garden, three sides will cause you to feel protected. Your vista ought to be a large open view, but the other 3 sides should cause you to feel embraced. Notice the curved wall and shrub canopy producing the nest within this area, together with the open water producing the vista.
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Angled ceilings are great opportunities for a nest.
When you have a low, angled wall, then you have a perfect place for a nest. Tucking a bathtub or bed to the area gives you the feeling of being protected while you rest or bathe.
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Nests can sometimes feel helpless.
If you are creating a nest which feels too cramped, just use a recurrent horizontal line to give the room width and weight. Notice the horizontal molding on the door, repeated in front of built inches and connected by the nesting tables.
Nests aren’t always predictable spaces.
This distance may not look like a nest at first glance, but there are many nesting fundamentals at work here.
First, the seats themselves create a nest; a comfy seat to sink into.
Secondly, the low-hanging light attracts the ceiling down and generates a more intimate space.
Third, the tall, high vistas give a feeling of looking up and out. It is the perfect small dining nest, although it’s in an open area.
Nests can be miniature.
Notice this classic nest-like space that is restricted on three sides (two walls and ceiling) with a vista through the window and round the room.
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A nest doesn’t always have to be a cramped area.
It is also possible to use furniture to create spaces which may appear too tight design-wise, but these spaces feel exactly right for cuddling up with a friend over coffee. The proximity of the furniture into the 3 partitions, as well as to the other individual, creates safety. Meanwhile vistas exist outside the window, in the room and up into the ceiling.
Of course, you could also literally create a nest for yourself by hanging amazing nest-like seats from an early tree in your backyard. You are surrounded on virtually every side with an amazing vista out the little peephole of the nest. Now THAT is creating a nest!
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