1.21.2011

Finding Peace

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Something about this image makes me stop and stare. The neutral palette, the woodwork, that door, and of course the mix of modern and traditional are all things I adore. Oh, and lets not forget the the thick floor boards, just beautiful. The simplicity of the space makes me yearn for the simple things. I think this would be a perfect spot to catch up on some blogging and then grab a nice hot cup of tea and curl up with a good book.

I know I have been scarce from blog land and I have a few emails to answer also. I do apologize and hope to catch up on both very soon. I want to thank you all for your more than generous comments as of late. I read every one and they brighten my day. It seems with my desire for simplicity I become a chaotic mess. Thankfully I know this too shall pass and I will find my peace...

Worry never solves tomorrow's problems. It only robs today of its peace. 
 Matthew 6: 25-24

30 comments:

Kathysue said...

I agree this image makes me take pause also. Take a look at my black and white post today, It did the same thing to me, I just had to stop and stare at the images, Kathysue

Heather said...

This does look like such a peaceful and relaxing space. It looks like a great blogging chair too!

Andrea said...

Love that bible verse. I am going to post it on my bathroom mirror so I can start each day with it. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

My first reaction to the picture was simply this: "Ahh, how relaxing." I hope you have a relaxing and reinvigorating weekend, Paula!

eden lang said...

I love how wintery white it is outside the windows. something I can relate to. I think I might try a cup of hot chocolate today.

daninotes said...

LOVE the verse! That is exactly what I needed to read today. Love the pic too.

The Rigoloso's said...

Love the picture & the verse. Wish I could sit down & share a cup of tea with you!

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

you're right! it does look peaceful...but I would rather see sun and green than snow out of that window! Happy weekend!

rosa @ flutterflutter said...

I agree. That picture is amazing. I could live there. : )

Michelle @ Ten June said...

this space is really gorgeous.

i hope you have a fabulous, calm, relaxing weekend! my favorite saying when things get crazy: "this, too, shall pass."

xo

A Perfect Gray said...

Paula, I hope everything is going OK for you. I enjoy your blog very much and your essence really comes through. That is a gift.

Hang in through whatever 'messy' spots you're hitting right now. You have a lot of fans out here who are here for you.

all my best...donna

Wahzat Gayle said...

yeah this image is wonderful... oh to have my own office space that looks like that!

Hope you have a great weekend

Truly Smitten said...

that room by the window...wow, I'd love to sit an work in there...or just sit on that beautiful chair and think! Thank you for sharing the Matthews scripture...I've been doing a lot of worrying lately and it has only gotten me in more trouble...so this scripture brings my mind peace =)

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Gorgeous image. I need to save it to my files. Have a great weekend!

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
I had a lot of fun putting it together. I would love your feedback on it if you've got a spare minute.
x
Melissah

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

Love the bible verse! Don't let anything keep you from keeping it simple!

Cassie said...

Agree that you stop and take in every inch of this image. I can completely imagine it being home.
Thank you for once again finding inspiration and sharing it.
xx

YellowBirdDayBook said...

This does look so relaxing. I would love to add more white to my house, but it just isn't practical right now.

I always wonder about white plank floors and how often they need to be mopped. Anyone have any experience with those?

C. said...

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Full House said...

Paula, I know how you are feeling. I always have to give myself pep talks on why worrying and fear are no good:-)

Very pretty images. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Ashley said...

ohhhh yes please. this is beautiful!

Haven and Home said...

Thinking about you! I will be gone most of this week but would love to get coffee next week. Then it is onto Atlanta for our trip!

3 Peanuts said...

i love this image...I too am looking for both peace and organization too and finding just the right balance is always hard. Love that scripture verse.

classic • casual • home said...

I like it that the office seems like a retreat but close to the action. Floors are great, too.
Mary Ann

classic • casual • home said...

PS. Following you now. Have a great week.
Mary Ann

Flourishing Networks said...

yes..I love the office space.

Anna said...

That was my first thought upon seeing this image ... Ahhhh, love the palette.

And you are so right ... the neutral palette with the mix of modern and traditional is a homerun.

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

the colors are so calming. thanks for sharing.

shopgirl said...

This room is classically timeless- if I can say that? I completely agree with you Paula. It's just very serene.

Beautiful quote - be present - that's what I try to remember and do. Sometimes successfully, often times not. :-))

Hana said...

completely agree. we're all human though. and of course, i love the neutral palette. xo