If you’ve been an avid Design Magnifique blog reader (my heartfelt thanks!), then you know I’ve been engaged in Olioboard‘s monthly Oliohop for the past two months. [In case you missed the posts, you may catch up here and here.] It’s been a successful endeavor and I decided to once again join in this magnificent collaboration of 15 talented designers [names and links below] to share our perspective on designing spaces for moms aka mom-spots.
Before I dive into my design idea of a mom-spot, let me share the following with you. I am a mom of three. There was never a time when my life wasn’t busy. Busy with children’s stuff: sporting activities, school organization stuff, birthday parties, etc. Busy with adult stuff: working fulltime, going to school fulltime, manning the house, etc. Although most rewarding, there’s no question that being a mom is a full-time activity; however, there are those occasions when you may encounter a
stressful hellish day. An escape-pod mom-spot is just necessary.
I think of my own mom-spot as a place to…..
DE-STRESS – REGROUP – ESCAPE
Almost equivalent to a staycation, your mom-spot ought to be a space to get away for you and you only. Just make sure that your selected space has a door [with a lock] where there’s no chance for anyone else to just enter. Therefore, your bedroom and bathroom don’t count because they [the CHILDREN] will always find you.
Here are my three must-haves for getting started once you’ve declared your ideal mom-spot:
- Start with a color story. I love all colors in the blue family because it’s reminiscent of peace, calm and tranquility.
- Add soft decorative lighting, which is ideal for a space where you just need a few minutes [before you blow].
- Don’t forget to add pillows in diverse textiles; i.e. prints, subtle bling, luxurious textures [queen of your castle]
My idea of a mom-spot is that it should bring you peace, serenity and revive you to tackle your world. You may see this dream board over at Olioboard where you’ll find additional information on each of the items that helped make this room an ideal mom-spot.
Hop on over to the other designers’ blogs participating in Olioboard’s Oliohop and see their spin on designing mom-spots. Be sure to leave them a friendly comment – I know they would appreciate it!