Welcome to “This Peaceful Home”

“Home interprets heaven. Home is heaven for beginners” – Charles Henry Parkhurst.

front door fallI hope you’ll join me as I explore “home” and the ways you can support your life goals with the environment you create in your home.

I’ve always believed the inner is reflected in the outer – that our state of mind can often be deduced simply by observing our outer environment. When we’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or overburdened, our environments can sometimes reflect it back to us with messy, disorganized spaces. And conversely, beautiful restful spaces suggest an ordered, calm mind.

I also believe we have the power to work backwards to calm and peace by overhauling our “now” space to create a supportive framework for “future” peace to settle in. Create a heaven in your home, and watch the changes happen!


Merry, Peaceful Christmas

Getting Ready

Merry Christmas!!

As the frantic whirlwind continues – at least for those of us who still have wrapping and preparations to do – here’s a helpful quote to try and keep things in balance:

“Just do your best to keep yourself in balance. One of the first things that causes Energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: “I’m going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that.”


Have a peaceful, joyful holiday!



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Paint Your Kitchen Countertops – With Chalkboard Paint

Paint Your

I’ve had a mostly hate relationship with my laminate kitchen counters since we moved here 4 years ago. The cupboards I painted almost right away, but the counters stayed. I couldn’t justify replacing them with a stone surface when the cupboards themselves will need replacing in the near-ish future.

And I did consider new laminate – but, as it’s not what I really want, it would be an unjustifiable expense. Especially when there are more pressing bathroom renos on the agenda.

So, what to do?
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Photo of the Day: Blue Bedroom

Blue London Bedroom

This serene bedroom, by Dyer Grimes Architects, is an exercise in minimalistic restraint. From the almost bare turquoise walls, to the linen slipcovered bench, the eye floats about the light-flooded space, ultimately drawn to the spectacular modern light fixture.

For a “steal this look” version of the room, visit Remodelista.