The Playbook for Crafting a Zen-like Retreat
December 3, 2016
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If you have ever had a freakishly large room filled with dead corners then you will completely relate to this post. I suffer from Large Room Syndrome at my own home and the solution is simple – break that awkward party up. By creating mini areas within the space, interior designer Jaclyn Joslin of Coveted Home along with her sister, Amanda Steiner, crafted the perfect zen-like retreat for clients.
Jaclyn Joslin of Coveted Home was hired to transform this Kansas City living space into a zen-like retreat for the homeowners. A large space, the homeowners hoped for a welcoming place that they could entertain in with a soothing spot for their daily meditation, all the while serving as a comfortable space for all members of the family (including a teenage daughter and two dogs).
 With the help of her sister, Portland based interior designer Amanda Steiner, Jaclyn started by addressing the floor plan. The room features two large columns in the center of the room, which broke up the flow of the room, leaving it feeling choppy and made furniture placement a challenge. And due to the sheer size of the room, she wanted to ensure there was no dead space.
 Jaclyn thoughtfully created four mini spaces within the room: an inviting entry, a comfortable living room watching movies and lounging, a sitting area by the fireplace for their morning coffee and the newspaper, and a meditation area for their daily practice.
 Jaclyn furnished the space with an eclectic mix of high and low pieces, including pieces from her store Coveted Home and Coveted Home Flea, Target, West Elm, CB2, a gorgeous yellow brushstroke lamp from Jana Bek, and vintage Moroccan rugs.
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