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Peace on earth (AND IN YOUR HOME)

When December gets hectic, a zone of your own is the best escape.

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PINK PARADISE

“For me, relaxation means warm, sunny colors,” says Tara Suydam (@taracottas­unrise), like the ones in the rainbow she painted in her Columbus, OH, crafts room. It’s basically impossible not to decompress in a wicker egg chair that’s nearly 3 feet deep (from Target) and surrounded by nubby blankets and pillows. “I’m 6 feet tall and I’ve taken naps here,” she says.

hide in plain sight

Santa’s helper needs a place to check lists...and enjoy morning coffee. That would be Tiffany DeLangie (@prettyreal­blog), who commandeer­ed an empty corner in the family room of her house in Raleigh, NC. She built the table by nailing 3/8-inch round dowels to a stiff fiber tube and attaching a pine-edge round top with wood glue; the leatherett­e chairs are from Apt2B. “When my family’s watching TV,” she says, “having my own space means I’m there but not there.”

say “spaaaaaa”

It’s a bathroom fantasy come true, on a budget. “I searched for sales and chose simple, sophistica­ted finishes to create a space for me, even if my boys do end up in the tub!” says Kim Bui (@xomyhome), who lives in Tampa, FL. She snagged the slipper soaking tub for $649 at The Home Depot. Shiplap-style walls painted Pure White by SherwinWil­liams and pale wood-look porcelain tile from Floor & Decor enhance the clean, minimalist appeal.

sound of silence

The light that pours into the sunroom of blogger Camille Lai (@houseof.lais) in Orlando,

FL, is a mood changer all right, “though what I love most is how quiet it gets when I close the glass doors to the rest of the house. There are six of us and a dog in 1,200 square feet.” A cushy Castlery sectional is total sprawl-out temptation. Add a big lumbar pillow (from CB2) plus an episode of Property Brothers: Forever Home and…bliss.

WFH (WoRK fRoM HAVen)

“When you create an office you truly love, a workday can feel like a getaway,” says Laurel Harry (@thehouseth­atDIYbuilt) of Kaysville, UT. Her husband made the cabinetry (with caning stapled on the doors) and butcher-block desktop, and she brought in scallop-patterned wallpaper from Livette’s, copper piping spray-painted gold, and a carved wood chair from World Market. “This is where I work on holiday cards,” she says, “and having my plant babies around me is soothing.”

the best nest

As a mom of five kids ages 6 to 12, Charlotte Smith (@atcharlott­eshouse) of Fairfield, CT, counts on this bedroom nook for downtime. “It helps that there’s a lock on the door!” she says. Charlotte gave it treetop vibes by painting the walls and the thrifted cabinet the same green hue (Matcha Latte by Clare). The tweedy Ralph Lauren chaise, a Facebook Marketplac­e find, is her go-to sanctuary for cuddling up with a book.

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Sconces from Kichler Lighting fancy up a desk.
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The fluffier, the better! The pillow and rug are from HomeGoods, and the throw is from Anthropolo­gie.

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