In a recent article from Refinery 29 entitled “Why Home Care is the New Self-Care in 2020,” writer Cait Munro explores the idea of the “curation of one’s space as a form of self-care.” She references Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Natalia Amari, who poses the following questions: What in your physical space can you control? What in your physical space can you tweak to be even more supportive to you?
After a stressful day of work, meeting other’s needs, and the general hustle and bustle of life, having a space to rewind is an effective way to care for oneself.
Jessica Wilkerson, the Principal Interior Designer at O.P. Jenkins Furniture & Design, tells us about a self-care space that designer, Patricia Robbins, completed in 2019. Wilkerson shares that the goal of this project was to be a “feminine, airy retreat.” She says that textures like the custom velvet
window treatments and matching velvet pattern accent pillows are what make the room. Robbins also used a white sateen bedding and a decorative tape on the bench and windows to add more dimension to the bedroom. This was all inspired by a gray, sateen ribbon that the client had shared with the design team.
Wilkerson shares that Robbins brought the soft feel and muted color of the ribbon to life. This room also has an attached master bath that shares the soft and airy design elements of the bedroom. They wanted the same feminine lines to continue from bed to bath. This continuity of materials and details is Wilkerson’s favorite element of the design. She says that the repetition “is soothing and creates a
serene, relaxing space.”
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Self-Care Tips for Women
+ Get plenty of sleep.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, getting seven to nine hours each night is the magic number that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day.
+ Light some candles.
Smell is one of our most powerful senses. Scents can have positive effects on mood, stress reduction and sleep enhancement.
+ Breathe deeply and meditate.
Simply put, meditation is the practice of resting the mind.
+ Buy some fresh flowers.
Never doubt the little gestures. Recent behavioral studies suggest that flowers can reduce stress to create feelings of happiness.