A Favorite Corner of My House
I fell in love with deep soaking tubs surrounded by windows on a trip to Maine. We stayed at a friend’s house who had one and the setup made the top of my wish list. I was fortunate to be able to renovate a dark, old-fashioned bathroom a few years later, putting wrap-around windows around a deep soaking tub.
The room is my in-house spa, a place of genuine rest and relaxation. In the winter I can be soaking in the tub watching a blizzard through the windows. In summer just watching the clouds from the tub can be meditative.
I read the other day that everyone needs to have a place in their home where they can create, feeling free to make a mess as they do so. I thought that this was inspiring advice.
I’d add that everyone needs a place in their home where they can make their own in-house spa, a place for genuine rest and relaxation. Just knowing it is there, if there is a need, is a calming thing. Reassuring.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).A Favorite Corner of My House,