Let's Hear It for the Moms!

A mother’s work darn hard. It’s worth it, don’t get me wrong, but because we do work so hard, every mom deserves a place of her own in the home. Somewhere when the door’s shut, she’s the boss and she can relax and unwind a bit. So in honor of Mother’s Day, I’d like to celebrate the feminine sanctuary; the place where mom can go to recharge. 

Barbara Adkins/Country Living

Barbara Adkins/Country Living

I’m not very fond of the term man-cave, or it’s female equivalent, the she-shed, but sometimes, it just fits, as in this stunning outdoor she-shed artist’s studio cum home office and potting shed (above and below). It’s so inviting, especially with the fireplace that I fear if it were mine, my husband and children might never see me!

Barbara Adkins/ Country Living

Barbara Adkins/ Country Living

Most moms work today, and if mom works from home, she needs a dedicated space to shut the door for a little “mommy’s busy” quiet time. I love this two-tone home office, in what is a very tight space- not much bigger than a closet., but it has all the necessities including plenty of behind doors storage, so the tight space doesn’t become overwhelmed with all the accouterments that go with along with a hard working space. A mom-boss could definitely concentrate in here!

Vanessa Francis Design

Vanessa Francis Design

A craft room is one mom’s ultimate dream room, and another mom’s ultimate nightmare, but I’m fascinated by Martha Stewart’s Bedford, NY, crafts space. Tucked into an attic, it’s every bit as calming and pulled together as the real Martha. I want to open every drawer and zen-out at Martha’s meticulous organization. You know nothing is out of place.  

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

I am super happy to be remodeling my own closet, but I’ll still have to share it with my husband, and not that I don’t love him, but there certainly won’t be room for a dedicated shoe room. If this mom had a space like this, I’d sneak into it everyday, just to look at pretty things that make me happy.

Alice Lane Home

Alice Lane Home

Last, again, I am grateful beyond words to be renovating my master bath into a beautiful, functional retreat for my husband and I, but seeing a feminine bath like this does make my heart flutter. The vanity in front of the window would transform the chore of putting on make-up every morning into an act of joy. Alas, Mr & Mrs. bathrooms are not to be for me, or for most of us, but all moms need a bathroom where they can lock the door and take a nice, hot, bath.

Schumacher  

Schumacher  

Fellow mothers of america, I salute you on your day! And may you all have a sanctuary of your own in your home. 

Warmly,  

Beth