Creating Nests in Unexpected Places

When you create nests in your house, they do not always have to be at a bedroom, either around a comfy couch or somewhere you would naturally flake out. The natural human instinct to carve nests into our environment extends to anyplace in your house. Take a look at these examples of how designers and homeowners are creating nests in unexpected spaces.

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Tracy Stone AIA

A toilet is the best space to create a nest. Sinking a bathtub into the ground instead of the normal raised height allows the occupant to soak safely enclosed and surrounded while maintaining a vista through the window and round the room.

Hufft Projects

This bath supplies a different kind of nest with large sides, three walls surrounding the space tightly and a gorgeous vista out floor-to-ceiling windows. The large tub sides allow the bather to feel enclosed and nested, while the vista allows her to feel like she is about the pinnacle of a hill.

Amy Renea

New homes do not typically have the same nooks and crannies that produce such ideal nests in houses. But, they often have slightly larger cutouts of spaces with lower ceiling heights. Small carved-out regions of space in contemporary homes are ideal opportunities for creating mini-rooms. This office space is surrounded on three sides, with a lower ceiling, even while maintaining a vista out the window an ideal nest!

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Hufft Projects

This house has a rectangular room with a lower ceiling. It’s the best size to place a dining table. See the vista out the window and round the area (one for each side of the desk) while the floating quarter wall makes a boundary to match the open side of the table.

Applegate Tran Interiors

Your furniture selection can help turn a large, lofty space into a cozy nest. The choice of a long, white curved sofa delineates the walkway out of the living room and leaves this little corner of the room feel cozy and safe.

Jane Kim Design

Kitchens are naturally cozy, warm family hubs so that it makes sense to provide them a nest sense to boost their coziness. The sloped ceiling gives this kitchen the sensation of intimacy and creates a vista across the room with all the angle of the slope. See more of the Tribeca loft

Mustard Seed Interiors

A sloped ceiling doesn’t have to be expansive and imposing. A small slope in an attic room creates the ideal nest for a guest double bed bed. A few personal details and also this nest actually feels like home.

Fabrizia Frezza Architecture & Interiors

Fabric is another excellent way to define the bounds of a nest. By lowering the ceiling with a swoop of light fabric, the space feels cozy and intimate without feeling bloated in.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Furniture placement can also make all of the difference in the way a room feels. In this kitchen, the majority of the appliances and cabinets are stationary and cannot be readily moved. But to create a nest-like environment, a simple metallic table is added to a side. The table offers additional counter and prep room, but also encloses the kitchen somewhat to create a nest-like space. The ceiling beam in this kitchen also helps delineate the kitchen from the rest of the house. This is a superb way to have a spacious living room without sacrificing nesting spaces.

Annette English

Today what type of nests will you produce in your house? Will you add a fabric canopy to your living room? Will you add string of outsized spindles to mimic a four-poster bed? Perhaps your change will be as straightforward as adding a desk to create a cozy, protected space bordered on three sides instead of two. If you’ve created nesting spaces in your house, please discuss a photograph below. I’d love to see it!

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