A Chapel

In the heart of the woods in Birmingham you might find a chapel. 

It's private, unassuming, and in my opinion- perfect.

One of my relatives commissioned the incredibly talented architect, Bill Ingram, to design a quaint chapel tucked in the woods behind their house.

It's simply a quiet retreat. Where you can go to have alone time, pray, or just to be still

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On Bill Ingram's website there's a wonderful statement about the art of restraint. I think it's quite fitting for this chapel, this architect, and this blog post... so here is an excerpt: 

"It seems that, somewhere along the way, ours has become a cluttered world.  

We inhabit cluttered spaces.

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And, in many ways, our thinking reflects that environment with noise - with gadgetry and ornament.  

And the spaces we fill are distracting. 
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We seek balance in our lives with things

But... balance is found in the art of restraint. 
 
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By definition, elegance is the height of art. Elegance and opulence must never be confused - for one chokes the sensuality from the other.  
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When a space is in harmony it resonates.

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It beckons peace. 

Creates romance. 

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 It gives quiet drama to our living.

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 It enhances our spirit."


Well said, Bill.

Here's to finding a space in your home that brings you peace. 


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pictures from me; quote from Bill Ingram Architect website