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.
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.
And, in many ways, our thinking reflects that environment with noise - with gadgetry and ornament.
We seek balance in our lives with things.
When a space is in harmony it resonates.
It beckons peace.
It gives quiet drama to our living.
It enhances our spirit."
Well said, Bill.
Here's to finding a space in your home that brings you peace.
pictures from me; quote from Bill Ingram Architect website