Outdoors

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

   

  

  
    

Loving the new Garden Collections...

by Restoration Hardware.

Have you seen them?

All of these outdoor pieces have such great lines and simple frames.   Like I said- lovin' it... 

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Ummm... Wow

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Great looking loungers. And a beautiful fountain in the background too!
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Does the background of this picture remind anyone else of.... The Labyrinth? 

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Just to jog your memory, click here.  Such a strange movie :)

From Restoration Hardware to David Bowie... hmmm... Happy Monday?

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