A Bespoke Garden Studio – Perfect for Spiritual Exercise!

A Bespoke Garden Studio – Perfect for Spiritual Exercise!

Apropos garden studios can be utilized for all manner of purposes. Many people use them for work as they can be the ideal place from where to run a business from home (Atelier garden studios from Apropos can be fully equipped offices). Others prefer to use theirs as a tranquil haven, a place in which to escape the demands of work, family and general everyday life.

A Bespoke Garden Studio – Perfect for Spiritual Exercise!

Stunning architecture in glass

If a studio in your garden is something you are thinking of investing in (they can add value to your home), the bespoke structure you’ll get from us will be unique. At Apropos we don’t ‘do’ standard designs. For residential clients across the country (and even some commercial ones) our approach to creating unique garden area studios is the same one we adopt when designing and installing other aluminum and glass structures, such as:

  • Kitchen extensions
  • Dining rooms
  • Living rooms
  • Bespoke conservatories
  • Lean to conservatories
  • Orangeries
  • Pool houses
  • Glass verandas (some with glazed canopies), and
  • Glasshouses

Additional, integrated features, such as roof lights, sliding doors, electrically-controlled ventilation and even self-cleaning glass can also be part of an overall design, a design that you heavily influence: you can be involved in the design process throughout, if you wish, to ensure you get exactly the garden studio you want, and nothing less. Or, alternatively, you can leave the entire design process to us, and then simply wait for the ‘ta-dah!’ the moment, when your studio is complete.

A studio that’s ‘fit’ for purpose

Some of our clients use their Apropos conservatory or garden studio as a dedicated fitness room. Because there are no size limitations, equipment such as treadmills, cross-trainers, rowing machines, and weight benches can be accommodated easily. And it is not only the body that can be exercised therein.

Great as meditation rooms too

Long gone are the days when meditation was only practiced by people in Taoist China and Buddhist India. Back then (during the 5th and 6th centuries BC) respected elders would teach others how to self-induce a mode of consciousness, to achieve a sense of inner peace, or to realize some other spiritual or physical benefit.

It was not until the 1960s that meditation arrived in Britain and the USA. But, even then, only the most ardent Flower Power counterculture enthusiasts habitually practiced meditation; it had yet to truly ‘find a home’ in British suburbia!

Let home improvement enhance self-improvement

Now, meditation is enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life. One of its biggest advantages, of course, is that it is free. But the problem so many practitioners have is finding the perfect environment in which to still their minds while simultaneously delving deep inside themselves to discover their ‘inner Buddha’.

With all this, meditation enthusiasts everywhere are simply getting out of practice: the heart, the soul and the mind are willing, but finding the ideal place at home to enjoy an hour’s meditation is proving increasingly difficult (as our lives become busier and busier).

If this is you, and converting a spare bedroom or your garage into a meditation room at your property is simply not an option, but you badly miss meditating regularly, why not do what numerous other people across Britain are doing, and invest in an Apropos garden studio?

Create a French Style Decor for Your Bedroom

Create a French Style Decor for Your Bedroom

French style is very popular in interior decor; it brings a sense of comfort and luxury in a room. Inspired by the royal court of the Kings and Queens of France, French style puts antique, rustic and floral details together to add elegance and aesthetics to your home. Decorating your bedroom in the French style doesn’t require much time and the spend will mainly depend on what accessories you are willing to reuse and on how French you would like your interior to be. Although there are many ways to create a French-themed decor, below are the key features in French-style decorating, providing you with ideas to work with.

Create a French Style Decor for Your Bedroom

 

Colour Themes

There are two schools of thought regarding French-style color themes. Classic French-themed decor usually features a predominance of light shades such as pale cornflower blue, soft pink as well as various shades of cream, such as gold and pale yellow. Alternatively, a French country-style relies more on colors close to mustard, terra cotta and also bright primary colors. There are a variety of color palettes that suit French decor, so you should consider the one you like the most – either a classic French looking theme or French country designs – then choose the furniture and accessories to work with.

Furniture

Once you have chosen the best colors and designs for your decor theme, you need to bring warmth and style to your room by choosing the right furniture. The most imposing pieces of furniture such as the bed, the wardrobe and chairs must evoke the French feel. When it comes to French designs there is a number of French furniture options and variety of styles you can choose from. You go shabby chic by choosing refurbished vintage pieces or Parisian bohemian by working with an eclectic mix of furnishing and designed objects. You can also choose to go classic and furnish your bedroom with rococo furniture and French antiques.

The Bed

As the most imposing pieces of furniture in your bedroom, bed frames and the headboards shouldn’t be neglected. Draw attention to your bed by choosing the type of bed that will perfectly match the French style you would like to create. For a classic or shabby chic look, a canopy bed with four posters will work wonders. For a Parisian bohemian look a wrought iron bed frame with an ornate headboard will create a great effect and if you prefer to bring a more country style to your bedroom you should go for a wooden bed frame complemented by an upholstered headboard.

The Door

Your French decor wouldn’t be entirely French without an ornate door standing out. The door is a very important feature in French decorating. This is the first thing people see when they come into your bedroom and its design should evoke the French decoration you have chosen for the inside. You have lots of options for creating a French door for your bedroom entrance. Decorated door frames are a must, but you can also go for a folding door depending on your preceding decorating choices.

Accessories

Accessories will take your décor to the next level and complete the overall look of your bedroom. Here again, there are so many options to choose from and you can decide to work around artwork by placing paintings, portraits, and frames on your walls. Consider street scenes of Paris, faux-French impressionism or even royal portraits. Good ideas to increase the French feel of your bedroom include bold floral additions, ornate mirrors, decorated pottery, ceramics and anything that adds a French accent and coordinates with the colors you have chosen for your bedroom.