The holidays are behind us, the guests have gone home. Winter has set in and the new year has begun. This is the perfect time to relax and spend some quality time -- by yourself. Jara Chambers of Glass Boat in Carytown has created a room that invites you to do just that.

A welcome respite. "The soft silhouettes of the furniture paired with the rich color and texture of the accessories give the room a warm feeling," Chambers says. There are piles of pillows and thick comforters on the bed; two leather chairs and a leather footstool are postitioned at its foot. The lighting also contributes to the room's warmth. "Ambient lighting is very important me," Chambers notes. "Accent candles and table lamps are a great way to set the tone."

Friends, family and days gone by. Filled with antique furniture and photos of family and friends, this space takes you back to another time, rich with memories.

"I am very comfortable in this room," Chambers says. "It has a feeling of nostalgia, of family. The heirloom marble-top table and mahogany chest remind me of my grandmother. The vintage photos and the cowboy on the wall create a feeling of connection to the past."

Worldly artifacts. The decor includes many objects from around the world, reminders of past travels and adventures. The Persian rugs, the Moroccan footstool and the Danish leather chairs combine to create a unique, worldly character.

Inviting solitude. "I have placed items around the room that allow me to unwind," Chambers notes. "The luxurious bedding and piles of pillows create a warm place to curl up and take a nap. This is a place to unwind, to disconnect." A deck of cards, leather-bound books, writing journals and coffee-table books can be picked up and enjoyed in a moment. This is a place of comfort, a place you can be alone, but still feel the warmth of family and friends.


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