happy spots

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a few happy spots i’m loving on this thursday.  thursdays are always my most tired day.  what about you?  naturally, i’m dreaming of a space to cozy up in with a book or a movie or just the cat.

01 / this small melbourne apartment, seen on the design files, has me swooning.  especially the daybed with the beautiful artwork above and the great light fixture.  rainy day heaven!

02 / sfgirl by bay’s little closet like nook.  nooks make great happy spots + when you can mix functionality (storing clothing) with a little relaxation (bench to sit upon whilst you take off your fabulous sparkly heels) well, that just can’t be beat.

03 / it doesn’t take much to make a loungy happy spot.  a few sanded down pallets, a mattress from ikea, and some great textiles and you are set.  wouldn’t this particular spot be great for people watching?  i’d love to watch all the life living below.

have you seen any fabulous nooks or happy spots lately? 

more happy spots here.

images : the design files / sf girl by bay / looks like white


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01 / a super simple daybed (this one is actually in a garden)

02 / a chair wildly surrounded by scattered greens and stacks of books

03 / a hanging daybed in a sea of white

it’s been awhile since i’ve done a happy spots post.  while i like to have entire rooms that make me happy i find it much easier to start by making spots, nooks, corners, and areas just as i like them.  focusing on smaller spaces is much more doable for me and i find that i then sometimes come up with bigger ideas based upon one little spot.

i’d be super happy to hang out in any of these spots on a regular basis.

what spot would make you most happy this week?

images: design sponge / tokokaelo /lauren conrad


a happy spot in my home


you all know i love sharing happy spots.  so today, i thought i’d share a favorite happy (and updated) spot in my home.  i love cozying up with a book and a cup of tea or taking a few minutes to write here.


i’ve added this gorgeous area rug from medallion rugs.  which really sets the space.  to say i love this area rug is a bit of an understatement.  it is beyond gorgeous, isn’t it?  the pattern, the color and the texture is textile heaven.  yeah, i pretty much like to sit and stare at it.


besides the area rug,  one of my other favorite pieces in this little spot is the floor lamp from land of nod.  the tree stumps were made by a local artist, the bench is thrifted, the chairs i found in someone’s trash (yes, really) and the map is an old map of the london train stations, which is special to me.


sometimes you just have to make your own little happy spot in your home.


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i’m dreaming of outdoor happy spots this week.  likely, because it is the first week back in routine.

as far as i’m concerned each space is equally appealing to me.  the first gets me because it’s bohemian and pink…as you in, you can see a pink reflection in the pool pink.  however, i’m always one to find shade so i’d probably say #2 would be my pick.  and is see it is right next to the ocean.   so yes, #2 with a book please.

what about you?  which outdoor space would be your happy spot?

speaking of outdoor happy spots…i’m hoping to share photos of my outdoor space next week.

images : anna gilar / pinterest / indoors outdoors


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01 / a bathroom with a fireplace.  let’s swoon over the old tub with a modern fixture.  i’d happily relax that chandelier on dim.

02 / a cubby that looks like your climbing out the window into a mountainous scene.  move over baby + make room for me.

03 / books to the ceiling.  and we are talking high ceilings.  i’m going to have this in my one day, some day house.

what spot would make you most happy this week?

images : family living / design files / shiny squirrel

Trina McNeilly

Trina McNeilly is a writer and founder of La La Lovely, where she has been blogging for nearly a decade. With an eye for beauty, Trina finds inspiration in styled spaces, other times in the broken places and everywhere in between. Through soulful writing in the voice of a trusted friend she shares her finds and all about being found.


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