a peaceful space is in us, it surrounds us and it nurtures us

“Short moments, many times.” — Old Tibetan Wisdom

With a few modifications to the character of a space, we can create a place of centering that beckons us to take refuge in the quiet recesses of our mind. When we enter a peaceful space, we are reminded to center ourselves and become increasingly mindful of our thoughts, our actions and our being.

Diane Pruitt

We have a room for everything – eating, sleeping, watching TV – but we have no room for mindfulness. I recommend we set up a small room in our homes . . . where we can be alone and practice just breathing. That little room should be regarded as an Embassy of the Kingdom of Peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh

from "Peace is Every Step"

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Why a Peaceful Space?


To minimize distractions : To calm and quiet the mind : To remind us to stop and breathe

The Serenity Designer

A design consultancy focused on creating interior spaces in the home and office that evoke calm, simplicity and well-being. Serenity design supports health, well-being and the environment. 

From the Outside IN

“a peaceful space” is one approach to centering ourselves from the “outside in”, using the interior space as a trigger to calm and quiet the mind. It is very important for those of us working from home.

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“A delightfully designed home can be a refuge for relaxation, renewal, reflection and contemplation. Its comfort and its visual appeal are all important in nurturing your spirit.” 

Diane Pruitt

Owner and Designer

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