In a frenzied modern world, the concept of the home as a place of retreat and tranquility is increasingly seductive. Thus "Peaceful Spaces" is born, offering chic and accessible solutions with which to develop your spiritual sanctuary. "Peaceful Spaces" is not about creating a temple to minimalism; rather it is about building a personal oasis of calm-a place where you can escape from the clutter and consumerism of the outside world without rejecting the comforts that make a home into a haven. Inspiration is drawn from the spirituality of the East, combining Oriental simplicity with our basic human need to connect with the rhythms of the natuarl world. The first step is to clear space and banish clutter, throwing out the possessions that you no longer need. The next stage is to take the blank canvas you have created and to build on that using a soft colour palette, natural materials, and carefully chosen and positioned furnishings and accessories. "Peaceful Spaces" then presents inspirational ways in which to apply these basic tenets to the key areas of the modern home-spaces for living, eating, sleeping, bathing, and working, as well as spaces for enjoying the outdoors. Whether your home is a minimal urban loft or a relaxed, pared-down country retreat, this serene style creates spaces that are soothing rather than stark. Tranquility has never felt, or looked, so good.