The essential list of Diva Den Requirements is not that long. Besides a chaise to linger on, one needs LIGHT. I am a huge fan of natural light.
I always feel happier when in it.
In my Diva Den I am planning a skylight above my chaise so I can dream in the sunlight and gaze at the stars at night.
I also want some French doors leading out to a glorious patio. That is filled with potted plants and citrus trees – a walled garden of delights. With a table and chairs to drink or lunch at.
There is nothing more divalicious than eating outdoors on a good weather day.
Takes me back to my inner child. We had this wonderful house that was full of light and windows, with a huge veranda. Flooded with light. Many meals of happiness with heaped trays food. (did I mention that my mom designed and decorated the house & was a Diva Divine of homemaking and entertaining?) I digress, although I am delighted to trail down memory lane in pursuit of my Den of Diva Deliciousness.
Besides natural light, I believe a room to dream in, needs a big ass chandelier to fit the style of said Diva. Mine will be playful as a jewel, decorative lighting befitting my Diva Retreat.
Ambient light to make the room glow, requires concealed uplights to circle the room. Floor lights in my dancing corner, a fireplace, candles and dimmers for viewing the night sky, or to create a mood when friends are in.
Task lighting is essential for journaling, drawing, painting & reading, so there will be light pooling down to work by, puck lights in the bookcases, spots on the art and in the trees, and the fountain. I love the idea of having a light control box, to take a nap in the day or to darken the room so I can see the glimmer of the moon and stars from my comfy chair at night, while I sip a glass of Bordeaux and nibble on a tray of tasty treats.
What do you think about the importance of light, for your Diva Den? What kind of mood and activities will you be indulging in?