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Sacred Space at Home

Create an “inner sanctum” where you can connect with your partner.

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 The notion of creating a “Holy of Holies” in a home—a room of one’s own—came to me while exploring the connection between architecture and spirituality. During my research I discovered an ancient sacred structure called the Tabernacle that embodies archetypal patterns for creating sacred space and includes three main areas: the Outer Court, the Holy Place, and the Holy of Holies—or, more simply put: public, private, and intimate space. As an architect I was particularly drawn to the Holy of Holies, a place to reconnect with one’s heart. These heart spaces are often overlooked in home design, where kitchens, master suites, and great rooms take center stage, yet they are essential if we want our home to feel like a refuge and retreat. We can create them for ourselves, for our children, and for our relationship with our partner, allowing ourselves to slow down a bit and remember what we hold dear.Having a Holy of Holies to share as a couple has a profound impact on the relationship. It offers a place to reconnect with our partner, putting aside the other roles and responsibilities that demand our foc …

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