On a small street off Sunset Boulevard, there's a little cottage that could be on the East Coast or even in the English countryside. It's as pretty as can be, and designer Schuyler Samperton unabashedly plays up its granny-chic charm. The wife, an amateur painter, turned a shed into her art studio. The floor is painted in Farrow & Ball's Light Blue. Tour the rest of the home. - HouseBeautiful.com
"To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today," writer Joseph Campbell once said. "You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be."