Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My favorite room

Today the creative ladies over at kariandkijsa.blogspot.com are having a Show Me Your Favorite Spot party, so I'm joining in! I have a lot of favorite areas in my house but because it's a small house and you have to walk through the living room to get anywhere else, I've put a lot of thought into the decor.

The entertainment center we've had since the 90's. It used to be kind of an oak color and I gave it a shabby chic makeover. My husband would like a big flat screen there but I've been able to hold him off for a little longer.

The bench along the wall I made from three wicker cubes found at BigLots. I built a base for them, added some bun feet to the bottom and sewed a cushion for the top. It now holds the kids dvd's and wii game controllers.Because the room is narrow and we needed extra seating, this worked out perfectly, a couch would have taken up too much room.

The end table next to the couch is an old trunk I've had forever and I had a peice of glass cut to fit the top so we have a nice smooth surface for the lamp, candle or bowl of cereal:)

I guess you could say my style is coastal cottage with a touch of glam(I love all chandeliers!)

My favorite item in here is the pictureof my Mom and me when I was a baby, isn't she beautiful?Well enough about me, go over and check out their site. Plenty of beautiful pictures for inspiration. Have a great day!


Wagonwife Designs said...

Love the picture of you and your Mom
It is so sweet. Your home is just lovely.Love the white.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a cozy room! We love the clever window seat idea.
Thanks for sharing!
Karla & Karrie

kari and kijsa said...

The pic of you and your mom is wonderful! We love the clever window seat, and your room is so comfy and cozy...many fabulous hours have been spent here!

kari & kijsa

The Rose Room said...

Your room is very calm looking! Keep holding off on that TV, I am too! Rachaelxo

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh I can see why this would be your fav room, so pretty!! Thanks so much for checking on us, T

Bia said...

Love your bench idea...very clever.

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

I can see why you love the picture of you and your Mom. I have a picture of me and my Mom on the day she brought me home from the hospital(some 50odd years ago) and I would not give it up for the world.

Bobbie said...

Beautiful color on the walls! Looks like a warm yellow. I love the beach cottage feel of it all!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

This looks like a wonderful room to relax and spend time with family!
Thanks for posting,

Debbie said...

That picture of you and your mom holds a charm all of its own, I really like that. I also like the feel to the room – its peaceful, soothing and tranquil all wrapped up into one. Very nicely done.

Blessings - Debbie

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Somehow I just knew that photo was of your mom...the orangieness gave it away. : ) And yes, she is totally beautiful. What a great cozy space. LOVE the fist shot on the post!

Montee said...

Cozy! My next house, I want a white room.

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Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Very nice...I love the shelves where you read by the front window. It's completely charming and cozy.

Mom in High Heels said...

Wow! That's beautiful! I love the bench.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Your home is gorgeous....you can decorate! cherry

Hooked on Houses said...

I can see why this is your favorite room--it's charming! Love that chandelier. I like the colors a lot, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and introducing yourself. I'm so glad to meet you and see your blog! -Julia :)

Becky said...

I'll bet having a beautiful room helps with all your studies from nursing school. Hope all is going well with your studies.