Friday, June 11, 2010

The most impractical room in my house

She is my room. She is a 12 ft by 12 ft colorful dream that begs you come sit and be still. She is not for playing as there is no spare space. She is not for sleeping as there is no place to rest your head... she is just for "being". And sometimes I need to just be. She is filled with things I love like furniture I painted, hot pink french chairs that my cute carpenter despises, my kids artwork, my sister's photography, and accessories that serve no purpose other than to look pretty. She stands alone in my house, as there is nothing else here as bright as her walls. She is herself, for better or for worse, and I like that about her.

Since I am adding this room to my house tour, take a look at what she used to look like:


And take a look at my french chairs before they received the love they so deserve. You can read their story here.

Don't you want to sit here...
I hung a colorful plaque on my painted armoire because she is too big to not be multi-purposed...
My desk that really only functions as a place to display things I love...
Ella's artwork and my painted, and oh so sadly slip covered chair, that took me 15 minutes to make...
Some wisdom...
Here I am in Paris where my love of hot pink was born...
And here is my copycat version that I painted and hung over the windows...
I made these linen panels. No lining, no fuss, just simplicity, and they are perfect in this sun room.
More stuff to love...
My husband wants to know "if we take the cage off the puff ball, will it get away?". He just doesn't get this room of mine...
Do you?

Amy

29 comments:

Michelle said...

What a fun room! Love the color scheme-

redefiningdecor said...

I definitely get it and LOVE it.

Andrea said...

What a fun room, I bet that just brightens your day every time you walk in! Hope you have a great weekend! ~Andrea

Jemsmom said...

I get it... totally. It is beautiful! You have created the perfect space!

Between You and Me said...

love the color....love the room....you did a great job in it! Those chairs are gorgeous!

Erika, of Nico Designs said...

I am in love with the hot pink and blue walls. In my first house I had a room like this--pretty to look at and just sit. I hope that as the kids get older I will once again have this space...

carolyn said...

I do get it!! I toy with making my own but so far practicality has won over. I need to work on that.

My favorite line....
"if we take the cage off the puff ball, will it get away?"

Too funny-

Ann-Marie B. said...

Girl,
I SOO get it!! Have fun just "being"!!

Blessings,
Ann-Marie

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

I LOVE your room and everything in it! Especially the pink chairs and mirror!

Carmen said...

I *totally* get it. I love this room. LOVE IT! Every last detail is perfect.

Anita said...

Gorgeous room! I think my back porch is that room for me. Beautiful job, love what you did with the chairs!!

HouseMama said...

I love your room. And it's OK if the cute carpenter doesn't get it, he's cute and a carpenter. Those two qualities alone are pretty good. :)

It really is a beautiful, feminine room. Great job!

Virginia Belle said...

It is heavenly! If I had this gorgeous room, I would never leave. You are so incredibly talented!

Woodard Gang said...

I definitely get it and I LOVE it! I used to have a lime green/hot pink/black room of my own with a pretty chandelier...ahhh...one day, I'll get it again!

Amy Snell said...

I get it and LOVE it too :) In fact I'm jealous I dont have a just because room :) Thanks for sharing her with us...shes a keeper :)

xoxo Amy

Karena said...

Amy adorable! It is indeed your room, made with love!

Karena
Art by Karena

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful, Amy. This room has really got it goin' on! I love it. A "ME ROOM" just for YOU!

Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lana K. W. Austin said...

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS~~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazing room of vibrant color, feminine aesthetics....beauty for the sake of beauty to soothe and inspire and be an incredible entity unto itself.

It simply IS DIVINE.

And I love the piece with the advice about kneeling! AMEN! I may have to incorporate that as my FB update!

Blessings,
Lana

Nicole said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great to meet you too! :)

I love your little room - it's fabulous! And I also love the comment that your husband made about the cage over the puff ball - sounds JUST like something my husband would say, ha!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I do get it and I wish I had a room to "just be"! I think it's beautiful and I love everything you've done here!

Katie said...

"If we take the cage of the puff ball...will it get away?" HAHAHAHAHA!

What did you use for the ribbon to make your bow above the mirror?? Great, fun room!

Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" said...

I love those chairs!!! What a transformation! What a super fun room to have to hang in!!

Jaybird said...

I DO get it, but i am green eyed jealous!!!
Thanks for posting....I love your blog!

Katie said...

Beautiful just beautiful. I love the color or the walls. May I ask what color that is? Thanks

SmallWorld at Home said...

Beautiful! And I so love your husband's comment!

Playing Sublimely said...

Oh dear...the name of the paint color. I think it is Halycon Green, Sherwin Williams. It is The Nester's blue...whatever that color is called :).

angela | the painted house said...

Amy, found you and your pink chairs via Chatting at the Sky. What a beautiful blog you have. Love that room!

Graceful said...

Oh to have a room of one's own -- and yours is perfection! Love it! Coming over from Chatting at the Sky...

The Scooper said...

The puff ball line has me cracking up right here in Starbucks! Girl, I totally get this room of yours. Just one question remains: when am I coming over to sit myself down on this pink, Parisian chairs?

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