Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Sitting Room

Why don't you follow me with your cup of freshly brewed Swiss chocolate-orange coffee and have a seat in my new sitting room!  We also call it "the parlour" or my "nook".

This room is still a bit of a work in progress.  We painted the moulding and trim a gorgeous, glossy, antique white.  We had the color matched at Sherwin Williams.  Mr. Cozy actually took a closet door off the hinges & down to the store for them to match it up!!  Ha, their faces when we walked in with this door!  They matched it up nearly perfect, nearly.  It's a bit different, but I think actually like it a little better because the dove white hue makes it appear more historic.  I'm going to gradually paint the rest of the trim in the house this color.

The walls are still the bright white they were when we moved it, but I'm going to paint them a soft color.  Maybe a very pale sage green or a buttery neutral??  At least now with the mouldings painted, I think the white is fine for now.  Bright and airy!

My grandparents just gave us this beautiful little sofa as a house-warming gift, and I LOVE it!  It's perfect in my sitting room, isn't it?  I'm not sure what I would've put in here to sit on it they hadn't given this to me.  It looks brand new, although it's not.  It sits really well, and the fabric is soft with a delicate pattern that I think is lovely!  It's an Ethan Allen piece.  Thank you Grands!

With this room being in the front corner of the house facing north-east, it gets beautiful sunlight in the morning and evening!  I just had to snap some pictures of the light streaming in through the windows.  These photos don't seem to give it justice, but you get the idea. 

I'm thinking about painting and distressing this coffee table.  For now I draped it with a vintage-patterned (curtain, don't tell!) fabric, and placed a tray topped with pretties.  Of course a girl needs her chocolate!

This is one of a set of nesting tables that Grands also gave us.  I rolled up a quilt at the bottom in case I want to snuggle under something while I read my Little Women collection. :)

My sweet, eyelet pillow I just found at an antique store in Glendale, Ky.
(I love that little town!!)

Here's the narrow door (that recently traveled to Sherwin Williams) that goes into a very small, but useful closet. Through the doorway you can see a peak into the guest bedroom.  That's for another time!

Here's my make-shift desk space.  I said this room is a work in progress, but that doesn't mean it can't look pretty in the meantime.  Here's where I'll do much of my downloading pictures and blogging.  I have my cards and stamps organized and ready to write!  I love sending people a card in the mail!  I'm sure my book shelves in here are going to grow.  I can see myself spending a lot of time drinking tea and indulging in  good novel!  It's a tranquil space.

The pair of these pictures were gifts to Mr. Cozy for graduating from medical school.  He is now a pediatric resident, and my Grandaddy picked them out because they have sweet pictures of children!  This one has a scripture, a wonderful passage of promise from the Lord!
"Ask, and it will be given to you
Seek and you will find
Knock and the door will be opened to you"
Matthew 7:7

These prints are dear to me, and I'm so glad to have them in the sitting room!  The colors and illustration remind me of another time.  (There's something about this one that reminds me of Anne of Green Gables.) That's what I want my sitting room to portray, a feeling of yesteryear!  

I love that this picture looks like a mother and daughter together, and it reads "Love Never Ends".

Isn't there something about the Victorian era that's fascinating?!  Speaking of, the show Downton Abbey reminds me of that era.  I am in love with that show!!  I laugh and cry and gasp my way through every one!  The clothes are also beautiful, the manners, the proper English accents, gorgeous English countryside....*sigh 

There's still a little ways to go in this room, but it already has the warmth and serenity that I wanted to create!  I've already had prayer time in it, read, written cards, and Mr. Cozy has played the guitar to our singing in this room.  Just in the past couple of weeks we already made a few memories here! 

 My kitchen is smelling good with Sticky Slow Cooker Drumsticks in the crock pot, and I have an itch to bake something, too!  I'll let you know how that goes.  Enjoy your own home, sweet Friends. The beautifully decorated rooms and the small nooks.  They all tell a story! 

(Not sure what font you're seeing on my blog title and posts right now. I changed my fonts about a week ago and today the new one isn't showing up the right way.  I'm going to try to figure this out!  The woes of blogger!) 

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Sandra said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and letting me know you posted some photos of your lovely home.

I love your "parlour" and they way you've made a desk for yourself. It's so pretty and a perfect place to sit and write and have tea as you said. I also love the pictures on your wall.

Just so you know, my blog fonts is not right either. My blog name and post titles are suppose to be another font, not the one that's showing. Don't know what's going on but it must be a problem with blogger as it's been like that since yesterday.

Have a wonderful evening,

Linda said...

What a wonderful sitting room...it is so charming! I love everything you have done in there so far...it seems like such a calming place to sit and relax with a book! Have a great day!!

chateau chic said...

I enjoyed touring your sitting room. It's so charming, I see why you spend a lot of time there.
I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

Donna said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of your cute little room. You did a wonderful job.

Paula said...

What a beautiful little retreat!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Your room looks great and what a lucky gift from your Grandmother! It seems to fit in your room very well!
That is so cute that hubby took the door in! LOL... I bet you got a few looks from everyone!
Your pictures are precious and congrats on your hubby being a Pediatric Resident! Long hours but hopefully rewarding!

Lilbitbrit said...

I so enjoyed Downton Abbey too. Just love to look at all the clothes of the era.

The series reminded me a tad of Upstairs Downstairs.

Your home is lovely too.

Lil Bit Brit

Kathy said...

Lovely sitting room - love all the details especially the moudling and the couch- the narrow door is sweet! Your desk is wonderful and congratulations to your husband!
I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,