Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Me, in a nutshell.

So I have been sweating over Alek's "What's Your Style in one Picture," summer challenge, well, all summer long in fact. And seeing as we are about to embark on the month of October, I thought it was finally time to commit. You see, I have issues committing to just one beautiful space when there are so many amazing rooms to choose from out in the blogosphere and beyond. But early this morning I came across this luscious room and it just spoke to me.

First, the color. That to die for "bowler blue." So beautiful, so rich, so incredibly warm and inviting. Especially at this time of year. I was sold! And then an absolute prerequisite of mine for a favorite room, bookcases. And lots of them. And of course, a cozy spot to rest one's tired bum and enjoy said books, a window seat with a city view.

Turning to the rest of the space. Say hello to my caramel-hued squishy friends, two lovely leather chairs. Velvet sofa-check. Gorgeous glass drum side table for my coffee (or evening adult beverage)-check. And that rug makes me swoony all over. It so beautifully ties the room together in one perfect bow. Just like a perfectly wrapped package that you can't bare to rip open because it's so darn lovely on the outside. Sometimes, the ubiquitous hide rug can be jarring and the very first thing your eye is drawn to in a room. But here, it blends beautifully with that gorgeous color. It's like a warm, drawn out hug. Yum!

Now to complete my fantasy, I imagine there is an incredible beamed ceiling up above, a spectacular and perhaps, a bit crumbly, old brick wall within sight, a wall of amazing steel-encased windows, and a faded, well worn wide plank floor underfoot. So there you have it, my style in one picture. At least for now...

{this amazing space was spyed on the equally wonderful blog Eye Spy, and does Susie ever have an eye for glorious interiors}

{check out other contenders at Alek's place, From the Right Bank to the Left Coast}

7 comments:

susieq said...

Well, we could surely be roomies because that could be Me In a Nutshell and my Room in One Picture too! Can't take credit for finding the room photo -- many fellow bloggers nabbed it first. But boy is it gorgeous.

paula said...

this is such a beautiful space. I could picture you there in a heart beat.

Raina said...

That is one glorious room!

erin@designcrisis said...

I'd say that's a pretty great choice! You, me and Susie could all move in together, or we could style the most amazing hotel in the universe.

What do you say?

fromtherightbank.com said...

Yowza, obviously sweating over this all summer was well worth it because this space is amazing! And you know, it is SO you! I didn't even see the velvet couch and glass drum initially but they are fantastic. And you are right, it is like a beautifully wrapped package. It even has one of my favorite things in the world - a window seat! As if this room weren't gorgeous enough, I love that you created a whole house around it! :D Thanks for participating in the challenge!

vintage simple said...

Wow - what a room!! That's awesome. And I have to say that I am not surprised this is your choice... The color, the rug, the eclectic mix of furniture... Yep, great job choosing, dear. I love your style - it's so bold and adventurous, without being gimmicky...and really, without going overboard. It's very rich, but there's a certain restraint here, too. I love it. So you. So great.
-maria

Maggie May said...

oh yes, that room rocks.