Monday, January 24, 2011

Two's Company

I've shown glimpses of my small sitting room, the snuggery, in a few previous posts. I recently removed one of the club chairs, and reconfigured the space to gain more room. I have to say, as much as I like the arrangement, the room still feels just as small!

Here is a 360 degree peek at my new configuration. I've redone the hearth since our weather has warmed a bit and we've quit using the fireplace for now.

I returned fewer items to the mantel after the holiday greens were taken down. Instead of the white tin tile against a white board for the insert you last saw, I have a framed landscape. It adds a little drama with it's stormy scene.

I like to rotate natural history and botanical volumes on the book stand. This one is The Nest by Maryjo Koch. I turn a page to a new illustration every few days.

My previous arrangement had these two chairs in a switched position. Now my square club chairs face each other flanking the sofa. The extra ottoman is tucked in a corner until needed

All my suitcases store books and magazines.

I'm an apologetic piler. (Sorry.) There are usually a few more stacks around on table tops and the floor. Sometimes pretty high.

The window wall is the saving grace of this small room. The "boom box" is tucked beneath, and covered with a tapestry.

The entertainment center tucked in a corner can be seen but isn't the focal point. Some of the walls are adobe brick.

New territory. The other side of the room! Mr. Cottage feels very exposed by all of this. Ha!

The pass through window to the kitchen makes the space feel larger.

And back again!

Not that long ago all of our children still lived in town with their families, and they loved crowding in here. I guess big families are just like that.

Thanks for coming by!
Ciao! for now!


I'm linked to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Savvy Southern Style for Boring to Better
Faded Charm for White Wednesday
My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Don't miss these parties!


Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Everything is so beautiful and cozy looking! I love it!


Angela said...

It's a very cozy, inviting space. I'm glad to meet someone who has piles like I do. I can't seem to live without making soon as I clear them, they reappear!!

Babbs said...

They crowd in there because it's so cozy and inviting!! I love it!!! It's beautiful!!! I love your idea of storing magazines in the suitcases!!! Love love love this room!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your sitting room seems very comfortable and inviting...I know what you mean about a crowd gathering in one home is small, yet we have some fabulous get together's. Just a bit more intimate.

I like the way you have your furniture and mantel arranged, it looks like you are heading for spring but haven't completely given up on winter...very nice transition. Nicely done. Oh, and I do love your pretty armoire.


Custom Comforts said...

Such a lovely tour of your cozy room. My house is small too, but sometimes I think that just makes them feel more welcoming. I love the nesting book laying open in your fireplace. So pretty!

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ the room looks very cozy to curl up and have a conversation or read a book ~ I love your mantel ;-)

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Love it! Is that simply a brick wall that is painted - or is that something else. It 'makes' the room. Cozy indeed!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh i love it....looks like plenty of room for ME! It's all so serenely gorgeous!

mary beth said...

ohhhh I am in love with the ceiling and the adobe brick! Everything looks so cozy, not too fussy though! Great job..thanks for inviting us in for a peek!

Sylvia said...

Your sitting room is perfect ...I like the elegant presence of the books.Cicero , I believe , said that a room without books is like a body without a soul;No doubt , there is soul in this room !

Jaybird said...

That is a lovely room!! I understand about large families...we just had about 30 members of ours lounging in our smallish home...oh my goodness! What fun! They were from 77 years old down to 5 months! In the middle of the melee', my lovely runner arrived! I nearly lost it to several daughters/grand-daughters...yikes! The only thing that saved me was the decision of who should snitch it....they decided they better leave it with me :^)
Thank you so much! It is even more beautiful in person than it was in the photo.

Robin said...

Your room looks so pretty and cozy I just want to stop by and hang out in it. So many pretty things to look at.

Bella said...

Loved your snuggery tour! I think it is a really nice sized room big enough for a gathering and still cozy! You also have fabulous light, and the creamy walls are beautiful! A perfect place to snuglle up with all your books!!!

Donna said...

What a beautiful room! I love the white brick walls, and your ceilings are gorgeous! And of course I love all of your white furniture and your lovely mantlescape!!

Pamela said...

Soo beautiful and looks just like a magazine!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jacqueline, I love this room. Even though there is a lot of white it is very homey and inviting and warm. I love the brick wall and the beamed ceiling. Such great character! Thanks for sharing this at the party.

Susy said...

Cozy. Homey. Lovely. Well done (:

Agatha said...

So cozy, perfect to snuggle up with a book by the fireplace, i love it.

The Shanty Girl said...

I love this room it is very inviting and I agree that it looks like a magazine shoot! Enjoy living in your lovely space.

Bead and Needle said...

What a beautiful, inviting room! Love the subtle desert touches in amongst the white, and I LOVE the wood (the ceiling is KILLER!) Happy White Wednesday from another desert dweller...

Tish Jett said...

What an absolutely gorgeous blog you have. What style!

I lived in Albuquerque for several years long ago, but if I understand correctly you have a boutique there? How fabulous. You must be adding an entirely new dimension to the city and the style therein.

I've always loved New Mexico.

Now I think I'll go follow you. (Wish you told us more about yourself -- the Albuquerque link with the French aesthetic and all makes me want to know more.

Warm regards,

Carolyn said...

I would love to snuggle up in there for awhile! Would you mind be snooping through your books?
I love the brick walls and the fireplace and the cozy seating arrangement.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

I really like your sitting room - very cozy and comfortable.
And I love your rug!
Can I have it!? heee

Brenda Kula said...

I love this room! I think it is magically charming and enchanting.

Gypsy Brocante said...

Oh lord ... I don't think I've seen something this inviting and "snuggly" before .... dreamy!

Sandi said...

Everything looks great to me and so cozy Jacqueline!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a beautiful, cozy and relaxing room. You have a real gift for decorating. I am in love with the open book!!! ~~Sherry~~

Kay said...

Hi Jacqueline, this is so lovely!! Snuggery is a wonderful name for this charming space!! Everything is just so beautiful! The light is fantastic!! And those shutters! Yum! Thanks for inviting us into your home. Love, Kay

Hartwood Roses said...

This looks like such a cozy, relaxing room to spend time in!! The Snuggery ... love the name! All of your details are perfect.

Ellen said...

I love your warm and inviting room with its whites and rafters! Pure heaven! It looks great! Thanks for sharing.


Melody said...

Your mirror over your fireplace gives us a sneak peek of your ceiling in your living room and it's gorgeous. I have a similiar ceiling in my cabin, but need to repair it and up date it...I love your idea for an update to my ceiling with beams....Mel's Cabin

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Jacqueline~ Such a beautiful room! It is so warm and inviting and looks just perfect for cozying into one of those chairs and reading! I love the feel of your room- it is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...