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Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Snuggery in Summer


After trying out a seascape painting in the snuggery, which you can view here, I went after all with a botanical engraving that once hung in Mr. C&C's grandmother's house in San Francisco. While it feels more formal than I'm aiming for, it brings more of a light summer conservatory feeling to the room.



A Victorian double birdcage from a European estate now replaces a cabinet top vignette that was heavier and busier, and lends an airy note to the corner.



Many of the same accents remain in the room since the hot weather arrived, but they have been pared down further for the season. I've never liked furniture lining the walls, and have kept a conversation arrangement in the center of the room. But with so many visitors this week, I have pushed everything back, and am loving the newly created open space.




Since the sitting room is still quite small, all the white helps to expand the room. But with all of our outdoor spaces available this time of year, this room certainly takes a back seat for entertaining. It's a great place to escape the activity for a nap or a book. A quiet spot to beat the heat. And it's still laptop central for me.



















Wishing you a Happy Holiday from my cool summer hideaway!
(Wish it was a lake house!)

Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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32 comments:

Marydon said...

Swoon! What an elegant peaceful respite.

May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

Happy 4th, my friend,

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your living room always looks stunning Jacqueline! Have a Happy 4th! Martina

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, love the birdcage. How fabulous!
Your sitting room looks to be the perfect spot to enjoy a visit, read a book, or just relax doing nothing. I could spend hours sitting in one of those comfy chairs.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Awesome birdcage!

Faded Charm said...

Such an inviting setting that is decorated to perfection. I wish I could sit a spell and visit with you in this delightful room.

Stay cool!

xoxo
Kathleen

Honey at 2805 said...

Your sitting rooms looks so comfortable and inviting, I would like to just sit and enjoy it's serenity! You do everything so beautifully with attention to every detail.

beachcomber said...

beautiful!!
cheryl x

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that birdcage! Have a happy 4th!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

the fishermans cottage said...

What beautiful and cosy room, love the painted brickwork x

Robynne's Nest said...

The room looks lovely and cool! It's nice to have somewhere dark and cool to relax in during summer...Robx

Fresh Garden said...

Absolutely wonderful!
Keep it coming! :)

Carolyn said...

Your snuggery looks beautiful! I love the birdcage.

Carolyn

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The birdcage is awsome!. Lovely...
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KATHY said...

Your sitting room is so pretty!! I love your fireplace.

Kathy

Pamela said...

What a gorgeous room!!! Snuggery is the perfect word to describe it!!

Bella said...

Happy Fourth J!
Loving the summer-fied snuggery, and that light you get is beautiful!! The birdcage is making me drool!! It is amazing!!
Hope you are having a fab family wekend:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Lavender Cottage said...

I think the whites in your snuggery give it a cooling look and love the birdcage you found.
Happy July 4.

Mary said...

Oh this does look cool & comfortable! I could hideaway with a good book or my laptop for hours...my hubby would have send out a search party! Love your birdcage! Happy Independence Day!

Olive Cooper said...

The Snuggery is delightfully snug, white, and full of vintage goodness. All with that Jacqueline stamp on it. Have a very happy 4th!

Vintage Gal said...

Love this room ~ cool and yet so comfy ~ the birdcage is marvelous ~ Happy 4th of July ;-)

Sue said...

The double birdcage is such a treasure, Jacqueline. I am so taken with the adobe bricks in your home and this all white room just says ethereal to me! I knew NM has been so hot lately, so I hope you're staying cool in the sanctuary of your snuggery.
~ Sue

J'ai tout simplement said...

Bom dia ! esta gaiola é belíssima, deu um charme todo especial na sala. abrç
Att: Dorath

WhiteWhispers2u said...

It looks so cozy I love it.I think I could do some relaxing in there.The painting looks great for summer~Cheers Kim

Ava said...

What a lovely cool and calm retreat, love your space xx Ava

Elizabeth and Gary said...

A beautiful room Jacqueline, its so soft and quite.
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the light and breezy looking colors of the room and your vignettes and accessories are lovely. The birdcage is stunning. Such an inviting space. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Coley said...

those bird cages are wonderful!!

*Coley*

lvroftiques said...

Ditto *swoon!* It certainly could be at a lake house.....so serene and refreshing! I have a real weakness for antique bird cages and yours is a beaut!...And white white and LOTS of white! *winks* Vanna

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh how I'd love to hang out here for a few hours . . . or a few days . . . snuggled up with a good book and a box of chocolates LOL -- just lovely!

Chubby N Chieque said...

Love the birdcage. Absolutely, gorgeous with the white.

Very calm.

Happy TTT,
/chie

P.S.
Check it out on my blog. You might be the lucky winner of Marty's Cloche Party.

Njoy!

we three dogs and me said...

I love you snuggary. So peaceful and relaxing look. I love the birdcage.

Ivy and Elephants said...

I love your snuggery, and I'm a bird cage collector,too... so you know I'm just about green with envy! You pulled everything together so beautifully, ....INSPIRING!
Patti

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