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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:

  1. 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

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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  7. What beautiful and cosy room, love the painted brickwork x

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

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  9. Absolutely wonderful!
    Keep it coming! :)

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  10. Your snuggery looks beautiful! I love the birdcage.

    Carolyn

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  11. Hi Jacqeline! I just discovered your blog, and ust love it. Congrats!.
    The birdcage is awsome!. Lovely...
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    I also have a birdcake pendant!
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    xoxo from europe!. I´ll follow you.

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

    Kathy

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

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  14. 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

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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  19. 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

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

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

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

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

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  24. 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

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  25. those bird cages are wonderful!!

    *Coley*

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  26. 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

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  27. 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!

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  28. 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!

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

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  30. 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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