Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Grown Up Room

The sun is shining and the spring cleaning at home has begun. I am a happy gal :-) Baby steps of course but at least its is a beginning! My garage is a nightmare and that's the first place I need to tackle. Do you ever get the feeling that on some days you love your house and on other days you just want to run away :-) Let me explain.....that happens to me a lot with all the chaos around me. Toys littered everywhere, endless laundry, papers that are sitting around but never get looked at......you get the drift :-)

Well, to solve my problem, I devote one room to me! It is the grown up room in the house. It is my space with an imaginary "Do not Enter" sign as per my convenience :-) The sign is for the family members to enforce that hubby and the kids keep their mess out of here :-)

Does it help to define spaces? I think it does especially with small kids. Eventually the kids will learn to keep things in order and within their own space. I am a long way from there......but then hopefully we shall get there SOMEDAY :-)


So here's my "Grown up" room while the rest of the house looks like a tornado has hit it :-)





I recently received a gift for my birthday. A lovely tray which is now the centerpiece on my dining table. Thank you S :-)







Here's a  full view of the cabinet I found at a local antique store. I like how my family heirlooms have a good home!




Here's a design tip.... all moms deserve a grown up room. So go ahead and try and create one for yourself :-) How is your week coming along?  I would love to hear from you.

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48 comments:

kala said...

Oh my goshhhh this grown up room is really beautifullllllllllllllll............

Anpu said...

Fabulous...and the tray is beautiful

Barbara said...

I completely agree that every mom should have her own a grown up room...a place where no kids are allowed!!! Your room is beautiful, such an inspiration!!! I am in the process of planning our home office redesign and it will not be a kiddies hang out!!!!

Stopping by from 21 Rosemary Lane to thank you for your kind words...they are very much appreciated!

Following you now!
Have a great week!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your room is lovely! The colors are perfect and the tray is beautiful!

Gail said...

What a beautiful grown up room and that tray is gorgeous! I love your cabinet!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

Jane said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! So glad I found yours - I really like your style. I agree - a grown up room is a must! Now that my one and only is in college, all of our rooms our grown up - sigh. But I do remember those days of crayons & chaos. Your room is lovely!! Jane

Diane said...

What a very pretty room that you have called your own. I too have always had a me/Mom room, it is my living room and I always enjoy a cup of tea in the morning in that room while the house is quiet, before the kids start their day. Diane

chateau chic said...

Great post. I totally understand the need for our own space that is kind of a retreat. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a new follower.
Mary Alice

Tanya said...

What a beautiful blog! I am now following you with GFC. I found you on moms blogger club.

Vasudha Narasimhan said...

Pretty to the power of infinity...is all that i can say:)

Emreen said...

The Tray centerpiece looks fabulous... !! Luv luv the cabinet - And with your silver , it looks even more beautiful !!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

what a beautiful and serene space, I agree, we all need a place to escape! so glad you came by!

Sarmistha said...

beautiful space :)

Designs By Pinky said...

Oh, I can remember wanting....no nEEDING a grown up room when my kids were little. This is beautiful!!! The piece you found at the antique store: my Aunt had a VERY similiar piece. I almost thought it was hers:) And I always loved it. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I will be back. XO, Pinky PS, I see you still have word verification on. You don't need it and many people will NOT comment if they see it. Just to warn you.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Very nice to have a grown up room to call your own! I love that cabinet. Gorgeous!! The room looks so welcoming and relaxing!

SoCal Tess said...

Wow! Your blog is awesome! I especially love the hutch you got from an antique shop, what a great find! I'm a new MBC follower and look forward to your future posts!
Cheers,
Tess
www.inlovebythebeach.blogspot.com

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love the look. I bet you could also layer it another mirror or painting on the wall to give you another option for its use when you change your centerpiece. Thanks for stopping by our little blog.

NanaDiana said...

I love your grown up room. I have one, too, that is all white. I love it! That hutch you found is a gorgeous piece. It is great in your room. Nice tray with candles, too. Have a good day- xo Diana

ps. Please consider taking off the double word verification. It makes it harder to leave a comment and a couple of times I have clicked off not realizing the word verifier had not been activated.

Carla Aston said...

I agree, one room kept for yourself is a nice respite from all the clutter. Very pretty!

Kelly said...

I agree. Everyone needs to feel like they have a space of their own. Yours looks very nice. It sounds like you really need it too!

Carol said...

I agree - but my "room" is the walk in closet in the guest bedroom - it's my "craft room" - not exactly the best of circumstances, but it will have to do for now.
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
Hugs -
Carol @arewethereyet

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your grown up room is fabulous. It really is pretty and I so agree that everyone needs at least one room that feels like it is put together and a space you can go and relax in. Yours is gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

All That Glitters said...

A gorgeous room with lots of color and you deserve it!

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful cabinet! Having your own 'space' will help keep you sane!New follower.

Jordan@the2seasons said...

A grown up room is a great idea. I will have to remember that the day children come into the picture. Thanks for the tip.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I need a grownup room! As soon as my baby grows a little and is out of the nursery, that space is mine!

Olive Cooper said...

Yes you need a grown up room and yours is very elegant. I love the silver tray. Thanks bunches for visiting Olive Out.

Anne said...

What a pretty sanctuary you have! Love that antique cabinet!!!

Have a great day!
xox

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Everyone needs a little getaway or a private space, especially when you have children. When I was teaching school, my getaway was the teacher's restroom! Your room looks marvelous with your new tray and antique cabinet.

Gina Shabby Creek said...

What a beautiful space! I think we all need that special place. Mine is my master bathroom. My kiddos can pile up in my bed and watch movies or whatever, but my bathroom is off limits :)

The French Hutch said...

I think it is great you have your own space to call your own and keep the way you like. I think your children will absolutely learn how nice to have a place for everything and everything in its place. Well done! It is a lovely space.

~Emily

Suzy said...

You're so right - we can all benefit from a place to call our own - even if all you are able to carve out is just a little corner somewhere! Your room is just lovely!

Auro said...

Loving this "just me" room of yours,where one can just let ones creativity let loose and not thinking how to accomodate the utilitarian,space saving must haves.
Loved your silver collectibles and your Buddhas.Would love it,if you could drop by my blogspot.

Ambika said...

Lovely! The cabinet and the curios, just awesome.

Paula said...

Every mom definitely needs a grown-ups only room. I love your cabinet, the carving detail is really interesting.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are a smart lady to keep a room just for you... especially when you have children. Your room looks serene and well appointed. Just lovely!
Yvonne

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I know what you mean about the love/hate with the house. Though, I do find the cleaner and less cluttered ... the greater the love!

And I am with you on the grown up mom space. But my kids keep invading. I created a family room just for them, but they keep encroaching on my blogging and tv watching area! Sigh.

:)

Linda

Daffodil Hill said...

Love your grown up room! I'm your newest follower, btw:-)

Colleen Jorgensen said...

How lovely! The entire space is wonderful - so many gorg pieces! But I'm crushing on that new tray! I'm partial to trays :)

Thanks so much for dropping by!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Your special room looks amazing. And your photographs are awesome.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

A very Zen room!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The room is peaceful and calm, ahhh! You are right. I need this..., I deserve this....a room of my own.
Thanks for the inspiration.
I will make it so.
Hugs,
Patti

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Everything looks so pretty!!! Thanks for sharing!

XO, Aimee

Miss Kitty said...

Dear Anu, thanks so much for visiting my blog! I am following you now at your gorgeous blog. Soon, I will be back to look back at other posts that you have done in the past.

LDH said...

Hello Anu,

I smiled reading your post as I just commented on a friends blog about her success in decluttering. I can usually manage the house but, like you, my garage is the place where 'stuff' goes until I can deal with it. And, the time has come to deal with it :)

So nice perusing many of your posts!
Kindly, Lorraine

Patti said...

Your room is beautiful....I agree we all need a little space of our own...and I am currently working on that for myself!!! :)

Have a great day!!

Patti

Sue said...

Oh how I wish I could keep a room so clean, uncluttered, and zen-like! I tend to be such a collector that I'm running out of room to store things! You're lucky to have created such a pretty room. Love that gorgeous antique server. ;-)

Vandana said...

A beautiful room!I love your style!the furniture pieces,the knicknacks....everything about your home is so beautiful!

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