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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday






 
 So this I would call my Mom Cave...
It is hardly a cave, but with a house full of boys, there is no room for such a feminine space. I am the mother of 3 lovely boys. A 13 year old, 11 year old and a 7 year old. So with my husband the ratio is 4:1.
The only really true feminine space in my home is the dining room, and it has been through some major transformations, it took a long time to find all of the right pieces and just get it right. But when I did, I knew it, it just felt right.
Here it is before this lovely shade of aqua, it was a $5 can of oops paint from the home depot. Along with my gray hutch and natural cane back chairs.



 Then I wanted to try to add a pier mirror, with a different set of slip covered parsons chairs. Still not quite right...
 Oops forgot to mention, that this was the chandelier before I changed it to the last one...
Viola..... I added a large ribbon carved pier mirror, some newly slip covered french cane back chairs, a concrete cherub from the garden, and my sanctuary was complete...
 
Now I do consider this to be my cave, this is where I sit down and create, on my sewing machine. Most days the table is filled with scraps of linens.
So is the floor, you usually can never see it.... 
 
This is also the place where we blow out the candles, 
and where many of my culinary creations happen...
 
Last but not least, my latest addition to the dining room, this centerpiece I made with my own hydrengeas that I dried from my English garden....
 
Thanks for visiting us on my Met Monday...



22 comments:

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Loretta,
Your mom cave is sooooo PRETTY...love the look you have going on here!

Blessings,
Linda

Prior said...

What a stunning place and just right for a mom cave! Lezlee

Lindy said...

Beautiful mom cave!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is really lovely. (-:

Teri said...

WOW! I love everything about this room!!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Absolutely stunning room, I am in awe of it. Love everything about it!
alicia

Discarded Forlorn said...

Loretta, your place is just beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and following my new blog, Theresa

Alaina said...

What a beautiful room, I love seeing the transformation.

Sue said...

You always amaze me in that you manage to do this with a house full of boys! Whether its at your home, or at Country Roads, your own personal "style" always comes through with class!

Take care, Sue

Connie said...

Your dining room should be in a magazine! It's beautiful.

Nancy said...

This is stunningly beautiful...looks like I stumbled across an interior decor magazine or book. Love it all!

I'm your newest follower too.

Nancy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Just gorgeous! I have always been in love with your dining room.
xo, Sherry

Scribbler said...

Your dining room is GORGEOUS!

Restoration House said...

Wow thats stunning! Love the chandeliers...and everthing else lol

Kim

KateB said...

gorgeous! Elegant and clean!

ButterYum said...

I adore your space... love, love, love your table. And that hydrangea filled urn is stunning. Love the chandy too. Great place to visit!!

:)
ButterYum

Roberta said...

Wow...that's not a CAVE...it's a palace and you must be the Princess. I know the feeling of being outnumbered cause I have the same 3 boys and 1 darling hubby...but all that testosterone really can wear you out...lol You learn sports via osmosis, and I'm not the athletic type at all...more Marie Antoinette...let them eat cake...type! Best of luck in the giveaway, fondly, Roberta
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Renee said...

uh...this is not a cave! it is a paradise! I have three boys too 6,5,and 2...I could never have such a pretty room ;(

Deanne said...

what a very pretty room- love the chandeliers!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Loretta, I posted about your lovely blog and shop today. Please come by and take a peek! I love your style! xxoo

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Loretta, I just read about your dining room on Amy's blog and have to say I absolutely love it! I'd be in there all day.. lol! It looked lovely before with the hutch too but it is just stunning now.. you did a wonderful job. take care, Maryann

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Sometimes things do take awhile before your satisfied, but now I think the room is perfect..... you definitely got it down. Very rich and elegant.... your room is beautiful Loretta, nice job!