Monday, March 1, 2010

the family room

I realised just the other day that i have not blogged about the room my gorgeous mister moo built for us. middle of last year it looked like this..
two roller doors and an open wall
it has been finished since before Christmas and has been furnished for about a month. mick did a wonderful job, it is at least 5 degrees cooler than the rest of the house and it has a really nice feel to it.
we decided to keep the walls neutral and stick to browns creams and pale blues as our decor. we chose 'whisper white for the walls and a crisp white for the trims.
we simply love this ivory leather lounge/chaise. mick conditioned it before the children went anywhere near it :) we have the cleaner handy as well. the brown pod chair is the most comfortable seat to sit in. it swivels around and my favourite pastime is sitting in it with my feet up on the lounge reading :) mick also built a window/storage box on wheels to add a bit more storage and extra seating. i am yet to get cushions for the top... we also bought two 'wing chairs' in chocolate brown and white leather as a special spot for us to sit and have our morning cuppa. just imagine mick and i sitting in those seats and the girls clambering on his window seat chattering away to us...oh the serenity...NOT it has become our favourite place to sit and watch the comings and goings of our street. the bird in a cage on the wall is my only piece of 'art' so far. the colour scheme actually comes from it as it has lovely blues and teals in the picture itself. i do intend on adding some more art when the budget allows. i actually want to put in a floor lamp beside my white wing chair and add some curtains...but i will have to wait a little while for that. (the bird cage hanging came from lilly cottage which is now closed, however her etsy shop is slowly filling up with stock and is worth the while stopping by Linda's blog to see what is on offer) the door is lovely but not exactly what i wanted. i am going to have to find some frosted contact treatment as you can see right into the room. but as i don't have curtains yet it isn't a huge priority.
here's a better look at those chairs. the little step ladder is a perfect height for our cuppa and came from a garage sale...recognise that anyone ??? this is a bit of a mess as we are till adding to the room.. but mick turned this storage cupboard into a spot for the TV and even created some doors to make more storage up the top. i just love our WHITE TV! we are using the old milk tin as an umbrella stand and the hooks were bought from Lilly cottage as well (i think) i do love our bag rack, much better and less understated than the monstrosity we had before it!
mister is working on a very rustic book case which i simply cant wait to decorate with gorgeous trinkets and books of course..and we are in the midst of a secret squirrel project which i think you will all fall in love with and will hopefully finish off the room just perfectly.
we have decided to call it THE FAMILY ROOM :)
anyhow off to do some creating as the house is peaceful at the moment.
p.s. thanks for your prayers and support. we attended a fundraiser put on by Paddy's work mates. it was inspirational to see people come together for the love of friends and life! all proceeds from yesterdays gathering will be given to paddy and jordy to help them fight this cancer.


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Rosey,
Oh, Those renovations look fantastic!
I'm sure the whole family are in their element with this new "family room" now.
How lucky for you to have such a handy hubby.
Looking forward to seeing the bookcase.
Ah, maybe you could paint some wall art yourself!
I know you can buy frosted glass paint from Bunnings at a minimal cost.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

WOW! WHAT a great and hge space....
I would love a multipurpose room or even a teeny office anything that could be used for more space!
It looks so fresh Rosey

julia said...

This is a wonderful room. You will really enjoy it in the spring when there are flowers to see, etc... I love window seats.

sassypackrat said...

What a lovely space. Being able to spread out just a bit more is priceless.

nata_says_so said...

OH! You've inspired me. A lightening bolt of painting inspiration just came to me. That room, that colour the watercolours!

I'll let you know what comes of it and perhaps it will become a gift for you (if you want it and it isn't hideous that is).


Miranda said...

Wow the new room looks great guys ! I hope to be there soon to have a cuppa and try out one of those supa dupa comfy looking chairs with you !
Love Mir x

Myko said...

What a lovely room! I am envious of that white tv! I've never seen one for purchase!