Hi all lovelies! It’s monday, and a whole new and exciting week ahead. I’m full of energy again, and expect this week to be just as great as the last one! Today, as promised, I will show you one of my lovely friend’s home: Sarah from Monaco Interiors!
I am so honored that Tiina asked me to participate in Favorite Places of My Home series on her beautiful blog! So, without further adieu, here goes:
By day, I work in a kitchen/bath showroom and sometimes work as an Interior Designer (work is scarce here right now) so when I come home, I want to relax and do my own thing even with a husband and two stepchildren (we have half the time) - twin boys who will be 15 in March.
First up, is my Blog Command Central - this is my favorite spot in the house and I am here most of my free time as I find myself continually obsessed with blogging! If I'm not blogging, I'm thinking about blogging or what to post or doing more design work in my house, which we rent, so I am a bit limited as to what I can do.
I recently went crazy and bought 4 prints from Anne Harwell of Annechovie, so I have two of her prints behind me, as well as a poster of Audrey Hepburn, which I love. I love maps too and found this great map of the world at a Goodwill store for $5, so I hung it right next to me in case I need to look up a country or look at it really closely. Frankly, I would love a yellow Parsons desk to replace my rather hideous desk, but for now, it will have to do.
Next up is the sofa where I love to read in the corner, preferably with my beloved cat Scooter (he is 15 and diabetic so he needs two shots daily) keeping me warm on my lap! You can see my authentic 'Jeannie' bottle from the TV series "I Dream of Jeannie" which was my favorite when I was a kid. I met Barbara Eden once and asked about the bottle. My husband found an artist who purchases old Jim Beam bottles, which were used for the original in the series. She meticulously hand paints all of them. I usually read fashion or design magazines or books about Scotland or Grace Kelly in this corner. My French style sofa was a second hand purchase and is super comfortable! Great for taking weekend naps on too.
I love my kitchen windows as they let in lots of light and allow me to set up my humble little blog 'photo studio' of sorts. I also love to eat, read a mag and look outside anytime of the year. Right now, because there is so much glass, the kitchen tends to be colder than normal. There are 3 large windows and the glass continues to the ceiling too. My plant lives there as well, which a friend gave to me in 1998 when she moved to California. It is still going strong as you can see!!
My favorite place every weekend, especially Sunday, of course, is my bed. Ideally my first cup of coffee followed by my first cup of tea with a few magazines, QVC or Bravo TV or lately, HGTV's "Holmes on Homes" are my faves of the moment. If I can linger here for more than an hour with a bowl of oatmeal and some toast, that's a great day!
My bookcase has all my design books and I love to look through the collection (rather modest by any standard!) and see which one I'd like to read for inspiration. So many books, so little time!
Lastly, my TV viewing chair from IKEA (the Poang)...not only is this chair super comfy, but I can read here as well and put my feet up on my leather pouf of many colors, purchased for about $40 from a second hand shop. My bright yellow table is one I painted last summer and love. It used to be a very dark brown, and I like to think I gave it a second life as a yellow table!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my favorite spots, thank you for visiting with me and I want to thank Tiina again for inviting me to participate in her series, I loved putting it together for you!!
Thank you Sarah! I love your cozy home and the way you describe your own precious place. I’m sure my Pablo and your Scooter would make great friends! They look like brothers anyway :)
“What’s up Scooter!?”
You know I love peeking in at your REAL homes, so please, keep the stories coming!!!
Happy monday everyone!