Friday, August 31, 2012

My Favorite Room

The gorgeous blog, The Polohouse, is hosting a fun Favorites on the First party: Your Favorite Room.

I just so happen to love showing my favorite room in the house, the sunroom.  This probably comes to no surprise as I've posted about it enough times!

Come on in....

Our sunroom is used year round.  In the winter we just turn on the underfloor heating, and the fireplace and it's a cozy spot to snuggle up with a cup of tea and a book. The back of the room is a wall of windows, looking out to the horses in the rolling fields beyond (sadly for my 8 year old horse lover, these are the neighbours horses, not ours).

The previous owner of the home (a custom home builder himself) did a fabulous job of adding great features to this room: a paneled, white-washed ceiling, great trim on the walls, stone fireplace, matchstick blinds etc.  I didn't even need to re-paint. 

I've decorated this room with a collection of old and new. Grandma's antique cabinet sits in the corner next to the Ikea loveseat. I love the eclectic mix in this space.

This is the most 'done' room in the house. No more major pieces needed. I'm looking for one last touch: a round rug by my reading chair.

The room is more like two spaces connected by a corridor. On the one side is the fireplace and loveseat, on the other my reading chair.

In the corridor, is a bench where we love to sit here and storm watch. We get the most fantastic lightening storms here.

Thanks for visiting my favorite space!

Linking to The Polohouse, and my Favorite Parties!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...[Reply to comment]

It really is a gorgeous space and one I would love too. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea I can see why this is your favorite room, I LOVE everything about it!! You have so many beautiful pieces in there!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

I love your sun room, too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...[Reply to comment]

It's a lovely room, Andrea! I could see how you enjoy spending time in this room. I love how comfortable it looks and all the natural light you get.

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...[Reply to comment]

What a wonderful room. Love your decor and red accent wall.

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

Sunrooms are such great rooms to have! I can imagine how fun it is to sit out there during a storm and see the "magic". Glad you have a nice view too. Sunrooms should since they're all about the windows. Yours has a lot of charm.

Sue said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, I've always loved this room! It's cozy and sweetly decorated and it's nice that you can use it year around. I need to install heating when we re-do our own sunroom - the previous owner had carpet in there. Glad you popped over to visit. :-) Sue

Designs By Pinky said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful sunroom. Love the fireplace too. XO, Pinky

michele said...[Reply to comment]

it's fabulous and even more so because of the sentimental pieces mixed with new.

so glad to find your blog!



Ricki Jill Treleaven said...[Reply to comment]

SO pretty! If I had a space like yours in my house, I would never leave it. Love the fireplace!

Linking from Alison's,
Ricki Jill

Shelia said...[Reply to comment]

I typed a comment but somehow Blogger wouldn't let it go through. So I'll try again! I love your sun room! It's so lovely and love how you've decorated it. The fireplace is great too.
Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...[Reply to comment]

Oh, I would love this space too, it's lovely. You can keep on sharing it with us. Enjoy your weekend. Dropped by from the Polo House.

Laura from Top This Top That said...[Reply to comment]

ahhhh. a good book and a cup of hot tea in the corner and I am set!! what a great space.

Rita said...[Reply to comment]

Dear Andrea,
thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment.
I love your sunroom... so cozy, inviting and beautifully decorated.
have a great sunday!

Lynette Cheo said...[Reply to comment]

Love your sunroom, especially the beautiful stone fireplace. It must be wonderful in the winter time with a fire ablaze in the hearth with snow and horses just outside. Wow!

Kansas Amy said...[Reply to comment]

Just lovely! I would love a room like that!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...[Reply to comment]

You inherited one gorgeous space, but even though the color and bare bones were excellent --- I love all the unique touches and furnishings you added.
So pretty!
I love LOVE your style.

Thanks so much for sharing at Faves on the First, Andrea!


Dee @ A Lapin Life said...[Reply to comment]

Your sunroom is so warm and inviting!


❀ JoAnne said...[Reply to comment]

It sure does have some wonderful features and you have added to the charm with your own special touches. I love how it has the two separate spaces ~ so unique!

Sarah said...[Reply to comment]

Our sunroom is probably our most used space. Love seeing your room with all its special touches. Thanks for sharing.........Sarah

hardydanielle said...[Reply to comment]

I am in love with this space! Never have a seen a place that looks so inviting! You have done such a beautiful job :)

Eclectically Vintage said...[Reply to comment]

No wonder it's your favorite space! Love the light and the amazing ceiling!

Becca said...[Reply to comment]

A beautiful sunroom, indeed! I can truly see why it is your favorite. Love all of the beautiful features that the builder added, too!

A Walk in the Countryside said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! I'm trying to get my husband to enclose my screened porch to make a sunroom AND putting in a fireplace!

Holly said...[Reply to comment]

the lighting and color scheme are beautiful! Very warm AND cozy!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...[Reply to comment]

What a wonderful sun room! I can see why this is your favorite room. And oh my ... I love all your pillows! Especially the one with the butterfly.

suzyq said...[Reply to comment]

Wow - what a gorgeous sunroom - I've never seen a fireplace in one before - I'd never leave, lol
Beautiful - thanks for sharing:)

Terry Moore said...[Reply to comment]

It delights me to see a room with so many treasures and done well.