September 8, 2010

Updating Rooms

As fall is approaching, I have felt inspired to make a few changes inside our home knowing that our time inside will expand over the next few months. Here are few of the questions that I find myself thinking about before I make a design change:

  • Does my space/home reflect my goals, dreams, and values?
  • Is the space in my home being used to live the way we ARE living at that time?
  • Are there spaces that are not being used?
  • What has changed about…the seasons? our children? what we enjoy personally?
  • How do I feel when I am in my space/home?

Our most recent change is the room immediately to the left of our front entrance. Sometimes the room serves as a dining room, sometimes a library. The current design is a combination of both.

Here are some of the answers to the questions that inpired this new design:

SEASONS: As fall is slowing creeping in, we will be dining inside more.
VALUES: I value good intimate dinner conversation.
FEELINGS: I love being surrounded by my favorite books. I love cozy.

This new room feels very European to me. The table is pushed right to the library case and the chair at the head of the table closes in the conversation circle. I love the idea of sitting around the table with a carafe of wine and a few good friends to share it with us. I can see our family sitting at this table on Sunday nights to talk about the upcoming week and life in general. The placement of the table draws me in to reach for one of my favorite cookbooks to plan our meals for the upcoming days.

Right now in our lives, this dining room/library feels RIGHT.

Are you interested in other “nesting” inspiration. Run on over to Melissa’s Inspired Room for a ton of great ideas!


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Comments (1)

Amy said:

Love the cozy beauty of the room. I would be comfortable sitting at your table.

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