11.16.2012

My Favorite Room....Top This Top That

When Kim asked me to share my favorite room today I really had to think about what to share with you. To know me you would know that my favorite room really isn't a room at all. Truth be told, I totally love the outdoors so any of my patios or decks would truly be favorites. But since this series is about rooms, I chose my Keeping Room, or as I would like to refer it as "The Mom Zone".


 Did you know that the true definition for a "keeping Room" is a room from colonial times that was kept warm from the kitchen. On cold nights the family would sleep in the keeping room because the rest of the house was to cold. Aren't you glad you know that?
That is not the case in my room. Sure I can heat up in the winter with the wall of windows to keep warm, but sadly my family will not. See, this room is for me and only me.

It's a place to read the paper and drink my tea. A place to meditate, look out the window and be thankful for what I have. A place when girlfriends visit we can sit, giggle and chat. 

Occasionally I will invite my hubby in so we can sit back and appreciate all of the hard work that went in in constructing this room and the details that make it special to us both. Like the wood beams on the ceiling that came from our property.

Or the many transformations and journey that it took to get here, particularly how the room looked when we originally moved in 10 years ago.

And when my color senses calmed down a bit a few years ago.


To where the room is today. A room that is more like me, who I am and what I want to reflect to others. Simple, clean and quite.

If you want to see where the rest of the family hangs out in my home  I would love for you to visit me at Top This Top That. Thanks for coming along today!

Thanks, Laura for sharing your favorite room even though it may be your second choice. I hope to hang out there with you soon so we can catch up.

If y'all don't know Laura and her blog please go over for a visit and say hello.


Have a super weekend.

27 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Laura! This would be a favorite of mine!

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  2. Wow, Laura...that is one gorgeous space! The ceiling is amazing!!!

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  3. What a beautiful space!! Love the beams on the ceiling and all that natural light!! This room would be my favorite too!

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  4. Very pretty space. I love all the light in there!
    -Shelley

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  5. Kim. I so love Laura's beautiful home. As I have said before...her home is as beautiful as she is!! And I so love her favorite room of her own. Great feature!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend

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  6. what a lovely, serene, spot! love that ceiling!

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  7. What a wonderful room....and she has it all to herself!

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  8. It's gorgeous! I love that it a room to herself- I follow her blog and she is just a wonderful lady- xo Diana

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  9. wow...I would love to look out those windows too...and I just can't get enough of wicker these days!

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  10. I can just feel the warm sunshine that comes beaming into that room, so cozy on a winter morning!

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  11. Kim, her home is beautiful. The windows the beams and so much natural light coming through.

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  12. The keeping room....keeping the kids out room, gotta love it! Your room certainly looks better today than ever before, very tranquil.

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  13. So gorgeous Laura! Perfect pick for a guest poster, Kim. I love the ceiling to die for!

    Heather

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  14. Beautiful and serene space! I can see why it would be Laura's sanctuary!

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  15. What a beautiful room! Never knew the history of the "keeping room." Learn something every day! Will definitey stop by Laura's blog. Have a great weekend, ladies.

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  16. I need a mom area like Laura. Calming is a good word, and a good place for a mom to have.

    Bliss

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  17. That room is just so great, I love the colour scheme and such a change from red. I used to have bright colours in my house many years ago but now that Iv'e settled down a bit so has the colour scheme. Love the roof too, it's all just beautiful.
    Best Wishes
    Karen.

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  18. Great feature. I love that room too. I hope I canmake the sitting room of our master bedroom a cozy retreat too. XO, Pinky

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  19. Wonderful shape for a room, especially with the high ceiling. The wall of windows make it a room I'd want to spend a lot of time in. I can see why it is your favorite room.

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  20. A wonderful bright room for your lovely moments !
    For reading ,relaxing and to see the nice view of your window !Have a nice weekend !
    Olympia

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  21. Kim, thanks so much for sharing Laura's favorite room. Her keeping room would be my favorite space too because I can just imagine sitting there in the sunshine during the winter. Isn't it funny how our tastes can change so much in 10 years?

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  22. I love Laura's house and her keeping room is wonderful in its serenity.

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  23. I love this room Laura, I would have a hard time leaving.

    Cynthia

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  24. Gorgeous! I love the wood beams... a perfect place to drink tea!

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  25. Such a pretty space, love the comfy wicker chairs.
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

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  26. What a beautiful space and so relaxing. Thanks for bringing us this space and allowing us to meet Laura!

    Debbie

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  27. Thanks for featuring my favorite room in the "house". I have the hot tea ready for us when you come over!

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