My Favorite Room....It All Started With Paint

5.09.2014

 Hello Savvy Southern Style readers! Now I hope you all don’t mind, but Kim has invited a Yankee here today to share her favorite room. Well, a born-and-bread Yankee who is now a Midwesterner. I think 20 years in Chicago qualifies me for that title now!   When Kim asked me to share my favorite space in my home, I was over the moon excited. And, quite honestly, a bit nervous. I mean, you’ve all seen Kim’s home. Pure perfection! Magazine-cover worthy …   oh, that’s right, it has graced the cover of a magazine!   In my home, I have to pick “mom’s room” as my favorite space. That’s right, I have my very own room. It’s the living room where I spend much of my day …

  navy-white-living-room 2 2 2   You could say I’ve claimed it as “mom’s room” using squatters rights.   You see, this is where all the magic happens.

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  It’s where I work on my laptop, cruising blogs, editing photos, watching tv (hidden behind the armoire) …   navy-white-living-room-board-batten-reveal-cow-art
  … and plotting my next remodel. Winking smile I finished up this room in the early fall. And it was a big project. Lots of lumber and nails and caulk was involved to install the board and batten wall treatment.   navy-white-living-room watermarked
  And I debated if it might be a bit too much. But in the end, I’m so glad we went for it. It really does brighten up the space.   navy-white-living-room-board-batten-reveal-fantel
And did I mention that the navy and white striped rug was the inspiration piece for the room? I found it online and fell in love!   My favorite thing about this room is that the blue & white backdrop offers a perfect opportunity to change it up with accessories and pillows …
navy-white-living-room 3-2 2 and grocery store flowers.   Thank you so much Kim for inviting me into your blog home to share a piece of mine!

Thanks so much, Linda, for sharing your favorite room. You and I both have our own space where we do much of the same things and I am loving the navy and white.

If y'all don't know Linda and her blog It All Started With Paint please go over and say hi and check out some of her other projects.

I sure hope y'all have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend. I will be going to my niece's bridal shower tomorrow with my daughter and granddaughter. I won't be spending any time with my mom since she is travelling, but I am sure she is having a grand time.

Happy Weekend!

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25 comments:

  1. Very dramatic and gutsy, but I LOVE it! Thanks for posting. Really like all the graphics and, of course, that board and batten.

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  2. I love blue and white also - I am always drawn to a picture that has blues and white in it.
    I know the feeling of being in a spot for inspiration, my place is in my family room - I can see the dining room and kitchen from the place I sit in.
    MY spot is the oversized chair in the family room - I just look around and I always have so many thoughts running through my head. It's just my pocket book that is always empty..
    Oh well.....I will have to go shopping inside my own home...that's fun too...
    Have a wonderful day
    Rose

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  3. Love it Linda! I would claim it too! Thanks for sharing Kim :)
    Debbie

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  4. I love, love, love Linda...been a "fan" of hers for a long time....Linda is talented, gutsy, and FUNNY!!...She cracks me up every time I read her posts...I love following her along in her room projects, one of which was featured in a magazine...I love her "favorite room"...the board and batten is so beautiful....She did a great job...as she does in every room in her home!...Great feature today Kim...and Have a great weekend and Mother's Day Kim and Linda!!!

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  5. What a wonderful room! I love the board and batten and the navy color at the top!

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  6. Thanks so much Kim for having me -- and thanks to your readers for their lovely comments! I'm floating on air today!

    :) Linda

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  7. Linda's living room is STUNNING!!! I love the navy and white combination and all the wonderful contrasts in the room. She has such a refreshing beautiful style!!
    Mary Alice

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  8. Kim, what a great feature! I love this navy and white room! Well, I love Linda's home and style, timeless!

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    1. Christina - you are the best! And I love your style too! :) Linda

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  9. Speaking my language with navy and white!

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  10. Great choice Kim. I love her style. Totally different from me but I was so drawn to the room and all the sweet touches. Love the cow on the batten board looking out. That is the sweetest touch by her beautiful cabinet. Happy Mom's Day
    Kris

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    1. That cow is my favorite too! Though, he does spook the dog! Ha! Thank you for your lovely comments! :) Linda

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  11. Beautiful room! Looks professionally done. Great job, Linda! And good blogger to feature, Kim! Love this room.

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  12. I would gladly sit in Linda's favorite room. I love it...every detail. Great gal to feature today.

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  13. I saw Linda's makeover when she first published it, and fell in love~ the navy and white is fabulous, and some how the cow totally works~ Thanks for sharing again Kim
    Jenna

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  14. Love it! The colors are gorgeous and it is so my style! I have a blue and white striped rug in my office. Now that I see it with navy walls, it has me thinking... Great feature!
    -Shelley

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  15. Fantastic room! There's something so fresh about navy and white. I have always been drawn to that combo. Lovely, lovely space!

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  16. Linda, your room is awesome, what a perfect place to relax, oh my! I love navy and white, so classy and comforting. Great feature, Kim!

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  17. What a happy room! Do I hear Pharrell singing? Lol I have to ask where did you get that adorable cow print? I love it!! I can see where this room would provide you a lot of inspiration and happiness! Thanks for sharing! ~Kathy@The Daily Nest

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    1. I searched high and low for that cow print (first spotted it on Refresh and Restyle blog) and then literally fell into it at a cute little shop in Naperville, IL! I wish I had an online resource to direct you to ... Thanks for your lovely comments about my fave space! :) Linda

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  18. Love this light bright room....and that navy and white rug really works so well! Thanks for sharing this pretty room with us.

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  19. What a beautiful space - love the board and batten wall treatment - it makes for such a light, bright space! And I'm digging that cow! And Linda is a girl after my own heart claiming this space as "mom's room" - smart girl!

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  20. Linda's rug might have been her inspiration, but Linda herself is an inspiration.

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