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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Room Reveal: Den

Hello, dear friends.  I am still snowbound and it is a balmy 16 degrees here.  I have yet to hear the sound of a snow plow this morning.  I called our own plow guy and his recording referred me to a forwarding number.  Not a good sign. 

 He's probably on vacation.

The only one who really enjoys the snow around here is Chowdah.  His favorite activity is taking Chili's most treasured squeaky toy outside and burying it in the snow.  Chili lost her sense of humor when the first flake hit the ground.



Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!



Chow forgets where he buries Chili's treasures, so she has to help him find them. 



Mom, please tell him to stop taking my stuff!!
Reminds me of the old days, when my girls were home.




When I added a few pics on my Massachusetts Home Tour, I realized that I had forgotten to do a post on my den.  So since I've had plenty of time on my hands the past couple of days, I decided to write one.


These are photos of the den when the previous owners lived in the house.




We painted the room a darker color.


The glass door leads to the sunroom.




The room previously had dark stained woodwork.  We decided to lighten it up by painting it white.








I picked this pillow up in a consignment shop in Texas.






When we had the bookcases painted white, we also had doors made for them.  Cuts down on the dusting.  Who wants to burn precious calories dusting when you could be laying on the couch watching Real Housewives?!














Hope your hump day goes smoothly!










Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

38 comments:

  1. Such a cozy and pretty room! Beverly Hills has managed to suck me back in - it's a train wreck and I can't look away :-)

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  2. Soo perfect! Love the sweet puppies!

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  3. Love the den! Thanks for sharing! FYI: It's going to be in the 70s today in Dallas!! See what you're missing!

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    1. bjd... I know all about Dallas weather. My #1 who lives there, loves to call me with the weather forecast every day. Boy, do I ever miss those ultra mild winters. I used to buy my flowers the 3rd week of March. I don't even think about buying them here until Mother's Day! Have a wonderful weekend, dear bjd. If I seem jealous of you, you are right.

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  4. Beautiful room, Katie. The puppies are precious. xo Laura

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  5. So pretty. I love all the symmetry, pops of color and bookcase doors. A decorator once asked me what my college major was - and then proceeded to tell me that I definitely was a "symmetry gal" - and she was right.

    No plowing yet??? Yikes !! Fire that guy (immediately after he hopefully shows up and plows you out).

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  6. The room looks so much brighter, even though the walls are darker. I love the door addition to the cabinets as well.

    Chowdah looks like a polar bear! I want to see snow angel photos next!

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  7. That room is decorated to perfection! The white paint was the way to go. Your fireplace and mantle décor is lovely. Just love pussy willow branches (think that's what you've got up there.) And Enchanted Home blog has me craving some blue and white pieces. You've got the touch. Thanks for the fun and inspiring post.

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    1. The Enchanted Home is my inspiration! Can't get enough of Tina's gorgeous blog!! Have a great weekend, Carol!

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  8. Gorgeous!! Love everything about that room, your whole house actually… Chowdah and Chili are so cute! Stay warm in that nasty weather. xo

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  9. Just gorgeous but I expected nothing less given how you have tackled the rest of your beautiful home...of course loving all the blue and white touches!!
    Those little lovebugs are so cute, looks like Chowdah is really loving the snow...he blends right in:) Stay warm and safe!

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  10. Beautiful Home and an even more BEAUTIFUL YOU!!!!

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  11. Your den is so warm and inviting...just like the rest of your house! So beautiful!
    Jean

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Jean. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Ann. Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You do have taste and style my dear!
    Just found out my driveway was finally plowed at 3:30 this afternoon! Thank goodness there was no emergency!
    Stay Calm and Drink Wine!
    Denise

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    1. Great advice, dear Denise. Hope you're not too hot in Florida!! Have a great weekend!

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  14. Love this -- blue and white are my den accent colors, along with peachy-coral. Fab!

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    1. Thanks, Paige... Hope you're staying nice and warm in Dallas!!! Have a great weekend!

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  15. Woo hoo..glad you had power to write. The room looks fantastic. What is the wall color paint? I think I'd like to use it.

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  16. Chowdah and Chili are the absolute cutest. They remind me of my brother's Goldendoodle. Love him! (the dog, well, my brother too). :o))) Wow! what a difference in the room and for the better might I add. So open and inviting! I do hope our new home will have that feel. Happy Wednesday!

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  17. Fun, bright and full o of personality just like you! Love it!

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  18. I don't know how I haven't discovered you before. What with all the time I spend perusing the internet while watching Bravo. I have been doubled over laughing reading your blog. Which, of course, means the pups think I want them to read with me.... I am going back to reading, but I just wanted to check in.
    Cheryl.

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    1. Cheryl, you sound like my kind of girl!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  19. Just beautiful!! The "Dogs are Welcome" pillow is perfect! I am loving the addition of Lisa R. and Eileen but am so over Brandi and her antics. I'm worried that our pal, Andy, will keep Brandi because she brings drama and dump one of the new gals because they bring sanity. Will you give him a call?

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  20. I hope that your driveway is plowed by now. I used to have the same problem with the plow guy I had years ago. I love the people I have now but of course he is 2x the price! Lucky for you that your have a lovely cozy den to snuggle with your fur babies. Chili looks positively regal sitting in that chair. Be well ...& warm. Hugs, Dawn

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    1. Thanks Dawn. Looks like more snow is coming tonight. Hope it skips your area! Have a wonderful weekend with DD and DH.

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  21. Love your den - beautiful mix of colours, especially the red sofa - and all the pillows.

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    1. Thank you, Eli. You always leave the nicest comments. Have a great weekend.

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    2. Thank you Katie - you always make me laugh! Stay warm and happy!

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  22. Love love love that picture of the bunnies above your fireplace. Where did you find that? Room looks beautiful. Yes, agree with other comment, you do have good taste and style. Please reply about the pic. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! We got that painting above the fireplace at an antique shop in Dallas about 12 years ago. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  23. Well Miss Katie....this was worth the wait! The room is charming beyond compare! I so loved that you changed the trim to white....I would have done just that! Lovely, lovely bookcases...just adore them! You have done a beautiful transformation and breathed elegance into this gorgeous home! Thank you so much for sharing with us! I think I'll go back for a second look!! Stay warm...please!

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  24. What a perfect house to be snowbound in! Love your style. I am still waiting for just one little snow storm to come our way and shut Raleigh down. I need an excuse to sit on the couch all day. My goldendoodles LOVE the snow too.

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  25. Beautiful room! I absolutely love all the changes. One question. Where are you hiding the tv?

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  26. Love the big windows and your rooms looks cozy. Love your home!

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