Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Decorating a Difficult Space Part II

I am finally posting my game room update even though there are a couple of spaces that still need to be tweaked.  Redecorating my own home never happens too quickly.  You will notice I posted Part 1 of this back in September!! The room has been “pretty much complete for months but I am constantly tweaking.  I finally decided to post some pictures before you all forgot about it in the first place. You might want to go back and read Part 1 here before continuing. Once our kids went off to college (many moons ago) this room was neglected and unused except for the tiny little corner where we watched television.

Here is the finished room. This room had a lot of design issues and is probably one of my trickiest room arrangements to date.  The bonus is it has the prettiest views in the entire house and we absolutely love spending time here now. This is our new seating area.


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As you can see we have beautiful views of the rose garden and surrounding hills from the french doors.
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and views of the pool and patio area from the windows….
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I think every space needs a mix of old and new.  You can read my post on how to get the collected look here.
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Two landscape paintings by Pat Huber you can see more of her work here
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Can you guess what is behind the old shutters?
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Another painting by local artist (and friend)  Chris Johnson of Carmel River Beach.
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On Friday I will report on the issues with this room (there were many), the before and afters, and sources. 

31 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous. I love it all. What a fabulously decorated space. Can't wait to here where the problems were and your solutions.

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    1. Thanks so much Marty...there are/were a lot of problems!!

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  2. I have to agree with Marty. the room is terrific and so comfortable. The view that you have looking out the windows is amazing. Where do you live at? I know it's CA, but looks like you are in the desert.

    have a great week.

    Mary

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    1. Hi Mary thank you so much for the kind comment. We live in Monterey County..

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  3. Cindy your room is so inviting, I love how it looks like it took years to get it to look like this, a beautiful process unfolding, the textures, subtle patterns and interesting pieces curated beautifully. Love it and your view is great!!

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy Sue, we sure are enjoying it!

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  4. Jaw dropping. I pinned so much. You are so talented, Cindy. And Pat is awesome too.

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  5. beautiful light pouring through the windows to rest on the soft colors. a mecca for pillow love. let's see, read a book? binge watch some Netflix series? a cup of tea while dreaming of new plantings in that lovely garden? Pandora World Beat playing while I read your blog? or maybe just a well deserved nap? yes please.....

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    1. Wow Holly I am humbled by your sweet comments. Thank you so much!

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  6. I spy my favorite ZAK & FOX pillows!! well done my friend!!

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    1. Will they be making an appearance in your new home?!!

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing another look at your gorgeous home. I know how difficult it can be to focus on our own homes when we are so busy working on other people's abodes. Congratulations on your room which turned out spectacularly! Now you will enjoy it daily.

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    1. Thanks Celia for the kudos...we love our new room. I don't know why we didn't do it sooner!!

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  8. What a gorgeous interior space! And the views out the windows are equally fabulous. Thanks for sharing this bit of inspiration . . . so beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Mimi for the lovely compliments. We truly love this room.

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  9. I could live in this room! I can't imagine a more perfect room....especially with those views! Stunning! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much Donnamae. I really appreciate your support!!

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  10. What a beautiful home you have. And your views!!!! Enjoy your week, Cindy.

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    1. Thanks so much Katie ...you have a lovely home as well!!

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  11. Personally, I think rooms and many other things that have problems result in a more interesting result. Love the views!

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    1. You are absolutely right. I kind of pride myself on difficult furniture arrangements, but this one had me scratching my head for awhile...I do love it now though...Thanks for the encouragement!!

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  12. I love absolutely everything about this room. AND THOSE VIEWS. Fabulous work, Cindy! Love your getting to know you! Karen (@figandscallion)

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    1. Karen thank you so much. Maybe one day we can meet for lunch with Elizabeth once she returns from England!

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  13. Absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job. I love your upholstery, the pillow fabrics, and that view is amazing. I would never leave!

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    1. Trust me Carla this one was tricky (not too tricky for you). Read the next installment!!

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  14. It is beautiful, Cindy! I've loved following the progress on Instagram. The pillows and fabrics are wonderful and the views...spectacular! So excited to be in your neck of the woods in August!!

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  15. tranquil and so lovely, cindy. I could stare at your views forever too. looking forward to learning more about how it came together. :)

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  16. omg!!!!!!!!!!! love love love this! the views! don't ever move. why? if you don't have to, I would never leave! Love the room. Love the shutters. Just wish you had posted more before photos. it is hard to figure out how it looked before!!! love it so much now!!!!

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  17. So pretty Cindy! I especially love your interesting fabric choices. And your garden looks fabulous BTW!!!

    xo ; )))

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  18. It looks fabulous! The views from the comfy chairs are wonderful! I cannot wait to hear more about your design process.

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