Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Favorite Room Feature: Only Things I Love

Today we are sharing the favorite room of Karen at Only Things I Love. Karen has a great eye for style. We love the use of neutrals and then major pops of color in her space. Her room is so cozy and we definitely want to curl up in it and get our read on. 


Hi Sadie + Stella readers! It's Karen from over at Only Things I Love. I'm very excited (and maybe a little bit nervous) to share my favorite room. My Den is pint sized and open to the kitchen and entry way - so I guess it's more of a favorite area of my house. I really tried to tie them all together.  
As you can see, the decor is not for everyone (my Mom is not a fan). It's filled with crazy patterns, shocking pink and an animal print rug. We closed on our new but old house (circa 1870) back in March and the den was the first order of business.  It started out very, well, green.  The sea foam green rug was the first thing to go. I really thought the green walls would follow - but (like a moss) the color grew on me.  The room gets great light, which my attempts to photograph don't always show:
A lot of what's in this room is stuff I already had.  I did a "look for somewhat less" by getting the Hermes baby blanket rather than the small used car priced regular blanket. The oversized lamps are from Robert Abbey, the basket from the Pottery Barn Outlet, the side tables from CB2 and the tray is from Jonathan Adler. Maybe my favorite item, the pillows, are David Hicks La Fiorentina from Furbish. I love them to death. The den is open to the kitchen so I had another couple of pillows made for the banquette.



The first floor is so small and disjointed that I decided to carry the Antelope into the entryway by using it on the stairs. Here is how the room is viewed from the entry:



It's definitely a work in progress. I wish I could find a window treatment I loved. And not pictured is about 10,000 loose DVDs. But in the interim it is definitely pug approved. A big thank you to Lindsay and Lindsay for letting me share my favorite space!


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful space and those hardwoods are to die for!

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  2. Great looking spaces.....love the carpeting, the seating in the banquette and your pillows, all fabulous!

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  3. Karen got me hooked on animal prints, I'm a huge fan of her home!

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  5. Karen, I think you know but, if you don't I love your home a million times over. This living room it awesome and love that dining nook. It makes me want to throw everything away and start over with your touches.

    X - Erin from C+O

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  6. Karen, you know how much I love every detail of your space and how you tied everything together. So beautiful!

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  7. Thank you all so much for the kind words! You guys are the best.

    And again, thank so much to Lindsay and Lindsay for letting me ramble about my house!!

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  8. I adore Karen's style - particularly here use of the bold in a neutral space, whether it be bold in scale, color, or print.
    Camille

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  9. I love that carpet! The banquet is fab too!

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  10. I love Karen and her style! I could spend hours in your den curled up with a good book or movie!

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  11. The wooden floors are beautiful! But the antelope rug is out of this world! Love Love it!

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  12. I seriously love your space. Love the pillow and that carpet and really the fun of it all! I have a pile on pile zebra pattern in my front room that I LOVE! I wish I used it in more spaces, but my husband was a little scared of it.

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  13. LOVE! What is the source for the carpet?

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  14. Hi I love the carpet/runner, can you share who makes it?
    Thx :+)

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You are the best, the most, the everything.