Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Room of My Own - Photos

I always laugh at those home design shows where they redesign "small" spaces. Their idea of small and mine are entirely different. This room belonged to my youngest son. It's on the second story of our home and when my daughter graduated and moved out, he moved to her room. It has sat virtually unused for a couple of years. And now I wonder why! What a wonderful writing room this is. Our home was built in 1907 and in those days there was no air conditioning so they had sleeping porches. You would open up all the windows and enjoy a cross breeze that ensured you would be able to sleep (most nights) The temperature here in the summer gets up above 100 degrees so it was a necessity. Contrary to what you may believe about the Pacific Northwest, we enjoy about 300 days of sunshine a year and not a lot of rainfall. Anyway- I so enjoyed the sunshine as I wrote yesterday.

The photos above and below were taken from each end of the room. The bookshelf was made by my dad, who is almost 87. I bought the chair when my, now 13-year-old was a baby...it's seen better days! There are windows on all four sides! How is that possible? Three face the outside and then one side has a window that looks into the hallway and the other looks into, well...the bathroom...don't worry, there's a curtain. I'm guessing the original sunroom was an addition, though not too long after the house was built...so the windows that face into the hallway and bathroom, probably looked out onto our back yard at one time. Anyway- this is so much fun. I highly recommend it! ~Karen

7 comments:

Jenn Hollowell said...

I *love* your space!!!! I want a bookshelf like that. :-)

bunnygirl said...

Cute room! I just love small, "just for me" spaces like that! You did a great job!

wordsmith said...

Karen, I love it! I'm having space envy. LOL. So happy for you! It does look like the perfect writing space. Awesome!

Amy Mullis said...

Wonderful! So light and airy and uplifting! I did the nursery in yellow with white trim and curtains (so long ago)to give it this very feel. It's perfect.

Carolyn Erickson said...

It's gorgeous!!!

Shannan Powell said...

I'm so jealous! I would love to have a room so inviting to write in!!

Karen L. Alaniz said...

Wow. Thanks guys. I think this is the most posters I've ever had. Who knew a little space of my own would make you stop by? Well, most of you stop by anyway, just not all at the same time. Sheesh...this is enough for a party! ~Karen