Friday, May 30, 2008

An Inside Look

I'm taking a cue from Leigh Ann, who took a cue from Kelly and I'm writing about my favorite room in my house. It's been really interesting to see everyone's favorites. I think you can learn a lot about a person by seeing the inside of their home and the special touches they put into their living space (do I sound like a realtor yet?).

My absolute favorite room in mi casa is Dawson's nursery, but since I've already written about it in a previous post, I decided to go with my second fave. But, is it ok if it's more of an "area" than a "room"?

It's my foyer and I adore it. It's one of the main reasons I decided to build this houseplan...I think first impressions are the most important, and I wanted to set the tone of the house by what you see when you first walk in the door.

I LOVE anything remotely tropical, exotic or you can see by the paint color! It's called "Pirate's Treasure"...doesn't that just make you want to put a flower in your hair and sail away with Capt. Jack Sparrow?

The brick arch was actually supposed to be drywall and square, but we had a lot of exterior brick left over, so I told our wee Mexican foreman (I love you, Jose!): "Why don't we just slap some brick on there and see how it looks?" He humored the crazy white lady and I think it turned out pretty well!

The painting hanging in the arch is an original oil on canvas from a street artist in Rio de Janiero...oh,wait! I didn't tell you I just got back from Brazil? Heh. Kidding. Actually, it was a gift to us from Eric, our team broker, when he visited there last year. The artist signed it on the back and everything...I love it.

So, there's a little sneaky-peaky into my second favorite room. Please come visit anytime...Jack Sparrow and I will be waiting!



Leigh Ann said...

Ooooooh, awwwwww, ooooooh! I Looooove it! Where do I start! I'm so with you on the tropical look. That's one of my favs. Gorgeous chandelier, and I love the ceiling!!! What a great idea on the brick. I think I'll steal that idea if I ever build again! Jose did a great job! :) Wow, I think I need you to come decorate for me! Just pack you, Moo, and Meag up and come on over!

ocean mommy said...

Great job! Adding the brick makes quite an impact!

(I love your light fixture!!!)


Kelly said...

I love that brick in your entry way - Your house is very unusual and pretty! I would love to have a complete tour!!!!!!!! (hint hint)

Meag said...

Ah... I love your house! Seeing as how I have walked through that foyer more times than I can count I can assure you, it sets the tone for your home perfectly!!!! I like Kelly's comment - a complete tour is in order! You know the crew loves the bonus room (esspecially the men-folk) but I want everyone to see the tropical colors you chose and your superb decorating abilities!!! (Can I just brag on my bestest for a sec!) lol ;-)

Natasha said...

I found your blog through Kelly's Korner, and the brick arch is just beautiful! What a great idea you had!

Megan L Hutchings said...

You know how much I LOVE & ADORE every room in your house! The entire home "screams" LAH and takes me away to another time and place!

Please post about the kick butt Bonus Room at some know the one where I like to run around in circles like a school girl:)

Linda said...

Your entry is so beautiful I am with Kelly, it would be great to have a full tour. :)
Came by way of Kelly's