8.31.2009

a room with a view...

I am a girl that you might end up hating at the end of this post.

I hope not though.

It's not my fault that this is the room that sold me my home...and if you've been reading this blog for a while...then you know that i posted on it once before.

I'm happy to tell you that this room is finally complete........well.......nothing of mine is ever complete...

so for now....it's complete....but in another year...it might change.

You are about to enter my favorite room of the house.....

my boudoir....{i hope that doesn't mean something like 'bottom' in french....because that for sure would not be very funny....nope...not at all.....}





While i was sick on my deathbed on Saturday....i sent my ...oh..so....willing husband to Ikea....{and don't "oh poor bryan" to me......he couldn't wait to get out of the house by himself...} to pick up this dresser. It's part of the Hemnes collection, and normally...i love a good solid vintage piece...but girls.....the door to my closet is teeny tiny.....so i had to have something that bryan could put together once inside the closet. It's a perfect fit.




....and yes.....what you see are more hatboxes......please don't scold me.

....and i found those fabulous vintage kitten heels at a flea market....unfortunatley...they are 22 sizes to small....

they actually fit Lola pretty well....

seriously....were all women like a shoe size 5 back then???












The walls are wood...and i painted them cottage white.....but some of the walls are lined with linen now...even the ceiling. The room is an A frame and we think it probably used to be a nursery or a tandem third bedroom.












I just want you to stop right here and let me explain the shoes.

They are not all mine.

I actually borrowed most of them from my friends just so i could fill up the shelves and the picture

would look o.k.

really.

kinda.

well......maybe most of them are mine and 4 pairs belong to bryan. .......but the reason it looks like i have so many is because i've never thrown a pair away.....

really.

kinda.

o.k....so i have a shoe problem.

I know for a fact that i am not the only girl here going to therapy right now....

okay.

i'm dealing with the problem.

seriously.....

remember the doctor took away my credit card.







I even love the scratched up painted wood floors.......though....painting them white.....is on my to do list.
so........
I just wanted to let you know...i did survive that horrific cold.....and it feels like fall here...already....eeek.
I don't know about you...but ..... I.love.layers!
and boots.....especially knee high boots......knee high riding boots.....knee high riding boots in plum....
Dang that Doctor....
xo








88 comments:

Raining Pearls said...

Swoon... She's a beauty :)

julie said...

wow! arent you the lucky girl! how old is your house? i love it!

Chablis said...

You're right. I hate you.

I'm not sure if I can ever love you until I can have a closet just. like. yours.

This is the kind of closet (including all the clothes) I thought only existed in dreams.

Tracey said...

It looks smashing my dear...but of course!!!

:) T

Jennie said...

Wow, that is lovely. I imagine you spend time in there just admire it. And if you ever decide to throw away those darling kitten heels, throw them my way...I can wear a size 5...

Jen R. said...

Glad you are feeling better..THe room looks great.

Vintage Junky said...

So lovely! Wish I had one, I don't hate you though, just a little green. I don't comment often, but I have to say, I love your blog.

Smiles!
Michelle

Cori said...

Oh Kasey!!!! Thanks so much for inviting us in....just lovely. I am on the lookout for some kitten heels like that to display near an art piece I just bought from lisagolightly on etsy....just darling!

Backyard Candle Co. said...

You are on lucky girl Kasey! My problem is with purses and bags, not so much with shoes. Remember, if you want to make some cash on some of the clothes, shoes and accesories, just send them to me and i will sell them for you!! :)

Jackie said...

Fabulous! My closet is teeny tiny and bursting at the seams. Oh, and I wear a size 5 shoe, so you should probably just go ahead and send me those mules...

Lace said...

My hat is off to you and your GORGEOUS closet. I DIE! It's literally killing me to not have that closet for my own! I would name it and talk to it!

marty39 said...

This would be a dream come true. I love it, so pretty. What a thrill for you. Hugs, Marty

June said...

Nope, still can't hate you. Still only admiration. Beautiful little spot of Heaven and evey girl should have one.
Smiles,
June

Beth said...

No hate but I did have to chant "Thou Shalt Not Covet" a few dozen times while reading your post. Looks like a fantastic place to get dressed. Thanks for sharing it with me.

Martha said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! It is so wonderful...I would just LOVE having a space like that...all to myself...a little getaway...so very neat:) Glad you are feeling better...The floors would look good in white...but I do really love the way they look now too. Thanks for sharing:)

erin said...

oh me, oh my!! very nice!! love, love your closet and blog!

Cowgirl in the City said...

Yes, I am dying of jealousy. I love it!

Simply Me Art said...

Green with Envy! Beautiful...If it were my Closet, I would Lock myself in there between the hours of 4-8pm every night...

alee said...

Ok ...I am definetly jealous!
I would LOVE to have a huge closet
that I could decorate :)..
But where is the vintage chair??
No one would ever no you are up there ...{sipping your wine:)}
seriously you should consider it!

Lori said...

Kasey ~ it only LOOKS like you have a lot of shoes because you have them ALL in ONE place. Spread them out and buy some more, he will NEVER know the difference! :o)

Suzy said...

Wow, I am JEALOUS!

And your dresser is gorgeous - vintage or not!

blue moss said...

love it all
and don't worry about the shoes...one day when my daughter was bored, she decided to count my shoes and she now tells anyone who will listen how many pairs i have....that's not embarrassing
michelle

Sa-Sea Boutique said...

i don't hate you! i thank you! because now I can show this to my husband.....and tell him that I need a room like this in my cookie cutter of a home! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Oh my darlin' yes, I love your closet. I was very impressed with it in person, since I got to see the linen walls up close. That is something I'm definitely going to remember! LOOOOOOVE it!

Sara said...

LOVE this room! I could look at this all day! You and I have the same bag. The one from Anthro, with the yellow dot thingy's on it, and the green sash that ties. It's one of my favorites! But, mine is sitting in a basket on the floor in my bedroom, instead of up on the wall where it should be! LOL!

The Little Red Shop said...

You're fine. Had you said, "Mon derriere..." I would have been a little worried.

: )

Julie M.

ps Love your wardrobe room! I have the same floor...and tiny door in mine...but if I bought that cute dresser...and built it in my closet...I wouldn't be able to open any of the drawers...actually...I wouldn't be able to put them IN the dresser in the first place!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

IT IS LOVELY!!

Rachel said...

I am jealous...what a nice room...can i come and hang out in it?? i would buy that house for the same reason...

The Flying Bee said...

Sooo jealous! I have a shoe problem, too. I also have a closet problem. It's too small to fit all of my shoes in it! Yep, totally jealous!

Yes, I said totally.

susie harris said...

I could just live in that room and never come out....really!

Allegra said...

how much would you charge a family of 3 to live in your shoe corner??

Farmgirl Paints said...

You my dear live in a piece of Heaven on earth! Love every single little thing about it. You've got quite the hat collection. I LOVE hats:) Good for you.

Emma said...

Perfection ~ just gorgeous!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

WOW - it's so beautiful!

Brenna LaPray said...

Simply beautiful!

Kacey said...

Perfectly lovely.

♥ miss.michelle said...

...yup that's pretty much my dream dressing room! It's purdy, thanks for sharing!

~michelle.f

Beach Vintage said...

I love love love the table in the middle of this room.

Julie said...

I'm jealous...

Boots and layers are two of my favorite things about fall. :)

xo

Oh and I'm a firm believer you can never have too many shoes...or purses for that matter. ;)

Simply Mel said...

I want to move into your Boudoir! IT is stunning! What a treasure chest all devoted to Y-O-U!

Federica said...

Hello darling! I'm back...holidays are over...
You're a lucky girl! I love your beautiful dressing room! Amazing!

LissyLou said...

Yes, i hate you - only for a little while though ;)

How fab, i'm sooo jealous!! xx

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I am SO jealous. But I am happy for you :)

Jeanneoli said...

The dresser looks great in there. What girl does not have too many shoes...or hats....or bags........

truly blessed said...

you're right. i hate you. ;)wink.

*The Beautiful Life* said...

So great!! Was it hard to put the fabric on the walls?? Would love a tutorial!
Too many shoes?? R U crazy?? Never!
My sister helped me move years ago and came flying out of my closet yelling "You have almost 50 pairs of shoes! And they're ALL BLACK!" ME: "Yes... and your point is?? "
I say you need more shoes! Go accost that doctor and get your card back! :)
Love the closet, girlie!

Ruth

LuLu & Co. said...

When Lola can't wear those darling shoes and you are so bored with them I'd happily take them off your hands... I happen to have a size 5 foot! LOL so embarrassing but it's true :) and finding shoes to fit me is rather hard :)
hands down you have the dreamest closest!!
xo,
LuLu

jredmon said...

Ok - that is not even close to alot of shoes. I must really have a problem...

Brandie said...

It looks absolutely fabulous! I am trying to control my hate right now as my eyes turn a little green. What an absolutely perfect space. You my dear are a horrible enabler. Now I want to find some knee high riding boots in plum;)

Joyce said...

This is every girls dream a closet big and with personality. I love it! xoxo

Preppy Mama said...

It looks perfect!! Love it. Enjoy it!!

Dolce Baci said...

Looks amazing!

Ellen said...

Great shoe rack, I love the hooks on the wall to....You just gave me some great ideas for my daughters closet. It is empty now since we just moved into our old farmhouse, still restoring it as well.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Are you kidding me...that's your closet...your right...your officially on my "not friend list"....just kidding :o) It's beautiful!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Hey Chicka!! The phone is from Pottery Barn a couple of seasons back.

PamperingBeki said...

I'm so glad you're off your death bed!

And my shoe collection could rival yours. I only wear about 3 different pairs though. I just keep buying them because I like them. Blah.

Leah C said...

Oh I love it, too! Will you please come to my house & make my closet...ahem, "boudoir"...look just like yours? It's really beautiful! Oh, and you can sign me up for the next shoe therapy session, too:) xo

littlebyrd said...

***sigh*** i love it in there. I am glad you are feeling better :)

Rue said...

I'm so stinkin' jealous! I have a hole with a door on it for my closet and a kid that's taking up space in what was going to be a walk in closet... ugh.

It's absolutely perfectly gorgeous Kasey.

I'm glad you feel better :)

xoxo,
rue

Laura said...

Hate you for this post? Are ya kidding? I just fell head over heels in love.
(and well, you know abut heels, clearly...)

Lissa said...

wow kasey! you're one lucky girl! I love the scratchy floor! Must you paint it? Although I guess it would just scratch again. you are so lucky. You have the anthro bag I always wanted and do you know I only have 8 pairs of shoes... yes 8. What's wrong with me???

paige said...

perfect
just like i knew it'd be!!
glad you're all better cutiepie
xo

Alison said...

Serious closet envy over here! I wouldn't want to leave it! Your style is gorgeous! Have a great day!

Rebekah said...

Hate you? Are you nuts? I want to BE you!! ;) What a lovely, lovely space.

paula said...

okay maybe I am just a tad jealous:)

Jen Kershner said...

Oh, I love your closet. Do you just go in there and hang out? I would. There is nothing I like about my closet and you are making me want to change that. Badly. Do you find yourself wanting to buy new things just so you can go hang them up in your pretty closet? Can I come hang out in your closet for awhile or would that be too weird?

Urban Farmhouse said...

Stunning! A dream!! Especially when I look at my shoe inventory... measly 4 pairs that don't have paint splatters on them! Lol, I'll scratch that one up to the cost of doing "business". Heading down for the CL Fair at all?
Lisa

Rebecca Frame said...

you're right.
i hate you.
my closet is the size of a shoe box.
it looks fab...wouldnt have expected anything less.
have a lovely day kasey.


rebecca

Tattered Goods said...

DO NOT PAINT THE FLOOR! i repeat do not paint the floor the color looks like an awesome taupe? I love the closet it looks fab... have a great day!


sheila

Andrea Villarreal said...

That is one awesome closet!!! I could sit in there all day!! It looks more like a loft than a closet:) Hey you need more purses;)

Sarah said...

The room looks fabulous Kasey! I love it! Those heels are precious! The new dresser fits in perfectly! Such a great hubby to get it for you and put it together! I too have a shoe problem and my boys have tried to pinpoint me for that, but I also show them shoes I have had for 15 years, they can't show me shoes they have had that long and taken care of so the conversation usually turns...
I can't wait for fall either this year! It motivates me! :) Have a great day!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

My closet has bi-fold doors and is painted a garish shade of purple on the interior. It has one rod and one shelf. 75% of my wardrobe is stacked (piled) on the shelf. My shoes are piled on the floor, under a protective blanket of dust bunnies. Oh, and my clothes shack up with my husband's. So yeah, I hate you. Just a pinch. And I'll probably forget by tomorrow, so no biggie.

Sarah { abeachcottage } said...

wow can I come stay?

thanks for stopping by my place

wanna swap buttons ;-)

xo

susie harris said...

Are you not getting my emails?....What's up with that~

a little bit vintage said...

Love your room! Your shoe collection looks much like mine. :) On a side note, love your outfit...I spied it in the reflection of the mirror...which I also love. :)

Smiles,
Rachel

Jacqueline said...

What a luxury to have a dressing room...I don't see many of Bryans ( sorry, is it o.k.to call him by his first name ? !!) clothes and shoes in there. Has he got his own dressing room !!!!!!!!He he.
The trouble is, there is just loads more room to fit MORE shoes and clothes and accessories in....oh dear.....what a problem for you !!!!
Oh, and I'm with Tattered Goods, I don't think that you should paint the floorboards, either...I love that look....although, you have such great taste, you'll know what will look the best.
Hope that you are feeling better re CPS 'person'.I always think that, when you've had something like that happen, it never seems quite so bad after a few days.
Anyway, love the dressing room and the post XXXX

The Flying Bee said...

Kasey,

Paige and I have already discussed it and Santa told me personally that it just wouldn't be right to feed into your shoe problem and that since Jeanne already bought her pair, that the two pair he has will go to Paige and I. :)

goddessof4 said...

I love how it turned out!!!! I bought my house for my dressing room !!!! Mine is tiny compared to your room but I wanted a room for my Victorian dressing table.Maybe the next house will have bigger one!!!! LOL!!! Sara

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Leslie said...

what an awesome room!
I love the hemmes collection at IKEA....

gilstrapdesigns said...

A room with a view. I could stay in that room all day just reading, thinking, resting, creating and just being.

Nessa said...

Umm....i think YOU would even take away my credit card if you saw my shoe collection. :/ lol. We would make good shopping buddies though! ;)

Pearl Maple said...

A pretty pretty room, looks like all we girls want to get in there to play dress ups. You have assembled a beautiful place here.

Kristin said...

OMG, that is every girl's dream closet!

Cindy said...

Hi it's me again, the plum gal. I use to have a closet like this in my old house in the Valley. I love yours, love the dresser in there, the mirror, the bench, the window. I took a small bedroom next to the master and made into my closet, then took the walk in closet and added it to the bathroom.

I also love your boarder. I love music.

See I should have gotten that gift card.



cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com

gilstrapdesigns said...

I love your house and your closet. I would go in there and stay all day how pretty. It's so glamarous. Everything is neatly displayed you can really find stuff.

KJ said...

i am SOOO jealous.

Gaia said...

I'm so envious! Can I move with you?