10.22.2009

A room with a view...








I'm pretty lucky that one day a month....my home is clean enough to show you. It's unfortunate...





that it only lasts for one day.....the clean house that is.





This room is the room we call the sun room. When we bought the house a little over 2 years ago...it was just a screened in sun porch....pretty much a 3 season room. That's what people around here call screened in porches......a 3 season room.....silly....because normally it's so freakin humid here that no one wants to even sit outside in the summer...so why have a room that can only be used a few months out of the year?





After we bought the house....we gutted the room....piped in venting so that it's heated in the winter and cool in the summer.





This room is not only a sun room...but it's my office as well......and i love fall....because the gorgeous big tree out back is what i look at.
I love this room...it's perfect.






my desk is an old farm table that i tacked linen around.....pretty much so you can't see the junk that hides underneath.....seriously.....it's for your own good.








I love the look of painted wood floors.....yes.....we painted the wood floors white.....and yes they get dirty...but i love...love them. I'm really close to painting the floors upstairs......really close....but i'm getting talked out of it.....and somehow......I get talked out of a lot of things.....

so let me ask you your opinion.....

yes or no ?

I will then present the tally to the "person" that is talking me out it.































I might wear these glasses with my tooth fairy costume at Halloween.....gives my outfit a bit of ooomf!

I don't really know if that's really a word so don't call me when you try and use it on your next scrabble attempt and lose because you said......kasey used the word.....

ooomf.
























































I got that darling settee off of craigslist right after we moved in....a screaming deal...don't you love craigslist?




























That concludes a tour of a room with a view. Do you see that hammock sitting so lonely in the back......yes...poor thing......the weather has been so crummy and i know it misses us. There is nothing better

than grabbing a big ole duvet....a good book....and climbing in that with a kid or two......

or even better......while the kids are at school......take a nap in it.

Just don't forget that you are in it while the kids are at school...then fall asleep.....

because that is so not cool when you fall asleep and forget and the kids get off the bus and can't

find you in the house.

nope.

not cool.

xo

















114 comments:

jeannie said...

your house is amazing!! great job!

Simone said...

OMG, I am SO envious....your home is gorgeous!!!! LOVE the white - YES yes yes to painted floors....I am so doing that next house.

:)

Preppy Mama said...

I love it when you show pics of your home and I LOVE the painted floors I totally would paint mine if they looked like yours!!

Lori said...

not that you have ever done that before ~ you are too cute! Love this room Kasey...

Jen Kershner said...

I completely adore your sunroom and I love painted floors but I would have to see how they look now before I could cast a vote. But that's just me.

mandiegirl said...

Beautiful office and yard! :)

Dandy said...

I love that room and its view!

BonjourRomance said...

Love the French style settee and slipper chair, the white floors really blends it all together. The vintage glasses are fabulous.

The Little Red Shop said...

1. Your office/sun room room is lovely. My back porch is jealous of your windows..it would like a better view of its favorite tree in the backyard.

2. Unless your upstairs floors came with different sections in turquoise, blue, primer gray..and unstained wood like mine did...I wouldn't paint them.

3. I have an egg basket just like the one you have full of lovely things. Mine is black. Did you paint yours white?

4. I need to get back to my cookie and chocolate order for the shop. I hope that you have a lovely weekend!

: )

Julie M.

ps The glasses are really cute!

Jackie said...

Really beautiful! I love all of the wonderful details.

A Thing for Roses said...

You had me at the first picture. I just wanted to jump right in and curl up on your craigslist settee (I too love craigslist) and snuggle up with your adorable Barn House pillow). Then I saw your backyard complete with hammock. I would totally be out there napping when the kids came home. That would be so me.

XO,

Lisa

Simply Me Art said...

Beautiful, I love the painted floors, I say Yes, that is what a mop is for. Come on, you have three kids, no matter what you do or what kind of floor you have, they make it dirty, so what! I fall out of Hammocks.xo

Love the Decor! said...

Love that room!!
I say paint the floors upstairs too. (Its only paint )

Rachael said...

Beautiful home tour! And those glasses...where did they come from?? They are just too fabulous for words :-)

gabrielle said...

Those glasses..... are AMAZING!! Paint your floors upstairs and I love that sweet chair of yours too!

Shelia said...

Oh, I have so enjoyed myself getting to tour your sweet room. I love all of the whiteness and the girly froo froo! I love that! The little sofa is darling and yes, I love Craigslist! And you have a beautiful view! I wish I could say at least one of my rooms at my house was clean!:)
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Sandi (Meme) said...

If it will go as good with your decor upstairs as it does downstairs in your "hideaway", then by all means PAINT THE FLOORS! You have a beautiful place, so cozy!

Raining Pearls said...

When I can I move in??? What an amazing room!!!

pat said...

Hi Kasey,
I have been fortune to have seen your absolutely wonderful, beautiful home in person. I covet that sunroom! Everything is perfection in that room as is with the rest of your home. I happen to love painted wood floors especially when the paint starts to wear off in the traffic patterns. I would like to paint mine too but have a certain someone{the hubs} who is dead set against it, thinks I am nuts. I am sure you know the feeling! Thanks for the tour again and for reminding me just how much I love your home.Take care.
Pat

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I see why you love that room so.....I need a room with a view~

Cheryl ~Zany-Mayd said...

Oh My ~ Your Home is Beautiful.....
I Love all the white ~ Keep your house clean enough to be Healthy, but Lived in to be Happy....

EnJoy the kids when they are young, cause they grow up so quickly....

cheryl

Cathi said...

lovely rooms, kasey....PAINT THE FLOORS, definitely! :) Happy Weekend to you!

Florence said...

I love your room with a view, I have a cottage studio that is so full, but someday I will be able to go out there and enjoy the view. Yes we do have craigs list here too, I have to say I have not yet used it. I just go to the sales that are in the paper. Perhaps someday. Have a great end of your week. Florence

jociegal said...

BEAUTIFUL room. I LOVE it. It is like - what I wish I could do to my home except I don't currently have the space or the resources, but it is something to work towards. Thank you for sharing!

paige said...

i want to move in there
i'd keep those white floors mighty clean
& i would enjoy that rockin settee with your fab pillow everyday
i promise
& i hope you're sending me that smile labeled cloche & papers thingy for christmas

Ali said...

Oh, your office/room with a view is so lovely! I just love everything about it! That settee is beautiful. How come I can never find anything like that on Craigslist? Love your big old tree in the backyard and hammocks really are the best! You just go ahead and paint those upstairs floors white, they look so lovely in white (although they are hard to hide dirt or pet hair). Thanks for sharing!

stefanie said...

i love!!!!! your floors!!!!!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

love. love. love. painted floors.

i told my husband that when/if we have to make a room into a nursery we will be painting the floors. He cringed, but I think he'll be distracted by the fact we actually NEED a nursery...so I think it will work ;)

fabulous space. I love picturing you in your work zone now.

xoxo

Martha said...

Oh my Kasey...you just floor me everytime I see a room of yours...and I was even so thankful and fortunate to see it at your last event...honestly it is such beauty...and with your pictures...well I noticed even more that I didn't see the first time...just GORGEOUS!
And yes...definitely paint those floors...just remind "a-hem" {no name} that majority rules...and well it looks like everyone has said yes:)
And those glasses how cute:)...I think falling asleep in that hammock would be wonderful...and I would do often...good thing you didn't show my hubby that:)

*The Beautiful Life* said...

I vote yes for the painted floors -- ALL of our floors are painted here, VERY LIGHT cream! So, I'm feeling ya with that struggle with dirt issue and add to the mix a huge dog with BLACK hair, but I love the look.
Let's just say Swiffer has made a large chunk of change off me! :)

Go for it!!

(Sorry Bryan!) :)

Ruth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh the room really is perfect. I love that gorgeous settee and the beautiful little chair beside it. Your accessories are all wonderful. As for the floors, I wouldn't paint them upstairs, but they are perfect painted in this room. Hugs, Marty

Janice said...

I love your house no i wouldn't pant all the floors. I just think some room floor should be

LuLu said...

My hubby and i disagree about painting floors, i love it, he not so much. I have a friend who ripped up all her carpet when her husband was away and painted the supfloors.. i think it looks great, he is worried about splinters etc.. and then having to buy area rugs..
can i sit a spell in your room with a view and have some wine.. you wont know i'm there,
xo,
LuLu

Farmgirl Paints said...

Gorgeous! Love the settee.

Room to Inspire said...

Absolutely beautiful photos - and I love your white painted floors!

Chelsea

alee said...

Hmm..I'd hate to cause a ruckus with you & the "person" but if your trim is white the floors definetly need to be too! {& if your trim isn't... maybe it should be :)} & next time you are lounging in the hammock take your ol laptop out there & check out Craigslist for me! I would pay some good money for a settee like that :)!

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

this is pretty much my dream room. i'm thinking we've got a really similar aesthetic. everything so rustic and loved, i adore all the little things that fill it up!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Well... you know I'd lose that battle around here... yet, you're the woman so you should get an extra nesting vote just because of that. So basically your vote counts for two, and if you say white, it should be done. So clean and pretty...

Jennifer White said...

What a tour! A+++++ for making that so much fun for me to read.... and I am in favor of the painted wood floors. Seriously. Dirty, clean, whatever...loving the white on white on white.

I, too, had a 3 season room in my house and living in Wisconsin we only have two seasons... Winter and almost Winter (I'm exaggerating) so mine was also turned to an all season with baseboard heating. Your room looks so much better though, I may need to do a little copycatting since I'm in love with it... thanks again for the tour, hopefully painted floors WILL PREVAIL! xoxoxo

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

Kasey,
I say "go for it" with more painted floors. Love your bargain settee. Actually, I love your whole atelier. Tres chic!

xo,
Cheryl

Jemm said...

Jeesh! Your talent is sick woman...I love your house. I'd have to say though on the wood floors I'd have to see the upstairs floors before making a decision as to whether or not to paint them. I love the look of the painted floors, but I couldn't make myself paint them. It would feel so permanent and then if I ended up not liking them...yada yada yada.

Kelly said...

Umm yeah.. That is just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharla said...

your home looks beautiful! I love the look of painted wood floors by the way.

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

gorgeous! do you get sick of hearing that? I vote no to the painting the floors...just sounds so scary, but yes to the ones you have already done!

caren said...

Love your sunroom.....as far as the floors - i think you should do whatever makes you happy and don't listen to any one else!!!! lol

mrs boo radley said...

LURVE the white floors!

Kristen said...

I love that room. It's gorgeous. Love the painted floors.

Stacey said...

love that settee and the eye glasses! i think if you really want to in your heart, paint those upstairs floors white, you should DO IT!
Stacey@ A Sort Of Fairy Tale
http://asortoffairytale.blogspot.com

June said...

I'm drooling so bad that I've gone through a whole roll of paper towels. This room and everything in it is gorgeous.
June

Mary (Mary's Monday Musicology) said...

I love the painted floors and the beach board walls!! You have such great taste!!

The Flying Bee said...

GORGEOUS! Oh, and yes...paint the floors.

xo,
Adrienne

Kacey said...

Gorgeous settee, gorgeous view (my house is jealous), and gorgeous floors. I vote yes.

I love that you fell asleep in the hammock and forgot the kids! Hilarious.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Well, I'll be over in about 3 hours. I'll just let myself in. And if you forget and lock the door, you'll find me out on the hammock. I'll bring my own duvet, because I'm pretty low-maintenance like that.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

PS - I daydream about white painted floors.

Jerri said...

Kasey...umm yep the room is "too" cute and its a def YES vote from me to wear the glasses with your tooth fairy outfit...do NOT forget your crown and wand!!

PS I want/NEED a hammock!and who cares if I fall asleep in it...the kids only come home every 7-14 days. I could get some much needed rest!!! ha ha

Amy said...

yes yes, white floors absolutely. Everything in my house is white. People think I'm crazy, but I have one word for them:

Bleachable.

Beautiful, beautiful!

Kaydence Mesy said...

Ummm... when I buy my house in the teen dream neighborhood will you come out and help me decorate? Pulleeeaze??? Free stay in movie land for free!!

Federica said...

Oh My! Kasey your home is stunning!! You are really a lucky girl! Amazing!!

jody said...

love your digs.
what a great creative space.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I love the look of the painted floors, but the upkeep, especially in high traffic areas, isn't so easy. Paint scratches and wears easily. Lots of foot traffic, shoes, pets, etc. seem to take their toll quickly. But go for it - it's YOUR house, too! Becky

Jacqueline said...

Oh yes Kasey....paint them. Who cares if they get a bit dirty. I just go around saying that it's 'shabby chic' !!!! You can get away with so much if you call it 'shabby chic' !!!!
Your house looks wonderful. Have just painted three rooms in Farrow and Ball off whites with a little bit of grey and are now in the process of putting it all back again and it all needs a good clean....YUK.
How lovely to work in that room and look out onto your garden......oh, and why is it that you clean and tidy a room and it's back looking untidy again within a few hours ? XXXX

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I ADORE your room, Kasey! So fab and wonderful. Lucky you. As for the white floors, that is one of my most favourite things, but I don't have any yet. I'm going to start with the bathroom in the farmhouse and go from there. So you're way ahead of me - you absolutely NEED to keep going. Yes, I guess dirt is a problem, but, we NEED white floors, they are the ultimate if you ask me. p.s. your setee and pillow are to-die-for!

white flower design said...

Congratulations on getting your porch so clean. I know what an accomplishment that is with three kids. It it fabulous. I vote for painting the floors upstairs - that is why we have the swifter. Lori

Laura said...

what a peaceful, beautiful room! love those glasses - you are going to be the coolest tooth fairy ever! absolutely paint those floors!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

yeah, yeah. rub it in why don't you? seriously, you know i ADORE this room. ADORE it. trade you my cushy reading chair for your sunroom. ha!

Tracey said...

The new touches you've added to the sunroom look fantastic!!!

You know I'm all for painted wood floors...

Beautiful pics my friend! Too bad there's been no sun lately for your sunroom...

:) T

Kim said...

First off that room is just dreamy! I love the painted floors and I say paint the others! It's only paint and as long as the floors are not so old you can not refinish them, why not.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ha! Ham n cheese...you didnt get the memo? We had sonic yesterday. Guess you were just dreamin' of that hot mailman of yours while putting on those stamps...Guess you want me to come help clean your house now...no problem! Im there for ya sista!

Leah C said...

Love, love that room with a view...simply the best! I don't think I'd ever leave it; except maybe to take a nap in the hammock. And I think the white floors are lovely...Stay strong;)

Brandie said...

I vote to absolutely paint the floors! I love the look but my dear hubby wouldn't let me do it. So swedish!

Anne Marie said...

beautiful Kasey! and that book you mentioned? the one with the dreamy day on the hammock? what would that be? (looking for a good read)

Paddywack Designs said...

No time to talk, I've got to go paint our wood floors white before the hubby gets home... it will be hard with a 2 year in tow, but I think it will be worth it. heheheheh
Love the view inside and out!

goddessof4 said...

Kasey!!! Love the sunroom!!!! My favorite is the setee!!!! Painted floors are awesome.I have been thinking about painting my bedroom floor since they need to be refinished.Your house is so pretty!!!!! Sara

Backyard Candle Co. said...

What an awesome room! I love every single thing about it, especially all the windows! And your view.... HELLO, its gorgeous!

Laura said...

I will make sure that when I visit, I don't have my period, and I am not wearing the handmade maxi pad you sent me, because that thing looks questionable in the absorbing department, and well, could you just imagine the damage a menstruating woman wearing a hand made pad could do to that white couch, and floors???

Beth Perry said...

1. you are really funny.
2. no, do not paint the floors..if you end up HAVING TO, for some reason, I would go back to a wood color.
3. I just want to come and sit in that room.
4. I would have done the same thing to that room (piped/vented/whatever you did) to make it a 4-season habitable area and it would have SOOO BEEN MY OFFICE, TOO! LOL

vicki archer said...

I love your room with a view and your painted floor. I like the patina of it, so for what it's worth I say leave it and find something else to play with....Have a wonderful weekend Kasey, xv.

Jboo said...

Beautiful room! Your painted floors look so wonderful there, so maybe you should go for it inside too! Hope your weather improves -- we're starting work on an ark soon around here. Have a fun weekend!

Janet

paperhill said...

wow! what a great room! and that tree is perfect! i love all your thoughtful touches that make so warm, no wonder you love that room!

Ticking and Toile said...

totally scrumptious....what lovely pics to drool over this morning...thank your for the fabulous inspiration...The SETTEE oh man...I am seriously in love!!! What a TOTAL score!!!!! I DO love craigslist! love the painted floors too. I have also debated over painted floors. I think it's nice in bedrooms. But I also like natural wood floors...I'm not much help...sorry!

I really love your blog!

Shellagh

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Your place is just absolutely beautiful!! Wow, it's magazine worthy, no kidding. I'm adding you to my favs, hope you'll stop by.

Kristin said...

Not that you need one more comment my dear as this makes for comment #84...oh my! I love it that people love it here like that! It should be that way!

Things I love today:
• Kasey's blog
• Kasey's funny and her...just precious her!
• Kasey's pillow on that settee with the ruffle!
...yep coveting that thing, I am.
• Kasey's true heart. You are awesome and deserve
a million comments and a billions warm smiles!
• Kasey's shop that i promised myself to peruse
and purchase something just because I choose
to.

Happy, fun and beautiful weekend to you Miss Kasey! Loves ya.

a little bit vintage said...

Mmmmm....LOVE this room! It's beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Smiles,
Rachel

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Gorgeous... even under clutter it would be beautiful. Love the color scheme.

Blondie said...

Your house is amazing! I love your blog! I can't wait to see what's next! Check out my page if you get a chance! Have a great weekend! Kori xoxo

Dolce Baci said...

I love it!!

West Hill Heritage said...

love, love your house

Ms. Teresa Sheeley said...

You are magical! I just feel the sense of peace and inspiration you must get from sitting in that lovely room. Thanks for sharing your space. :)

Teresa
xo

Diana said...

no no no to the painted floors

SkoshAnny said...

Yes!
Paint the floors!
Paint everything white!



I happened upon your blog a week or so ago
while searching for 'vintage dresses'
and I'm thrilled to find someone else who loves all white....
I've been in the process of painting my rooms, furniture, mirror frames, etc. white since the beginning of summer.



Paint.
Floors.
White!
:o)

Brenna LaPray said...

Beautiful!

Transparent Mama said...

ooomf! Yes, wear the glasses and paint to floor and sleep in the hammock! I love your house. Don't ever let me visit because I adore white and might just move in.

B said...

Yes, yes, yes. Your house is screaming out for white washed bedroom floorboards! And so is mine... but my husband isn't.. and it gets cold up there...so let me live vicariously through you...please?! x

p.s Anthro just opened it's first European store yesterday...IN LONDON! A half hour train ride from my house...Guess where I'm going today;O)

Rachel said...

Beautiful! And I vote yes on the painted white floors...we are debating the same thing in my house...getting ready to rip out the carpet and deciding between white wood floors or dark hard wood floors....xoxo

Teresa said...

My entire house has painted floors, and I adore them. Love your sunroom.

littlebyrd said...

I like both: painted and not pianted. That isn't helpful. But I am totally for painting! I love that big old tree in your back yard.

Kristy said...

oh how i love that room, love it! love the painted floors. M Fredric (clothing store) has reclaimed wood floors in their stores. One of the stores has white, reclaimed wood, i don't remember if its the kids or the adult store, anyhow. they are so cool. out of the 2 the white is my fav...so, i say yes, paint :O)
awh, what a beautiful room. thanks for sharing.

Holly said...

You are adorable!! I LOVE all of the white. And,...YES to the floors. Yes yes yes yes!!! Do you think that you can count that as 5 votes??

Rue said...

First... that sunroom of yours in magazine worthy Kasey. I love every. single. inch of it.

That said and I think you know what my thoughts are...

The only reason I would ever paint original wood flooring is if it was so damaged there was no other way. Yes, I love the way it looks in your sunroom, but unless you plan on living in that house forever and taken out feet first, it's a bad idea to do more than one or two rooms.

If my speech doesn't stop you (and you don't hate me after saying all that), come look at ours when we're finished and tell me it wasn't worth all the dirt, dust and fumes to make them beautiful again and that we should have just painted them. ;)

Now, I'm outta here before I get tomatoes thrown at me.... yikes!

xoxo,
rue

Firefly Hill said...

Painting floors...absolutely yes!
Love them...

Jessica Haley said...

Ugh. Life is crazy... sorry it took me so long to comment...

LOVE the sette. Love it. I always thought it would be amazing to have a big eat-in kitchen with a big distressed farm table and a sette just like that on one side. After all, we all love to eat at booths at restaurants, right? Why not be that comfy at home. Except my babies are 1 and 4, so I think I might revisit this idea quite a few years from now.

I love painted floors, too. Our first home was 5 min. from Lake Michigan. It was 100 years old, too, and I painted our 3 season porch floor a green and white checker board. I put our red velvet chase out there, pumkins and gourds, and mums in a big rusted urn. I miss it. {Did I write this in a comment already; I'm having deja vu.} However, as much as I love painted white floors, if your existing floors are a nice wood, I say NO. Why? I have hardwood through our whole first floor and the maintenance is so easy. Painted white floors would be a bit of a bear to maintain over a large space, IMO. Let me know what you decide... :)

SkoshAnny said...

Being another fan of all white, I say go for it!

Queen of Tarte said...

Your room is lovely...so is the view. And Yes...Please paint those floor white!!! Love it! xo Cindy

Marie Antionette said...

Your room with a view is just to gorgeous for words.Very lovely.
YES OR NO!!!
You go with your gut instints.If you wanted to paint it right off, paint it! Your the one living with it and has to clean it.I loved the look myself.I would say yes!!! Go For it.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Cherry Blossoms said...

You have such a beautiful room, I am SO jealous! I love Shabby chic! As for painting the floors...do it {if you don't mind having to clean them more often}!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I love everything about your room- How clever is the desk area. So calm and peaceful yet full of rich textures. May I post it sometime on my Workspace Wednesday?

thanks,
Karen

Sunshine said...

I love that room - I would love to have an office of my own that is an entire room! Lovely decorations - great idea for a farm table for a desk.

Jessica Haley said...

Oh, I forgot to add that I sent you an email about being a sponsor... let me know if you didn't get it.

gilstrapdesigns said...

You have such a beautiful home. I love a room with a view. We found some wonderful vintage furniture at a thrift store we have stripped it, sanded it down and now we are puting the stain on it it's a dresser with a round mirror and a chest. I'm redoing my entire room and I'm going to make sure to utilize my window in my room. I
get ideas from your blog everytime I read it it's so inspiring.

jen from wr said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Carmen said...

These seriously look like photos straight out of a decorating magazine. It's a beautiful room. I think your painted white floors look great. But if it was me, I wouldn't want to do it again only because won't you eventually have to paint them again? And I hate painting. ;)

paperbird said...

I think you should paint the floors- they look awesome. Your home is lovely and your yard looks so inviting too!

Katie said...

I loooove your home!

Jenns Three Graces said...

Tender, elegant, welcoming, crisp, I love it all - 10 + Jennifer