Monday, August 27, 2007

My House: The Keeping Room

Here in the South, all of the new houses have what is called a "keeping room". It is basically a room connected to the kitchen with a fireplace and a space for your tv and sitting area. It is one of those "all purpose" rooms where you do alot of "living". I had a keeping room at my home in LA, but we didn't use it very much as there was no tv and it was a different layout. In my new home, this is one of the things that I love the most. We really do spend alot of time in the kitchen and the kids are eating their snack at the table, etc. They can see the tv and if I am cooking, we are all together! It is so nice to have this space. I just got my bamboo blinds installed last week. I get them in every house it seems and I just LOVE them. This room is basically finished. I would like to eventually get a rug and a really cool painting of the kids to put on one of the bare walls. Of course, I can't do that right now, so this will have to do!!! Click on the pic to see it larger! NOTE: ** I think the small boy seated at the table adds a decorative touch...don't you agree?


Katrice said...

You need to come help me decorate...we're slowing adding furniture to this house...and it's taking too long in my opinion and then I change my mind about where I want things!ha!

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Andrea said...


You are so sweet. I LOVE to decorate. Call me anytime! I like to talk about anything related to "house* stuff! :)

PS...My living room has a coffee table and an armoire and that is it. Madeline's friend asked me where the couches were the other day!! HA HA!!! EVENTUALLY, RIGHT? ;)

Kate said...'s so pretty and cozy looking! I love it! Of course, you have great decorating taste and ability! I can't wait to see more of your new house!

Jen in MS said...

Sorry Andrea....the above post was from me, not Katelyn. She has a private blog of her own and she didn't sign out.

Diane said...

You have a GIFT girl! Your last house was gorgeous, this one is just as gorgeous, love this room. I need so much help, you need to come here and help me!

Christy said...

I love it!

But you already knew that ;)

I personally think Noah is the prettiest thing in the room-but I am biased.

Diane said...

I came back to look at the room again. I'm determined to get rid of this country primitive stuff and go more contemporary. It's time for a change. :)

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