10.14.2008

Tour My House Tuesday: Loft

On today's tour I'm going to show you the room at the top of our stairs.  We call it a loft but it really just has a half wall that overlooks the stairs.  It does allow for a lot of light in the upstairs hallway, and has a great view of the mountains, which we love!

Somehow this room has evolved into containing quite a few of old family pieces.  This bookshelf was in pieces when it came to us.  It was in my husband's room as a child, and his parents kind of dismantled it in their empty-nest enthusiasm.

Another piece from my husband's side.  They were really into collecting antiques for awhile.  They always refer to it as "the cow box."  I'm sure you can see why!  

This is the alternate view of the loft.  Those double doors lead to the master bedroom, which I will show you next week.  And that big wooden piece is the hope chest that my mom gave me when I graduated college.  A family friend made it for me.  I love it!

I love this little collection.  The desk comes from my husband's grandfather, and the needlepoint chair comes from my grandmother.  When we first got married and I put these two pieces together, I cried when I saw how well they fit, like they had been made for each other.  I know I am super-sentimental, but it just made me happy to think about our two families, our individual heritages, coming together to make a new one.

And just in honor of my blog's name, I had to show you my little bee pillow.  I am always drawn to bees in decorating...so charming!

So there we are!  The loft is one of my favorite rooms in the house, because it is removed from the hustle and bustle of downstairs, and has such comfortable pieces that remind me of our families.  Maybe I'll go curl up with a book in there today!


38 comments:

Faith said...

That does look like the PERFECT place to curl up with a book! I love all the family pieces that make it so special!

My home - My life said...

What a great space! It is like a little extra surprise at the top of your stairs. Very nice...

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

All those beautiful treasures in one room....it looks so warm and inviting...in fact, your whole house looks warm and inviting!!

I love that the chair and desk came from each of your grandparents...it was like they were made to find each other....just like you and your husband were meant to find each other. That would bring tears to my eyes too!!

Twice as Nice said...

What a great space to put famiy treasures that won't be disturbed by children. Baby walkers, sticky hands, accidents, probably won't be happening as much in this room. It's nice to have a room that stays pretty much clean too!

Betsy said...

Great room! I love to see how people incorporate piece of their famliies together into their home. I love bees too. I have bee fabric in my bedroom. I hate them in real life but think they have so much character.

Jo said...

Cute ~ love the bees!

Jo :)

Laurel MacD said...

Lofts are awesome and I love how you pull old pieces - the really sentimental ones. It looks great.
-Laurel

the undomesticated wife said...

Very cozy and warm, that's for sure. You've done a great job.

I love antiques as well. I have a few pieces I just love and can't imagine parting with.

Hannah E. said...

I want a room like that!!

Blanca said...

That loft sure does look warm and cozy. I love the cow trunk.

Eloise said...

What a great room! I love how so many of your pieces in there have a *story.*

Rebecca Taylor said...

My parents have a loft in their house and it is my favorite place! I love all of your family treasures!

Joanna said...

I love how you use your loft! I have always wanted a two story home, just so that I could have a loft. I figure that is where I would have the kids "play area". Who knows what I'd really do if I had one.

AndreaLeigh said...

I love the combination of red and yellow. You've done a great job with the decor. It looks so cozy!

Liz said...

What a great space!

Sandy Toes said...

I love that pillow...what a wonderful space!!!
-Sandy Toes

Wendy said...

I love bees too! What a nice cozy space!

duchess said...

Very nice are. That's where you'd find me curled up with a book.
Love the bee pillow.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Awe, that lil loft looks so nice and cozy. I just wana curl up in a blanket and lay in the sun light!

Angie
www.nanasboxnonprofit.blogspot.com

Annikke said...

I love it! You definitely have a great decorating gift - I wish was good at stuff like that! I've been enjoying your "tour" of the house!

Jboo said...

Oh -- it looks so lovely and just the place to curl up with a good book. How wonderful that you can look out and see the mountains!! How unfair -- my state is right next to yours (Nebraska), but we have no beautiful mountains!! Enjoy yours!

Janet

Our Complete Family said...

That is such a great space! I love it! The desk and chair do blend so well together. Goosebumps on this end when I read about it! I love pieces that have stories behind them from the family. That makes them even more special I think! It's all lovely! Happy Tuesday! Thanks for the tour! xo, Les

The Golf Widow said...

Such a great space!Very soothing.Love the bees, too.

My Place of Peace said...

What a beautiful space! I love all the light and how cozy it makes things feel!

Connie said...

What a great room full of happy memories. I love the things that remind me of my family and my legacy. Thanks for sharing. Connie

Sweet Simplicity said...

I want to come over with my book and curl up! I bet it is so nice to sit in all that sunlight in the winter--warm and cozy!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is where I would be reading too! The bee pillow is perfect for you!!!

Lisa said...

What a great space, so nice and cozy!!! : )

Meg said...

I love this room. It looks so relaxing and like a comfy warm place to be. Love the "cow box"!

The Arthur Clan said...

Your loft looks huge and like a wonderfully comfortable place to hang out!

Angie in OH

Jodee Leader said...

What a lovely loft! It looks soooo cozy!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I really like this space..you've done a great job with it..it is warm, inviting and cozy!

Ms. Tee said...

What an absolutely adorable little place. I love that the desk and chair fit together so perfectly. I'm super-sentimental as well. And the "cow box" is too cute, too. :)

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Thanks for sharing...Call me nosy but I love to look at other people's rooms!! LOL!!

Your loft looks so cozy and I love the fact that there are so many items that are from your family. Neat.

Rebeckah said...

Wow, I love your loft! Totally LOVE the cow box! And the hope chest! Everything, really : )!

Marie said...

I love your loft! It's so warm and cozy! That bookshelf that you "rescued" is great!!

Shannon said...

Love your loft!! The furniture is awesome. I love the coffee table and that desk!

Amber said...

It's so special that you have so many pieces of furniture from your families. Such a cozy space filled with your family heritage.