Sunday, August 17, 2014

Welcome to my Keeping Room

This was the beginning of what was to be our kitchen and keeping room.
The walls were painted a Berkshire beige. The coffered ceiling trim was painted a bright white and the ceiling was painted a pewter.

The room is ready for the flooring, book shelves, mantel and shutters are ready to be installed.

I added a comfortable sectional that fit neatly into the corner of the keeping room. I also added a shag area rug to add texture and warmth.

This is our breakfast table that sits at the end of our kitchen.

Our cozy little corner is for watching television and reading.
 I drew out the tile work and added silver decorative tiles to layer for interest.

This is looking in to the kitchen. The room is 16X40 including kitchen.
The custom shaker style cabinets contrast to the dark wood flooring and island.
I used a round table to balance the long rectangular room.

Both ends of the 17 foot  island have  good book storage.
The island cabinet is a dark chocolate maple stain with white quartz countertop.


This rug was my inspiration for the colors used in my kitchen/keeping room.
 The flooring I chose was a dark maple wood.
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  1. Hi JoAnn,

    I'm glad you were able to link in. Persistence pays!

    Oh, I love, love, love that rug. No wonder you used it to inspire you. Just a gorgeous house. Thanks for making Blue Monday special by sharing.

    Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!

  2. You have a beautiful home, JoAnn. I love the colors you picked and the built ins are awesome...Christine

  3. Your home is gorgeous! Did you just move in there?

    I see you are new to blogging. Welcome. :)

  4. Wow, your kitchen and keeping room is stunning! I especially love that long island, the ceilings (drool) & the floor!

  5. Beautiful home. Beautiful kitchen. Beautiful rug. Nice to meet you. I didn't see an option to follow!

  6. I agree with Stacey and Carol...your home is beautiful!! It looks like you're new to blogging...welcome!! I've just been blogging about a year and a half myself. You have such a pretty kitchen and that ceiling is stunning!! :)

  7. Stunning! I love your kitchen, the paint colors you chose, and your island ... just beautiful! We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen and I so wish we had tall ceilings so they could be coffered. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  8. Gorgeous. What a stunning space. I will be showcasing your post next week. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  9. Your home is beautiful and your keeping room looks like such a relaxing spot where everyone can be together!

  10. Really nice! I wish I had all that cookbook storage! and your kitchen and ceilings are just wonderful!

  11. Love your kitchen and keeping room and featuring it tonight at Wow. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Love your home -- the kitchen is beautiful! Visiting you from Kim's party.. Welcome to blogging!

  13. Great post Jo. The kitchen and keeping room are gorgeous. Great colors on walls and ceilings. Love your accent pieces.