Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Mom Cave

Kate over at Centsational Girl is hosting a linky party about "Mom Caves" with HomeGoods sponsoring a giveaway! On Monday, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is also hosting the Mom Cave contest.
I don't know if HomeSense (Canadian version of HomeGoods) counts but thought I'd join in the fun!

"My Mom Cave"
For years, men have had their guy hang-outs in the home but lately, more and more women are carving out some territory for themselves. 
In today's busy world, where women are always on the go, it is essential for them to have a place to relax and recharge. 
In our home, this place is called my "NEST".
I love this tiny space for the feeling of coziness and peace that envelops me as soon as I walk in.
Here, I can enjoy all of my "down-time" activities....

...in a space that was

...decorated by me!


Even if I don't win this contest, I'm planning on getting some new lamps and I LOVE the ones at HomeSense/HomeGoods.
I'd also love to get a new desk chair like this one offered at HomeGoods.

It is wonderful to be able to escape to my space and enjoy a hot cup of coffee and a snack.

Mr. Delight transformed this old pine bookcase into a great TV stand with shelves to decorate!



In this pic above, do you see the closet door beside the bookcase?

This is what is inside - a dish pantry that Mr. Delight built for me. Another joy!

This gives you an idea of what the room looked like before it became my "nest".

 Special thanks to my dear hubby for fixing up the room JUST FOR ME! 
Am I a mom in her "cave" or on her "nest"? 

28 comments:

kristin said...

oh my gosh, i love everything about it! its so cozy and exactly everything i love. so cozy!

Teri said...

Oh, I love your 'Mom Cave'! You've done a great job decorating it. And, how sweet of Mr. Delight to build all of those wonderful shelves for your dinnerware! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Teri

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful room! Cozy and inviting!!

Dreamgoddess said...

DD, your Mom Cave looks so warm and welcoming. I love how you've decorated it and I think the chandy adds an elegant touch. Just beautiful! It looks like a wonderful space to just curl up with a book and relax.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love your beautiful NEST...it's so warm and cozy! Good luck with the contest.

Blessings,
Linda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is perfect! What a difference you made in that room! I actually like the term "nest" better than cave, but they didn't ask my opinion!

Jan said...

Lovely room and I love, love, love that dish pantry!

Natasha said...

This is a beautiful space. I can see why you would love spending time in there. That chair looks so comfortable!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

xinex said...

Love your pretty space. And the dish cabinet topped it all!...Christine

The Tablescaper said...

Great cave!

- The Tablescaper

Anita said...

Oh I just love your space!! And knowing that there is a dish closet in there is even better!! Wish I had a place like that! The master bath is the closest I can get to one these days, lol!

Kathleen said...

I remember when you showed us that! It is a DELIGHT ful spot!

Prior said...

nest or cave, it is just stunning! I am very envious of that chair and ottoman. You did an awesome job decorating! and that dish cabinet? sounds like your man knows the way to your heart! Lezlee

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What a beautiful spot you have created. A place to call your own. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

A Hint of Home said...

Beautiful transfromation! Just love what you have done with it. Great space for just you!

Tardevil said...

What a nice space. You're lucky to have Mr. Delight! He's quite handy, isn't he?

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my this is beautifulI can see why it welcomes you everyday!
Terry

Melanie said...

What a wonderful space! It is very warm and cozy and I love that you have a china storage cabinet. I am stopping by Southern Comfort in a Northern Life.

Judy @ Southern Style Home Decor.com said...

The leather chair looks so comfortable and I love the pumpkin centerpiece on the side table. Now a dish pantry, that is exactly what I need! I have a dish collection that just keeps growing!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your room is lovely...I just love it and all the decor!!

Scribbler said...

Great little Mom Cave! And I adore the dish pantry -- I do need one so badly! Hope you get your chair.

Stacie said...

I love your space! All of that dark wood and leather just looks so cozy and comfortable but beautiful and classic at the same time. Fabulous :)

Nancy said...

That chair and ottoman look like such a great place to relax and wind down. Such a pretty room! Love, love, love the dish pantry too!

Nancy

ButterYum said...

Sigh... I love everythign about this room... EVERYTHINMG!! It suits my style perfectly!

:)
ButterYum

Kathy said...

What a beautiful space -It sure is a slice of heaven :-) I really enjoyed reading your post and seeing the room before and then the beautiful after -Good Luck in the contest

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello DD...

My friend, your Mom Cave is simply gorgeous! I certainly can see why you love your space...you have decorated it sooo beautifully! It's warm, cozy, and sooo perfect! Love your big oversized leather chair and ottoman...I could just take a nap in it! Hehe! I really enjoyed all of your pretty autumn decor...simply gorgeous, my friend! And...my goodness..you have a fabulous dish pantry to boot! It just doesn't get any better!!! Thank you for sharing your favorite space with us...it was such a treat!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and visiting with me today...I really enjoyed your sweet note! You just made my day, dear lady!!! Thank you!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Roberta said...

Still trying to get around to visit all the Mom Caves these past two weeks ;) Love your Mom Cave and all that lovely storage for your tablescapes. Good lighting is a must...best of luck in the giveaway. Fondly, Roberta
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T. H. Pellegrino said...

Seeing this post inspired me to spruce up my office. Thanks for the inspiration.
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