Monday, February 3, 2014

Dear daughters: creating a Thoughtful Room


Zebra Rug-Traditional Setting

Dear Daughters,

I know you know what the three things are that a thoughtful room has, but isn’t that the wonder of mother-adult daughter conversation?

I know you know , but just because I like to talk about things over and over again doesn’t mean I think you don’t know.


Imagine if you will that these three things are as important as the design triangle needed in a good working kitchen. 

Now imagine three things that fly under the radar but create a quiet sense of comfort and thoughtfulness.

They are inconspicuous yet important.


In fact, I am enjoying these three things as I sit here writing this.

What are they?

1.a comfortable place to sit end table with a coaster by that place to sit

3.a lamp on that end table

Do not hold your guests hostage under an overhead light- squinting is never a good look. Lamp light is critical to comfortable seating.

Do not ask them to hold their drink (that you offered them- with a napkin- and yes…I know you know about the napkin).

Do not cause them to worry about where to place said weeping glass.

Don’t you just love these Dear Daughter letters? 

I love you, but I know you know that too.



Linking to:

Blue and White Bash at the Pink Pagoda

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings

Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Tuesday Treasure @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Ranch

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life


Pom Pom said...

A comfortable place to sit is so important and the lamp part, too. I am in need of a lamp for one of my perching spots. It MUST have a bird lampshade and I keep forgetting to pick that up at Target!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, I love that room and your decor is just delightful! I know that lamp light is one of my must haves, each and every room too. Miss Laura, what great letters you write to your sweeet daughters, they are just so special!
Love you, dear friend~

Stacey said...

Such wisdom! I read an article lately that said a guest may not remember what your home looked like but they will remember if they had a place to sit their drink without worrying. I think it's probably true.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog. I found you through the Pink Pagoda. I love the title of your blog. I am in a 'paint it white' phase. Love this room, and that huge ginger jar.

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful room, and could not agree more!

Patty Sumner said...

Yep.. those three are a must....great info for your daughters.... these posts will be cherished I am sure.. Have a great day.. Blessings!

Patty Sumner said...

Yep.. those three are a must....great info for your daughters.... these posts will be cherished I am sure.. Have a great day.. Blessings!

Kim Stevens said...

Oh yes, the coaster...very important for family members too! ;) Beautiful room!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful space Laura!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love the room, it is so pretty and inviting, love those velvet pillows they are so lux...I do need that lamp for my living room which I am doing in all blue white and beige for the summer...yummy thanks for all the inspiration

Kim said...

I do love your Dear Daughter post...reminds me of the importance of sharing our "wisdom"!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love these post. So perfect. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

kate@willowinteriors said...

Love your three tips, but of course there is a fourth...every room needs a little blue and white. :) Beautiful space!

Theresa said...

Great things to remember as we invite our guests into our homes:) I seldom turn my overhead light on, just lamps:) Enjoy your day dear Laura, HUGS!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful room! Sweet post and so true...

This N That said...

Good advice..I hate overhead lights..Only in the kitchen..

Pura Vida said...

I think your dear daughters are very lucky girls!

Casa Mariposa said...

I think the most important way to make a room a beautiful is to fill it with people you love. But your design advice is excellent, too. :o)

Leslie said...

Hi Laura, Thanks for visiting today! Your home is lovely and I like you do and don't list here :) Beautiful room and I collect the blue and white pieces .. they look gorgeous anywhere! leslie

Pondside said...

You write the best little notes, Laura. Lucky daughters to be the recipients, and lucky us to look over your shoulder as you write.

therelishedroost said...

Looks wonderful!Love the accents!


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