Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Spring in the Nap Room

Spring in the Nap Room Bougainvillea
Slowly but surely I am sharing a spring tour of our home, one room at a time.
Today is all about the Nap Room, as I call it, because it is where you can nap best in my home.
It’s the first place I look for my husband when I need help with a project!
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This room has all of my favorite design elements:
blue and white porcelain
saltillo tile floors
hot pink (bougainvillea from my yard)
soft, muted walls (Reflection by Sherwin Williams)
lots of flea market finds (with both white and stained finishes)
books (my design and gardening books)
brass (flea market finds for sparkle)
mirrors (to move the light)
and a zebra rug on top of a traditional rug

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When we remodeled this house 27 years ago, I called this room the study.

That sounded just a little too grand, and when I realized that the ‘study’ had become a place of
rest, and privacy, and the occasional nap, and because I thought it was funny to
create a play on words for grand houses’ map rooms, this room became the Nap Room.

This of course makes perfect sense to me.
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And if you are looking for seasonal color inspiration to add to a room,
do what I did: look at your books’ dust jacket covers.

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See what I mean?

Other rooms on the tour:
Linking to:
Thoughts of Home on Thursday


Simply LKJ said...

What a lovely, welcoming room. I love the concept of a "nap" room!!

Deanna Rabe said...

I love that you call that room the Nap Room! It's a lovely spot with beautiful light streaming in.

You have a beautiful home!

Stacey said...

Wow! That's one gorgeous nap room. This is magazine worthy!

Pura Vida said...

I just love this room...the colors are so pretty! Love the idea of the dust jacket inspiration! xoxox

Lisa said...

I love that pop of hot pink! It looks so great against the blue and white!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I love this room - the blue and white porcelain, the bougainvillea, the tile floor. It combines to make such an inviting space and yes the perfect place to nap.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Gorgeous! Those hot pink touches just LEAP out at you, don't they?

Linda said...

What a beautiful room! I love naps and this is just the most perfect place to take one! I missed some of the tour so I'm going to go catch up!

Marigene said...

Your nap room is beautiful, Laura. It looks very comfortable, too.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Nap room. Heh heee. Love the combination of blue and hot pink.

Red Rose Alley said...

Laura, I love that mirror in your nap room, it's gorgeous! What a cozy space, and the pink flowers say "welcome." Everything really looks nice.

Happy May!


Elizabethd said...

I'd be very happy in your lovely room.

Manu said...

Laura thid room is os cute, I looke the way you call it.
The color of bougainvillea is divine.
Thanks for sharing

Jeanie said...

Are those sweet peas, Laura? Certainly close, if not! Oh, I just gasped when I saw them -- one of my favorite colors and it looks so wonderful there! I love the idea of a nap room. In a way, my guest room is like that -- it's almost like a meditation room for me (although I don't really meditate!). If I want a peaceful, quiet spot, that's where I go! But yours -- oh, that's just so beautiful! The light is fabulous (and I'm such a sucker for blue and white!)

Nikki G said...

I LOVE that you named it the nap room! :)
And now, I am going to see the rest of the tour.

Creations By Cindy said...

Laura I love this room and the blue and whites are so lovely. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Nancy's Notes said...

Your nap room is lovely, peaceful, delightful, a room where I could fall asleep and nap for hours. Laura, you have such an elegant home, my friend.


My Kentucky Living said...

Your nap room is gorgeous. I love the idea of a dedicated "nap" room. I have a "mama cave" which is really the parlor aka small formal living room. I use my mama cave for resting on the oh so comfortable sofa, watching MY tv shows, and reading. We all need special rooms. ha. Sheila

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a gorgeous room. The blue and white looks lovely with the pop of pink. I am so glad you shared it at DI&DI. You should add a link to out party, so you can be featured.....

Lea said...

Nap room, I love that! And, while I didn't know it, we have one of those too. :o)) Yours is just beautiful and I look forward to the rest of the tour. Happy Mother's Day!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a cute name for your room, Laura. However, I'd be too busy looking around your pretty room to take a nap!

Saleslady371 said...

It does speak of rest with the pastel blue walls and I love the frame arrangement. Oh, I can certainly take a nap here yet it's so functional.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous space! Love the rug and pops of pink! Looks like the perfect spot to nap! :) ~Rhonda

Janet Garon said...

I love your room! The floor is amazing and that mirror is just beautiful. I love the pretty pink of your flowers, they add just the right touch.

Carol Damasco said...

I love how you layered this room!! Beautiful space. :) Carol @ CAD INTERIORS

handmade by amalia said...

There is a serene beauty in this room. Just what you want for a nap.

Lauren Baxter said...

You have a lovely and bright nap room!! Love the blue and white :)

Lauren | Lovely Decor

Bonnie said...

This is a delightful room. So many lovely features. I'm loving the toile fabric on your chair and your white wingback chair with the fushia pillow is stunning also. To have bougainvillia to cut would be a dream. Your blue and white porcelain is the icing on the cake.

DD's Cottage said...

What a cozy and pretty room!

Lynn at Nourish and Nestle said...

So jealous of your bougainvillea! I'd love to have that blooming right out side my door at this time of year. I can grow it here in the summer, but it doesn't winter over. And I love those brass and glass tables! Looking for something similar.
Hugs, Lynn

Leslie Harris said...

wow, this room is so pretty--love that rug and the interesting mix of fabrics and accessories.
I would love to nap in there. :)

Botanic Bleu said...

Every room in my house could be called a Nap Room. :) Yours looks like a great place to snuggle in to read, to nap, or just to have some quiet time.


Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Hi Laura! I am crazy about this gorgeous room!!! Beautiful! ;)

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