Our House Before & After, The Library


Since I'm getting all excited and wiggly inside about our new Keeping Room, I thought it would be fun to show you some other rooms in our house that have already undergone a make-over.

Our house was built in 1980 and we bought it from the original owner in 2005. The fact that only one person owned the house for all of its 25 years is a big reason to buy it. She also had not had any pets, which is another good thing. I like pets, just not in my house.
The house was well-built and well-maintained. But suffice it to say the previous owner's decorating tastes and ours did not mesh.

This is the room to the left as you come in our front door. This is how the room looked when we viewed the house:

And this is the room now. We call it the library. I love opening the plantation shutters to let in the morning sun. I spent a lot of time sitting in the big red chair holding Adam when he was a newborn. And that desk at the right is where I create the masterpiece I call my blog. I'm sitting there now as a matter of fact.

This is one of my favorite little nooks in the house. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you will see some of my "big cat" art collection. I'm lucky enough to work at an art gallery/interior design firm and my boss started the collection for me with the engraving of a lioness head. Above it is an intaglio of a lion. The frames were made at our studio, too.

As things get a bit more put together around here, I'll continue this tour with the grand finale being The Keeping Room, previously known as The Porch Project.

Thanks for visiting!


justabeachkat :

I love the photos. Everything looks so good! It's funny, I was thinking of doing the same thing. After posting pictures of the back yard a few days ago, I've thought it might be fun to start posting some pics of the house.

Vader's Mom :

That's a fun idea. It's nice to see a little more of people and viewing your home is a reflection of you for sure. I may follow your lead in a day or two :)

Stephanie :

What a lovely, warm, inviting room! Can you come to Colorado and do some decorating for me? :)

Sonya :

Love it! It's beautiful! I am not much of a decorator because I don't have alot of confidence. Your pics are inspiring me though so watch out! I think I'm gonna buy some wall art!

Annie :

I love the after :o).
Looks like such an inviting room.

Susan :

Jill: I need you you to come to my house and decorate!! What a fun idea!!

:-) Susan

Susan :

Your room has such a warm inviting look to it. Thanks for sharing. It's fun to see where you blog.

Melene :

Your library looks so cozy and inviting. You definitely have a knack for decorating!

Nadine :

What a lovely room. It looks so comfortable to be in. You have excellent tastes.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows :

How warm and cozy! I love the red chair!

Lori :

Your library is beautiful! You decorate exactly like I would love to. I especially love the chair in the second picture. Can you come to my house??!

I can't wait to see the rest!

Jamie :

Very nice room! Looks to me like you have a great house. :)

Tracey Kirksey :

What I've seen so far is beautiful! The room looks so cozy and inviting.

I posted pictures back when I first started blogging and was trying to get my friends to do the same! I'll have to try and find that post...

I always love looking at photos of people's houses! That's one thing I love about being a Realtor, checking out houses and seeing how other people decorate!

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