Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Do you have a favorite room in your home?

I think we all have a favorite room in our homes.
A place where you can relax at the end of the day, watch TV, read a book
or simply spend time with your family.

For some of us is our bedrooms, some people like to lounge in their family rooms and watch a movie with their family, which I also love to do, but for me, well, I am a 
person that loves to read.

 I just love books and I have been collecting them for a lifetime.
Although lately, I have been a little addicted to my electronic reader, I still love to hold in my hands a copy of my favorite book and just get lost in it, so, when I need that
 little bit of time to myself, this is where I go hide from the world.
My favorite room in the whole house!

I wanted a home library forever and ever, but our military life didn't allow
 for that to happen. We just moved too often, so when we finally were able to put our suitcases away, I knew that when we build our home, this would be a room that would be incorporated in our plans.

This space was supposed to be the sixth bedroom in our home.
Really!  We do not need six bedrooms, so we asked the builder not to put in a closet in this space and we had them  replace the single door for double doors.

Do you know what makes this room so special to me?
Well, my husband built it for me. It took us eight months to finish it and he
 attended to every little detail.
I have to tell you he put his heart and soul into it.

After eight months of very hard work, the fun part was to decorate it.
There is still things we need in there, like a an area rug.
We used an old lamp we had and gave it a different look with some 
spray paint and new shades.
 This is before and after.

 I didn't want the whole room to be just books, so I used some of the shelves to
display family pictures and some of my Lladro from Spain.
This room changes all the time, because I either buy new books, dig out more books out of my storage closet or I get new pictures of my niece and nephew that I just have to put in a frame. :)

And I even reserved a little corner for my 30 year old
 stereo and record player! LOL
Oh, yes! this thing is right out of the 80"s!
 1981 to be exact!

It is broken, scratched, has stains on it that will never come off and the
cassette door was ripped off by our son when he was just two years old, but believe or not, it still works great!

 It just brings me so many memories, I can't bring myself to  throw it away!
It even plays 8 tracks!!! Now, for those of you that grew up in the 70"s, you know
what I am talking about. Yes, we are old people here! But, hey! we still got it! LOL
Remember 8 tracks?
 Now, those were the days! :)
And here are some pictures of my very old and embarrassing looking stereo with our ancient record collection!
 Boy, I love those old records, specially my Beetles collection!

This space also serves as an office. 
Here is where I work on my blog everyday, Skype with my family overseas or 
spend hours sitting on my rear reading all of your blogs! LOL

There you have it! This is where I go to unwind after a long day
Do you have a favorite space in your home?
Thank you all for taking the time to visit!



  1. beautiful space! I would love to lounge in there!

  2. Well I can certainly see why this space is your fav. It sure is packed with love and plenty of thought. You are right, why in the World would you need 6 bedrooms? Perfect space and your hubs did a great job.

  3. Maria Elena- What a beautiful room. I have been collecting books my whole life, too. I absolutely love books...new, old, ancient...they just bring me so much joy. Your room encompasses them in wonderful fashion.

    I so remembe 8 tracks! I had a QUADROPHONIC 8 track-remember those? lol They didn't make a ton of 8 tracks for them but the ones they played were wonderful to listen to.

    Enjoy every moment you spend in that beautiful spot! xo Diana

  4. Such a fabulous library. I love it. You have it decorated to perfection. I love that you can just pick a wonderful book, sit, relax and enjoy. Such a dream space. I would love it. Your husband did a beautiful job on all of the bookcases. The detail is stunning. Hugs, Marty

  5. Maria, what a great space. I can see how you cherish it!
    Right now I have been so busy decorating our kids rooms so they have their favorites that I have overlooked my own! sigh* maybe someday :)

  6. What a beautiful room! Your husband did an excellent job; and you have filled your shelves with some great pieces. What a great way to surround yourself with the things that you love! I would never leave that room!!

  7. What a really beautiful room! I completely see why it is your favorite. I have always wished for a library. Your husband did an amazing job! Wow!

  8. This looks like the perfect space. I would love a room like that.

  9. Amazing! Your husband did an awesome job with that cabinet its so pretty! I love all of the molding on it! Gorgeous!!! I can definitely see why this is your favorite space you have decorated it beautifully! Your entire home is so pretty!

  10. This room is just lovely! Your collections are wonderful (especially love the stereo and 8 tracks!!) It's great that you personalized the room with things you love - isn't that the way it should be? My mom used to collect Lladro and has quite a number of them that I hope to inherit one day, long from now. Of course, your pieces are so nice!

    Your husband did an outstanding job. You're so lucky!

  11. What a beautiful room! It really shows all the work your husband put onto it! All those little details that make it so special! Love it!


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