Favorite Nook: 3 men and a lady

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Today's favorite nook comes courtesy of Michelle of 3 men and a lady. I discovered her blog only a short while ago, but I fell head over heels for her amazing home and sense of style. The rooms of her home have personality AND beauty - I'm in awe of her talents. Here is a little taste of her style (Yes, she has a round room! Im green with envy!)...

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My favorite little nook is a round round little room that actually feeds the kitchen, hallway, and living room. When we first moved in to this home this odd space really puzzled me. What on earth does one do with a round room that is actually a hallway? How does one even attempt to decorate/furnish what seems to be a glorified waste of space?
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I decided it needed a "wow" factor and pitched wraping the entire space in stripes to my husband. Let me tell you...it took my best negotiating skills to persaude him to let me follow through with the idea. This was before everyone was doing stripes so I didn't have any pictures to show him as reassurance that it would be fabulous (so I had hoped). A few candle light dinners later he was on board.
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We spent about two weeks measuring, taping and painting from the time our boys went to bed until the wee hours of the night. I found the entry table from Walmart. I spray painted it and changed out the hardware. The round mirror is from Costco that I also painted white. I found the table from an antique store, marble top found at a used bookstore, base painted the base gray to match the gray stripes. Chairs are from Room and Board, mirror from IKEA.
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This truly is a little nook that I use for everything. Although we have a dining table I love the intimacy of this little nook. I serve my boys snacks there, I practice their handwriting with them there, we play cards there, etc. It's steps away from the kitchen so we can talk while I'm cooking. When my boys need a timeout they sit there for "reflection time". It's a really isolated space from the rest of the house so there's not temptation of watching tv from the table. I love to sit there and just "be" in a pretty little space I've created. It really is my favorite little nook.
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36 comments:

  1. That is one of my fave spaces , I am crazy about those tripes .

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  2. These stripes are AMAZING! Michelle, I have black and white horizontal stripes in my hallway too - the prep photos are all too familiar. http://jeremyandkathleen.blogspot.com/2010/01/striped-hallway-revisited.html

    Great job!

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  3. The strips are simply amazing! You guys did an amazing job!

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  4. This space amazes me everything I see it! I can't even begin to imagine the patience it took to tape it so perfectly...and frog tape!! It is the most amazing stuff. Enjoy this FABULOUS nook!
    Janell

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  5. What a gorgeous space and how wonderfully bold. Congrats!

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  6. Janice10:26 AM

    Wow!

    Amazing!

    Love it!

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  7. Anonymous10:31 AM

    its lovely
    however the flickr photos are blocked so one can not view them any larger.

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  8. Absolutely FABULOUS! This nook needs to be in a magazine.

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  9. Love the stripes! I cannot imagine taping all of that!

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  10. I love it! You did an awesome (tons of work) job!

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  11. love her blog too- she had me at the stripes!

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  12. That hallway/room is beyond fabulous! And the stripes work so well with the unusual shape of the room!

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  13. PhillyLass1:26 PM

    I'm so loving this look! I fell hard for the black and white striped hall I saw on Jeremy and Kathleen's blog. Now I'm itching to buy painter's tape and break out the level all over again.

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  14. Brilliant use of the space...xv

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  15. Stefanie, you got THE BEST bloggers to share their nooks. It's like you're scrolling through my reader. Such a cool space to have in a home. A round room?! Totally awesome!! They did a GREAT job with it {both form & function}.

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  16. Shut up!!! (and I mean that in a good way :) This space is fabulous. Loves it! Now I will be stalking her blog regularly. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. this is a gorgeous space - I'm in awe of the taping the must have gone into getting the curves and the nook right - kudos!

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  18. Love, love, love it! Love the white chairs!!

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  19. I like the mirror behind the table. Nice effect with the stripes.

    Kelly

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  20. The stripes are great! You really did add the wow factor!

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  21. woah! that paint job is out of control! awesome.

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  22. If I were your kid, I'd misbehave on purpose just to spend time in there. Thats how much I love that space :)

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  23. SWOONING! WOW!

    You sure do have some patience to do those stripes. They were worth the work.

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  24. Beyond gorgeous...great job!

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  25. Love this nook (and their whole house actually!).

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  26. I love her style. And a round room...swoon!

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  27. Very cool... love the stripes and the graphic quality!

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  28. Such patience...yet soooo worth it! Beautiful and bold.

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  29. What an excellent use of colours for this space!! I love this hallway and round room treatment. I'm envious. :) Thanks for posting this up.

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  30. This is one of the coolest rooms I have ever seen! And i love that table.

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  31. What an amazing nook. And truly impressive how much work that was to paint.

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  32. Oh honey! you definitely got the "wow" factor!!! LOVE it!!!

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  33. Oohhh, I LOVE the striped walls!!! I especially like the green & white :)

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  34. I love "reflection time" with the mirror! hahahaha great that it's not just a vignette but it actually gets used!

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