Monday, February 19, 2018

My Favorite Room

I had initially envisioned this being a series a bit different than it has become.  But, that's called being flexible and following what-might-work-better thoughts.

I subscribe to several magazines that often arrive and land on my coffee table or the side table by my favorite chair without being looked at.

So, as a plan to motivate myself to actually look at the magazines before they land in the pile of "I just can't part with these", I decided to do a periodic post on my favorite rooms from them.

The following are from the current issues of Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, and House Beautiful.


I love everything here from the beautiful hardwood floors, the banisters, but especially the grouping in the background.  That is where my eye first landed when I saw this picture.

Living Room

Blue is not my favorite color and don't use anything this color in my house, but it is does add such a fresh, cool feel to a room.  I really like the comfort of the furniture and and symmetrical grouping attracted my eye.

Dining Room

I love the furniture here, the amazing high ceilings and mill work, as well as the wall color. 

Family Room

The marbleized pattern in the fabric is probably not something I would ever select, but I like the total feel of this grouping from the picture gallery, the ceiling detail, to the velvet ottoman.  I could relax here.


I really like this island and way family living can take place here.


Nothing needs to be said about this room.  It just says "Sunroom" living in all kinds of weather.

Back Porch

My dream would be to have a swing like this one day.


There is a lot here but I love this composition because of the commonality in the items.

One of My Favorites in My Own Home

I hope you will enjoy this series and take the time to find inspiration where ever you can.

"Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable --- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy --- think about such things."
Philippians 4:8 NIV

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Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Gorgeous photos, Elizabeth. Have a wonderful day!

  2. Beautiful rooms! Thank you for sharing. I know I’ll love this series.

  3. Oh wow! What gorgeous rooms...I want all of them especially the foyer, that staircase is stunning. #MMBC

  4. Gorgeous rooms - I like the first one best, that staircase is amazing. :)

  5. All of these rooms are absolutely beautiful. Love the staircase.

  6. Wow, those rooms are all so beautiful!!

  7. Philippians 4:8 one of my very favorite verses. I liked the swing on the porch and the velvet ottoman. I guess my taste is more of a farmhouse, cottage look.


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