Friday, October 7, 2011

House Tour {Family Room}

Are you ready to tour our living room?

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This is the space you see when you walk into our home; so welcome.

Sometimes I feel so vulnerable when I share spaces in my house.

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I am no means a decorator, nor do I have a huge budget to use on our house.

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I just try to do the best I can, and I enjoy putting rooms together.


I think I enjoy it even more when I have a challenge.


My challenge: is a lack of funds.


I have always heard that you don’t have to be a decorator.  You just have to love your space.


…and I do.  I love this space.

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This is where my family gathers.

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This is where my kids play Legos.

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This is where we watch movies.

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This is where we snuggle on the couch.


This is where we have Family Home Evening, read scriptures, and have family prayer.

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I love this space.


My top 3 favorite things about this room:

1. How bright it is.  I didn’t put blinds on any of the windows in our Living area.  I only put blinds in the bedrooms.  BEST decision I ever made. I have no regrets. I love natural light.

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2.  My old frame.  This is a window from the home my mom grew up in.  I used it as a frame.  I took it to a frame shop and they helped me with the mat and glass.  It is my favorite. Almost everyone asks about it when they come in.  I love a good conversation piece.

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3.  My fireplace.  It is the heart of our home, and I love changing the mantle for the different seasons.  I also love how it looks so symmetrical because it is flanked by two windows.

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My new favorite in this room is:

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The addition of the warm yellows and…

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this owl.  You may notice I have lots of owls that have made their way into this room.

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Oh, how I love owls.

This room is my favorite because of the tall ceilings, and how it flows in to the rest of the house.

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It is also my favorite because it is called the Family Room, and there is nothing better then family.


katie@tulsadetails said...

Your home is beautiful and you have such a great style! Love the fabric on your chair!!!

Colleen said...

I wouldn't feel vulnerable - your rooms are beautiful!! I am envious of how you put it all together and it just looks so nice! I love that frame. That must be a special thing to have.

Tara said...

Beautiful, Andrea! I know exactly what you mean about feeling vulnerable, but I'm so glad you are posting your house - it's so fun to see! And you do such a wonderful job making it lovely.

Stacy said...

Hey Andrea, I was at Dollar General and saw the black boas for $1 each... I thought about you and your multiple trips to Hob Lob, btw, I am cheap like that also, ha!

Anonymous said...

Your home is just beautiful! I love the tall red vase that you have in there... I have the exact same one in blue and it came from my grandmother who passed away a few years ago. ;) The window frame IS THE BEST!!!! -Jennifer in Texas

Krysta said...

I have always loved that room. It has such a cozy feel. You do such a great job on a budget. I think you do better that way BECAUSE of the challenge. You have always loved a good challenge! It gets your blood pumping.

Lorinda said...

You are TOO a decorator, you silly goose. I'm a decorator too, but am functioning in a non-decorator capacity:) Love the bats! Ivie made bats the other day so maybe they will fly up our wall too! Looks like a fun adventure with your folks. Wish I could have come! Love ya.

The Hafts Happenings said...

Love your house!!! you are also a very talented photographer!!

Anonymous said...

I love your house!! It is extremely similar to our house and we have a "for sale" sign in our yard. My mind is racing on how we can stay and utilize areas in the house. We need office space and I am seriously considering moving a wall back to make the same space you have for your office. (it is THAT similar) I would love to see a picture of your kitchen. I've been trying to find pics to give me ideas on how to change up the "bar" counter top area for better use with 3 kids. Thank you for sharing your home!!

marina jason said...

Great combinations of colors. Your home is so beautiful. Good job.
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Traci said...

Beautiful home! Do you remember the paint color of this room?

Traci said...

Beautiful home! Do you remember the paint color of this room?

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