welcome to my living room! it always feels a little funny to call this space by a separate name from the dining room and kitchen that share the room with it, but oh well! great room? thats sounds braggy ;)
(wall color: silver sage by restoration hardware)
this little sofa table migrates around this room a lot. painted mermaid’s net by behr. knobs from world market.
this works as our gift wrapping station and holds some of our way too many blankets.
gracie’s horse sculpture has seen better days, but we’ll just keep repairing it until it crumbles!
this room also changes with my mood. the room is a funky size, so the configurations are a bit tricky and not ideal, but i can’t stick with one layout for too long!
the couch facing us is from ikea and the other one was a custom knock off of a pottery barn model. how do i keep my couches white, you ask? bleach. when they get dirty, i throw them in the washer on a long cycle with some bleach. the ikea one cleans up good, but the other one is about 12 or 13 years old and isn’t holding up as well – zippers are breaking and holes are forming. but after that long, i’d say thats pretty good!
the hand-me-down piano has yet to find a permanent home, but this works for now. still thinking about painting it…
i’m leaning towards a kelly/grass green. i really like the color of this piano, but it matches the wood floor too perfectly. too much brown for me!
this blue metal suitcase has been in silas’ room for a few years and i decided to try it out here and love it! the dr. pepper crate holds my magazines and looks cute!
my dad and i made this coffee table together! its made from salvaged fence wood and the pretty green wood is from the deck of my childhood home.
its big and sturdy, and is on casters, so it can be rolled out of the way if we need to. the thick shag rug is from costco.
i like to change up our mantle, and thanks to our tv cover, i can do it easily! i can just nail or screw right into it and i don;t have to worry about nail holes showing!
this is our entry way that sort of just dumps right into the living room! we love our dutch door – it was so great when we needed fresh air but had to keep little ones safe inside.
this collection on the wall changes up every once in awhile as well. the dresser holds art supplies and train tracks. the be kind art is from katie daisy. the canvas is by me, and the rest is all random findings. the dresser color is called french pale gold by behr.
since we don’t have a coat closet, the hooks on the wall serve as one for us!
the wood floors are hand scraped engineered maple with a walnut finish, but i have no idea of the brand! we have been really happy with them, even though the wood is kind of soft and has scratches all over. thats life, right?
and here’s a step back to give you a better layout of the great room – dining rom on the left and kitchen to the right. the ceilings are covered in tongue and groove planks.
have any questions? i’ll do my best to answer them!