Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our Home~ The Living Room


I snapped a few pictures of our living room yesterday.  

It is important to me that our home is comfortable and liveable, so I don't stress a lot about making sure everything is too perfect. Decorating is definitely a hobby and passion of mine, and I believe it serves multiple purposes. But, to me, the most important goals are to beautify our surroundings, create a warm environment, and make it function for the day-to-day use of our family.
And, to me, there is no other way to do that except with {my favorite} vintage pieces!


I have actually been working on painting a different lamp for this table. I am really liking how it is turning out. As soon as it is finished, I will do a post so everyone can see!


The table, itself, is a work in progress as well. I wanted a nice tall table for beind the couch and I found some old legs at a thrift store, so I went ahead and just built a little table. Now I am having a hard time deciding on what kind of paint/finish I want on it, so I thought I would just live with it for a while until I decide.



I refinished this buffet a few years ago with my favorite creamy white paint and I absolutely love it. It is so chunky and sturdy and it works really well to store all of the baby toys.


I am switching out the artwork over the buffet, so I guess these will serve as good before pictures! I am putting a set of 6 of these botanical prints in Pottery Barn inspired burlap mattes and frames 
{featured on Knock Off Decor last month}.
I am switching around most of the accessories as well.

From here, you can see a glimpse of the entry way with my big chalkboard. I am trying to decide which summer quote I want to put up there... Anyone have any good ones? I am having a really hard time trying to decide!




On the big, massive wall in our living room, I have a tall framed Monogram that I stitched by hand onto tea-dyed pintuck muslin. This thing is really huge.

I found these big corbels at a local antique mall, so I built a shelf out of them.


On one of the side walls, I have a pair of my vintage ice cream stools that my mom bought me for my birthday a couple years ago. I absolutely love them!



As dorky as this sounds, I am really proud of this house plant! I have kept it alive for about 4 months now! I am sure you are impressed ; ). I haven't been successful with houseplants in the past, so I am pretty excited that she is still alive. I think she needs a name... Anyone have any suggestions?



Thanks for taking a peek into our home!
I hope you are all enjoying your week!



I am linking up here at French Country Cottage amd here at Miss Mustard Seed

30 comments :

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love your livingroom Kristen! The pillows you have there are fantastic also the chalkboard! :)

cathy said...

Your living room is awesome! I really love how the size of your accessories are in scale with the room. How about lyrics from a favorite song or a biblical verse on the chalkboard or a quote from an author? I love chalkboards also. Please stop by my blog http://cathywhatisoldisnew.blogspot.com to see how I incorporated them in my son's graduation party at the post Ice Cream Station For Grad Party.

Jennifer said...

Nice living room! I love your color pallet. The soft whites and creams with a pop of red and black. Very nice! As for a name for your plant, how about Penny? Penny the plant. :)

Kate said...

Hi Kristen,

I am so in love with your living room. I love all of the finishing touches and how beautifully the room flows. Lovely inspiration for all of us to enjoy! Have a great week!

Warm wishes
Kate @ Salvage Dior

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I really like your living room! The buffet is gorgeous,and the slip covered furniture is so pretty! I'm looking for something like that for our tv room~can I ask where you got yours? The old door is gorgeous, too.
I think Penny the plant is a good name. :)

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

Yay!!! So glad you were able to share some pics of your home! It's all so pretty, and is making me think even more about switching to white sofas. *Sigh* someday! For the chalkboard, I love song lyrics...to you have a favorite summer song?

Fruto do Espírito said...

Receber sua visita será uma surpresa maravilhosa.
Gostaria que também seguisse o meu espaço que, a partir de hoje torna-se extensão de sua casa, para minha alegria.

With love to you!

PSALM 23

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD,
That's Relationship!

I shall not want,
This supply is!

MAKE ME WALK IN GREEN PASTURES,
This is rest!

He leadeth me beside the still waters,
This is refreshing!

He restores my soul,
This is healing!

GUIDE ME FOR THE PATHS OF JUSTICE,
That's Guidance!

FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR NAME,
This is on purpose!

THOUGH I WALK THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH,
That's Testing!

I will fear no evil,
That's Protection!

Thou art with me,
That is fidelity!

YOUR STICK AND YOUR staff they comfort me,
This is discipline!

Prepare a table before ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MY ENEMIES,
This is hope!

UNGE MY HEAD WITH OIL
That's Consecration!

And my cup runneth over,
That's Abundance!

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY A follow me EVERY DAY OF MY LIFE,
This is a blessing!

AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
That's Security!

FOR LONG DAYS,
This is eternity!



May the Lord bless you and keep you!

Lucy.
http://frutodoespirito9.blogspot.com/


Also visit:

http://discipulodecristo7.blogspot.com/

Ranchgirl said...

So beautiful. Your couch is one that is definitely NAP and cuddle worthy! I am at a complete loss for inspiring summer lyrics today. It was 108 here in Saint Louis so I am not feeling the summer vibe AT ALL! Ha ha! Good luck with it.

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Oh I love the colors. It's so beautiful. Did you make your pillows? They are such eye candy. I'm happy that you shared your lovely space.

Liz - Imageremix said...

What a comfy and warm and inviting living room! You should be proud of the atmosphere you've created with your decor. It looks completely beautiful and homey and creamy and like you wouldn't want to leave. What a great room. I found your post at Miss Mustard Seed. I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll stop over for a visit to Quirky Vistas and follow as well.
Liz

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh! Your living room is so beautiful and homey looking, I love it all! Can't wait to see the new botanical prints you'll be hanging!

Tania

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Hey I am Liebster Awarding you. Because you are so talented. Check out my blog I'm linking this gorgeous room up.

A Ruffled Nest said...

Your blog is adorable. Would love to have you link up to Friday pretties over at my blog!

Sherrie

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Kristen,
I just stumbled upon your blog and it is just lovely!!
You truly have such a beautiful home! Your living room is so cozy and comfortable looking. I love the pops of reds.
Hope you have a wonderful and Happy 4th!
Sincerely,
Melinda

Keeping it Cozy said...

What a beautiful blog and home you have! (Visiting from Cozy Little House today.) I'm looking forward to reading more.

Chiwei @ One Dog Woof said...

Beautiful! How do you keep it so clean with a toddler around?! My living room right now...looks like ..well, terrible. :-)

Melodee said...

so cute! love your living room, your style, and your cute blog! your newest follower (found you through Pinterest)

Stacey said...

I love how light and bright your room is. The pillows and accessories make it all just perfect!

Anonymous said...

Love it. What brand is the couch? Want it.

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

beautiful home and blog! i'm a new follower :)

Lynette said...

I love your blog! I have been looking into a slipcovered couch and love yours. Do you mind if I ask where you got it?

Jessia said...

I love your space! I'm currently working on decorating my living room, and was wondering if you could tell me where you found your floral pillows? Thanks!!

glennminnis said...

A kind of living room like that is much more enjoyable if there is an home theatre installation. How I wish, I can live in that place.

Glenn Minnis

Miss Charming said...

Beautiful living room! (And I'm loving the giant lantern in the background.)

MyRoseinItaly said...

I love this room! So bright and cozy!
I also love your blog, very inspiring!
Hugs from Italy,
Manuela
P.s. I'm so curious to know about your big announcement! ;)

MomHomeGuide.com said...

Cute! Is your sofa from Ikea? I've been looking for one like that for my living room!

Grandma said...

Love your room. Where did you get the before the botantical floral pictures? My living room is all shades of brown.

Hippie_Luvv said...

I think you should name your plant something that starts with an A, like Annie, or Alice. She just seems like a plant with a name that starts with an A. I know this because we name almost everything in my house. Our cars, fridges, plants, TV's-- even our GPS! By the way, your house is adorable! I love it! :)

Estelle Sacre said...

Kristen,
I don't know for how long you have been practicing the interior design, but it looks fantastic!
I love cream/white sofas and I am already thinking of my project for the next year when I will be transforming my living/dining room. I would love to have a white leather sofa and white leather dining chairs, but I would love to have your advice for the rest of the decoration of the room...
Regards
Carpet Cleaning Ham

Estelle Sacre said...

Kristen,
I don't know for how long you have been practicing the interior design, but it looks fantastic!
I love cream/white sofas and I am already thinking of my project for the next year when I will be transforming my living/dining room. I would love to have a white leather sofa and white leather dining chairs, but I would love to have your advice for the rest of the decoration of the room...
Regards
Carpet Cleaning Ham

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