Hello and Happy Thursday!! If you’re here visiting from Style House Interiors,welcometo our happy home! This Decked + Styled Spring Tour was arranged and organized by our friend Bree ZDesign At Home, thanks so much Bree for including me!
I’m happy to finally pull out of all the paint mess that was here recently and share a look inside our home (that was miraculously clean all.at.the.same.time for approximately 22 minutes) so photographs could be taken! That’s no easy feat with a baby tornado running around! Am I right mamas?! So, while our house normally has random tupperware, toys, and whatever else Jordan can get into strewn everywhere, let’s just pause for a moment to revel in some pretty pictures! Since there are lots of photos, I’ll try to keep the talking down, but let me know in the comments if you have any questions- I’m happy to chat decor all day long!
I shared last week the design plan for our living room and now I can show you all the pieces in place! We added another rug on top of our existing one, replaced the lamps and ottoman and switched up the pillows to create a cozy, mostly neutral living room with a few pops of color and pattern.
I mentioned before how different the ottoman looks in person as opposed to the website, so here you can definitely see what I mean. The base is nearly black and not tan as pictured. We have this ottoman for baby safety, so in the future we may replace it again, but it’s good quality and fits our space perfectly.
I’m definitely crazy over the new navy lamps we got to replace the lamp that shattered and the gorgeous throw pillows! These pillows definitely add visual interest to the room and are just freaking awesome in fabric weight and feel so luxe. They zipper close and have the pattern on both sides so I don’t have to worry about them not being on the ‘right’ side when my kids are playing and they end up everywhere.
Our 4-piece sectional is the same one we’ve had for the last 7 years and it’s also held up well, except for the back cushions, which tend to get smushed. I’ve realized over the years that they are filled with the same polyfoam you can buy at any craft store, so I periodically refluff and restuff. The problem with the stuffing it it gets matted over time, which is why the pillows lose their shape. Before I realized I could restuff the pillows myself, I ordered new inserts once from Pottery Barn.
I popped into PB recently and they had our same couch on display in a pretty grey fabric and it was gorgeous! They have so many color options available in several different types of material. Ours is “light wheat” in Everyday Suede.
One of the things I’m often asked about is our living room media cabinet. It’s a huge piece with the perfect spot for the huge tv my husband had to have and 4 drawers and closed shelving for extra storage and organization. The unit was built-in when we built our house and I painted the back Urbane Bronze so it would pop against the pale background.
Over the years, I’ve corresponded frequently with a few people who boldly chose to create a cabinet like this in their own home and I so admire their ambition and skill. I have a post here that shares all the dimensions if you’re inclined to take on a project like that.
In the picture below, you can also see how the rug looks and we’ve been pleased with that purchase an an added layer of softness when Jordan was crawling around and also how the colors play well with the blues in the room.
Our floor plan is semi open concept, with a wall dividing the kitchen from the living room and breakfast room, and here, behind the couch is a console table and extra chairs for our breakfast table. Lately, we keep the console table shelves clear from little hands, because she’ll destroy a magazine in two seconds flat!
I don’t know if I’ve ever captured this angle in our house before, from where the entry is, looking toward the stairs and living room. This wide open foyer is where the boys love throwing football and running around. I don’t care as long as they know the rule, “you break it, you buy it.”
As you enter and approach the living room, there’s a half bath and the focal point staircase. I searched a long time for this table and thankfully, it works so well here. We had Precious Baby Protectors install our baby gates at the top and bottom of the stairs.
After 7 years, we recently updated our breakfast room table with this round marble and wood table and we’ve been enjoying those families dinners with this new seating arrangement. I’m so glad this 60 inch table fit here, just barely! You can read more about the table here and the updated chairs here.