Show Us Your Living Space
When you enter our front door you are in our "entry hall" which leads straight into our family room. I love the chest which we purchased from Overstock.com when we moved into the house. My sister bought the fisherman's basket for me and yes . . .that is our Roomba sitting right when you walk in the door! I do move it around so it doesn't stay there all of the time. We bought our Roomba a couple of years ago at Costco.
This room is connected to (a part of?) our kitchen which I highlighted last week. Our four chairs, sofa, floor lamp, and coffee table (chest) are all from Pottery Barn. I LOVE my recliner and am actually sitting in it as I write this post! The two little glass fronted cabinets on either side of the fireplace were purchased at Target as were the glass jars on the mantle.
If I were to change anything in this room, I would reface the fireplace. I don't know if we need to whitewash the bricks or cover the brinks with marble tiles?? We are also going to have to purchase another sofa - this one has had a lot of people sit on it! We are going to get a new TV soon. There is nothing wrong with ours EXCEPT it is a Smart TV and it is 7 years old. I guess it is like our computers -- they get old fast.
I love how much light this room receives. The plant box on the mantle was made by my "boss" who also happens to be the senior pastor at my church!
There are two pictures -- you can see one in the photo above -- that we purchased in Charleston. The pictures are of homes in Charleston that look similar to homes in our neighborhood!
Also in the photo above (and below) you can see the little table right by my recliner -- it is an antique from someone in Mark's family and it is the perfect size!!
The rug is from NaturalAreaRugs.com. I've purchased several rugs from them and have been very pleased. Our plantation shutters are Mirasol and we have them throughout our house.
On the trunk, we have a tray made by our brother-in-law, Bob. The bottom of the tray is made from a panel of an old door from the farm (the farm is a post for another day!). This tray is great for keeping up with remotes. The book standing up is a Snapfish book I made of our 2020 trip to Israel. One of our young adults gave us the book about bees. Fun fact to know and tell -- Mark and his daddy used to have bees!!
I'll tell you something about the trunk . . . anytime I can't find something . . .odds are Mark has stashed it in the trunk!!
In June we will have lived in this house 7 years and we've spent a lot of time in this room. We've hosted the young professional group on Tuesday nights - almost every single Tuesday night until the shut down. That is a lot of Tuesday nights! We've hosted our supper club and have sat in this room as we talked. We've attempted to make it to midnight several years on New Year's Eve and we've even played a few games in this room. Over the last year, we've watched Chuck and Bosch and Alias. We've laughed at Big Bang Theory. We've opened Christmas gifts as a family and I've hosted baby and wedding showers in this room.
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