Hey, Friends! Today I am so excited to show y'all the main part of our house... the family room and kitchen! Well... part of the kitchen. My plan was to show everything today, but then I took one million and seven photos and decided to split it into two posts instead.
I was having lighting issues :) Lots of natural light is great... until you're trying to take pictures directly into it. hahaha
The HUGE windows are gorgeous and we love all the light they let in in the afternoon... it's never actually direct sun, and I can't wait until it cools down and I don't have to keep them closed all day.
(I typically keep them closed to help keep the house cool... we like it CHILLY which can be hard when it's 100+ degrees outside!!!)
The paint was from the previous owner and while it's not my absolute favorite, I'm not ready to fully commit to a different color since having it painted will involve scaffolding and all that. Plus, we're considering drywalling in the half wall in the loft/playroom (the noise carries downstairs like crazy!) so we'd need to do that first before having everything painted.
In our old family room we had dark leather furniture and while I LOVE leather, we wanted to go lighter and brighter this time. We absolutely ADORE the sectional that we ended up getting. You can find it HERE.
The green paint in the kitchen gave me a run for my money and honestly, I'm only about 70% sold on it. I tested 6 or 8 different greens and while I really do like this one (Lafonda Olive by Valspar), it's a little brighter than what I had in my head. Dave loves it and so we're sticking with it for now. If we do end up painting the family room I may end up loving the green. I think what throws me off is it up next to that taupey color and brown curtains.
The curtains were also left from the previous owner, and I have them up for now, but am saving up for 6 of these panels.
The mirror you can find HERE and the wreath I picked up in Waco at Magnolia Market. I'm still debating whether I want to hang it, or just leave it leaning. I think I may leave it leaning so I can change the mantle up from time to time. I would also love to find a mirror similar to this one but about twice as large and eventually hang that there. The wall is two stories and so something giant would be great.
The sectional came with navy and white pillows, so we paid a little bit extra to have them switched out for fabrics we picked. I chose the solid brown with the intention of being able to switch the patterned pillows out seasonally (how great would a few of THESE look in a couple of months?!?!)
Behind the couch leading into the master bedroom. The rug was from our old house and again, hoping to switch it out for this one (in runner size) at some point.
Up top is the half wall we're wanting to close in.... and you can see why I'm hesitant to jump into a paint decision too quickly.
The sweet tea sign I picked up HERE (it's unavailable there, but in stock HERE) and if you know us at all you know how appropriate it is ;)
You can find the rug HERE.
The coffee table you can find HERE and I love the open shelf and drawers (that open from both sides)
The kids keep their library books in the drawers for easy access for pre-bedtime reading.
I love all things galvanized and this two tier tray gives some height to the coffee table and holds our coasters, remotes and candle. Essentials :) I picked it up from this website.
Since the house is older, there was this odd little built-in nook area designed to hold your TV... well... TV's have changed a lot since the house was built so I tried to make use out of the space using a tiered stand I found at HomeGoods and this lamp (the base is under $30 and the shade is $12!).
The sign above the chair is from Vine and Branches and it's the lyrics to Oh, Holy Night.
Truly he taught us to love one another, his law is love and his gospel is peace.
Even though it's a Christmas song I love the lyrics so much I think I'm going to leave it up year round.
Since we didn't put our TV in the designated nook, we bought this console and I absolutely adore it!
I knew we wanted to mix wood tones with black and the paned doors sealed the deal.
The crate on the hearth I picked up at HomeGoods with the intention of putting it in that bottom section of the nook area, but it was too tall. It would fit if I took the wheels off, but I can't make myself do that since I love it with the wheels. So for now it's holding blankets and being used for stuffed animal races ;)
The family room opens up right into the kitchen and eat-in area...
The eat-in space was HUGE and since our old table was going in the dining room, I had this table made HERE. They were so incredibly NICE and easy to work with in picking out exactly what we wanted. We went with the Willow Isley table (I believe it's 7' long) and had the bottom stained black and the top stained dark brown (it's hard to tell in these super bright pictures). We ordered 2 sets of the Double X chairs, one pair of another style (which I don't see on the website anymore) and then had a bench made to go along one side. I originally wanted all chairs, but knew that with kids and friends and parties and all of that that the bench would be the most functional and practical option.
I'm hosting a shower in a few weeks and already have plans to put the bench in the family room for extra seating which will leave that side of the table open for accessing food and drinks. The bench is 6' long so it will slide right under the table.
Isn't it pretty???
The centerpiece is pretty basic right now. A distressed tray I grabbed at HomeGoods, a topiary, mercury glass candle and photo. Easy.
The windows in this area are my FAVORITE. We have two really large side yards and I love looking out and seeing the trees and the playhouse.
There are windows on the other side as well and the door that goes out to the patio.
Home Sweet Home Rug can be found HERE (and it's on sale for under $10!)
There is typically a lot of this going on at the table at any given time ;)
I originally ordered this sofa table to go where the leopard rug is, but I'm so happy with where it ended up.
I've loved mixing up the decorating on the table and have a feeling it's going to be where I do a lot of my seasonal decorating.
On one end is a maiden hair fern that I found at a shop in downtown McKinney along with another Vine and Branches sign and this candle. The cake stand was a HomeGoods find and the terra cotta pot is just one of the inexpensive ones you can pick up at any garden center. I love that over time they patina and age. The basket you can find HERE and the frame I grabbed at World Market years ago.
One of my most favorite pictures EVER!!!
I loved the table as it came, but felt like it would be even better with some unique hardware. I love adding hardware to tables like this because it's easy to switch it out and get a new look for relatively little cost. The hardware I put on is sold out, but I have my eye on THESE for whenever I want to change it up a bit.
The coral I got during our trip to Trade Days a few weeks ago and the trays were a daily deal on Decor Steals.
The lantern I picked up at HomeGoods and the letter M I got at a shop downtown McKinney when I used to work there on the weekend (pre-kids. hahaha)
This is no secret... but I love lamps. LOVE lamps. I know some of y'all aren't lamp people, but I absolutely can't live without them. My mom always had lamps growing up and even as a kid I found it so strange when I would go to friends houses and they didn't have lamps on at night - just the overhead lights. I sincerely feel like lamps and plants make a WORLD of difference. I love lamps on during the day, but at night I love how cozy lamps make a space...
The only lights on in my house are lamps and candles. Love.
I take that back... our bedroom light was on as well.
This candle is AMAZING at night when it's lit.
I get all kinds of emotional when I think about the memories that are going to be made and the growing up that's going to happen around this table.
Thanks so much for taking a peek into our home!!! Tomorrow I'll share the rest of the kitchen and laundry room!
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