I L.O.V.E our living room. Which is a good thing considering we spend probably 80% of our waking time at home in this room. I set out to have a living room that felt relaxed, comfortable, inviting but still have some structure. I knew from the start of planning our home that I wanted the living room to have a "beachy feel". Actually that is a lie, I wanted my future living room to be "beachy" since I was 10 years old and designing my future home in the SIMS.
There are a few things we would still like to do with the space but it's well on its way. I have always felt a room, or a home for that matter is never "done". A home is always evolving to fit the needs of the family and needs to grow and change. I think this room wont be close to done until our children are older and not trying to rip everything off the shelves.
Here is the photo tour of our living room...
|This is the view of the living room when you come down the stairs. Every morning I get the walk down the stairs and see this cheerful room. The fireplace is a great focal point and we love the built in shelves on either side.|
|As you walk in the front door entry way and turn slightly to the left you will see the living room. Beyond that towards the right is our apple green dining room.|
|This is one of my favorite photos of the living room. The sun light was perfect and because Nolan was down for a nap, the room the very clean. Also, my favorite daytime cooking show "The Chew" was on, it was a good day|
|You can see the moulding details around the fireplace surround. All the shelves and trim are white painted MDF. We of course stuck with the craftsman look for the fireplace.|
|With a comfy couch, you need a place to put your feet up. We lucked into this glass and distressed wood coffee table at World Market for $199. Because of the distressed wood finish, it is very baby friendly and doesn't show chew marks!|
|My view while sitting on the couch. Pretty perfect if you ask me.|
|The right side shelf. A few wicker baskets with baby items and a large sturdy basket on the floor for baby toys|
|The logs are molded and can not come apart and the fireplace can only be turned on with a switch on the wall and is is not hot to the touch. We can enjoy the look of the fireplace and not have to worry about the baby, or gate it off.|
|I feel like any art is great to hang in our home, but especially meaningful art. These paintings will be hanging up for many, many years|
|Mr. Nolan would like to demonstrate the baby friendly nature or the living room and more specifically the coffee table. Yes, someone is teething.|