Friday, May 8, 2009

Show us where you live Fridays - Living room

One of my favorite bloggers, Kelly, is hosting a blog carnival every Friday called "show us where you live", doing a different room each week. It's a really fun way to get some new ideas on decorating and to see the creative things others have done. This week is living rooms/family rooms. We have both a "formal living room" and a family room. I will be showing the family room because this is the room we live in. Our formal living room is not done yet (still need some things on the walls) and we never go in there. So, here it is, our family room:

This is the view looking into the family room from the kitchen
The entertainment center. Most of the stuff on top is from Homegoods (one of my favorite stores)

The view from the ground. I love the two story ceilings in this room. What I do not love is trying to figure out how to replace light bulbs in the ceiling fan! Fireplace. I got the pieces that are hanging here at Kirkland's (one of my other favorite stores)

The picture wall with one of my favorite quotes. This wall is filled with Julianne. I am constantly trying to swap out pictures for more recent ones (I need to do that again).

The view looking in from the other side.

More pictures from a photo shoot we did back in November. I am running out of wall space for photos!

The purple furniture we have had for almost 10 years now. We've moved it twice and since we are moving again in a year, we won't be replacing it yet. The coffee table I got on (my absolute favorite website) for $200 delivered. I replaced the glass coffee table we used to have when Julianne arrived. This is great for her because I don't have to worry about her banging her head on it.

The view looking up which is our upstairs hallway. I love having that opening instead of a closed wall.

Since I missed kitchens last week, here is a view of our kitchen from the family room.

There you have it, our family room. Sorry the pictures are so dark. It is gloomy here this morning and I don't have time to photoshop them. I'll be back next week with the next room on Kelly's list!


Heather said...

WOW!! I love your living room and how open it is!! The pictures are so great, I love that part and the big clock above the entertainment center!!

The Gilliland Family said...

LOVE your entertainment center and all of those wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing :) Amber

Rachel said...

I love how the mantle goes all the way up! What a great idea....I may have to look into doing that!

Tiffany said...

Love the is already an open space, but this makes it feel gigantic!

The shrines of Julianne are my favorite.....miss that little girl!

Staci said...

Beautiful room! I am always inspired by the way people decorate with personal photos. You did a great job on that photo wall. Love the paint color. I am in redecorating h-e... well, you get the idea! Hope mine turns out this nice when it is all said and done!

Unknown said...

So dramatic!

Lynette said...

What a great living room, I love your fireplace. Great picture wall, I love the quote on the wall.

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

Beautiful space! I love the high ceilings & how the mantle goes all the way up. I really like the wall words & the photo collection. Thanks for sharing!

Carri said...

I love all of the photos! It makes the room so personal! Thanks for sharing!

Momma D said...

Oh I love your living room. The fireplace makes the room look amazing!

Oh and the expression on your wall. It is one of my favorites as well. Did you get it from Uppercase Living?

I really love the concept and may have to steal it. Of course that would me require me to actually blog instead of stalk. Decisions, decisions.