Living Rooms with Beautiful Style

Last week I featured a collection of pretty kitchens. Today I thought I'd share living rooms with beautiful style. Each one is unique and I think you'll find something to love in each space. Blue and white is a classic color scheme and you really can't go wrong when you pair these two in any space. Add a splash of yellow if you feel like adding a bit of fun. Photo by Tom Stringer Design Partners   Cream and white looks pretty and elegant … [Read more...]

10 Living Rooms to Love

According to the dictionary, a living room is a room in the house used by family for leisure activities or entertaining guests. But growing up, our living room was a formal area where we weren't allowed to go. The only time I remember using that room at all was on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Today, with more homes embracing open concept floor plans, living rooms and family rooms have merged into one big room. Regardless of which room in your … [Read more...]

Living Rooms to Love

While we all might want pretty rooms in our homes, they need to be livable too. In the living room, it's important to have comfortable furniture arranged to create conversation areas. And if the room is large enough, maybe even a space for a reading nook or a desk too. Here's a collection of living rooms to love from Houzz in a variety of styles. Which one do you like best? Beach Style Living Room by Kennebunk Design-Build Firms Bowley … [Read more...]

Small Space Living Rooms

Lately I've turned a critical eye to both my living room and family room. Neither room is particularly large, but they're adjacent to each other with a fairly large doorway so the spaces feel spacious. I thought I would use today's "Humpday with Houzz" to do a little research and find small space living rooms that I like for future inspiration. Farmhouse Living Room by Atlanta Architects & Designers Historical Concepts I've loved this room … [Read more...]

Spring Tiptoes through the Living Room

While we were getting 10 inches of snow outside, I was fluffing the living room with a few touches of spring. The longer days are cheering my spirits despite the fact that Old Man Winter is hangin' on for dear life. I brought in a few greens and changed the arrangement on the shelf above the loveseat. Look closely and you'll see our precious Puddy lurking in the dining room. He's our rescue kitty and he's been such a good little boy. We found … [Read more...]

My Experience Being Published in an Italian Decor Magazine

Less than 2 months ago I received an email from Annarita Triarico, an Italian journalist working for Lotus Publishing. She wanted to feature my home in one of their magazines, "Gli Speciali di Casa Chic."  At first I thought it was a joke, but I looked at their publishing site and realized it was a legitimate request. Unfortunately, this magazine is not for sale in the United States, but I'll receive several hard copies of my own. As you'll see … [Read more...]

Dealing with a Quirky Living Room

Ever since we moved into our circa 1875 house sixteen years ago, I've struggled with the living room. It's somewhat long and narrow and has a lot of doorways in it. It's stuck in the center of the floor plan so you really have to think about traffic patterns in this room. The living room is joined to the family room on the left, with a door to the laundry room on the right. To get from any room to the staircase, you have to walk through the … [Read more...]

Review of 2012 Home Decor Goals

About a year ago I started blogging in hopes it would motivate me to turn my home from a hodge podge mess to a more cohesive style. Problem is, I like too many styles and needed to fine tune because I'm not that good at pulling together eclectic. So I looked at Pinterest and several blogs for inspiration. I started to notice a theme in what I was most drawn to ... soft colors in a bright and airy setting with farmhouse-cottage style furnishings. … [Read more...]

Lilacs and Vintage Mirrors

After a long winter's nap, I find myself craving fresh flowers and lots of natural light. Whatever I can clip from the garden makes its way into the house. Shades aren't drawn until absolutely necessary. And this year, I'm collecting mirrors in order to bounce light around the room. But first, the flowers ... Lilacs smell divine! And you only need a few branches for a full bouquet. Awww. Baby Kitty adds a little softness to the spring … [Read more...]