Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Where We Live

The living room.  My...this house tour is taking a while.  I blame it on camera/computer/laziness issues.  Here is what we started with last year:

Talk about a clean(ish) slate.  When we moved in we had exactly two pieces of living room furniture...a couch and a bookshelf.  Oh, and a really terrible rug.  Slooowly we've saved up (and visited a LOT of yard sales and thrift stores...and Ikea) to start turning it into something we really love.

Everything in this space has meaning and some sort of story.  We don't have one single expensive or out-of-the-ordinary piece, but we have a lot of comfortable things...useful things...and things that make us smile.  After all, it is just stuff...why have anything too nice or irreplaceable to really use?  I guess we don't love it because of the actual things, we love it because it's home.


  1. Just "discovered" your blog. I love it! You guys are amazing and your home is beautiful as a result. I'll be back looking for more! =)

  2. Very cozy :) We love our home because it is "home" as well and home is a good place to be :)

  3. What an AMAZING transformation! Great job and I love all the colors you used in your living room.

  4. I think it's simply marvelous!

  5. Just stumbled onto your blog, you have a great eye! I love the paint color on your walls and the style of your gray sofa. I know it was a long time ago but by any chance do you remember the paint color and where you got it from and where you got the sofa?

    1. Well, thank you! I'm afraid I can't help with the sofa...we got it from a local furniture outlet that has since gone out of business :/ However, the paint color is Sherwin Williams, Realist Beige (while the entry is a couple shades darker, Utterly Beige). We've loooved the color...it's just the perfect neutral!