welcome to our living room

Hey there! I spent a lot of time over the weekend cleaning and purging and getting the house to a better place. I feel like I swept cobwebs out of my mind–and I’ve freed up space to dream and think and be more present. Do you know what I mean?

Today I’m sharing pictures of our living room. When you enter the front door and turn right, you are in our living room. It’s an open space with a cozy couch and lots of natural light. It’s one of my favorite rooms in our home. The boys like to hang out in here and play–but it never gets as messy as the family room. We eat dinner in here whenever we have company, which is at least once a week with our community group from church.

That light-up ampersand adds a lot of FUN and personality to the room. It’s by Junk Art Gypsyz and it’s well made and priced right. It’s a conversation piece too. I love it.

The rug is from Ikea and the aqua chair is a thrift store find that I recovered. You can see the before/after here.

Isn’t this sign too fun?! Check out the Junk Art Gypsyz  shop here.

This typewriter doesn’t actually work, so I printed a little love note on the printer and put it in there.

These owl bookends were a thrift find. To paint or not to paint, I’m still asking that question!

The ‘be brave’ poster is the best selling item from our paper & cloth collection. You can see the whole collection here.

And shifting to the other side of the couch, I’ve hung this gorgeous canvas by Lori Danelle. She is amazing paper-cutting artist. So talented!

Here’s a closer look at the canvas. Lori shares her creative process on her blog. It’s so inspiring! I hope you’ll take a minute to hop over and check it out.

The words on the canvas are taken from a blog post I wrote for David. It’s from the heart and the way Lori put it together makes my heart happy. I am so thankful for this canvas and the meaning it holds.

The granny squares afghan is a thrift find that we use all the time. So cozy and colorful.

And that’s our living room! Thanks for taking a moment to take in the space with me.

What’s a favorite room in your home?


  1. I love that wrapped canvas and love that it’s personal to you! And I love that the words work for so many relationships. I think I feel a Valentine present idea coming on for my husband…

    My favorite room in our house is the guest room. It best reflects me; I am slowly tweeking the rest of the house to be brighter and more colorful, too!

  2. I do love the touch of blue you have in this room, it is lovely. The typewriter is gorgeous. My favorite room in our house is the kitchen. It is the heart of our home. I cook, my son does his homework… When we have guests, it is often that we all end up in the kitchen to eat desert… As we live in a house that we try to renovate, the kitchen is not even finish, but yet, it is my preferred room…

    1. The kitchen tends to be the heart of the home, doesn’t it?! I’d really love to update our kitchen too. Some day! xx

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