Our Living Room

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

Welcome to our living room. It is one of my favorite places in our house, it is so cozy and has an amazing view!

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

I love all our built ins in this room. I worked with our cabinet maker designing them exactly how I wanted them.

I’m constantly changing and rearranging the bookshelves (any one else do this or am I the only one obsessed?)

Cottage and House shelves

 I made the LAKE sign on this shelf, I found an old 5 panel door laying on the side of the road (love when that happens!) and ripped one of the panels off. I used a stencil to paint “Lake” on it, and added a little drop shadow.

A living room with a white sofa

Our mantel features a picture taken of the church we were married in, I love that photo!

A living room with a fireplace and a large window

We cheated a bit in this room and had carpet in-laid in to the floor to look like an area rug. This saved us major bucks on our hardwood floors, bonus we didn’t have to buy an expensive area rug either!

A living room filled with furniture and a fire place

These chairs were my grandmother’s, I always LOVED them. When she passed I was so glad to take them home with me as a reminder of her. I just spruced them up a bit, I spray painted them gray and reupholstered them with some light blue ticking to make them a bit more cottagey. They just make me happy to look at and bring back great memories of my grandma.

A living area with a sink and a window

Our kitchen over looks our living room, which is nice since we are always gathered in the kitchen anyways.

A living room filled with furniture and a large window

A clock on a table


So that is our living room, hope you enjoyed the tour!

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  1. Hi Kelly,

    Your living room is lovely! I have a nearly identical pair of cane chairs from my grandmother! I love them but they definitely at least need to be reupholstered and I’m debating painting them as well. Where did you find the ticking fabric you used on yours and what brand/color of spray paint did you use? I love how yours turned out, but I’ve never found a gray spray paint that I loved. Thanks!

  2. LOVE your house!!!!!! Can you tell me where you got your coffee table? And also, is there somewhere on your website that explains how exactly you painted your front hall table that you bought at Homegoods? I LOVE the blue and white colors!!!

    1. I would also love to know where you got your coffee table and how it is holding up! You have such wonderful taste.

      1. Hey Crystal I got our ottoman at a clearance sale at a local furniture store 3 years ago. It’s managed to survive my kids so far :)

  3. I came by from 6th Street Design School and now I have a huge crush on your home! It’s just perfect down to the last detail. Also, major lake envy!! I grew up going to my grandfather’s lake cottage for weeks each summer and there is NOTHING that makes me happier than a deep breath of lake air. Enjoy it!

  4. Hi. I too love lake living. Did so for the first 21yrs of my life and am blessed that both my parents & in-laws live on the lake. I’d love to know your paint colors/sources for all the rooms in your home. Have you considered bogging about that? I’m pretty sure you’d make us all tickled pink if you didn’t mind sharing! Love yout cottage style!

  5. Hi! What a beautiful home you have. I love the lights you have over your dining table. Did you make those or are they buyable? Would love any info you remember on them! Blessings!

  6. Love the whole look. Clean and comfortable. Love the deep couch and chair. Can you share brand and style?

    1. Hi Holly! I got the couches about 6 years ago when we lived in IA. I can’t seem to find any brand name or anything sorry :(

  7. So beautiful…makes me miss our lake cabin. LOVE all the built-ins and the little “lake” sign you made. Great job! Found you through The Rustic Pig! Happy to be your newest follower, would love to have you stop by for a visit! :)

  8. I’m a lake living girl too! Nothing compares to the water out your back door, wall of windows and bed in the morning. I too love your color on the walls. I’m redoing mine so could you please share what it is? I have your same clock! Love your place and your adorable kids!! I saw you a long time ago and then again on Liz Marie blog…It’s a sign!

  9. Hi Kelly. Your house is just gorgeous! Love all the touches. Very refined cozy. Not overdone. It is so hard to hold back sometimes! I feel like I need to go declutter again now! :) I also would love to know what couch you have – we are in the market for new ones!

  10. Just found your blog from your chalkboard tutorial. Newest follower. Please come over and say hello :)

  11. Stumbled upon your website via Ella Claire …….. LOVE your blog!!! Your house is decorated so tastefully. I love that you have put accents of beach living in your home without being overdone! Very cute …. I’m a blog reader for the long haul ;-)

    1. Glad you stumbled my way! It’s very tempting to go crazy with all the fun coastal decor, thanks for the nice comments :)

  12. Your Living Room looks so cozy! Such a sophisticated colour palette with so many textures and layers. I don’t think I’d ever want to leave :)

    I came by to see your sign featured on Ella Claire but now I’m going to keep snooping around :)

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