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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  2. I just found your website on Pinterest! Love your style! I was curious as to where you purchased your hanging lights in your entry way and above your dining room table. Thanks!

    1. Hey Kristyn! They are from Pottery Barn from a few years back, they may still have them though? Good luck!

  3. Beautiful job! (I know it’s years later!) Any information on the rug under your dining table? Those are the perfect colors for my family room renovation and I have been SEARCHING for something just like that. Would appreciate all info you have about it!

    1. hi Michelle it’s from Pottery Barn but they no longer carry that exact one. Dash and Albert sells several similar ones though!

  4. HI Kelly,
    I found your website via Elle Claire – Lucky Me – You have a BEAUTIFUL sense of style and fun!
    I was searching all over your blog site….do you ever share, in one post, all your house colors? Color and Paint seem to be the quandary everyone stumbles upon. I know it looks different in different light….but would you share??

    Also – I have asked this on so many blogs and never get a response. When I type in a question on a blog, do I need to return to that entry or will the response go to my “in” box? No one seems to answer?

    Thanks, Megan

    1. Hi Megan! So glad you found me, love Kristen! Here is my paint color post http://www.thelilypadcottage.com/2014/01/paint-colors.html although I have repainted a few things since then, ha. I’ll have to update it soon. As far as blog comments – it’s set up a little different for everybody. On my blog when you comment and I reply it shows up on the blog and sends a response to your email. Hope that clears it up :) you can always email me too if you have more questions. Nice to “meet” you :)

  5. Love love love…… Just wanted to know if you saved by doing the carpet inlay instead of going all hardwood?

  6. Hello. I love the family room and wanted to know where I can get the white stacking end tables? They would be great for a new room I am completing.

  7. Omg Omg Omg I love your site. I am a die hard New Orleans Saints fan and the play off game just came on, but I can’t take my eyes off of this computer because your ideas are amazing. How big is the chalk board that you decorate for the seasons? I love your house!!!!

  8. Hey Kelly
    I am a new subscriber, and I just took a tour of your house. Lovely! Just wanted to ask what year your world books are? They look alot like mine from 1923, where there was no such thing as “airplanes”, but there were “flying machines” ! I love looking at your decorating syle, since I live on the water as well in Prince Edward Island, Canada. We are starting doing renovations, so I appreciated the inspirations from your home. Thank you! Hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas- Pamela

  9. Love your home…so peaceful, pretty, and comfortable looking! I especially love the blue on your walls. Could you share the color. I’m looking for this color to paint a bedroom. Thanks!

  10. Hi- just trying to find out what the gorgeous wall color in your living room is? I’d like to try it on my bedroom walls, I think it’s just what I’m looking for.
    Thank you!

  11. Hi Kelly,
    I am absolutely loving your blog and decorating style! It has been such an inspiration for me as I’m in the beginning stages of remodeling a newly bought old restored farmhouse. It has so much potential and I love your colors and style! Speaking of that, what color blue paint did you use in your living room? Is it a chalk, milk, or just regular garden variety paint? Also, love your handmade signs! Where do you get your stencils?

    Thank you so much!

  12. I absolutely ADORE your home, it’s simply beautiful. I would like to know the color in your living room — I’m trying to pop blue into my living space, and this is the perfect shade (I love how it is more of a light blue w/ the neutrals & whites throughout, but when the sun is on it, it’s more of a robin eggish color). Thanks!

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