THE HOUSE BY THE BRIDGE | FAMILY ROOM

March 30, 2015

I have been wanting to share the rooms of our home for some time now and am finally getting around to it.  We have lived in our house for a little over four years and the rooms have changed and evolved so much over that time. I finally feel like we have our home the way we want it - the way it feels most us. I wanted to have the chance to document it before we decide it might be time for the next chapter, and so today i'm starting with the family room. The room we spend most of our time in, where we quite literally, gather as a family. Having our home look and feel lived in and like a child lives here is important to me, but so is not having toys all over the place. I think people often feel like once they have children their homes have to be this cluttered space filled with toys and i've found that to not be true. In our family room, Ru has a corner where we keep a small collection of toys and books. We store them in baskets which makes cleaning up super easy. (Ya just throw everything in!) I've also come to learn that simple, unique, natural decor speaks to my soul. Bringing the outdoors in (so many plants) and finding unique decor and furniture pieces from flea markets or estate sales is totally our jam. I like that each piece of furniture or decorative item tells a story. Literally, every piece of furniture and knick knack we have in this room (except the TV stand - IKEA) is from several different estate sales or flea markets (Sorry, can't source them!)  The plant stand though, which lots of people have asked about, is from Fab.com. 

Hoping to post another room later in the week! 

5 COMMENTS:

  1. I love it! And wish I could come sit in that sunny spot for a cup of coffee with you. xo

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    1. Better come for a visit again soon then! :)

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  2. What a beautiful home!! I love how it literally is "the house by the bridge" - you literally see the bridge from your window!

    I agree its important not to clutter the family home with toys.. we are lucky enough to have space for a play room which is pretty jammed with toys, paper, pens, drawings etc... i LOVE IT.. but after i tuck the children into bed i can close the door, leaving my husband and i in the family room to curl up without looking at the clutter! It's so important to have a space where mum and dad can relax and talk about each other for five minutes without the constant reminder of our little monsters (i mean.. our little darlings!!)

    Looking forward to seeing the next room!

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharlene! Yes. The bridge is right there :) And that's the exact reason it was important to Nick and I that we not have kid stuff all over the dang place. It is our house too (first and foremost) and we love to have friends over as well. We wanted it to still feel like a grown up space. Thank you for your comment! :)

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