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Rooms to *live* in…a Pinterest post

Rooms to *live* in…

At this current time in our lives we are living in a space that we neither love nor hate. It’s a house, a place to keep warm, a place to lay our weary bodies and a place to eat a hot meal. We are truly blessed! Is it our ideal place? No.

We live in a tri-level house, built in the late 1970’s. So the main living area is on the main floor where the kitchen sort of “melts” into it, but not in a relaxing way. It’s pretty scrunched on this level, especially with four growing kiddos. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to live in a space where I am able to prepare meals while the kids are playing, doing homework or fighting loving each other within plain sight…preferably in an informal living room/family room, but our current situation is just way too small.

Now…while I didn’t specifially pin these photos onto Pinterest I did find the originating website from Pinterest.

I love just about everything about this family room, including the calming colors and the wood accents. And look at that beautiful patio outside complete with a stone fireplace!
Family Room traditional family room
What a warm space this is! I love the ceilings and everything about this design exudes comfort. I could imagine my family cuddling on the couches with a bowl of popcorn and a movie playing, while a fire is going in the fireplace.
Everything about this exudes warmth too (especially the fire, right?). Love the wood beams and floors; the recessed, built-in bookshelves below the side windows are a nice touch.

My latest obsession…

wood dining tables with bench seating. What a great way for a larger family to gather and share a meal!

This reminds me of what Laura Ingalls Wilder’s kitchen would’ve looked like! I love the rustic nature of this whole room but particularly the table.

(from Burlap and Blue)

I wish I could find where this image originally came from! I love so many things about this room…the floors, the table (of course), the chalkboard wall and just the pure space to run!

I should’ve highlighted bedrooms, I am so tired from this last week…Happy {upcoming} Monday!


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Take a look…a Pinterest-inspired post on kitchens

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Did I mention I love Pinterest?

As of right now I’m numbering 39 boards, 467 pins, and 43 likes. Yes, I’m a bit obsessed!

Take a look at the board I call “Kitchens to Cook In”(From CountryLiving magazine)

This is one of my favorites! The wall color is Benjamin Moore’s Chameleon. I love anything green and in this kitchen it’s just the right shade and right amount. This is such a clean, simple look with the buttery colored cabinets, the butcher block island counter top, the classic sink and faucets. I don’t need a huge kitchen, just one that is functional and well laid out!

(Originally from Elle Decor as seen on Lacquered Life)

Here are those beautiful (butcher block?) counter tops again as well as the glass-front cupboards and creamy colors.

(Originally from Design Sponge as seen on DwellingGawker)

Most people probably wouldn’t choose as galley-style kitchen, I know I purposely wouldn’t! Our current house, however, is a 1970’s tri-level (yuck!) with a horrible galley kitchen (double yuck!). If I absolutely knew that we would be staying in our house forever this is something I would do with our kitchen. It’s super stream-lined and while the cabinets aren’t my favorite I do like how they add to the clean look of the whole room.

Here are more views of this kitchen.

On that note, I hope the weekend was all that you hoped it to be! We’ll see you in the new week!