Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Favorite Room

Barb and I started our blog last November. We were a little nervous but I thought with her interior design style and my graphic design abilities... we could do it.

I really never wanted to "show off" my house. I live in the REAL WORLD with teenage boys running around, the smell of chicken nuggets and fries cooking every other night, and organized chaos throughout.

I recently did a blog post about farm tables. I was really encouraged by everyone's comments about my furniture choices, so that I thought I'd be brave and share my living room. This isn't really a living room that sits in your home and you only go in it when you have company or it's holiday time. This is a REAL WORLD living room! 

Lots of collected furniture and treasures.

It hasn't been "designed," it hasn't been "planned" out, it morphed over the years of lots of trial and error. I've moved different pieces of furniture in, then back out again. I wanted it to be comfortable. Over the years I never felt it was cozy.. until Barb added her extra touches of bringing in all the furniture from away from the walls. (And I say to myself, "DUH, I should have thought of that!")

My Chair!

Most of my curtains are from Pier 1... on sale!

We all hang out together in this room. The boys... their girlfriends... their friends, etc. There will be many a morning I wake up and have teenage boys sleeping on the couches; sometimes with a blanket on, sometimes curled up in a ball trying to keep warm... especially in the winter. 

Typical evening... that's my 16 year old, eating chix nuggets and talking to his girlfriend,
with Nicholas, the dog, eying the plate of food,

Here's that red table I bought several weeks ago for only $65.
Turquoise and red... a fav color combo! (Vase & pitcher - TJ Maxx, fake flowers - Hobby Lobby)

I relax in here, work on the computer in here, visit in here and many times
eat in front of the TV in here.

My work desk.

My new metal postmaster sorter. My co-worker had two in her garage from her grandad and asked if I wanted one!

Here's where I try to house the organized chaos... computer hardware, bills, old magazines, etc.

Sleepy? Grab a blanket to keep you comfy, in case you fall asleep.

It's a well-used and well-loved room! It's our FAVORITE room.

What's your favorite room in your house? Why do you love? Is it photo-ready in a second or lived-in?

I hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday. It's hump day. Two more work days left.

xoxo Vicki

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  1. I love your real life living room! It is beautiful and functional. I love all of the antique touches!

  2. I love all the coziness and the colors. Warm. I adore your crock.

  3. I love that red table! Adorable. And the piece your tv sits on is fabulous! I love that this is a real, lived in family room. I prefer that over a staged room with no personality.

  4. I do love that red table; I remember the day you found it. And also I love that trunk!

  5. Boy this sounds like my house.except mine are in their 20's... (on LI they never leave..can't afford it)


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