Monday, January 9, 2017

The New House: Our Living Room

Let me start by saying this.. of all the things I could possibly identify as one of my gifts, indoor photography is not even slightly close to one of them. Haha! When we bought our new house, we were immediately drawn to the white walls. Our part of our neighborhood has more of what I would call a western color scheme, dark browns and beiges.. so our light and bright house was a pleasant surprise! I only wish that the kitchen had been consistent with this, but you can't win them all, and we're working on tying it all together. I've mentioned here and there that it's taken me a while to feel truly settled her. Not for any specific reason, but it felt like we were kind of in between homes in my heart. We literally had gallery walls hung on our third day living here, so the stuff was in place, but as much as you decorate and make things sweet, I think that sometimes building a home just takes a little bit of time. Ben commented at the beginning of December that he felt like building memories here would really help with that feeling, and he was right. I feel like this is our home. Do I feel as settled as I did in our other house? Not quite. I don't know that I'll ever get that way here, as this house isn't our long term plan, but as I've learned time and time again, I can make all the plans that I want but sometimes they fail. I also learned that I don't think I actually want white walls longterm, so I'm glad I learned that lesson. :) All of that being said, I know that this is where we're supposed to be. This house feels like a place of rest to me, especially the space you're about to see. We love our new living room so much! Is it still "new" even though we moved in September? 





This canvas was a sweet gift from my friend Sarah and is now one of my most prized possessions! 





And for some real life.. usually the mamaroo is also right there. :) 

Rug (full disclosure, we got this on MAJOR sale.. keep your eyes peeled!)

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21 comments:

  1. Beautiful home. You have such a gift. Also, so interesting that you said that you wouldn't want to live in a white home long-term, because we just painted our whole house light gray (SW Repose Gray) and I JUST said to my husband yesterday, that I think our next home will be a white home. So definitely something to think about :)

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  2. I LOVE IT ALL!!! I really love the gallery wall above the couch--where did you get those frames? I have a wall in my living room that I temporarily hung a large picture there but it's not my favorite nor was it meant to be permanent. I love the simplicity of the frames you hung!! And I love Beau's hand and foot print on the canvas :)

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  3. So pretty, Victoria! Your living room looks like it was clipped right from a magazine, with love and real life sprinkled in! I think a space can be new for as long as it feels new to you. Houses are made into homes by the loved ones living inside them, and sometimes those comfortable home feelings take time to settle in. :)

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  4. looks soooo good victoria!! I seriously can't get over how good it looks, and y'all just moved in.

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  5. I love everything about your space! I think you've made the living room so cozy and perfect for making memories! Where are your gallery wall frames from? I'm trying to pick out the right frames for my gallery wall and these look like my style!

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  6. your living room is absolutely beautiful! I'm struggling with decorating my own. Yours is definitely an inspiration!
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  7. wow. This is so bright, and welcoming. You have such a good eye for design. :) I also share your heart for wanting to make my space opening, welcoming, and comforting to all. I'm slowly starting to decorate my small space. :)

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  8. Good morning, I love your living room. My husband and I just bought our first home and it is taking us a few weeks to get settled (maybe months, ha!) We have been searching for about 3 weeks for dining chairs and a couch with little luck... where did you find your sectional?

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  9. Beautiful!!! I love the canvas with the hand and foot print. I know you said it was a gift, but do happen to know where your friend got it from? I would love to have something similar to this!!

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  10. This is beautiful!! We are painting our entire house white (except the girls' rooms) and I am a nervous wreck. I'm hoping I can pull it off as well as you have.

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  11. I am in love with every bit of this space! Come decorate my place for me :) LOL And all of these picture frames I NEED!!

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  12. Cute!!! Love, love, love that canvas. What a sweet gift!

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  13. Your living room is so light and airy-I love it! I adore how you have so many photos of your sweet family, that is one thing I'm so guilty of not doing...printing pictures! We have several of our wedding/engagement pictures on display but not many just everyday photos of us. I need to get on that :)

    xoxo, SS

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  14. Love your living area! That gallery wall is gorgeous - I think you'll definitely make some great memories there :)

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  15. HOW GORGEOUS! I love how tied together everything looks.

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  16. Love it! It's so peaceful and also very Joanna Gaines :) My parent's have the same rug in their living room! It's a favorite of mine.

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  17. Love love love it! We just got the same console table for behind our couch, and I've been trying to figure out how to style it. Thanks for the great ideas! :)

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  18. I love it all! So pretty! I especially love the frames behind your couch!! Would you mind sharing where you got them at what size they are? I am looking for something very similar for our living room! We have a white mantel in our living room and it is my favorite!

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  19. Love looking at your blog... and love your style!!!

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  21. I love it!!! Absolutely beautiful. Would you mind sharing the source of that stunning piece of furniture under your TV? I'm looking for something similar to use in our home!

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