Thursday, May 7, 2009

He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I'm participating in Kelly's "Show Us Where You Live Friday." This week the topic is living rooms. I love looking not only at decor magazines and sites but especially other people's real homes. It's fun to see what actual people, not necesarrily designers, can do with their spaces.


To start, our home is tiny. I can vacuum the entire house just being plugged into one outlet. It's cozy, for sure! Our living room is in the front of the house, right when you walk in the front door. It's the largest room of the house and where we spend most of our time watching television, on our laptops or enjoying the fireplace.

When you walk in the front door and look to the left, this is what you see. I've left the laptop there for full effect. It's where both of ours sit 99% of the time. There is also nothing on the walls but the mirror. I cannot decide what I want and, therefore, have never purchased anything.


I love our fireplace. It's especially cozy in the winter. Bella enjoys sitting on the mantel and watching the birds.

Standing at the fireplace looking back into the room. The front door would be on your front right.

Our "entry" table has favorite family photos, lots of books and our wedding album (in black and white with the mongram and bow). The basket holds all of Nick's horseracing handicapping notes, papers and pens. If I didn't corral it, I would have it all over the house!

27 comments:

Sugar's Mommy said...

Thanks for visiting us and thanks for the comment. This is so fun. Come back and see us sometimes.

Tina said...

Beautiful living room! Looks like you have a lot of natural light that shines in. Love your hardwood floors!

Petunia said...

I love your fireplace and wood floors! :)

Frugal Jen said...

Thanks for visiting my living room. Such a wonderful and warm space. I especially love the beautiful wood floors.

Mommyto3andahusky said...

cute home! :)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

lol you can vacuum the whole thing from one outlet, haha! it doesn't look like it at all, it's beautiful!

Mare said...

You have a great living room. Everything is really pretty! =)

Heather said...

I love your room!! So bright and fresh, you have great taste!!!Love it!

Michelle said...

I love your fireplace !!

Thanks for letting us visit !!

Debbie said...

Very nice and comfortable room, love the fireplace. Debbie

Pam said...

I like the look of your LR. Love the little window next to the fireplace.

Mrs. Classic said...

So pretty I love it!

LucyinStLou said...

I love the branches on your mantle. My mom has that in her house and it says chic and cozy to me.

Watts Family said...

I love your fireplace! Our living room is small also but nice and cozy! Have a great weekend!

Many Blessings,

Amanda

AKat said...

Wow! I love the clean lines and colors. Thanks for stopping by! I'll keep you in my favorites. :)

Angie said...

Gorgeous! I love my fireplace too. And having a small house means less to clean and dust! I'm all for that...

Dreams2009 said...

Old houses rock! They have so much character. Love your fireplace. For that wall behind your couch, try a big piece of art! Not sure if you have a ikea in your area (and if that's your taste) but they have really great art and big too, great for the big wall spaces! ;)

Becca said...

Cozy is the best! :-) I love your room!

Annie said...

I like your house. BTW, my house is cozy, too.

Have a nice weekend.

Mrs_Faz said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!! You have the dreamiest mantle! LOVE IT!! and that comfy chair (right in front of the computer) ahhh..

Kelley said...

This is a beautiful room! I like your decorating style.

Kait said...

Love it :) It looks like a great place to "do your living" :) I've always wanted a fireplace! Hubby and I agree that when we purchase our first home, it will have a fire place/wood stove.

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

What a cozy space! I love the fireplpace! W always have our laptops out in the livingroom as well! Thanks for sharing!

3LittleByrds said...

I LOVE your fireplace. Beautiful.

Leah said...

I, too, love your fireplace. Beautiful! Thanks for visiting my site. Come back again!

Cody Jean said...

Thanks so much for the comment!

I can also use just one outlet to get vacuuming done- but that's just one floor of the house. Then I have to haul the vacuum upstairs!

I really like the simplicity of your mantle. Very mood evoking.

Sonya said...

Your furniture looks cozy!

I live in Missouri too.

 
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