House Tour: Family Room

One of my guilty pleasures about meeting new people: taking a tour of their home.  I am such a fan of home decor and I love seeing how others style their own.  It’s been a while since you’ve sneaked a peek at my house, so I thought today, I’d give you a tour of our family room.

I’ve got five main colors going on in here: robin egg blue, avocado green, white, brown, and gold.  In our family room, you’ll find polka dot and stripe chairs, mixed with large paisley print valences hanging from a trio floor length windows.  Combining different prints adds a lot of texture, warmth, and playfulness to a room.  But here’s the thing – you must keep it in the main color palette.

To me, a room is all about finding and displaying the accessories you can not live without.  I love my little white rhinoceros that lives on the shelf, the pretty blue McCoy pottery I’ve collected over the years which holds Christmas cacti that not even I can kill, and the beautiful bezel mirrors I discovered on super sale at Target a year ago.  But the accessory I love the most:  the 3 1/2 foot letter ‘Y’ I bought from a thrift shop.  I was told, it used to be the ‘Y’ in the sign of a bakery shop which went out of business.  But when I first set eyes on my ‘Y’, it was a mess.  There was rust, and dents, and bolts that made David’s hands bleed when he removed them.  But through it all, I could see with a little love, a lot of elbow grease, and a coat of glossy white paint, my ‘Y’ would add a fun touch of personalization to our family room.  And it did.

I hope my guilty pleasure is yours as well, and you enjoy the tour of my family room.

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4 Responses to “House Tour: Family Room”

  1. Melisa says:

    One more reason you’re my hero.

  2. LOVE IT!!! You are so talented. You should be an interior decorator when you grow up. Now you need to come to my house and help me figure out what to do with some of the spaces in my home. 🙂
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  3. Angela says:

    Love! As someone about to start all over in a new house, I’m even more interested than usual in this sort of thing. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kelsey says:

    Love that big Y! I think I spotted it in the background of a birthday party picture and started to covet it. Your family room looks amazing, I love your style. And am so impressed of all the break able items that look to be in their original shape!