February 1, 2017

Winter Kitchen & Dining Rooms

Pottery Barn quilt pillow covers in farmhouse style kitchen sitting room
This level of our home is bright and welcoming even on the dreariest winter days, which we have had our fair share of lately. I took these pictures on a rare bright and sunny afternoon last week.
Farmhouse style sink in kitchen with winter decor
We switched out the living and dining areas at the end of the summer and we haven't looked back. This arrangement suits our family so much better and it just feels "right".
Neutral farmhouse style dining room with faux fireplace with stacked wood and Dairy sign
I always enjoy bringing out the more neutral accessories after the colors of the holidays and fall. The large grey and white quilted throw pillows with the pinwheel pattern are new finds from Pottery Barn. They were considered holiday items so I was able to get them in clearance.
Pottery Barn quilt pillow covers in farmhouse style kitchen sitting room
This little conversation area off the kitchen has become a great spot for the kids to hang out while I am cooking.
Open dining shelves with neutral farmhouse style decor
The "Dairy" sign on the dining room fireplace is a recent HomeGoods find. They recently opened yet another new HomeGoods in my area which is actually a dangerous thing for my wallet!
Farmhouse style Dairy sign on mantle in dining room with DIY faux fireplace
Farmhouse style kitchen with DIY mantel hood and farm sink
I switch between enjoying having my kitchen countertops clean and having all of my kitchen tools at the ready. At this time of year when I cook more, I tend to keep chopping boards and utensils right on the counter. They add a bit of clutter, but they also say that this kitchen is actually used for cooking.
Utensils in crocks on counter in farmhouse style kitchen with Williams Sonoma salt keeper
Farmhouse style sink with triple windows above in DIY kitchen
3 tiered stand with farmhouse style kitchen items
Neutral Farmhouse Dining Room
Pottery Barn pillows in neutral living room with winter decor
Farmhouse style painted hutch by Yield House in dining room with plank walls, shiplap
Throw pillows in dining room window seat with wall planking
DIY wooden shelves with farmhouse style decor
farmhouse style dining room with planked walls and numbered stairs

Sources (may contain affiliate links):

Dining Room:
Chandelier in Dining Room- Brondy Chandelier
Black and White Check Tablecloth- Bedspread from Ikea
Check Curtains in Dining Room - Ikea duvet covers
Black Hook Rack and Wire basket on wall- HomeGoods
Fresh Baked Pies Sign - World Market
Window Seat Pillows- Ticking Stripe(HomeGoods) Black Print (Ikea)
Dairy sign - HomeGoods

Kitchen Sitting Area:
Baking Sign - DIY project  (tutorial here)
Coffee Table - Ikea Hack (tutorial here)
Pinwheel Quilt Pillow Covers- Pottery Barn
Check pillow- Ikea
Compass Pillow- Amazon
Key Pillow - Target
Sofa - Birch Lane Montgomery
Chair - Ikea Jennylund
Lanterns - Pottery Barn

Caged Pendant Light over sink - Target no longer available, similar
Sink - Rohl Shaw's Fireclay sink
Dish Towels - Green with stripe Trader Joe's - Black and white farm animals Target
Tiered Stand - HomeGoods
Cow Sink Rug - Target

January 25, 2017

A Cozy Corner Nook for our Family Room

I recently shared the new furniture arrangement in the family room and today I am going to share my new favorite part of this room. I have always loved "nooks" of all kinds and my Pinterest boards are full of dining nook inspiration. Unfortunately, I haven't found a way to incorporate a dining nook into this house. But I started brainstorming how I could add a nook-ish space to our home. Without spending money.

January 17, 2017

Winter Family Room - A New Furniture Arrangement

After we packed away all of the holiday stuff, I was craving a change in our family room for winter. We spend the most time in this space during the winter months and I like it to function as well for as family as possible. I thought about the different ways we use this room and decided to break it up into sections. The three main activities we enjoy at this time of year are tv watching, playing games/puzzles and reading by the fire.
Gallery wall in winter family room

January 3, 2017

Happy New Year & Our Cabin Christmas

Hello and Happy 2017! It's been too long. Last I blogged was my Christmas Home Tour. How are you? Life around here has been keeping me busy, but I am certainly not complaining about that.
Red barn in the snow in the Adirondacks
We spent Christmas in the Adirondacks for the very first time ever. Billy has been scheduled to work either Christmas Eve or day for the last 20 years. When we realized that he was off for both this year AND the cabin was available for us to use, we made a plan to spend the holiday there. Which led to a very busy December because we wanted to celebrate Christmas with our families before we went away. And then there was the general business of packing all of our Christmas gifts, food (along with all of the necessary pots and pans necessary to cook a holiday dinner) and winter gear. I asked myself on more than one occasion if it was really worth it to travel for the holiday. But when we arrived to a winter wonderland, we knew we made the right choice.
Cabin Christmas in the Adirondacks

December 2, 2016

Holiday House Walk 2016

Sleigh Ride Christmas home tour with lots of  farmhouse style decor and rustic family room
Welcome to our holiday home! I am thrilled to be participating in Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Walk again this year. This year, we are sponsored by Wayfair and I am excited to share a few of their holiday items throughout the tour. If you're following along on the tour, then you have just arrived from The Golden Sycamorehttp://www.thegoldensycamore.com/2016/12/christmas-home-tour-2016.html's home, always a favorite of mine.