June 30, 2016

Summer Family Room

Our family room is always my favorite space in our home because it is the most representative of all of our family's favorite activities and places. For our summer mantel, I created a sign using a poem I love about mountains by Tyler Knott Gregson.

I wanted the sign to look like it was typed on an old typewriter. I am a huge fan of Tyler's work and enjoy following him on Instagram, where he posts a poem everyday. I have also enjoyed his books. In addition to his love of nature and the mountains, he has 2 goldens named Calvin and Hobbes.
I shared our summer gallery wall last week month, where I also included how I made the flag sign. 
The wall below is adjacent to our planked galley wall. 
The oar is a new piece for our family room. I spotted it at HomeGoods and although the price was right, it had a more coastal feel than I was going for in here with the mint green and white.
I remedied that with some craft paint to add some colorful stripes inspired by Hudson Bay blankets that are such an iconic part of camp style.
Our newly planked accent wall ties everything together nicely.
I hope your summer is going well!


  1. Can you come do my house next?? LOVE LOVE LOVE your style!

  2. Love the sign with the poem. How did you make that?

    1. Thank you! I made the sign they same way I did the Baking Co sign in my kitchen. You can find that tutorial here:

  3. Courtney, I love your home. I live near the beach so I tend to do coastal colors n shells n sand. Your home is beautiful!

    1. Thank you, Beth. Your coastal colors sound lovely and I am sure you find lots of inspiration living near the beach. Have a wonderful summer!

  4. Swooning Courtney. Love love your family space. Love that saying above the fireplace too. Hits home with me too. Just beautiful.

  5. I really like the poem and the sign you made. It looks great and makes me think of our little lace down south.

    You have a great talent for doing gallery walls. I'm terrible. The oar looks fantastic, all the elements are perfect.

    Hope you are enjoying a great summer, Courtney!


  6. Love the sign and how the room has evolved. I always love how personal you make your spaces. Hope you are enjoying your summer. We have been at the beach for the past week so I am a little behind with blogging!