July 25, 2017

Summer Family Room Decor

Hello! Today I am back as promised sharing a few pictures of our summer family room. It all started with the "Lake, Boats and Cabins" sign that I found on clearance at HomeGoods at the end of last summer. It was under $20 and a quick search on the computer when I got home let me know it was actually an older Pottery Barn item. All of the other things I used are items I bring out every summer. The sailboat always adds a fun nautical vibe and I love to display a picture of my boys on our boat when they were younger. "The mountains are calling" pillow is an older find from Marshalls and earns a place in this room no matter the season.

This room is comfy and casual. It really tells the story of who we are as a family. As reflected in these pictures, it is a very lived-in space. The slipcovers could use a washing and the throw pillows have more than a couple of dog hairs collecting on them. I'll get to that eventually.
On the other side of the room, I brought up the DIY painted flag from a few years back and added some family pictures and a paint-by-number that reminds me of the lake.
I enjoy having fresh cut hydrangeas from the yard in every room of the house at this time of year.
My boys will be thrilled to hear that the numbered stairs' days are numbered. The stairs in the photo below lead from the family room to our kitchen and they see a ton of use and abuse. I definitely need to repaint the stairs and there have been more than a few times that those raised numbers have hurt the back of my kids' feet. I think it is time for a runner this fall. I can already hear my kids cheering for that long overdue design choice.
If you look closely, you can see Keeper peering into the mudroom door. She was wet from the pool so I wouldn't let her in, but she really wanted to have her picture taken. Both of our dogs equate the camera with treats. :)
I hope you enjoyed a peak into our summer family room. If I were the motivated blogger I once was, I would be prepping this room for fall by now. But, instead, there is still a lot of summer fun to be had so I am going to get out there and grab it. Fall will certainly arrive in its own due time. No worries, there are ideas for fall decor swimming around in my head. Happy Rest of Summer!!


  1. "Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love." Nate Berkus. Your home does that so beautifully!
    I spied another book on your table...Ruth Reichl! I have her last book, A Kitchen Year, and absolutely love it. I may check the library for yours.
    Laughing at wet dog that wants in! I wish our golden loved to have her picture taken. When I try to get her picture her smile immediately disappears! She is a rescue and a model dog in every other way, I need to try treats!
    Thanks for the look into your home! Love it as always.
    Chris Wells. West Texas

  2. Cozy and sweet. I love seeing your home Courtney. With boys in your house and two dogs you still have a pretty and comfy house. Love Keeper looking in. Have a great week.

  3. What a wonderful family space, Courtney! I love your style so much...and your new sign is perfect!

  4. I love every bit of your family room---it is you and your family And well broken in. I noticed right away that your cushions were mushy, your pillows tossed around and comfy looking. This is life! And mine for sure! And Keeper...just love him!

    Cabin life is good, carry it over into your home and relax!!!

    Love ya,

    Jane x

  5. I think you'd be right at home living in the mountains, Courtney!! :)

  6. I always love seeing this cozy space! I agree, there is plenty of summer left - no need to rush the seasons. Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I simply love the decor!! It looks very cozy and inviting. I'm going to take some ideas from it, hehe. Thank you for sharing the pics!

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