Our House, Part 1: Living Room

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We’ve been in the house for a few weeks now (but not really because we were in Florida for a week) and the place is coming together really nicely. I’m so excited to share it! I’m going to go room-by-room because A) the whole house would be one obnoxiously long post and B) not every room is totally unpacked yet and I want to show each one when it is done. First is the living room which is tied with the kitchen as my favorite room in the house!

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The front door of the house opens into our cute little living room. It had beige-ish walls adorned with the most lack-luster white trim that did nothing for the room. We pried the trim off the walls and covered the beige with a coat of “Functional Grey” by Sherwin Williams. It’s the coziest, most versatile color. I am in search of the perfect wreath to coordinate with our purple front door (I discovered the little owl hanging on it now in our new garage!). We discussed sanding and staining the white-washed wood floors, but they grew on us and we actually love them now.

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Our brand new sectional is our pride and joy! The old, cheap, brown sofa we had before was Nate’s from before we met and it had fond memories attached since it was the couch we had in our first home together back in Detroit, but it was small and it was time for an upgrade. The shelf above the couch was a Christmas gift from my dad this past winter. He actually meant to get one for my mom and ordered two on accident and I was happy to accept the second one when he offered it to me. I always wanted a mantel to decorate based on the holiday or season. Right now it’s beach-themed, inspired by our recent Florida trip and impending summer.

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We replaced our old banged up TV stand with this beauty with a super sexy fireplace and to say we are obsessed with it is an understatement. I have struggled with what to put in the shelving though because it’s the perfect height for Clifford to grab things out of it. I am thinking some plastic or felt bins with baby toys and supplies on the top shelves (I’ll keep the spare throw and books packed tight on the bottom shelves).

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