I'm Kelly from The Essence of Home and I am Kim's younger sister.
I am so thrilled to be able to share my favorite room on her blog today! I love this new series that she is starting. I am going to look forward to seeing everyone else's favorite rooms too.
My favorite room is ................ my family room.
The reason it is my favorite room is because it means I get to relax in here. I like my kitchen too (which I thought about featuring instead), but honestly, that is where I work! So...........the family room wins! Ha!
I've kept it neutral and haven't grown tired of it. Usually, (I'll confess) it's not this neat. At night, we all convene in here and watch TV, look at the laptop, read, and play with our dog, Max.
It's not a very large room, but a lot of time is spent in here. Luckily, we had this room opened up to the sitting room (or living room, you could call it). That helped tremendously!
We love to use our fireplace in the cooler months. Since my husband is a firefighter, he prefers a real wood burning fire. No gas logs for us! Ha!
I've decorated the mantel with nature inspired objects and vintage leather books.
I love to decorate with flowers too. I have always loved them (real or fake).
I also love to decorate with white dishes. They are everywhere in my house! I displayed several in this glass cabinet.
Old book bundles and baskets are another love of mine.
Since I don't have built-in bookcases and shelves in my family room, storage is at a premium. I've used this antique chest of drawers to help with that problem.
A white platter on top of books and old blue bottles create a soft colored vignette.
This room is where we end our day before bedtime and have made some wonderful memories as a family. I guess that's why it's called the "family room".
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
Thank you, Kim, for allowing me to be your first guest post with your new Favorite Room series.
Thank you, Kelly for starting off this series. I do love this room and I am lucky to get to visit it in person occasionally.
For those of you new to Kelly's blog I hope you will pop over and look around at all her other pretty rooms.
Have a super weekend!