1.25.2013

My Favorite Room.....My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

I am thrilled to be here at Kim's sharing my favorite room in our home.
As much as we love to go out and about on little adventures there is something so special about being home. Our home is our refuge, a place where memories are being made, love is a constant and our children feel safe. The heart of our home is the great room, where we spend most of our time. Playing games, watching movies, enjoying friends and family, entertaining. Our home is a place where the door is open, people feel welcome I wouldn't have it any other way.
When we originally purchased our home 12 years ago it had a formal dinning room, formal living and a separate family room. For many people this works, but as our family grew the layout just wasn't working. There would be one simple fix, tear the wall down! We moved out for a month and watched our house go through a huge transformation.

Here is the original fireplace and the wall that was torn down. Our fireplace was flipped from the corner of the room to the center.

Imagine the wall going directly across the room about where the fireplace is in the pictures below.



Here is the before of the family room where the sofa used to sit.

Now it has two chairs and a table where we can work on homework or just relax.

I know a open floor plan is not for everyone but for us it works and it has become my favorite room in our house, a little haven.Our home now reflects the essence of who we are as a family.
Thank you again for having me Kim, hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Thanks so much Kristin for sharing your wonderful favorite room. 

If y'all don't know Kristin then hop on over to My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and see the rest of her beautiful home and say hi. She has had a bit of a rough week.

Have a super weekend!
 

39 comments:

  1. I love Kristin's open floor plan. If I could build my house again I'd leave a wall out between the family room and kitchen to open it up more. Her stone fireplace is gorgeous and she has such a comfortable, elegant sense of style. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love this beautiful open layout and all the wonderful details! That stone fireplace is divine!!! =D

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  3. Wow Kim! What a change! Love the pictures of your little ones in the photos! I love the open floor plan! It's funny how our tastes change over the years.

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  4. I LOVE Kristin's home, love the open floor plan and LOVE LOVE her stone fireplace!!

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  5. What a fabulous makeover. Beautiful room!

    Thanks so much for featuring Kristin's room, Kim.

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  6. I LOVE that fireplace and tearing down the wall was a great idea. I love it when people really make spaces work for them. Such a lovely home!
    -Shelley

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  7. What a beautiful home! I love the improvement she made. Such a difference!!! That would be my favorite room if it was in my house too. Thanks for sharing Kristin's room with us, Kim! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, girlfriend!

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  8. Wow that great room is exactly that GREAT!!! It is so comfy and inviting. I too love that fireplace really gorgeous. Kristin's home is beautiful.
    Kris

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  9. Kristin's home is amazing. Love the open floor plan which is perfect for a growing family.
    Mary Alice

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  10. Love Kristins beautiful home!! That fireplace is absolutely gorgeous~ Thanks for sharing Kim!

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  11. Ahhh...I love this room too! That fireplace wall always has me in envy!

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  12. very good your photo, your home, your family...congratulations.....bye bye

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  13. Love how it all flows together so beautifully!

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  14. It's gorgeous! I love how open it all is. Your fireplace is amazing!

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  15. Kristen's open living space is perfect for a family. Love the fireplace!
    I follow, Kristen, so I know this has been a sad week for her and her family, not to mention the stress of the mold. Thanks for featuring Kristen.

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  16. I've always loved Kristin's open living space. Classic, clean and inviting.

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  17. What a pretty room/rooms! I don't have an open plan concept and I don't mind that, but they are great for entertaining. That's the one time that I wish I had it. It certainly makes things feel more open. Love the stone on the fireplace in the family room area too.

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  18. Kristen, What a beautiful and spacious living space. You were so right to open it up. I am all about knocking down walls and adding lots of windows! Light and space... and your room has it and lots of it. Gorgeous and relaxed decor too. I really like your wall art going up the stair. Just a great family/living space. And lots of inspiration too!

    Thanks, Kim! This is my very favorite series!!! Another beauty!

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  19. Thank you so much Kim for having me and thank you to all your wonderful readers for all the sweet notes!
    XO
    Kristin

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  20. what a wonderful neutral palette. im going to go visit her now to see if i can see more :)

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  21. I love the staircase, and the fireplace is a dream!
    Thanks for sharing her beautiful home with us.

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  22. Oh this room is SO gorgeous!! Totally what I want my future living room to look like. And I love a good open floor plan.

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  23. Oh her home is gorgeous Kim! Thank you for sharing it!
    xx
    Anne

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  24. Her is so beautiful! That fireplace is stunning!

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  25. Kristin's home is gorgeous. She has beautiful taste and is incredibly sweet. Tearing the wall out was a fantastic idea....love how open it is! Thanks for sharing her home with us Kim.

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  26. Thanks for sharing Kristin's home with us Kim, it is truly lovely. Stopping by Kristin's also. Have a great weekend.

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  27. Beautiful room, love the fireplace!!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  28. I love Kristin's beautiful home...the fireplace is so beautiful...

    Kim, thanks for her feature today, I so enjoyed her "favorite room".....I love Kristin's blog!

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  29. Kristin's home is as lovely as she is! Never tire of looking at her pretty style :)

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  30. Love, love, love your fireplace! Even have it on my Pinterest!


    =) Brooke

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  31. Kristin's home is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. EXCELLENT redesign of floorspace!!! LOVE it!! Well done. blessings ~ tanna

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  33. I love her room, and her blog! Her whole house is beautiful. Thanks for featuring her, Kim. I love this series. I love open concept spaces, that is MY favrite thing about this new house too! XO, Pinky

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  34. I love what you've done...it looks beautiful!

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  35. I love an open floor plan. I hadn't been to her blog before....what a terrible week she has had. I'll be following now and watching how things progress with her kitchen.

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  36. I have a few walls I want to take down just to have that big open floor plan like Kristin. Not sure why all those years ago I wanted to keep the rooms separated hers is beautiful all opened up.

    Bliss

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  37. Beautiful, open, decorated so lovely!

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  38. Love what a difference it made opening it up! And I LOVE her dining room area!

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