My Favorite Room.....Finding Home

9.27.2013

Hello sweet readers of Savvy Southern Style! I am so thankful that Kim invited me to be here today. I have long been a fan of Kim's style and her blog - as I am sure each of you are as well.
I am Laura of Finding Home

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When Kim asked me to tell you all about my favorite room, I was even more excited. Nothing makes me happier than to tell the stories of my home. To tell about the adventures of how I found a favorite vintage treasure or a weekend spent with girlfriend shopping for the perfect accessory.
And living in our home - those are the best stories - where all of life, good and bad, happens.

Finding Home Living Room

My favorite room, although it is a tough choice, is my living room.
I know a lot of people who don't really use theirs, but we really do - especially me.
This room didn't always look this way, and has gone through several rounds of decorating.
When we first moved into our house, I tried to figure out a way for us to build built-in bookcases on the main wall – I always believed that was what belonged there. Besides the fact that all of our books were in boxes in the basement 10 years after we moved in.

Built-in-bookcases

Although we are actually in the middle of a built-in project for our office, we had to admit we didn't have the time or the ability and it never happened - until we hired our amazing carpenter as part of our renovations.

finding home living room

Our home was a basic builder’s grade and served our family really well for 10 years. And now the changes serve our family really well now.
Now, our books have a place to live and be found. Our mementos have a place to be displayed and enjoyed.

Buil-in-bookcases-vignette

We added two comfy chairs, and if you ever talk to me on the phone, chances are I am sitting in the one by the window while talking to you.

Finding Home Living Room View to Dining Room

And if this Momma ever needs a ten minute time out, it is usually spent under a blanket on our comfy sofa.

Finding Home Living Room Book Case

And when our girl’s come home from school, and something major happened – and there is a lot of that when you are 11 and 12 – they say, “Mom, can we go talk in the living room?”.
And I know that means, drop everything and give them my full attention.

finding home living room

And if Hubby and I need to talk through and attempt to solve all of life’s problems, it usually happens in this room.

finding home living room

And there is usually wine as well, because sometimes life’s problems call for wine.
All in all, our living room is a place
that brings me comfort and solace. It brings whispered conversations with little girls becoming young women. And it is a refuge to sink in and figure life out. This room is full of memories - where Christmas has been filled rocking horses and play vanities and where each day unfolds.
I thank you so much and thank you Kim for allowing me to tell you all about my favorite room. If you would like to see the rest of our home, you can visit here.

Thanks so much, Laura, for sharing your favorite room with my readers. I can sure see why it is your favorite. Y'all be sure to visit Laura's blog if it is new to you.

You can view all the past favorite rooms shared here.

I just got back last night from France and can't wait to start sharing some of it with you. I had a wonderful time and we had glorious weather and now I have sleep to catch up on along with the unpacking and laundry.

Have a wonderful weekend!

19 comments:

  1. I can definitely see what it's a favorite...a room with life's stories...what could be better?

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  2. Great feature Kim...I love Laura's blog and beautiful home! This is my favorite room in her home too:)

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  3. Welcome back, Kim! I have been following your trip on Instagram and I can't wait to see more pictures on the blog!

    Well...you have just featured one of my all-time favorite blogs. I love Laura's style and her beautiful home. I can see why this room in her home is her favorite, it's beautiful, cozy, welcoming and warm. Thank you so much for featuring her!

    Have a great day!

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  4. I love Laura's blog as much as I love yours. What a great post!

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  5. What make is that old camera.

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  6. I can totally see why it's your favorite Laura! Love those huge built-in bookshelves and all the little details in it! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. It is a beautiful room and I can see that you are making wonderful memories there. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Thanks for featuring Laura's living room Kim. I luv her style. Beautiful !!!
    Hugs Ladies. Gee

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  9. Here room is now my favorite too. : - )

    Love that space and love her post.

    Great featured guest for sure, Kim!

    Have a good weekend.

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  10. Thanks so much for having me over today Kim - it was such a pleasure! Take care, Laura

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  11. Love the layout of Laura's beautiful home in general, the way one room flows so effortlessly into an other. Her living room is warm and cozy and perfect for all those chat sessions with her girls! Very pretty!

    Poppy

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  12. You are as talented as Kim with making a house a warm and inviting home! Lovely hues in your decorating, and personal accents that highlight "family lives here".

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  13. Hi Kim,
    This was such an uplifting post for me. I can't exactly pinpoint why but it resonated with me. Laura, first off-you are adorable! Your home is so inviting. Like you, my absolute favorite room in my house is my living room. I feel at peace there and it is where we all as a family tend to spend tender quiet moments. And yes, this is the most perfect room to be sipping wine in :-)
    Have a wonderful weekend all.
    Fondly-Lisa

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  14. You have a lovely home. Did you know that your sign "Hartt boot and shoe company" from Fredericton N.B. was a shoe company untill 1999 in New Brunswick Canada? I used to live in a neighbouring town when I was about 12 so I recognized the Fredericton N.B immediately. Just wandering where did you pick up the sign?

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  15. Laura, I adore your home! I am a HUGE fan!!!! You have a timeless style of decorating that is welcoming and personal! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!
    Kim, you really find the best of the best!

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  16. Laura's home is gorgeous! Love those book shelves! Absolutely magazine quality!
    xx
    Anne

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  17. Hi Laura & Kim, Love your room, Laura, but especially I love hearing about how the room is used. Thanks for sharing with us. Thanks, Kim, for hosting.

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  18. Very pretty room, so cozy!

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  19. Oh Laura I think that is my favorite room too....so great to have a room that you find respite in...You have created such a warm and cozy room with such great attention to detail that is always perfection....
    Thanks Kim for presenting Laura's room today...I always love seeing Laura's beautiful home!

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