Hi Savvy Southern Style readers! I'm Lisa from Shine Your Light. I'm so happy to be here today; I can't begin to tell you how much I love Kim's style and blog! I adore her sun room and millions of amazing painted furniture projects, and it's so much fun to take a peek into different homes via Kim's My Favorite Room series!
I live in Massachusetts with my husband and our 3 kids. We moved from a young and beautiful home with all the bells and whistles to an 80s-era, basic ho-hum house that was dubbed "The Peach Pit", because literally every surface was some shade of peach, including the garage, the brick fireplace and the kitchen countertops. I think I've been painting for 4 years straight. Is Longest Painting Project a category in the Guinness Book of World Records? Because I'm pretty sure I'd win it.
The other night when we were eating dinner out on our deck, I asked my family what their favorite rooms were, and was surprised when everyone said the living room. Really? The room without the TV??? The room that is eternally not done? But yes - this is the room that everyone gravitates to. Any given afternoon, a bunch of teenagers can be found lounging around in here - I think the big draw is that it's light-filled, comfy, and most importantly, near the kitchen :)
I love walking into the room to find my kids looking through our old photo albums and laughing together (probably at me in my maternity overalls - whatever - they were in style!!!)….
or playing cards…..
sometimes I even find them reading books!!!
I built this wall of bookcases in the spring and not only is it functional, but it also brings a big pop of color into our neutral home.
Painting all our interior doors black made such a dramatic difference to the feel of our house that I love.
I also gave our old TV armoire a makeover recently…..
…and now it's a really useful piece for entertaining.
I like a good mix of high and low….
our coffee table is one of our favorite pieces (perfect for Crazy Eights or Slapjack, as well as cocktails and appies)
and our curtains are simple cotton panels from Ikea (Lenda) that I painted with a border.
It's a comfy room for reading the Sunday paper or blogs, curling up with a good book, or having a glass of wine with friends. There is always music on Pandora and even on the gloomiest of days there is natural light in this room.
Come and visit me at Shine Your Light anytime - I saved a seat for you! You can also find me on Instagram, I'd love to hang out with you there too.
Thanks so much to Kim for having me over today,
it was so much fun to share our favorite room with you!
Wishing you all a happy and sunshine-filled rest of your summer!
Thanks so much Lisa for allowing us to visit your favorite room. How nice to have a room for your kids and their friends to hang out in and I love the fact that it is the room your family chose as their favorite.
If y'all don't know Lisa at Shine Your Light please go over and say hi.
I hope y'all have a beautiful summer weekend!
Miss any past favorite rooms? Catch up on all of them here.