Last week I received quite a few emails about our main living room and sitting room (shown on the cover below). You wanted to see more images and know where most of the pieces came from after seeing pictures from other blogs . I started to look back in my past blog posts and realized that I never published the images from the shoot. We were excited when Jamie from The Dallas Morning News wanted to feature our home, they covered quite a bit but only published one image from our living room and sitting room. So, I will do my best to answer all of the questions you sent in. Stay tuned, Friday I will breakdown the sitting room details.
If you have time for a little home tour…here are more details on our house. I have before and after pics on most of the posts, and if your looking for more details from the room on the front cover? Take a look at the sneak peek HERE. You can also see our dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, master bath and my office. You can also see a great before & after post on the raenovate blog.
Rustic Glam, I do think that hits the nail on the head when describing the Fenimore Home. My hubby is a Texan, hunter, ultimate BBQ chef and totally into hanging deer heads in our home. I’m an Arkansan, girly girl, obsessed with glamorous furniture and always changing things up in our house. I’m sure most of you can relate to the situation? So, what do you do when your newlyweds with design styles on opposite ends of the spectrum? You mix it up and make it work! The one thing we do agree on around here is comfort first, we always have friends and family over so being able to crash on the sofa and put your feet up while drinking red wine is important.
Our sofa is from Macy’s and is a chocolate brown micro-velvet material that is easy to wipe down. Would I have loved to do something in a lighter color or different fabric? Sure, but with two dogs and dinner served there 7 nights a week it wasn’t going to work.
I was asked if this was my “dream ” living room or “dream ” home by one of my readers last week too. I wouldn’t say that this is 100% what I planned or even wanted my home to look like. I would have gone more chic, eclectic and much more color…but I was able to do what I wanted in my office. But it’s OUR home, a reflection of US and how we live everyday. I do love to come home everyday and we are both represented here. What’s a dream home anyway? I think we all have a list of changes we want to make and new pieces we save for and as a designer, that will never change around here.
Rug: Stanton Carpet Huntsman/Camel | Accent Chairs: West Elm/Sweep Arm Chair | Accent Chair Lumbar Pillows West Elm| X-Benches: Ballard Designs/ Apple Velvet | Sofa Pillows: Kelly Wearstler Emerald Cut | Coffee Table: Zgallerie | Puppy silhouettes: Simply Silhouettes easy to create custom pieces!
The bar was an add on once we were settled into the house. Since the room is long and narrow, the space just outside of the kitchen was awkward. My husband wanted to add more “couches” so the guys could have their side of the room…ummm no and just…whatever. So, we compromised and built in a bar. It’s the perfect fit for the long room, gives extra seating when entertaining and now we have a wine fridge and keg. If you look behind the sofa, you can see the bar in the back corner.