Thursday, April 26, 2012

family room

It took me months upon months to decide what I wanted to do with the large wall in my family room.


I've had the 3-dimensional iron world sitting in a closet for about 6 months - I wasn't sure if it belonged in a den/bonus room or if it could be the focal point of our family room. For most people it would look best in a den, but because of our extensive passion for travel it makes sense to use it as an artistic focal point in a main sitting room.


 We purchased the ladder back in January. I was very picky with what kind of ladder I wanted and waited until I found the right one. It's taken me all of this time to perfect the ladder and this space.

Photograph: my hometown of Mission Viejo, CA

Books: bought at a used book store in downtown San Diego while I was living there

Floor plant: I bought in college and my green thumb has kept it alive for over 10 years

The finished look provides a clean, comfortable and meaningfully decorated living space. 

25 comments:

thecoffeehouse said...

love the ladder! i've had my eye on one ...

Shauna said...

love the globe, and it looks perfect there!

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www.ShaunaWyrick.com

♥Jess said...

LOVE♥

ty said...

I have an almost-identical ladder!

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

It looks great! Love how you decorated!

Amanda said...

Such an inviting room! Love the neutrals and simplicity!

Pink Lace and Cupcakes said...

The globe is totally fitting considering your lifestyle! Love the books are lovely and i am impressed with your little plant I think I killed a cactus once!

Natasha said...

it looks awesome my friend...oh how i miss the days of having a tidy house--lol

Jordan Streetman said...

THAT GLOBE!!! I don't remember seeing that or I would have stolen it right out of your casa!

Lizzy said...

Oh my goodness! I want to come visit your beautiful house and city!!! I'll book the first flight out there and let you know when to pick me up at the airport! ;)

Amanda said...

Love the world addition. Definitely suits you two :) Now here's my question for you... where are the cords to the TV?! We have our TV above our mantle, but it drives me nuts that the cords run down the side of the fireplace... Help? :)

agalandherdog said...

Very nice!

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

I love how clean but comfy this space looks!

Kasey Lynne said...

Do share your secret of where you bought that ladder. I want one of those SO bad. The only decent one I've seen is from Target.

I love your fireplace...so sleek and pretty.

AVY said...

Oh, looks lovely!

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Laura J said...

Love that you decorate with things meaningful to your life. Have you ever seen the site www.uncommongoods.com ? They have awesome state pillows which are a little pricey, but it would be kind of cute to have one for CA and one for NC :) Great living room!

Asha said...

OMG that ladder looks just like the one I'm planning to get...Love it! Your entire space looks very cozy but not crowded, you did an excellent job! Would you like to come to Tampa and decorate my place too? haha!

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MCW said...

OMG! I accidentally removed you from my reader and just realized it! I was wondering where you are and it was my mistake! I have a few weeks to catch up on!

Beth said...

i'm pleased to see a picture has been put into the green frame.

Raven said...

your house is so stunning. I love how its all put together and looks model-like. Have kids, I SWEAR to you that will change (wink wink) love you!!!!!

P!nky said...

SO stunning!

Lindsey said...

This same boss that I got the pizza with - he had that iron map in his office. Swear. RANDOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Love the livng room and especially how you styled the shelves. It's so hard to decorate shelves.

Nik said...

I love the ladder! The whole room is great.

Nicole-Lynn said...

The whole room looks great.. so inviting! I am a big fan of neutral rooms with little pops of color.