Introducing our Dining and Living Area
The most important thing to us when we first moved was to make it our place. We were not sure what our place would even look like, feel like, but day by day we made purchases big and small, assembled furniture, and slowly transformed "the duplex" into "our home" all while sticking to a budget!
Adam and I spend the most time in our Dining and Living Area. It's the place we entertain guests, host dinners, watch movies, play with Colden, work on our laptops, take afternoon naps, and where I craft! We wanted the rooms to reflect our style while being welcoming and comfortable for our guests. Adam and I have a great love for nature so I incorporated rustic items throughout our downstairs as well as different fabrics, textures, and earth tones. The final result is young, fresh, and modern!
View as you enter the front door:
While snapping these photos, I stopped and thought, "Hm..I should stage things a bit..let me buy some fresh flowers for the rooms and hide all of Colden's stuff..yeah, that would look better." After about a second or two of thinking this way I laughed, that is pretty but not REAL. This is how my house actually looks after a good cleaning, Colden's crate and all!
The picture on the left displays the gorgeous wood work my incredibly talented husband created. The wooden bowls as well as the "A and K" wooden puzzle were designed and made by Adam when he spent his summer working at Deerfoot Lodge. The puzzle was given to me in a very unique method--a scavenger hunt! It was divided up, each piece with a hand written letter and HINT, all over Camp of the Woods just waiting for my to find it! How awesome is my man :)
The picture on the right shows our favorite photo together..it was taken the same summer as the puzzle standing on top of Indian Head Mtn in the Adirondacks. You may also recognize a certain tree..
The art work above our bookcase are wall decals! We love them and highly recommend using them, especially in a rented place..just peel and stick! The flowers in the bookcase are my wedding bouquet, another perk of using artificial ;) The rest of the bookcase is filled with books on cooking, marriage, faith and a few of our family photos.
And just two photos at dusk with the lights on!
The majority of the items purchased in our home came from Target. If you are wondering about something in particular, just ask :)
Click here to see our home decorated for Christmas.
and now the..Dining Room..continued in Our House Part 3!
P.S. There is one photo in this group that shows a big empty wall--can you find it? No worries, a new craft will soon be here to fill it!