Friday, September 17, 2010

kelly's korner: show us your life friday

okay so i admit that i'm a dork and really have fun participating in what i'd call the little "blog carnivals" that other bloggers (who usually have lots of readers) host. kelly from kelly's korner is doing "show us your life fridays" and each friday has a different theme. for the next few weeks "show us your life" is all about home tours and today's room is the living room. we don't have a formal living room (most newer homes now don't have formal living rooms anymore. i'm sure eventually the trend will shift back the other way) so i'm going to give you a tour of our great room/den/family room. :-)



this is the view of our den as you walk through the front door from the foyer (down a little "hallway"). i love the "wall of windows" and how much natural light it gives to the space. ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that i LOVE light...i don't like it when rooms are dark and the more natural light the better!




the focal point of the room...(in addition to the windows) is the fireplace (not the tv ;-). i love the picture we have on the mantle the black and white pictures of different scenes of pathways/gates with isaiah 32:17, 18 below it which says, "and the work of righteousness will be peace, and the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, and in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places." my prayer is that the Lord would work in my life and j's life refining us and developing righteousness so that our home will be a place of "peaceful habitation, a secure dwelling, and an undisturbed resting place."


view of the back door, breakfast area, and part of the kitchen...one thing i absolutely love about our house is that it is a transitional floor plan and everything is so open!!




view from the backdoor


well, that's our great room :-). our house is currently on the market so if you know anyone who would LOVE a house in our area, pass the word along!


happy friday!

10 comments:

Heather said...

Such a pretty living room. Love the colors and how neat it is!! Thanks for showing us!

Ashley said...

I LOVE the molding on your fireplace :) You have a beautiful home, thank you for sharing :)
-Ashley-

Leah said...

Love your living room! I'm pretty sure that you and my MIL have the same living room furniture! ;)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog and your room....enjoyed my visit tonight...Have a great weekend..

Mom2One said...

Your home is gorgeous! I love the layout of your living space. I'm pretty sure you're not a dork for loving blog carnivals hosted by bigger blogs. I've been up since 6am browsing LR's...on a Saturday morning. LOL I'm the dork. Ha! Hope your house sells fast. It's lovely!

Summer said...

What a beautiful room! I love the color you chose for the walls and that fireplace is gorgeous! I really like that picture too! What a great space....

xoxo
Summer ;)

Cerys said...

You're home is gorgeous!I love red and what I would give for that huge open feel! Can't wait to see what see your Master Bedroom next week! x

Shelby said...

I love how you set the furniture up on an angle! I think it opens the room. Very cute!

Shelby said...

I love how you set the furniture up on an angle! I think it opens the room. Very cute!

Traci said...

lovely!