Wednesday, January 25, 2017

chris tomlin's home

Chris Tomlin is a phenomenal worship leader, singer and songwriter. His home was featured in Nashville Lifestyles this month and it is so lovely. I always go back and forth (in my dream world of course :) if I would want to live in a rustic home surrounded by acres of land like his home or in a nantucket style home with gray cedar shakes surrounded by water.  His home looks so peaceful, cozy and filled with character! Read the article about his home here

Monday, January 23, 2017

green and bright

Always around this time of year I start to long for spring and I find that I treat myself to flowers more frequently in January and February. A little green goes a long way though. It brightens my home which in turn brightens my mood! Treat yourself or someone else to something green and bright this week! 

Saturday, January 21, 2017

rooms to tackle in 2017

I made a list last year of rooms to tackle in 2016 and in many ways, I do feel like I did at least make progress in each of those rooms.  I am a list person. It keeps me focused,  so once again, I am creating a 'house goals' list this year. 

I plan to spend some time creating a sitting area in our playroom. Currently, the walls are lined with toys:) That is what a playroom is for though, right? I go back and forth on whether or not it makes sense to spend lots of effort on this room right now mainly because I would like to create a homework area in this room for when both kids are doing homework. Although I'm sure they will always end up doing their homework in the kitchen:). So for now, I am going to concentrate on making it look slightly more adult friendly. There is a great nook in the room just like the one pictured below and one day I would love for it to have a window seat!

Our playroom is not too big so whatever seating I decide on, it has to be small and functional. I like the idea of a daybed so it can double as a sleeping area for guests. That's exactly where all our guests want to stay....our playroom:). It does have it's own bathroom though. 

This project is already in the works. We are adding some functional storage to our closet. Currently, our master closet has just your regular builder-grade wire racks and we are running out of space. Paul mainly pushed for this project and I happily obliged! It will be installed in just a few weeks so I will keep you posted on whether or not it actually helps keep our closet clean! 

We did add new bedding to our master bedroom last year, but I am still on the hunt for some artwork, new lamps, and a dresser for Paul. I keep swooning over these curtains and I cannot get them out of my head for our room along with a pillow or two in this same Sarah Richardson fabric! 

Lastly, my main mission this year is to find and commit to two chairs in our living room. Our olive green/tan 8yr old chair has seen better days and it is time to let it go. I want something fairly neutral, but with a tad bit of color too. I just cannot pull the trigger on a solid chair or a neutral chair with a subtle pattern. The debate continues. I am up for suggestions/advice/thoughts here! Chairs are a big commitment and I want to make a purchase that we will like and enjoy for many years. 

Oh, my garage is always on the list.  One day it will actually see improvement:)

all pictures via Pinterest