Home Tour- Our Living Room

Before we were even house hunting I remember pouring over real estate websites. I would love to see how a person designed a room. Now that we are in our forever home I think I see it less as your personal style and more just what works for your lifestyle.

Today, I’m taking you on a tour through our living room. Our boy’s call it the “softer room” so that’s what we’ve taken to calling it as well. I think maybe because it has carpets as opposed to the hardwoods that run through the rest of the main level. Who knows.

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So let me start off by saying that this room is LARGE. I believe it is over 800 square feet. To put that in perspective, our entire first house was about 1100 square feet. We fell in love with our house largely because of its location (the area is beautiful and charming) and because of its huge kitchen. But, this big space was definitely a welcome addition. We love to have people over and are always finding excuses for parties and even just having friends over for dinner. This room has plenty of space for everyone to eat, relax and play.

Where we eat dinner when it’s just the four of us.

Decor up on the bar. Kevin is a cyclist hence the cycling figure. I love that figurine. We got it hand made at an endurance sports expo a few years ago.

Brand new bar fridge. Hallelujah! The last one froze everything you put it.

Wine fridge and bar sink. There is a TV over the bar in case the one across the room is too far for ya, lol. Side note: There are so many sinks in this house. There are SIX SINKS on the main floor alone. Who needs that many sinks?!

View from the bar.

Where we try to hide the DVDs so that Reid doesn’t rip into and scratch them all up. 100% faulty system. They all have scratches. That little skunk up top was carved for us by one of Kevin’s patients. The fish below was carved by another woodworking friend.

Toy closets. I refuse to show you inside those closets. We have a decent shelving system but it looks like the toy aisles of target got hit by an earthquake. The doors keep it all contained. We also have a finished basement that is a complete toy room. I think it may be time to toy purge.

Powder room.

Me, lounging on the couch.

Toy corner/Facetime station

There are a few doors in the house that lead to our yard. Out the one on the right you’ll find:

Swing set. It was a pretty gloomy day.

The outbuilding on the left is a shed. The building on the right is the gym. Beyond that is the veggie garden.


My angel.

This dish holds potpourri made from my bridal bouquet.

Ain’t that the truth. This is the first decoration I bought for our 1st home.

This was a beautiful gift that my cousin had made for us when we were married. It’s an ornament made from our wedding invitation and Save the Date card.

So that’s it, folks. Thanks for stopping by.









  • Reply Allie @ agalnamedal.com April 5, 2017 at 8:05 am

    What an awesome space! I love the sentimental wedding keepsakes- so neat! Have you considered getting a Roku? We have all of our movies burned onto it so we don’t have to put a dvd in to watch a movie. The kids are capable of having their own profiles too so they can only get into their own movies.

    • Reply xo Tara April 5, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      What?! That’s amazing! I never knew such a thing existed. You have just saved my house countless tears from when I turn off DVDs bc they are skipping all over.

  • Reply Holly Breton April 5, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Your home is beautiful!! I also love the wet bar in the living room- so helpful with entertaining! 😀

  • Reply Andrea Nine April 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I adore the spaciousness of your living room and all the sweet little personal touches! And the neutral color palette is so pretty. Even though it’s big, Just looks like such a cozy space!!

  • Reply Erin Port April 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Oh my what a lovely space to host family and friends :). I love peaking into other people’s home and thank goodness for closet toy storage! xoxo ERIN

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