Friday, May 8, 2009

Home Tour~Living Room

Welcome everyone to the Show Us Where You Live~Living Room Edition. Below are pictures from our living room and our family room in the basement (also known as my husband's man cave)

This is the mantle in the living room. The mirror is my absolute favorite. My hubby got it for me as a birthday present a couple years ago. Normally I would have a fern in the planter, but my 2 year old has too much fun pulling all the leaves off the fern so I just leave the urn empty. =)

This is the chair that I love to relax in. It is so snuggly. However, with a 4 and 2 year old, there is not much time for relaxing at all.

My hubby brought the rug home from his 1st deployment for Operation Iraq Freedom. I just love all the colors in it and thought it would look great hanging in the living room.

When I do get a chance to sit down, these are my 3 favorite magazines: Southern Living, Southern Lady, and Cooking with Paula Deen.

This is our coffee table. My in-laws handed it down to us when we got married 8 years ago. I love that it is mirrored top because I can display special pieces in it and keep little fingers off those pieces. =) Right now we are displaying some of the items my hubby brought back from his 2 deployments for Operation Iraq Freedom and a training exercise to Egypt. One of my favorite pieces in it is the journal my hubby kept while he was deployed.

Here is a view of the living room looking in from the dining room. I have not done any window treatments in here because I just can not decide what I would want to do...any suggestions???

This is our entry way coming in to the living room.

A scroll with our names on it that my hubby brought back from a training exercise in Egypt.

Another view of the living room.

Now lets move the tour to the basement aka man cave ....
Here is the view looking into the office area. Behind the door is my craft room.

The sitting hubby is a huge Alabama fan so he has lined the walls with his collection of prints.

Another view of the sitting area...the sofa and love seat were handed down to us by my in-laws and the recliner we purchased on our 1st Christmas.

My hubby is also a fan of Nascar and has collected several cars over the years. He displayed them inside the entertainment center cabinets. Not exactly how I would decorate it, but this is his man cave so anything goes =)

Another view of the sitting area...behind the door is the kids playroom (believe me, you do not want me to open that looks like an f4 tornado came through)

And the office area again...the kids love to do everything that daddy does, so their computer is set up right next to daddy. How sweet is that =)

Hope you enjoyed the tour of our living room and family room. Check back next Friday for the next stop on the tour.



Nancy said...

Jessica! I love it! You have inspired me to go clean up! I love your fireplace/mantel - it looks so pretty.
Maybe I will do a home tour one day!

Heather said...

Your living room is so pretty! You have a lovely home! I love your mantle!! And your Paula Deen magazines!

Aimee said...

Your house is spotless!! And beautiful too!

You are I paranoid if I am too scared to post pictures of my house on the internet? I am afraid an intruder would know his way around!! OK, yes I am paranoid. AHHH!!!!

Mommyto3andahusky said...

what a cute home! :) Love your "man cave" with your husbands Alabama stuff. We have a den too like that with Kansas City Chiefs stuff. Hopefully I will get my living room and den posted tomorrow! :)

Jessica said...

Nancy~ you are so sweet =) You should do a tour of your home! But I still want to come see it in person the next time I am in your area =)

Heather~isn't Paula the best! love her =) thank you for the sweet compliment

Aimee~ thank you for the sweet comment...and girl you have me rolling...

and thank you mommyto3andahusky...can not wait to see your tour!

Embellished Bayou said...

Beautiful living room! And I'm so jealous of your man cave! Thanks for stopping by my blgo.

Jill said...

Thanks for the ideas for my coffee table... loved the way you did yours. I also love the beautiful mirror you have hanging!

Thanks for sharing!

Danie Nicole said...

i love all the pictures but i have a question...
when hubby came home for R&R from iraq he brought me home a rug. how did you mount yours? i would like to mount mine also cause its so pretty i don't want it walked on.