Design

Is it done yet?

Pretty sure my husband said “is it done yet” 10x in the past few years as I added, tweaked and worked to make our living room complete! What I learned during the process…live in your house before you make it your home.  Don’t rush it.  Buy pieces (furniture and accessories) that will make it feel like a home.

The mistake I made with our living room was rushing to buy a couch before the living room was finished during the build process.  It’s not that the couch doesn’t work or that I don’t like the color/ fabric but we didn’t have a chance to “live” in the space to figure out the best way to lay out the room.  So, I have worked around the couch and made it all work together to be part of our home.  I am sitting on that very couch tonight writing this post.  Looking around the room tonight it makes me happy (design happy).  It’s a room we spend most of our time in as a family so I made sure it is comfortable but also brought in the various elements of color and design that I love.

As I work through my posts I will share my rooms that are complete and some that are still a work-in-progress (yes, even 3-years after moving in).  People say that there is always something to do with a house once you are a home owner.  Is it bad that I love the never-ending projects?  I do.  Home projects make me happy and keep me up a night brainstorming new ideas.

I can’t wait to share all of my ideas and projects with you on btb Style and Design and I hope to inspire all of the little or big projects you are taking on.

Living Room Details

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This bamboo chair for Ballard is the best
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Great table from Rue La La- lightweight and easy to move around
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Ceiling fan = must for all living rooms
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These lamps are EVERYTHING!
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I probably re-style these shelves 1x a month
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I will always show you what it looks like in “real life” – so lots of pictures of my family!
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Close-up…trays make everything look better
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The couch – love the deep navy color
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Representing my home town- Long Island and my new home- South Shore!
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One of my favorite items in our Living Room- a tide clock (we use it every beach day in the summer!)

2 thoughts on “Is it done yet?”

  1. Kristin! I’m so happy to see this post! As usual your taste is impeccable…love the colors and all of your selections. As a year-old homeowner (as of this month), I love getting inspiration from the more experienced folks out there. Congratulations on this great milestone, and looking forward to reading more. ❤ Bev

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