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our family room

carissa fox25 Comments

Our family room is a space in the house we aim to be.
A place where we cuddle up in jammies.
Throw up our feet.
Eat popcorn.
Read... laugh... play...... really just hang out.
A gathering spot we truly all like to BE.

With so much happening in the space... and since we use it for much...
I tried to keep things clean... easy and flexible.

Our youngest is still known to pull out every toy known to man...
so I had this wall to wall storage built... that way it all has a handy place to go.
When we were building my girls were at such a transitioning age.
I didn't want to rush them away from "toys"...
but I also knew that eventually their interests would change a little...
they'd grow and get bigger (noOoo... not my babies).
I feel like the storage and space can grow with them and us as a family for years to come.

I'll have to do a post sometime on what all is behind those doors.

If you've been following along here... you'll remember those ledges were in our living room.
I loved them in there too...
I just wanted to switch things up a bit and thought they might be fun to try in here.
why not!

Those orangey-red stools sure come in handy for the littles.

Now... the best part...
I'm over at the Arhaus blog... HERE... today sharing more of the space.
I'd love it if you stopped by and said hi.
Their blog is full of eye candy... beautiful pieces.. great ideas and cool inspiration...
I think you'll love it.
And I just found out Arhaus opened a new location... in Sarasota, FL.
Umm yeah... makes me want to head to Florida... beach AND shopping.
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walls... BM classic gray
long cabinet... BM ozark shadows
trim... BM chantilly lace
barn doors... BM calypso orange
caster shelf... sundance
fun flying trapeze guy... red shoes shop
big metal bins... can no longer find... boo
baskets... target
wooden trays... painted fox
striped pillows... h&m
gray pillow... pottery barn
orange & white pillow... etsy/pillow mood
coffee table... found locally... but similar... wisteria
photo frames and mats... hobby lobby
hide stools... ikea
rug... flor
photo ledges... built by my handsome hubs
little handy stools... home goods
chairs... restoration hardware
sofa... arhaus

If i'm missing something on the sources... and you're still curious...
by all means just give me a holler... super happy to share.
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Thanks for swinging by... I'm super glad you did.
♥︎

our home's floor plan

buildingcarissa fox18 Comments
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Welcome!
Wish I could have you over for coffee... tea... a little vino... show you in person.

I've had some sweet friends over at instagram ask about our home's layout.
Though it's not exactly a pretty rendition... I've attached our floor plan below for you to take a peek.

Give me a magazine full of floor plans and I could be entertained for hours!
WHAT is it about looking at those?
I love it!

Our goal was to build how we would live...
and since we kind of live loud... and like to be together... we went open.

We had the footprint of the lot to work with and there was no wiggle room.
My hubby was so great in drawing up our ideal layout before we met with the designer.
Other than a few tweaks... the hubs did great!

We played with the fireplace location a bit... but in the end I loved the idea of it being a floater.
Right smack in between our dining and living room (labeled great room).
Giving a bit of a division... but still leaving it open.
I have a crazy love for mid century ranch homes... OH MY DREAM...
so that fireplace being there was a sweet nod to that love.

Since we embrace casual with both arms we decided to forgo a "formal" dining room...
and went with one large gathering table.
There are times homework is happening on one end and we can still gather and eat on the other.

I love while I'm in the kitchen I can not only watch the kids out in front... 
but when they're splashing away outside in the back too.

I love the pocket door from our master closet into the laundry!

I love the light that flows in on a sunny day.

I love the big "come over here and talk to me while I cook" island.

I love our pool storage room... for those wild & crazy pool floats!

The back patio.

Oh... and that pig... on the front porch... he's become a funny fixture...
having moved with us from texas... to colorado... to wyoming... back to texas.
I can't seem to shake him.

Goodness... there really are many details I could go over.
So many things we like.
We tried our best to think and remember the big picture.
Trying to build some of the rooms as flex space... so the next family can use the rooms how they want.

We would have loved everything on one level... but again... the lot...
so we put our guest and what was originally going to be an unfinished storage room...
now our workout room... upstairs.
And it works out great!

All in all... we're tickled.
It was neat to see it go from thoughts... to paper... to walking in the front door.
This home is a gift... and getting to share life in it together... so cool!

I look forward to sharing more of the parts & pieces inside too.

I'd really love for you to come back tomorrow...
see our family room (labeled game room)... I'll be sharing some of that space tomorrow!
♥︎

hi y'all!!!!

carissa fox8 Comments

Fancy seeing you here!
And THANK YOU... so much... FOR being here!
I sure hope this finds you having had the best kind of day.
Monday's can be feisty can't they?
um... wowzers!
The great thing... we have the rest of the week to tackle all those Monday left overs.

So tonight... I'm not here with some unbelievably amazing advice...
 a bunch of pretty pictures...
or a tall tale...
but I am here to say... I'VE MISSED YOU!

Oh and... last time I was here... I was taller than my eldest daughter.
Well..... things have changed.
Time DOES fly!

Having moved over to the new squarespace platform...
which I could have never down without my friend and techie Shawn...
there is no way...
I wanted to be sure we're all set.
"testing... testing... 1... 2... 3... testing"
Still be a few kinks to work out... but I think we're good to start rolling.
 
I'll be back tomorrow.
Have had many ask about our home's layout...
so I thought I'd start there.
♥︎