Come on in, y'all!
Welcome to the living room. Doesn't it just make you want to put your feet up, get cozy and hang out by the fire? Lots of reading and chatting happens here. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent as close to that fireplace as possible when it's cold out! The white slipcovered sofas are new, but the ottoman and coral chairs are thrifted finds my mom recovered.
These animal print chairs are such a fun dose of color, and are a good representation of the light aqua, coral and white color scheme my parents chose for most of the house.
Here's a fun fact about the set of four prints in the photo below: they belonged to the previous owners. My parents bought the house from an estate, and before they closed, the previous owners' children held an estate sale to sell all the household items they didn't want. My parents ended up buying several things and they stayed right in the house after the sale. No moving needed! :)
I just love this lobster pillow. Isn't he fun?
Off to one side of the main seating area is one of my favorite places in the entire house. It has two big ole comfy club chairs that swivel and rock. I know, I just totally blew your mind with that one. Since the windows you see in the photo below face the water, it's a great place to catch a glimpse of the view.
If you look closely out the windows, you can see the boat and the water...
The house also faces west, so we get glorious sunsets every evening like this one:
That wraps up the living room tour.
I've also done several of my favorite DIY projects during my time at the river. Here they are if you'd like to check them out!
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