Today is another My Favorite Room day!
My super cute friend Amanda Wells (whose fun blog you can catch here! And who is also a very talented writer, DIY professional, and super cute mom of three!) gave us all the details on her awesome family room! I love the style of her home and enjoyed learning more about her favorite room in her house! I think you’ll enjoy, too! 🙂
What is your favorite room in your house?
Our family room.
What about this room makes you love it so much?
It’s where our whole family (Nathan, myself, and our three kids) spend most of our time. It’s where we relax and spend time together. I’ve tried to really make it a fun place that our kids want to hang out. All I’ve ever really wanted my house to be is a great place for them to grow up!
If you had to pick your favorite element in the room, what would it be?
Probably the pops of color! I have a thing for bold, bright color mixed with black and white, and believe it or not, this room is evidence of my restraining myself. It’s a miracle that every wall isn’t painted a different color. Overall, I love that the family room is comfy and fun.
What’s your paint color?
A very basic Antique White by Valspar. You can buy it pre-tinted at Lowe’s. Since I change my mind a whole lot, I couldn’t commit to an actual shade, so we used this throughout our house.
At what time of day do you most enjoy being in this room?
Really, all day, because we are there most of the day. The girls stumble in in the morning and sit in here to fully wake up, it’s where homework is done and it’s where we do our nighttime reading and prayers before bed. Plus, when they go to bed, it’s where my husband and I unwind, whether it’s watching TV or just having an uninterrupted, adult conversation.
If you had to describe this room in three words, what would they be?
Playful, funky and cozy.
Anything else you want us to know about your favorite room?
Having kids, I want my house to be a haven and a sanctuary for them, a place where they fit into the picture, so to speak. BUT – I believe it can still look good, too. It’s their home too, after all. I lived in the same house my entire life and I want my kids to have those memories of home that I cherish. I use a lot of family pieces and a lot of collected things that hold some sort of memory. I believe that’s what gives a house its character and soul and makes a house a home. And, it’s always changing. I joke that I have serious House ADD.
Love it, Amanda! I love the whole black and white + color thing, too. 🙂 #kindredspirits!
Be sure to stay up to date with what all Amanda has going on by keeping up with her blog! I love following this lovely girl! She’s just the bee’s knees! Wouldn’t you agree? 🙂