The Family Room with a Question for You

Today I got my camera out to take a few pictures of Mazi. She got a fresh new hair cut yesterday and she looks like she lost 50% of her weight.

Too bad that didn’t work for me on my last hair cut.

While I had the camera out I tried my new tripod for the camera. For some reason I had two tripods come in the move but both had missing pieces. Gah!

I took a few pics of the family room to try it out.

I have been waiting to share our family room because we have a great big TV sitting here on the fireplace hearth until we get the gumption to hang it above the mantel. Nobody has that kind of motivation at the moment and honestly it’s pretty comfortable watching it from there (and I love my horse taking center stage).

There are books to organize too but stacks of books around looks and feels like people really live here. I have a Pinterest board called We Live Here Style. There are two photos in it and both have stacks and stacks of books in them.

We all love this room. It’s open, big and full of natural light all day long.

We don’t really need window coverings for privacy and I am loving the simple look of the open, airy windows. We are surrounded by trees so the view is pretty. The trim is nice and thick around the windows too and I don’t want to cover that up.

So I am wondering…

Since I hung bold curtains in the dining room – can I get away with not dressing up the windows in the family room?

(Mazi has her questioning look on.)

The rooms open to each other and the color schemes are the same. If you have an opinion let me know in the comments.

I told you in my last post that I would possibly share our bedroom next but guess what the hold up is?

Window coverings!

I don’t think I ever minded hanging window panels in the past but now I just dread climbing a ladder and reaching my drill over my head.

Truth be told, Marc hung the ones in the dining room. He’s more steady, strong and precise with his leveling. Since he has more opinions for this house I let him help out here and there.

The wall color is still Eider White by SW in this room. It sort of works now that our stuff is here. It’s fresh but still not my favorite.

We are getting more and more comfortable as time goes on living in this new place. At first it felt strange but I told my family “We just need to make some memories here”.

Mazi’s the Queen of Comfort. In this picture you can’t tell very well but she is nearly upside down on that pillow. Her bum is up and her head is down. She sleeps awkward like I do.

Before I go – I actually painted a few pieces this week. I shared on Instagram but here is another peek at this cute bench.


I am loving this green called Green Fields by Ben Moore. I darkened the green with Dark Walnut Stain using THIS technique.

So happy it’s a weekend! I love being home with the boys and especially watching Marc tinker around his own house and yard again.

Let me know your thoughts on the window coverings and thanks for coming by today.

Have a super week!

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Christine Vandormolen

Hi Holly, love your family room. It looks like you got some new furniture!!! Mazi is looking pretty comfy there….We also have tall windows with a big white trim in our family room and kitchen downstairs and we also back up to the trees, so I have never bothered to do window coverings in that area. Plus we need the additional light coming in since that side of the house faces North. If anything, I might do some white sheers in the future to add some warmth, but no blinds or shades. I would just leave it as is, you… Read more »


Love the open look. I wouldn't put curtains. Its beautiful the way it is.


Maxi is adorable with her new do. I love the windows open. It looks beautiful. Your pretty new home is coming together nicely. Very open and comfy. xoxoKris


Love it the way it is. The no drapes give a clean and openness and the rooms look great together! You can always add drapes later but for now \”Let It Be\”!

Cindy - ClochesandLavender

I also agree. You can't put Mazi in posts that need thought. I focus on her too much. My baby Peanut sleeps like that. I noticed her backside up.Cindy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

Love this room, so big and pretty. We opted for no drapes at in our new home and I love it. So nice to see outside and enjoy all the wonderful light coming in.

Hillsdale Cottage

Totally agree with Tricia!

Tricia Mascola

Holly, I think it looks just fine the way it is. If your instinct is to leave it as is, go with that. If you decide later it could use something, you could go with something shear. The only down side is this way, it may fade your furniture. And girl, call the Geek Squad for that tv. I think its 99 dollars to put it up. Money well spent. You just have to buy the bracket and leave the rest to them.The room is beautiful by the way. Its so nice to have you back blogging!