Monday, February 4

Making A House A Home

The longer we stay in this house, the more it feels like our home.  I'm learning, little by little, adding touches here and there really make a big difference.  Last week we got this beautiful rug in the mail from Etsy seller Not Too Shaggy and I LOVE it in our space.  This is our first time ever having hardwood throughout the house, and I feel like rugs are new territory for me.  The rug sits next to our fireplace, so not only is it cozy at night while drinking coffee by the fire, but the girls just sit and play games here.  It also helps brighten up the living room.  I never realized how much brown furniture we owned until we moved here!

I do plan to do a home tour when I feel like the house is ready for sharing.  For now, I'll continue sharing (biggish) peeks.  :)

**Shannon is offering Skunkboy readers a 10% discount code on all her rugs, pillows, and blankets with the code "skunkboy".  She made Poe a little 2x3 matching rug and it's adorable!  I'll share photos soon!


47 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home you have! I love the rug
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  2. Your home sure looks cozy. Beautiful pics!

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  3. looks so comfortable! especially for you apparently still in the no shoes phase little one ;) can i ask you where u got the mossball (aka big green round pillow on the left) from? it looks absolutely wonderfull, i would love to add one to my non existing pillow collection that i would love to have one day =)

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    1. We found it at a vintage store a while back. You may be able to find something similar on eBay.

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    2. Thanks very much =) I'm looking forward to seeing more of your home; it looks so put together yet perfectly comfortable

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  4. The rug is really pretty! :) I like your home, it´s nice that you´re enjoying the process of making your house a home so much!

    Have a nice day!

    Mari
    http://marilovescupcakes.blogspot.com.ar

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  5. What a beautiful sofa, it looks so nice with that white background!

    Hope you're having a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  6. It looks really lovely and comfortable. The rug is beautiful!

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  7. That rug looks amazing!! I want to rub my feet and face in it!

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  8. That rug is gorgeous! Love your place :)

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  9. You are a much more daring mom than me with a white rug in a house with children!! ;) It does look cozy and simply gorgeous though!

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    1. Thank you! So far I've had more trouble with the adults coming in than the kiddos! :D

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  10. I've been looking for something like this for my 7 month old to crawl around and play on. Can I ask what size you purchased?

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    1. Of course! It's the 5x7 Shaggy White. :)

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  11. I'm working on my making my condo a home too...it's amazing how it all comes together! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  12. That looks the cosiest . Your incredibly brave having a white rug with two littles

    Biancasinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Your living room looks adorable. The rug really is a great touch, it looks so warm and cozy. I love it.

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  14. Such a beautiful calm room! Although I'd be worried crazy about the kids spilling stuff on the beautiful rug!

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Love the assortment of pillows, especially the horse one! It looks so cozy there with the rug.

    Jordyn
    theprettylovelyblog.blogspot.com

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  16. The rug is gorgeous & adds such a nice element to your space!

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  17. Your home is so clean, yet cozy. Pretty much the ideal decorating style in my opinion. :)

    http://sierrabritton.blogspot.com/

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  18. Your pics looks very cosy! :-)

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  19. Your home (and photos) are so, so lovely.

    Megan

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  20. OMG the picture of Poe peeking over to Hope's book KILLS ME. xo

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  21. Wow where is your couch from? It's perfect.

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    1. Thank you! We found it for $35 at a fire station rummage sale. Kind of random, right?

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  22. Love it. I'm in the process of repainting our walls after 3 years of crazy colors, looking forward to the simplicity of white. Love the rug.

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  23. Absolutely LOVE! We're in dire need of a new rug and this couldn't be more perfect. Also, the green moss ball pillow is to die for! I will be scouring ebay for one! (or i may just try to recreate one myself!) =) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home. Very inspiring and can't wait to see more!

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  24. I love your pillows! The rug too. Gorgeous :)

    Lauren

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  25. beautiful space! Everything looks so perfect together and it looks like your little ones are able to get a lot of use out of it too. I love that you showed your family in the space, its great to not only see a beautiful design but also to highlight its usability. :-)

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  26. Love that rug! I have a shaggy one in grey, so worth the shedding :)

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  27. Oh my goodness, thank you for this post. I've been looking for an area rug JUST like that one for a while now. i think my search is over ;).

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  28. I have a mini rug like this in my room which I found in Bed, Bath, & Beyond so many years ago! I always get so many compliments on it, and I'm sad that they don't have it there anymore because these kinds of rugs are so hard to come by.

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  29. I love the rug!! What a fab price too!

    Love your blog ive been a follower for years!! Still determined to get one of your creatures one day :) You inspired me to start sewing years back :)

    Love Lil xx

    http://lilyribbons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I love the horse pillow, did you make it or did you get it somewhere?

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  31. love the white scheme and the RUG :)

    -s.

    serioussarahblog.blogspot.com

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  32. Awh they're adorable! And these pictures are amazing!

    http://giaa-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  33. I've been swooning over white shaggy rugs like this lately!

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  34. I love your home! Especially the hardwood floors. we have hardwood in one room in our townhome. But the main level is this weird carpet Scott had when he was renting out his place before we met/got married. So our next big project is getting new carpeting (I cant wait!)

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  35. Your home sure looks cozy. Beautiful pics!

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