Today I’m really excited to be sharing our eclectic bohemian farmhouse style spring living room tour as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Home Tour Series.
Woot woot! It’s spring home tour week!
I always love home tour weeks, and spring is definitely one of my favourites. After the winter I’m always so excited to be bringing out the springy colours and florals again, and this year I was feeling that desire even more than usual. We had a greyer winter then most, and the onset of some crisp, cold, sunny days recently has made me begin dreaming of all things spring. Although we’ve been nearly completely immersed in renovation planning-DIY-cleaning etc., I’m really looking forward to escaping the indoor mayhem and getting out in the yard again! Who is with me?
Plus… today I get to share our living room and family room with you – which are the two most “finished” areas in our new home! I haven’t really shared much of our new house since Christmas time, but you’re about to be hit with an onslaught of catch-up posts. Truthfully, it’s hard to DIY and renovate and post about it all at the same time! There just aren’t enough hours in the day.
But now, today, I can’t wait to share what we’ve been up to. And I’m joined by 39 fabulous friends this week who are also sharing their spring home tours with you for the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Home Tour Series!
Do you remember how these room started out?
This is how they looked when we first viewed this house…
Since we sold most of our furnishings with our previous home, it was both fun and challenging to pretty much start over from scratch. I went less typically “coastal” with this design (for obvious reasons; it no longer being on a lake), and I’ve brought in more modern and bohemian touches. I’ve tempered it with some traditional and farmhouse elements, such as all the paneling we are adding, along with pops of seasonal colour.
And here is how things are looking now…
We live in a classic cathedral entrance or split level home, and as you go up the stairs, the living room is directly to your left, and the kitchen area is directly ahead. We’ll be skipping the kitchen today, as it’s soon to be under construction, and head straight into our living room…
One of the pieces that we did bring from our previous home is the etagere shelf that you see beside our fireplace, though it’s been put to a different use in this home.
We ordered our big sectional from Ikea, it is part of the Farlov series.
This pillow series is from Tonic Living – one of my very favourite online fabric and pillow sources.
And the blush and grey pillows are from HomeSense, as is the boho rug (it’s layered over a simple jute rug from Ikea).
I’ll be sharing a tutorial soon on the paneling you see on that back foyer wall, as well. It’s one of my favourite projects from our new home, so far!
The living room is adjoined by a smaller room that we turned into our family TV area. Friends and family were skeptical about how I planned to use this space, but I tell you, we absolutely love it! We have had many cozy movie nights already on that big sofa, and my husband or I often sit in the extra chair and hang out with the boys. It will be even better once we open up the wall between the kitchen and dining room and create a more open flow through the back part of the house.
The vintage cabinet was a Kijiji finds, and it’s one of my favourite pieces in the new house.
I’ll be sharing the details on this simple family gallery wall really soon!
I also shared our spring dining room tour and tablescape just the other day – you can take that tour here.
That was a LOT of pictures, right? It was like radio silence for three months and then, that! Did I ever mention I can be a bit all-or-nothing? But, really, what do you think of the look this new house is taking?
And, don’t forget, there is awesome inspiration happening all week long!
Next up on today’s tour is my friend Laura over at The Turquoise Home. I know you’ll love her fresh, floral springy tour!
Also sharing today…
And sharing the rest of the week…
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