Nesting: Family Room Status

There is a little less than ten weeks left in this pregnancy and the urge to nest has come and might I say rather aggressively? It's really crazy how your body kicks into this mother bear mode of prepping, cleaning & decluttering. Just yesterday we dropped off six bags of donations to Goodwill and I haven't even really began to get my hands dirty. I've got big plans when my maternity leave kicks off (thank you California for allowing me four weeks pre baby arrival).

If you have been in these parts awhile you likely know that while I love our home in a bustling downtown, it doesn't afford us a lot of square footage. So this baby is getting a basket instead of a bedroom and that's part of the reason we didn't find out the gender. I know me well. And you know what I am so okay with it all! Because the upside, that I didn't even realize was happening until it happened, was that instead of doing a gorgeous nursery. I redid our entire family room. I mean kind of a win for everyone involved, no?

And boy when I said I redid it that means a new couch, new rugs, new tables, new lamp. Now to be fair some of the items are pulled from other areas of the house and I have set David on a mission of building a coffee table. I told him the design I had in mind - he tried to make it fancier - I vetoed him and now we're are executing my vision. Standard.

I'm trying to think a little outside of my "all white everything" box and really add some timeless pieces to our space while also keeping it functional. I love a beautiful room just like anyone else but the reality is we do most of our living here and I want it to be cozy and inviting. Which doesn't mean it can't be beautiful it just has to be realistic for our family. (Speaking of gorgeous family rooms check out Steph's beautifully designed living room!)

I've put together a little inspiration board with the same or similar items that we will be using. Can't wait for it all to come together and add a little tiny new face into the mix!

Family Room Inspiration

Brass Frames
Pearce Sectional Couch in Performance Twill Metal Gray (ours is a little lighter than the one shown)
Eva Glass Lamp (we purchased clear)
Serena & Lily Belly Baskets (scored the large one at the outlet!)
West Elm Mini Pebble Wool Jute Rug
Quad Sheepskin Rug
Coffee Table (ours will be similar but DIY)
Accent pillows (same but no longer available in this color)

In the meantime my husband is rather done with me "nesting". HA! I've only begun!


  1. This is so cute! Can't wait to see pictures of the finished product :)

  2. I cannot wait to see the finished product!! AND that new baby soon enough!!