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Living and Dining

This is my favorite room in the house. In fact, it is what sold it. I am in love with the fireplace and even more in love with lighting it and taking naps by it. Now if I could only figure out how to light it without burning half my hair off in the process.

The pictures aren't from the exact angles but hopefully close enough to get the idea.



In this room we didn't do much besides stain the floor a dark walnut, add recessed lighting and paint. Next on the list is artwork and new blinds.




granted these are different corners but same end of room

And I also recognize how this corner desperately needs artwork.







I love the idea of having a dining table. Finally we can have people over and they don't have to eat off of their laps. Too bad we never have anyone over.

In the original design of the house, this room was actually the kitchen before the addition. Because we wanted wood floor throughout the main floor we had to add it to this room. We also added the pendant light, painted, and changed the door. The door wasn't my first choice, but we were too late in picking one out for our contrator so he chose this one for us and installed it.

Reader Comments (24)

well gee I'll just choose what ever I want and install it! any way looks you now. i was a bit nervous when I saw a star haning on the fireplace and felt better when I noticed this was defintaly not the house you currently live in. it was the old version.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereddie

Your home is beautiful!

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKamilah

LOVE IT! We'll come over! and I promise dotty won't throw up this time! I love the fireplace all lit up.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermere

looks so great. i knew it would!

i'm most glad you got rid of the big black star.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPam

I LOVE IT -- and I feel *special* since I've seen it in person! You guys did a wonderful job with turning the house into a home. I also loved Luke's bedroom. His bed is too cute. And that fireplace.....I want it.

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterA-B-B-Y

that is a really great fireplace. how in the world do you keep luke away from it! we really should get together one of these days...

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermeghan s.

i cannot wait for the day when we come and eat dinner (or lunch, or breakfast. . . or all three. . . several days in a row?) at that legitimate table with you guys! oh alysha, it looks so perfect. i want to just come over and get cozy. . .

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

gorgeous!! you done a great job updating.

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterErin

Your place looks great.

December 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTai

you house looks AMAZING!!

the fire place is the bomb, so fun to have during christmas!

December 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterheather

I'm so amazed at you guys.. again! I think maybe you should quit your jobs and just decorate homes for a living.. and I can't wait to see it in person.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrooke

Your house looks really good......I would love to see it in person! Are you going to the family Christmas party? My dad said the dirt band is playing :)

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

nice work! this is inspiring and helping figure out where to start. i wish i could have you come over and help me. i like the way you to artwork last, that's what i though i should do first. but we have some colors to figure out and furniture (not in immediate future- a little ways out).

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterliz

I love, love, love your fireplace too. I envy it! The stockings hanging over it are so fun! Good job you guys.

December 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

p.s. you didn't keep the giant star on the fireplace? jk what is it with mormons and their giant star decorations? and vinyl lettering?

December 17, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterliz

That fireplace is A-MAZ-ING! Next time we visit we want to see it (and you) in person.

December 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

It looks fantastic! I especially love how your floors turned out.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndi

Just found your blog in my travels. Love your space!

January 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

I love your blog and I hope you come back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterromaine

so, so adorable. I am drooling over the fireplace & those dreamy red Eames chairs. Your home is LOVELY.

March 31, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterwide open spaces

That fire place is amazing! You guys have done a great job with the house. How do you like Rose Park?

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Alysha, I don't know if you remember or not but I worked with you at the university mall Gap when we were at BYU. I am SO thrilled to have found your blog. I've been in NY for almost 7 years and can't believe I missed you here. Everything you make is adorable!

-sariah choucair-joseph

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterscj

Are you done or did you move again? I have enjoyed your blog on and off for a few years. :)

November 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjennie

NICE fireplace! I would be sold for simple things like a fireplace:-)

December 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermamaayanna

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