ta-da! at long last, here is the next room in our house i'm so thrilled to share with you! (by the way, it cracks me up that when we moved in last september, i thought i'd be showing you the finished house within weeks ... turns out a real house takes a lot longer to get settled than a dorm room!)
we absolutely love this family room. i kinda love that we finished it right before we found out we had this little one on the way & so our family was growing. i tried to capture all the little details -- from the garden prints by the door that leads out to our backyard garden, to the collage of photos that always warms my heart, & the American flag that was a wedding gift and will no doubt be in every home we live in.
what's that you say? you're in LOVE with the striped curtains, stunning roman shades & pillows?! me too!! to say i had a very specific vision for this room is an understatement -- i knew i wanted grey paint, thick horizontal stripe curtains and a cozy couch with pillows to tie it all together. bad news is i can't sew & couldn't find anything like this anywhere. then ... i stumbled upon martha & ash! what's funny is two of my best friends are named martha & ash, so i was initially captured by the name, but after a few exchanges on etsy with ash (i just looked, we've now exchanged 68 messages!!), i knew this was the PERFECT etsy store for me.
ash walked me through each step of the process -- we sent photos & diagrams back and forth until we were sure it was perfect. it felt like i had my own interior designer who was just as determined as i was to make it perfect. the curtains (they are blackout by the way, which is amazing!) came with fool proof instructions on how to hang them, she even helped me pick out the grey paint color and rods (& advised me on where to hang them). they also found a fabric i'd seen on pinterest for the throw pillows! bottom line is, i will be going back to martha & ash time and time again. (i'm already dreaming something up for baby y's room!)
so, if you're swooning, i have awesome news: tomorrow martha & ash is generously hosting a giveaway for one of their stunning throw pillows on t&f! so scurry back over tomorrow to enter. in the meantime, check out their etsy store -- i know you'll love it!