Apr 29, 2013

Our Living Room Challenge is over, and congratulations to our winner LYNNE KNOWLTON!

In our hunt for North America's most fabulous living room; we saw a large variety of beautiful spaces!  While the challenge was tough, Lynne's beautiful white space prevailed with an amazing 104 votes.

Lynne's Living Room in the Kitchen

Original Image Submitted via Facebook for Challenge

Let us know what you love most about your living room, and what inspired you while decorating your living room!

"As a family of 6 (wowsers !) we spend most of our time in the kitchen with family and friends. As a designer and blogger, I truly believe that everyone should have a sofa in their kitchen ! It is a great conversational area and a fun space to really enjoy and chillax.

Our home is a 100 year old farmhouse with an adult sized treehouse too. I am so inspired by the trees and nature around me, and all the organic elements it has to offer.  I love working with elements that are already present around me. Green moss, twigs, river rocks, and boxwood.

The curtains in the living room were hung with twigs (from the treehouse trees) for an added interest. Lighting is from West Elm and the sofas were completely affordable from Ikea. The Ikea sofas are a slip cover design & therefore so very easy to maintain. (Don't let all the WHITE scare you, it is super easy to take care of).

We literally use the space every single day. Not a bit of space is wasted. We love love love it and hope you do too !  The room has such a positive energy & natural look/comfortable feel ...and is heated by a vintage elmira wood stove in the kitchen.  We can sit in our (kitchen) living room and enjoy the smell of bread baking in the oven. YUM !!

You can see more of our home on my blog DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE" - Lynne


Thanks again to all who entered and voted; stay tuned for more exciting giveaways and challenges from Home and Garden Events!