Thursday, August 28, 2014

Blogger Stylin' Home Tours - Favorite Room Edition

I am super excited to be a part of another Blogger Stylin’ Home Tours series this week!


Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Co. hosted two other editions here and here, and now it’s time for us to share our favorite rooms!  If you are visiting from Just a Girl, hellooooo and welcome!!  I hope you like what you see! :)

My absolute, hands down, favorite room in our home is our "great room".  When we purchased our fixer-upper, this space was closed off, dark and dingy.  We quickly changed that during our main floor reno. Now, I can't help but love the bright and airy vibe in this space.  The many windows flood the room with light and show off great views in every direction.


And although the room has an open layout, it still feels oh-so-cozy...thanks to our over-sized barn door and freshened up fireplace.  There is no place I'd rather retreat to at the end of the day.



For quite some time I have been trying to come up with a great way to label my style, but I just can't put my finger on the exact description.  Our home is a bit eclectic, fun, budget-friendly and comfortable, with a touch of glam.


I like to keep the price tags low, and the impact high.  I have no problem spending a smidge more on large neutral pieces (like our sofa and dining table) and then working in a ton of Craigslist makeovers (like our buffet, console dresser and dining chairs), discount finds and DIY projects (curtain rods, curtain panels, wood shelves, art) in bright colors and bold designs.









I hope you enjoyed taking look around my favorite room, and don't forget to keep the BSHT series going and head over to Eleven Gables! :)


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Full Tour Schedule:

Monday, August 25th:
Tuesday, August 26th:
Wednesday, August 27th:
Thursday, August 28th
Friday, August 29th:

58 comments:

  1. Seeing your living room/dining room always makes me happy Gabbi and I love all the fun changes you've made! Your aqua dresser gets me every time and I love the way you did the curtains! Gorgeous room friend!!!

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    1. Aw, that makes me so happy to hear! Thank you, Summer!! Xo!

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  2. your home has changed so much in the last year or two and i love it- so much bolder and more colorful and fun! it suits you!

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    1. Right?!? It's really changed...thank you, Cassie!! :)

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  3. Such a happy, colorful space! I agree with Summer, that aqua is fab! I especially love it on the door! xo, Emily

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  4. I mean what's not to love about this space!? I drool over the lucite rods all of the time and have got to make my own. The barn door, the chandy, the colors, patterns...I mean everything...great job :)

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  5. I've always been a fan of your great room! It's so fun and colorful and always looks put together! :)

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  6. I'd say your style is "fun". I love the color you have going on!

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  7. Oh emmm geee!! Let's just name your style AWESOME! I am so in love with everything in your room. The pattern and color just makes me happy!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much, Jennifer!! I really appreciate that! Xo!

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  8. Love it all. Bright, cheerful, sleek and sparkly. The best of all worlds lol!

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  9. I came across your blog recently and have fallen in LOVE! Your are such an inspiration... I'm digging' your style girl! Your space is totally delicious and you have given me some great ideas on color combinations and pattern layering for my own living room... We have a shared love of coral, blue, teal and that amazing IKEA pillow! http://www.youme-we.com/home/meet-my-baby-blue-ivy

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    1. Oh my gosh, Jill...thank you SO much!! That really means a lot to me! :)

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  10. I feel like I have seen little snippets of this room before but each time I catch a new fun detail! The barn door is an all time favorite!

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  11. I SOOOO love your style! I often can't put a name on mine either! Your great room is total amaze-balls! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much, friend!! Means a lot coming from your stylish self. ;)

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  12. Wow! So many changes since the last time I saw the whole thing! It definitely has a cheery summer vibe going on now :) xoxo

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    1. Yea, there's been quite a few changes. :) Thanks girl!!

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  13. I would love to know more about the aqua-ish flowered pillow in the corner of your first photo. I tried searching the blog but couldn't find anything. :/

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  14. I love that your he is colorful and playful still grown up and mature. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much...that's just the vibe I was going for! :)

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  15. I can't get enough of your house Gabbi, it's the total opposite from most of the houses in my are, yours feels so bright and fresh, just as I would love mine to feel, and you nailed it with the pops of coral with the blues :)

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    1. Aw, that means so much...thank you, Kristel!! I really appreciate it! Xo!

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  16. I love how colorful and happy this room is, Gabbi! So good :)

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  17. Gabbi, I just love your living and dining room so much! It's so chic, colorful, and full of personality!

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  18. I love this space in your house so much! The style and the colors are amazing! I wish I was half as brave as you when it comes to decorating!

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    1. It took me a while to go for it, so I bet you'll get there too! Thank you SO much, Ashley! :)

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  19. I am so loving the current style you've got going on in your LR. Love love love it all!

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  20. What a great use of old and new. You do a really lovely job.

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  21. I love how airy and bright your space feels - and the pop of color is so unique in blogland. I feel like everyone needs a little color. You have a wonderful home, friend.

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  22. I would call your style happy and bright! I love love love it. Thanks for all the inspiration. I want my favorite room to have the exact same effect. I'm happy to be a new fan of yours:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Christy!! That means a lot! :)

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  23. I love a retro look in a home, especially the black and white floors. The mantel of the fireplace looks wonderful!

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  24. The room is very fun, but those curtain panels are not acceptable. If you double (or triple) them, it will elevate your entire room.

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    1. I wish you didn't make yourself a no-reply commenter. I appreciate your suggestion, and understand where you are coming from. Thick, rich curtains look great!! But for our home, I like to be wise about where I spend my money since we are always on a budget, and I like that I could get a little pattern in our home without spending a lot and without covering any of our beautiful light and bright windows.

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  25. So pretty! I love that you chose bright colors, too!! xo

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  26. Thanks for giving us a tour of your house! It really looks wonderful! I love how you decorated the whole room. Every corner seems functional and never left out of place. One look at it, and you'll know it is a lively home. Good job!

    Richmond Gordon @ Certa Pro

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  27. Love your style!! Also love to know your wall paint colors if you can recall?? Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much!! :) The paint color in our living/dining room is Behr's Gentle Rain. It's one of my favorite colors! Hope that helps!

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  28. Hi Gabbi! Can I ask what color your dining area rug is? I'm looking at the same one on Rugs USA and trying to get a sense of the real colors. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Ashley! It is actually the black and white version of the rug, but in person, I think it definitely reads more charcoal than black. I still love it though! Hope that helps! :)

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