Farmhouse inspired great room tour

It has been nearly three months since we closed on this house. These three months have been packed solidly full of hustle and bustle. Not only are trying to get the rooms of our home put together, but we’re trying to do so while simultaneously contending with school schedules, soccer schedules and, oh yeah, the first job outside of the house I’ve held in 18+ years. No biggie, right? Wrong.

Finally, though, I have a room mostly put together. The built-ins aren’t exactly where I want them to be but overall, the great room is nearly complete. Want to take a glimpse?

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

Farmhouse style great room | Such the Spot

So…how do you think it turned out? It’s my favorite room so far. Of course, it’s also the only finished room so far so there’s that. Just for fun, here’s a glimpse back at the style board I put together with my inspiration for this space.

Farmhouse-style great room ideas and inspiration

There are definitely noticeable differences, but I think I stayed fairly close to my plan, don’t you?

We’re working on the keeping room now. Let’s tour that next, shall we?

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The perfect spring porch

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Color of a dream

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DIY Rustic winter pallet sign

DIY | Rustic winter wooden pallet sign

This post is sponsored by Wayfair. All opinions are my own. Last week we were in Huntsville to check the new home construction progress. During our stay, much of the Tennessee valley received the most beautiful blanket of snow. It was unfortunate timing for us seeing as how it occurred on our travel day and we were left with no choice but to drive two hours through the ice and snow. Believe me when I … Continue reading DIY | Rustic winter wooden pallet sign

Farmhouse-style great room ideas and inspiration

Farmhouse-style great room inspiration and ideas

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Farmhouse kitchen inspiration and ideas

Farmhouse kitchen inspiration and ideas

Progress on our house in Alabama has finally started to gain some momentum. It’s so fun to get texted photos from our real estate agent. Each new round of pictures show a ton of changes! Our cabinetry went in last week. With its addition, I really feel like it’s starting to look like an actual house instead of a construction site. Take a look with me. This one shows the wall of cabinets where the … Continue reading Farmhouse kitchen inspiration and ideas

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