‘MY FAV ROOM’ EPISODE 10: TOUR OF A CASUAL COASTAL STYLE LIVING ROOM
Welcome back! If this is your first time visiting, let me give you a quick run through! ‘My Fav Room Tours’, is a spin off of the original #howirent tours. Every week I’ll be be interviewing renters from all over the world who will be giving us a personal tour of their favorite rooms, as well as sharing their renting journey and how they’ve been spending their time during this isolation period (as a result of COVID) . You can check out previous room tours here, or catch up with the #howirent home tours here.
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MEET THE RENTER:
‘We move a lot so having the flexibility of a rental home is great for our family and our lifestyle because we’re not tied to a property ‘
Lives in : Sunny California in the United States
With: Husband, two daughters and dog.
About: DIY Blogger at makinghomebase.com
Renting in current home For : 1 year
Top tip for renters: Don’t be afraid to put your stamp on your rental . . use things like removable adhesive products to decorate.
WATCH THE FULL ROOM TOUR:
What is your favourite room?
My favorite room is our family room or living room.
Why is this your favourite room?
Our living room is my favorite space because it’s where we spend the most time as a family. It also represents our family best with it’s casual coastal vibes. As a family, we love the beach, we’ve spent most of our years living near the beach and that’s reflected in this space.
How have you decorated it? I.e what style?
I call this style coastal casual. It’s family friendly. Nothing is off limits in here. My kids can toss the pillows on the floor or accidentally swipe chocolate on the sofa and everything will be okay 🙂
Is there anything in this room that you are particularly proud of?
I’m really proud of the beach print that hangs above our sofa. It’s a photo that I took while on vacation in Pensacola, Florida. That was such a wonderful trip for us as a family and it’s special to have a reminder of it hanging in our main living space.
Where do you like to shop for home décor?
I shop everywhere from Pottery Barn to thrift stores and etsy shops. I find a lot of good stuff at Home Goods, TJ Maxx, and flea markets.
How have you been using this room since quarantine ?
This room gets a lot of use during social isolation. Just yesterday my girls and I had a “spa day” where we did our nails, watched a movie, and lounged. As a family we typically do picnic lunches in here, play games, watch lots of movies, and read Harry Potter snuggled up on the sofa. In the evenings, I work in the space or my husband and I catch up on our favorite shows.
One word to describe how this room makes you feel today?
Home. As a military family, we move a lot and it can be hard to feel at home once we get to a new place. This room helps me feel at home and that’s so important to me.
What do you think of Chelsea’s Living room tour ?
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