navigate

Arguably the most difficult room in my house to style. Creating a cozy vibe in this room as been a challenge. The room is very long and narrow and the fireplace sits up on a tall hearth. Finding the right furniture balance to bring it all together to create a cohesive vibe has been tricky. I’ve tried lots of different furniture arrangements over the last four years and I can guarantee that I’ll change this arrangement again too.

My top tip when pulling together your main living room or family room…add elements YOU love to look at and that make you happy. Remember, when your furnishing this space….it’s where you live. While many of us like to stay on trend…make sure the “trendy” look you create is still you.

A few weeks ago, the hubs and I took on our first big DIY project….shiplap! We had ZERO experience using a nail gun or miter saw before we did this project. We are so happy with how it turned out and even more excited about our new found confidence to take on many more projects...

LEARN MORE

SHIPLAP HOW-TO

01 / 04

tutorial:

When I first posted a picture of these curtains on Instagram, I had SO many comments and direct messages from people saying they just didn’t believe these are actually painter drop cloths. But I 100% SWEAR that they are!!

LEARN MORE

DIY DROP
CLOTH CURTAIN

02 / 04

tutorial:

If the blog title wasn’t completely giving away my secret that these are DIY curtain rods, would you believe that I made these from inexpensive materials found at Home Depot?? To date, this has been my FAVORITE project. I can’t believe #1 how simple it was, or #2 what an impact it has had on my living room.

LEARN MORE

DIY CURTAIN
RODS

DIY CURTAIN RODS

03 / 04

tutorial:

For less than $100, I I transformed what was a rustic river rock fireplace into this! A can of presto patch, a piping bag and water and VOILA! In under 24hours we gave this stone fireplace a complete facelift with zero demo.

WATCH NOW

HOW TO MODERNIZE A STONE FIREPLACE

04 / 04

tutorial:

your living room should be both functional and beautiful.

we believe that

finishes

WALL color

flooring

FIREPLACE + DOOR COLOR

MILLWORK

Engineered birch, refinished with a custom stain: 4 parts Special Walnut + 1 Part Antique Brown

sourcebook

White Dove, Benjamin Moore

DIY Shiplap + DIY Window Trim + Custom Media Cabinet Shiplap + Crown Molding + MDF Shiplap above fireplace

Tricorn Black, Sherwin Williams

01 / 02

instagram 
with me

Sharing coffee till cocktails and beautifying LIFE in between.

 @jaclynjames.co