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Hello friends, hope you had a great weekend!
I have such a talented designer and beautiful space to share with you today! One of my favorite One Room Challenges this past round was Stephanie’s multipurpose room that has so many insanely awesome details, the music nook under the stairs topping the list! Today Stephanie is here to share another spot in her home that brings her joy, and I’m thrilled to have her here!
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Hello there Shine Your Light Readers! My name is Stephanie and I am a designer and blogger over at The Divine Living Space.
Lisa invited me in to share a corner in my home that I love, and I am delighted to share our family room. One of the things I love to do is to help people design a space they love to live in, while staying within a budget.
I love this space because it’s the space we sink into and relax at the end of the day, and the space we invite friends into to share our lives with. I try and keep this area picked up since it is one of the first spaces you see when you enter our home. There are two large picture windows that allow an ample amount of light to flow through during the day, and it opens into a sitting area that has a brilliant view of Lake Superior.
The things that make a space cozy and inviting to me are, patterns and textures, because they instantly add color and character to your room. I always try and incorporate all of that in a rooms design.
I ordered this “grace” art from the beautiful House of Belonging store. I’m sure I will never tire of the message it gives: “May you end this day not adding up where you have failed but celebrating the beauty of his everlasting grace.” Can I get an “AMEN?”
This wood furniture piece was a dresser we purchased from Schneidermans that we converted into a media center and adds a worn element to the space. I LOVE mixing rustic pieces into a modern design plan, and the tone of this wood makes the stark walls so cozy. 
The color of this room was originally a darker green, which I thought we could pull off with all the light in our space. It turns out, I crave lightness, especially with our dark and long winters here in the North. I decided to plank the walls to add texture and then paint them white so my colorful patterns in the space wouldn’t be too busy. Now the room feels so fresh and warm at the same time, and I am in my happy space when I’m in here.
We already owned this giant, brown sectional. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but like anyone else who owns one, you get stuck with how to decorate this heavy, dark piece. The white walls contrast perfectly, and I am loving my big brown sectional all over again! 
 Again, thanks for allowing me to be a part of your series Lisa. I love the meaning of this it! It’s so important that our homes are not only an extension of who we are, but that we make them into a space we love to come home to!


The white planking, all the natural light, the sign and that cozy feel, it’s all so good isn’t it?!


I especially love this room as an example of how you can freshen up a big brown couch or sectional, something I get asked about all the time.
Thanks Stephanie for sharing your beautiful space!! It is such a fun way to kick off the week!
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Kris {Driven by Decor}

Monday 8th of February 2016

Soo beautiful! Stephanie had me at the buffalo check pillow! :)

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Wednesday 10th of February 2016

I love that too Kris, and those planked walls!!

cassie @ primitive & proper

Monday 8th of February 2016

this is such a beautiful and relaxing space and i would love to have a view of a lake like that!

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Monday 8th of February 2016

Oh my gosh you are making my day with all your sweet comments. What would I do without a friend like you? XOX