Decorating Our House

I keep promising pictures of the house, then I show you the same areas with holiday decorations (like this Halloween post and this Christmas one). I’m sorry. I promise my intentions are pure. This post has more pics for ya 😉

Just before the new year I started chatting with the good folks at Photo Wall. They’re a Swedish company that specializes in canvas art and wall murals. I had been dying for a big canvas print of K & me at our wedding and it appeared as though my +4 year long procrastination paid off this time.

This post was sponsored by Photo Wall but all opinions, pictures, & decorating expertise is my own!

So without further ado, here are some new pics of the house! On January 2nd K and I went to town (literally) and returned with curtains, shelving, artwork, vases, and more!

View from the front door.

New coat rack. That table is not staying. Those books are staying. No upstairs pics today.

Enzo will appear in almost every picture. Camera hog.

We moved some stuff around. Added some decor. Hung some art and shelves.

The “library” space looked cluttered and random so we divided the shelves up and framed the TV with them.

We hung my favorite van Gogh and turned the former library area into a sitting/reading corner.

The next few photos show a house that’s 100% lived in. Just remember that…

The sitting area leads into the dining room which is connected to the kitchen.

Tiny laundry room off the kitchen. But a clothes chute!

When we moved in we knew we’d need a fence for the canines. Now our backyard damn near resembles a dog park. Lol. We plan to do a lot to it in the spring/summer.

The treeline behind the back fence follows a creek.

Now back inside where it’s warm… (Oops, I lied! You do get a pic of the upstairs…)

When I placed my order for a canvas from Photo Wall I did not expect to see it show up a mere 3 days later. But it did.

I also didn’t expect to see it show up like this:

*scissors & dog not included, lol

Stick with me, though. I fully intended to have K whip this thing together for me, but then we decided I should give it a try since I’d be the one blogging about it.

Guys. It took me 15 minutes to put the canvas together. Easy peasey (and the satisfaction I felt in the end was even better!). I made Kyle tighten the screws down & hang the picture as soon as I was done!

*hanging hardware included- I just forgot to photograph it
Our bedroom wall, directly across from the bed!

I was so pleased with the outcome! And honestly- probably the best part- Photo Wall gives back to the environment through Vi Agroforestry. I love celebrating companies that give back 😊

They wanted to give back to you guys, too. Use the code AudieLouCampaign2018 to get 20% off your order with them for the next 30 DAYS! Go treat yourself with some pretty artwork or get a jump start on a personal Valentine’s Day gift 💕

Thanks for being so patient on the home tour front, friends! Hopefully this satisfied your house-pics hunger for now!

P.S. After this post was done we got our new coffee table and the curtains for the living room (a.k.a. last night). K spent 2 hours putting the table together and insisted that I share a picture of it. Ha.

44 thoughts on “Decorating Our House

  1. Confuzzled Bev January 11, 2018 / 4:13 am

    Your house looks HUGE! Also, no judgement here for it being lived in… my place is way more untidy.

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:37 am

      I try to keep the living room cleaned up because it’s more relaxing for me, but the dining room/kitchen is always a mess. Ha.


  2. Anthea January 11, 2018 / 7:02 am

    Your house looks amazing and that wedding photo is so stunning.
    That laundry room and clothes chute is great!
    Thank you for the home tour 🙂

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Thank you!! I love the clothes chute 🙂 When I found out they were putting one in (it was a new-build) I was over the moon!!


  3. chelseajacobs January 11, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I love the reading corner!!

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:39 am

      We always end up in that little corner after work. We chat for a bit, scratch the dogs and give them love, and scroll on our phones or discuss dinner. It’s a very inviting corner 🙂


  4. Rebecca Jo January 11, 2018 / 8:37 am

    I absolutely love the reading corner!!! I would never leave that spot when I was home.
    I really would love to do some prints for my walls of my own photos… I may check this place out.

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:40 am

      Thank you! After we moved some stuff around in the living room it suddenly felt much more cozy and homey 🙂
      They are SO friendly and helpful and efficient!


  5. SMD January 11, 2018 / 9:27 am

    I freaking love the little reading area. Love love love.

    That’s a great coffee table!

    I’m big on canvas now, trying to get away from frames/glass.


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:42 am

      The coffee table has been an awesome addition 🙂

      I’ve been meaning to get that photo on a canvas for +4 years. It was like fate intervened when Photo Wall reached out. I’m so happy with how it turned out!


  6. Lauren Becker January 11, 2018 / 10:56 am

    Aw, I love that your dog is in so many of the photos! I actually posted my review for Photowall today too – that’s funny! I made my dad put the frame together though. 😉


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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:43 am

      He follows me all around the house so any time he wouldn’t get out of the shot I’d just make him sit. Lol
      Too funny that we posted these on the same day!! Lol!


  7. Nadine January 11, 2018 / 11:03 am

    I love how big your living room is! And that it fits a separate seating area. The size of our living room is one of the reasons we are putting our house on the market this year. Your floors are gorgeous! And I love the colors in your kitchen.


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:49 am

      After being in the house for a month or so we decided we might’ve gone too big, lol. When we have kids I know it’ll fill up quickly, though. The kitchen cabinets and counter tops are nice, but we hate the wall color in this house. It was a new-build so all the walls are the same color and I think we’re getting ready to paint them and get some diversity amounst the rooms. Lol


  8. Elyse January 11, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Love the new house but I especially love the reading corner!!

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 9:53 am

      Thanks, Elyse! We usually end up there after work to chat about our day and dinner, and love on the dogs.


  9. A Mindful Migration (@MindfulMigrate) January 11, 2018 / 11:33 am

    Love it! The room I am must envious of is your laundry room. Lordy how I would love to have a washer and dryer in my apartment! The house looks so nice and I like that it actually looks like you and K live there. People who post pristine, unlived-in looking houses make me suspicious. 😀 Enzo! I love that he is a camera hog and such a handsome model!

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:03 am

      With two dogs running around, dragging dirt and snow in and toys and pillows out, there’s not hiding that we live here 😉
      I really love the laundry room, but the one at our old house was bigger so it was a slight downgrade in space for me. You’ve kind of put it in perspective for me, though! I completely forgot how miserable it was to do laundry outside my apartment when I was in college and when we lived in our first apt for 6 months!!


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:01 am

      Big Lots! We love their furniture 🙂


  10. kaitystuckert January 11, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I have that same nautical map in my living room! Also, I love the shelves around your tv 🙂

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

      We got ours at World Market, then found a three-piece canvas of it for 1/3 the price at HomeGoods, lol. My husband was so mad, but I like the framed one better for the living room. Haha! We knew we wanted that before we even moved in!


  11. chelsea @ the new wifestyle January 11, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    LOOOOVING your house! i am so very envious of your very spacious kitchen. i absolutely adore those super cute chairs in your reading room! everything looks so great! thrilled for you guys!

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:05 am

      Thank you 🙂 I love the kitchen. Most people gather in there during parties and stuff, although I like dragging them out to the living room, lol. The chairs are from Big Lots! We love their furniture 🙂 Thank you so much, Chelsea!!

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  12. erin (everything with love) January 12, 2018 / 9:23 am

    i’m having some serious house envy right now! i love the way you have it set up and decorated! my current dream is to have a living room big enough to have a couch like yours…someday when we move to a place bigger than 1400 square feet haha.

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    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:09 am

      Our old house was 1400 sq ft and we had this couch and it was a NIGHTMARE. We obviously didn’t measure… lol. It fits much better in this house, lol.


  13. Kristen from Pugs & Pearls January 12, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    I was so excited to see this post in my feed! I love home tours!
    You have a gorgeous and very cozy home! I’d love to curl up on that couch and cuddle up with your cute pup!!
    And such a great coffee table.


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:10 am

      Thank you! That’s my favorite thing to do at the end of the day, plus a cup of tea or glass of wine and a book!
      Thanks!! It took K 2 hours but he finally got it assembled. It’s so nice to have a place for the remotes and drinks and games!


  14. Akaleistar January 12, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    I really like your shelves, and your wedding photo is beautiful!


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:11 am

      Thank you! I hated how those shelves looked in that room at first but I’ve definitely warmed up to them 🙂


  15. Christina January 12, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    Everything looks so great! I love your reading corner! I also love that creek right in your backyard.


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:12 am

      Oh man… I LOVE the creek! I have so many future plans with it 🙂 Haha! I want a little English garden back there behind the fence! (Although we’ve learned that the creek most definitely rises when it rains a bunch, lol.)


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:17 am

      Thank you so much, Patricia!


  16. Ashley January 14, 2018 / 3:01 pm

    I LOVE YOUR HOUSE!! The color palette is amazing! I love the open concept and your kitchen!
    Ashley @ A Cute Angle //


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Thank you so much!! We need to figure out some paint for the walls because all the tan is making us see yellow, but we’ve definitely tried to be aware of the color schemes going on 🙂 Thank you!


  17. Julie Hood January 15, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    Audrey, your house is BEAUtiful. I love how your living room is so open and that reading nook is so cute! And way to go on putting that photo thing together yourself!


    • Louise January 16, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Hahaha, thank you!! Come on over any time 😉
      K was taking a long time putting the coatrack together so I was like, ‘You know what? I’m just going to try it.’ Haha!


  18. simplyalexandra12 January 19, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Oh my gosh! This all looks so amazing! I love it all, and unsurprisingly, your shelves the most! Books forever! 🙂 I also love that your pup snuck into so many photos! hehe 🙂 I love the canvas, and that’s super awesome that they give back to environmental organizations! 🙂 XO – Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things


    • Audrey January 23, 2018 / 4:28 pm

      I really like how we ended up framing the TV with the shelves. Even my dad (who has no design sense) said he liked the new layout 🙂 Enzo follows me EVERYWHERE so he natural ended up in the shots. Ha


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