We recently spent two wonderful weeks away at our Woodland Cottage in Pennsylvania over the holidays. While we wanted the break to feel restful, we were also super eager to get a lot of projects done around the house.

Since purchasing the house in October (see Our Newest Project) we’ve been working on the design layout for the living area (see Living Area Design) with designers from INCASA, and ordering lots of things for the home!

living area designOur goals when designing the space were to create a living area that was open, inviting, and took full advantage of the square footage of the room. We wanted the girls to have ample space to play and provide zones for adult conversation and games/activities. We also wanted the design to highlight the beautiful windows. It’s time for the living area reveal!

Before:

before - dining area

After:

after - dining area

Before:

before - living area

After:

after - living area

Before:

before - couch area

After:

after - couch area

Before:

before - living area reveal

After:

after - living area reveal

We love how the 3 distinct zones help to fully utilize the square footage of the room! It feels like one large room, that isn’t centered around a television. The girls love playing on the open rug in front of the couch.

after - 4 chair seating area

The heart of the room is the 4-chair lounge area, and it has truly become my favorite place in the entire home. I love that there is a comfortable conversation area in the middle of the room! It is the perfect space to drink coffee, play a game, or work a puzzle, while watching the girls play or gazing out those gorgeous windows!

We are so pleased with the layout of this room! The next step is adding some fun details and finishing touches. We already installed coat hooks and hung some artwork, and I’m planning on sharing the DIY details behind those 2 projects soon. We also have a vision of painting the coffee table in the lounge area, creating custom shelving on both sides of the fireplace, and adding a dramatic splash of color to that wall.

We’re excited for you to follow along!

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Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our two young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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We recently spent two wonderful weeks away at our Woodland Cottage in Pennsylvania over the holidays. While we wanted the break to feel restful, we were also super eager to get a lot of projects done around the house.

Since purchasing the house in October (see Our Newest Project) we’ve been working on the design layout for the living area (see Living Area Design) with designers from INCASA, and ordering lots of things for the home!

living area designOur goals when designing the space were to create a living area that was open, inviting, and took full advantage of the square footage of the room. We wanted the girls to have ample space to play and provide zones for adult conversation and games/activities. We also wanted the design to highlight the beautiful windows. It’s time for the living area reveal!

Before:

before - dining area

After:

after - dining area

Before:

before - living area

After:

after - living area

Before:

before - couch area

After:

after - couch area

Before:

before - living area reveal

After:

after - living area reveal

We love how the 3 distinct zones help to fully utilize the square footage of the room! It feels like one large room, that isn’t centered around a television. The girls love playing on the open rug in front of the couch.

after - 4 chair seating area

The heart of the room is the 4-chair lounge area, and it has truly become my favorite place in the entire home. I love that there is a comfortable conversation area in the middle of the room! It is the perfect space to drink coffee, play a game, or work a puzzle, while watching the girls play or gazing out those gorgeous windows!

We are so pleased with the layout of this room! The next step is adding some fun details and finishing touches. We already installed coat hooks and hung some artwork, and I’m planning on sharing the DIY details behind those 2 projects soon. We also have a vision of painting the coffee table in the lounge area, creating custom shelving on both sides of the fireplace, and adding a dramatic splash of color to that wall.

We’re excited for you to follow along!

Thanks for pinning!

Check out 3 of our favorite TIDY products!

_____________________________________________________________________

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog! 

January 14, 2020

Living Area Reveal

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To Transform Your
Cleaning Routine?

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About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our two young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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