Living Room Tour

Two Peas and Their Pod Living Room

We have gone on a tour of our kitchen and pantry and now it is time to show you our living room. Our living room and kitchen are actually one open space, but they do have their own feel. We love the open concept design and wanted to have a big open space for entertaining.

Come on into our living room and we will show you around!

Living Room Tour

Front door is painted Tricorn black by Sherwin-Williams, Table is from Wayfair, Lamps are from Wayfair, Mirror is from World Market, Wire Basket from Wayfair, Olive Basket from Wayfair

When you walk in our front door, you walk right into the living room and kitchen area.

When we were designing the house I told our builder Tom, from The Fox Group, that I wanted shiplap in the staircase. He loved it and went for it…and then he continued the white shiplap throughout the entire living room. Best decision ever. We LOVE it. It is amazing what a little shiplap will do to a room. All of our walls and shiplap are Bright White by Sherwin-Williams.

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We have built in cabinets on the south wall with a fireplace and television. I insisted on the fireplace and Josh insisted on the television. We are loving them both, compromise is a wonderful thing:)

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Capital chandelier from Lighting Design

Here is a look from the upstairs!

I looked for a rug for this space for a LONG time. When I heard that Loloi Rugs teamed up with Magnolia Home and Joanna Gaines, I knew I had to check out their rugs. You all know I am a huge Joanna fan, who isn’t, right? I immediately fell in love with the Kivi Ivory Quarry Rug. It is SO pretty and perfect for the living room space.

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Leather Chairs from Room & Board, Pillows from Room & Board, Couches from RC Willey, Pillows from Room & Board and HayneedleEnd Table from Wayfair, Coffee Table from Joss & Main, Tray from World Market, Plant from Crate and Barrel

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On the east side of the living room, we have a wall of Pella windows and doors that open up into our outdoor covered patio. We love being able to open up all of the windows to create an indoor and outdoor entertaining space.

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Here is the view from the patio. We love opening up the doors for parties, BBQ’s, or just to let the boys play outside. We love the fresh air.

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This is the view from the kitchen.

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I knew we had a lot of built in cabinets, but I didn’t really realize it until I had to decorate them. Luckily, I had some friends help me. One of my friends, Leslie, even painted me two beautiful paintings to help fill the space. I love them!

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To decorate, we used cookbooks, cutting boards, and other random things I already had and then we went shopping at World Market to fill in the gaps.

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Wall art from Minted 

Thanks for taking a tour of our living room. We love cozying up to the fire, watching football, and snuggling with the boys. This room really makes our house feel like a home.

Read more about our home here.

Disclosure-this post contains some affiliate links. Thank you to the brands that partnered with us on our living room: Loloi Rugs, Magnolia Home, Room & Board, Wayfair, Sherwin-Williams, World Market, Lighting Design, and Joss & Main.  Photos by Scott Davis. 

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing! What a beautiful room to draw inspiration from. It’s great to hear about where you purchased items from. I always learn about a few new places to look for home decor from your posts!

  2. I do love your living room – it’s so well organized and decorated. The carpet is absolutely gorgeous and I absolutely agree on the shiplap.

  3. Beyond stunning!  I love everything about your house…from the ship lap, to the black doors, to the Dutch door to the wonderful uncluttered feeling!!  And that pantry… the design world, we would call that “valuable white space”… in your space lets the eye “breath” and isn’t cluttered with stuff.  Ahhhhhh…… 

    P.S.  Every single recipe I have ever made of yours has been a home run….but I have to say my most favorite is the Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles!

  4. Your space is beautiful! I have a quick question about the doors that fully open to the outdoor space as we were thinking of doing something similar.  Do you not have bugs in Utah? Because we have lots in Virginia and I can’t figure out how open doors would work with that issue! I do love the look.

    1. Hi Kim-we do have bugs in Utah, but they really aren’t that bad. We notice a few more flies when we have them open, but not too bad. We eventually want to put a drop down screen off the covered patio.

  5. Maria, I have kept up with all your building and now just love seeing your decorating. It is just lovely and I like everything you have done. You should be very proud to have accomplished so much. Are you planning to do classes in your fabulous kitchen? Thanks for sharing. Gail Robins, Kelley’s grandma in Ptld. OR

  6. Beautiful!
    Regarding your TV, where are you hiding all the components such as the cable box, DVD player, sound controls/speakers and such? We are about to do a similar design and can’t figure out a good way to hide the components and especially our Bose subwoofer.

  7. Gosh, your home is simply breathtaking. I have serious shiplap envy. It looks perfect in the space.
    I have two question. First, with two active little boys, how on earth do you keep everything looking so  perfect? I imagine Caleb and Maxwell love sliding in their socks on those lovely floors!
    Second, I love the look of the Pella patio doors but what about bugs? Every time I see doors that expand open but have no screens, I think of all this little creepy, flying things that could come pouring in both during the day and especially in the evening. I am sure you have bugs in Utah so I am curious as to how  you deal with the problem. 

    1. Thank you! Our house is pretty easy to keep clean now that everything has a place. The boys have a toy cabinet downstairs and they get them out to play and then put them away. We also have a rule of no eating in the living room. They do love running around in circles. It is fun! We don’t leave the doors open all day, just when entertaining or when we are outside. We will get some flies in the house, but nothing too bad. We will eventually put a screen on the outside of the patio.

  8. Great job Maria and Josh! Want to see it in person. Congratulations. Looks comfortable and sophisticated at the same time.

  9. love the layout of your furniture. What are the dimensions of your living room? We are building a house and am wondering if our living room is big enough for this layout

  10. Love your Living Room especiall fireplace wall. Regarding your TV, where are you hiding all the components such as the cable box, DVD player, sound controls/speakers and such? We are about to do a similar design and can’t figure out a good way to hide the component

    1. All of that stuff is in one of the built in cabinets. We also just got a large sound bar that sits on top of the fireplace. It is pretty sleek, so it doesn’t bug me too much:)

  11. Thank you for sharing!! This living room is such an inspiring space! How comfortable at the couches in your opinion? Really interested in getting those! 

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