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Bloggers Heart Habitat- Winter 2018 Home Reveal

Bloggers Heart Habitat- Winter 2018 Home Reveal

We have partnered with Raymour & Flanigan and received product in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own.

*Warning- this post is FULL of Love ❤️

Last month marked the second time that I participated in Bloggers Heart Habitat. It is by far one of the most rewarding and enjoyable projects that I contribute to (check out the last house completed this past August here). This January, Charlotte Smith brought together another talented group of designers and decor bloggers to furnish the home of a deserving mother and her 4 children. Along with generous donations by Raymour & Flanigan (all furniture was provided by the company), we spent a full day decorating the downstairs living and dining spaces as well as a shared kids room.

Bloggers Heart Habitat House living Room dining room before
Bloggers Heart Habitat House living Room dining room before
Bloggers Heart Habitat House living Room dining room before

The mom requested a home that felt warm and inviting, light and bright, and welcoming to all. She had imagined a dining area that would fit extended family during the holidays and a living room that had plenty of storage and seating for game nights- and it were these two downstairs spaces that I decorated with Carli and Lisa . The one thing that struck me most about this mom was that even in the face of hardship and adversity, she was always considering her family. And when we finally had the opportunity to present them with their newly decorated home, that devotion and sense of caring could not have been more evident. Her exceptionally behaved children snuggled into the new Raymour & Flanigan sectional while their thank you’s flowed freely.

Bloggers Heart Habitat house living room designed with Raymour and Flanigan sectional and coffee table ( The Rath Project)
Photo by Carli of FW Made by Carli

Photo by Carli of FW Made by Carli

Photo by Carli of FW Made by Carli

Photo by Carli of FW Made by Carli

The expandable for up to 10 dining set was gathered around while talks of large meals with relatives and friends began to spill from their imaginations.

Bloggers Heart Habitat House dining Room designed with Raymour and Flanigan furniture (The Rath Project)
Bloggers Heart Habitat house dining room tablescape design ( The Rath Project)
Bloggers Heart Habitat house dining space designed with Raymour and Flanigan furniture ( The Rath Project)
Bloggers Heart Habitat house designed with Raymour and Flanigan furniture ( The Rath Project)
Bloggers Heart Habitat house dining room accents ( The Rath Project)
Bloggers Heart Habitat house dining room designed with Raymour and Flanigan furniture ( The Rath Project)

Upstairs, in the room designed by Charlotte, Kate and Jillian, the kids quickly climbed into their bunks and dreams immediately started taking shape, all the while each child offered their gratitude and expressed amazement that we had done this for THEM!

Photo by Charlotte of At Charlotte's House

Photo by Charlotte of At Charlotte's House

Photo by Charlotte of At Charlotte's House

Photo by Charlotte of At Charlotte's House

To say that I am grateful for this opportunity doesn’t even come close to how I feel. Charlotte- you continue to amaze me with your drive and ability to bring people together; Blogging beauties- you constantly impress me with your generosity and talents and I love having a good laugh with you all; Raymour- because of your contributions, this family no longer has a house but instead a home; and Momma and kiddos- the joy and love we received that afternoon made my heart grow triple it’s size.

Photo  by Lisa at Shine your Light

Photo  by Lisa at Shine your Light

Bloggers and family from Bloggers Heart Habitat House designed with Raymour and Flanigan furniture (The Rath Project)

Be sure to check out all the ladies who made this happen:

At Charlotte's House/ FW Made By Carli/ Shine Your Light Blog/ Kate Smith Interiors/ I am a Homemaker

And if you're interested in any of the pieces from Raymour & Flanigan, I have included the links below (just double tap on any image and you'll be taken straight to the site)...

Til next time...

Love and Creativity, 

Diane

Collections: How to Start One & Display One

Collections: How to Start One & Display One