This is our Family Room – our kick-back, put your feet up, pull up a chair, TV watching, game playing, and spreading out family and friends hang-out. It’s a feel good space where I keep the decorating really simple and straightforward.

What contributes to the comfy and happy vibe in here, is the art on the walls. From Conor’s spontaneous artwork from the age of 5 – my favorite art at Connecticut Country House – to the whimsical patterns and colors of the early quilt square and the Victorian unfinished needlepoint. They all feel personal, like they were created with lots of love and care.

Surround yourself with what you love and be happy!

Love, Nora


  1. Nan, Odessa, DE on April 29, 2016 at 5:25 am

    Love the child’s art on the walls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Did you have it enlarged before framing?
    Thank you for this visit. Looking forward to your next post.

  2. Nan, Odessa, DE on April 29, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Love the child’s art on the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Did you have it enlarged before framing?
    Thank you for the visit. Waiting for your next post.

    • Nora on April 29, 2016 at 9:01 am

      Hi Nan! The child’s art is original. Conor had a big oversized pad of newsprint paper for drawing, and when he was 5, I had to go on a business trip. The night I returned, he pulled out the big pad, and grabbed big sharpie markers and spontaneously drew these!!! It broke my heart…the drawings are just so genuine….LOVE them dearly! Thanks!~ Love, Nora 🙂

  3. Kim on April 29, 2016 at 5:27 am

    I’ll be right over to put my feet up and watch some HGTV with you in that room. I’ll bring snacks!

  4. Stacy on April 30, 2016 at 6:15 am

    I am loving the pillow covers. Are they Pottery Barn?

    • Nora on May 3, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Hi Stacy! All the lilim pillow covers were Brimfield finds! I’m always on the lookout for interesting patterns and beautiful color combos! Love, Nora

  5. Victoria on May 19, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Are these pieces you were choosing fabric to slip earlier in the year? If so they turned out just fabulous. I am also crazy over the kilim rug pillows. They add instant character and history to an interior. So just how many dining spaces does the country house have Nor?

  6. Patti on May 31, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Just love that wall paint color! Could you share?

  7. Linda NGUYEN on March 4, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Bonjour Nora, Your style is amazing. Could i have the reference of your wall paint colour?
    I saw so many pictures, differents coulours.
    I would like y
    thank you.

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