At Home With Jennifer Johner

At Home With Jennifer JohnerWe are so happy to have Jennifer Johner here today to share her amazing living and dining space with us! Beautiful Mantle"After living in the country for 4 years, we decided to give that up and move into town. And while hunting for our new home, what we looked for most was a big open living area. We wanted a space that would work with us and allow us all to be together, even if we are all doing something different. We fell in love with the layout of this house as soon as we stepped through the door! The living room, kitchen and dining are are all open to each other, which is perfect! I love that I can hear the kids chatter away while playing games or crafting at the table—or catch up on the day while they relax in the living room after school, and I am busy preparing dinner. It is my favorite thing about this house. I just love the openness."Lovely cuckoo clocks Comfy Living Space  "Since it is a new builder grade home, aka mass-produced, we have been replacing fixtures throughout  as we go. It has been a slow process at times. And as much as I would love to rip out all of the builders choices and replace with our own taste all at once, we just can't do that. So, we make changes when we can. Maybe that is why we try to add so much rustic character. After all, we love this house for the space it provides for our family and for the safe, quiet community we live in. My design-loving, character-craving tendencies can live with the rest!" Lovely Dreamcatcher Lovely Dining Area"There are many things we cherish in this space, like the collections of cuckoo clocks and paint by number paintings. And the Wild Unknown print above the mantle means so much to us, we bought it right after we moved in. The dream catcher in the dining room window is very sentimental to me personally. We recently went on a road trip to the west coast of Canada, and the entire time I knew that the only thing I wanted to bring back was a dream catcher. I didn't want it to be a typical gift shop version though, I wanted it to be wonderfully rustic—made with love. Well, we found it during our visit to Tofino, the very last stop on our trip before we made our way back home. I saw it in a second story window while we were walking around and had to go in to see if it was for sale. It was! It is made entirely with items found on the forest floor. It was perfect and had to come home with us. The perfect item to remember our first actual vacation that we have taken as a family of four!" Chalkboard Globe Lovely Living Space"Balance is important to me in this space, since everything is so open.. it can sometimes be a struggle having the table area flowing well with the living room area, but still be their own unique space. One of my favourite things we have done since moving in is the black paint on the dining room wall. I love that it draws the eye to that space and balances out the large dark fireplace in the living area. That is the kind of balance I love, each space has its focal points, but works well together at the same time.  Everything is still evolving, and decor items get moved around quite frequently—sometimes weekly!  After living here for almost two years, I would say that this space has finally evolved into what I have envisioned all along, a cozy family friendly space. There are still things I would love to tweak and make more our own, so it is definitely still evolving. Who know where it will go from here?" Lovely Room Details At Home With Jennifer Johner via A Beautiful Mess"This is where we spend most of our time as a family.  It is where we unwind and catch up at the end of the day.  Even when we are cleaning the kitchen after dinner, and our oldest is doing her homework.. we are all still together. On the weekends, we enjoy using the living room for movie marathons.. just a few weeks ago, we watched all of the Star Wars movies from start to finish.  Personally, I love cozying up with a blanket and loosing myself with a book for awhile.  I don't get to do that often, but I love it when I do!  It is usually a space that is filled with activity, train tracks getting pulled out of the toy box and set up all over the room… crafts take over the kitchen table, and we constantly have to fight the dogs (two boxers) for the couch!  It is where we live.. and just 'be' a family." Beautiful Home Decor Cozy Dining AreaThank you so much, Jennifer, for sharing your incredible space with us! You can visit Jennifer at her blog Dearest Someday. You can also check out more of her home!  xo.

  • It’s soo “cold” that I love it! I’m soo into neutrals and grays… I love the cool feeling to it. Amazing design job!

  • Love the space and their whole house!!!!! This is such a great series I hope you will continue it ! I love being inspired by other people’s homes!


  • Lovely home! love the colour scheme!


  • I saw this and I swear I was staring at the rustic dream catcher for 10 minutes! I’m moving into a new house soon and I would love one for my room! Emma/Elise do you have any DIY dream catcher ideas or any place from where I could order a rustic looking, inexpensive dream catcher?

  • Jennifer is so completely AMAZING!! I am so happy to see her home here! She is one inspiring lady!

  • This is just fabulous!!! I think Jennifer is a genius and such a brilliant talent! It’s so nice to see here being featured here. And isn’t she gorgeous!? I can’t even! Thank you!

  • LOVE those coco clocks!!! I really would love to have one of those myself!

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  • oooh I adore this living space! The colour scheme is absolutely beautiful – so muted yet so striking! And I love the furniture too!
    Definitely the living room I want when I’m older 🙂

  • Loving this series! And I love the color scheme 🙂


  • Love it how a home can be colorful without actually having too many (bright) colors in it. 🙂

  • What a great space. I love the idea of building a home and making it your own with personal items and style.

  • I have such a similar lounge to this! Although I painted the chimney breast black as I couldn’t find a wallpaper I liked yet until now – I will have to search for this as I have never seen the grey brick. Lovely room and love the layout only wish my room was bigger to have the same x

  • You have a beautiful home! I love all the grays!


  • This is such a beautiful home. The kind of place, I want my home to look like someday. Cozy, neutral shades, plenty of style and character. Simply beautiful !

  • so wonderful my dream home would be black, white and grey! so minimal yet extremely effective, thanks for the great post!

  • i love this space!!! i have gray white and black in my home and i really wanted to bring in more rustic and nature inspired decor. so when i saw this post i immediately fell in love!!! this is what i want my home to look like!!!!!

  • I´m just in love with this space.
    It`s so lovely and still elegant.
    I´m going to check out her blog now. 🙂
    I´m in love.

    Lydia from

  • my favorite thing is the beautiful tea cup… I wonder if it’s vintage? so dainty and cute!

  • Amazing place, say good job to your friend!! & Milion thanks 4 inspiring us!!!

    This week I’m giveawaying a very special necklace combining one of my grandma’s doilies and some leather which I’m sure you’ll like it 😉 Feel free to come and participate whenever you want

    Big kisses from Barcelona

  • This room is so inspiring! I love when people are still able to keep their living space chic and cool even when they have kids! xx

  • this home has such a cozy/comfy yet fashionable vibe to it all at once. i’m loving the relaxed color pallet and the fur throws and dining room chairs. oh and all the great textiles too.

  • I just painted my walls the same color, and I’m in love with it. It really warms up the space. And what a great idea for a globe.


  • i love the home! it’s gorgeous. what paint did you use in the living room? and where did you find the silver birds?

  • I love the colour scheme and the use of nature throughout the house. The fireplace brick is fantastic as well!
    xo, Kellee from Pirate&Lilac

  • That is an incredibly lovely home. I am quite smitten with all of those natural elements.

  • What a gorgeous home! Full of design inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • I think this is one of my favorite spaces that you have featured! I love the grey tones with the pop of blue and green in a few places.

  • The color scheme is beyond beautiful. I can’t wait to check out more of her home!

  • I love the gray wall and the pop of color in front with the turquoise chair. The mix of seating around your table looks great, I’m having serious chair envy…

  • The monochromatic theme is so beautifully done. I always love mixing patterns and textures in particular.
    I think two of my favorite bits have to be the dining chairs and the clocks. It’s refreshing that the chairs don’t “match,” but they work so well together. Would not change it. And the cuckoo clocks have a soft spot for me because my dad collected wind up and cuckoo clocks. =)

  • I was always dubious and little afraid to paint a room grey because I love a cosy room, but this looks like such a warm and toasty haven! Love all the textures and furs mixed with chic and glossy furniture. Heaven!

  • What a warm style – I adore the cuckoo clocks! xo Emily @

  • So beautiful! 🙂


  • Look the color scheme! Definitely a place I could relax with family and friends! Or just by myself!

  • Perfect color palette! Looks beautiful.

    Juliette Laura

  • The whole interior is divine. Who knew grey tones could look so vibrant!
    Katie xx

  • I love the use of grey! Its amazing how grey can be so warming when used right.

  • a love the muted colors and the quiet feeling of this space–but what i love the most about it is the mix of textures & prints and that beautiful brick fireplace!


  • I LOVE THIS. If I have a big house one day, dark colours will be my first choice!

  • I’m in love! I love the muted, dark tones and how cozy it makes everything. I wish I had a place like this! So cool! 🙂


  • So perfect. You would imagine a dark choice of colours would create a cold atmosphere but the structure and textures of the space make it entirely opposite and create a cost atmosphere. I am certainly in love!!!

  • This home is instantly warming and cosy. The colours are wonderful and i just love the features on the walls. Beautiful!

    Lulu xx

  • loving the dreamcatcher !!
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  • What a beautiful space. I love all the grey… and the chalkboard globe. Serious house envy!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

  • Oh my heart. THE COLOR PALETTE.

    ♥ Talia Christine

  • oh gosh!I love those clocks of hers!


  • i love the color choices! so modern!
    ~niki <3

  • This has been my favourite at home with… So far. Loving the colour scheme and mix of pieces. It is just gorgeous.

  • I really like that simple style and color. Have a nice monday.

  • I love how she is so good at mixing modern with vintage style against the ultra modern gray color palette! LOVE this tour!!

  • I love the darker color scheme. It makes your whole home look wonderfully cozy, like the perfect place to curl up and visit over a nice cup of tea! Swapping out builder-grade stuff as you can afford it is an excellent idea and will ultimately go a long way to increasing your home’s value. Well done!

  • I love the cuckoo clocks – have been hunting for the right one for the past 3 years now!!!

    Love your blog and style – found you through another one that found me!!! What a mouth full…
    Donna x

  • This space is wonderful!!! So relaxing, stylish with this union of many materials!!!

    ps: sorry for my bad english, I’m french.

  • Love the monochromatic color palette! You can’t go wrong with black, white and gray!!

  • Absolutely love this interior! The colours, fabrics, patterns, everything looks just so rustic and well combined!

  • I’m so in love with this series! Out of all of the different spaces you’ve featured, this one is my top choice. I love the color scheme – I’m a huge fan of grey and white! My favorite part has to be the three bird house clocks, with the three white owls beside it.


  • The color choices in this home are incredible. It seems so grounded and yet the open quality makes it seem light at the same time. One of my favorite At Home spaces so far!

  • OMG I had to pin this entire home. Def. my dream living space. Thanks guys! & happy bday Emma! I’m turning 27 this year too. You make 27 look 17! Xo Guys!

  • Wow what a beautiful and cozy home!! I love the subtle colour palette. Gorgeous.

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