We are happy to welcome Laura Armenta to the blog today to share her lovely home with us! "My family and I live in a 1931 red brick bungalow in a quiet historic district of downtown Phoenix. We rented this 3 bedroom home about a year and a half ago after falling in love with the neighborhood. Originally our house had only one bedroom, and topped at 800 sq. feet. A few years later, two more bedrooms were added. Then in the 1970s, the back porch was closed off and converted to a laundry room and studio. My husband Felix currently uses that space as a music room/bike storage space. Present day the house is double its original size, but my favorite area of our home is by far the original living room/dining space. This part of the house has beautiful wood floors, a fireplace and huge windows on every single wall, which give us beautiful natural light." "Most of our furniture was purchased on Craigslist, or at thrift shops, so each piece has a story. Both our parents also love thrift shopping, so they periodically find really nice pieces for us. Our dining table is probably the most unusual find. It sat forgotten in the basement of an old church until it was put up for sale, and my parents bought it for $10. After they purchased it, the table sat at their house for a few months until one day they drove it 300 miles from their town over to us." "We've lived in our home for about a year and a half, and the first few months, we moved furniture around a lot. The L-shaped space was definitely a challenge to furnish and decorate. The huge windows on every single exterior wall, the huge open space, and the limited electrical outlets of an old house made it even more difficult." "I work from home and spend most of my time here, so it's important to me that our living space always feels comfortable and lived-in. I love mixing colors, patterns, and love having plants around to fill in empty spaces. I love being able to just sink into the sofa with my morning coffee before heading into my office to work on a daily basis. Our little family of three (and our two nosy pups) all love having this open space in which we can relax. Before dinner, our dining table doubles as a homework station for our son, and the big living room rug makes the perfect platform for pillow and blanket forts on movie nights. I'm really glad we've been able to make this relatively small area into a multi-functional space." Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us, Laura! You can find more of Laura over on her blog Sweet Paper Plane or on Instagram. xo.