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Room: Family room

In this family with three young children, the Mom’s main objective was keeping everything CLEAN. When we work on a house with small people, our biggest job is to neutralize the pint-sized messmakers! In this case, we did so by specifying washable linen slipcovers on all of the upholstered pieces.

We were asked to design three spaces:

Family room, Living room and Dining room. All three rooms were basically a blank slate; the only furniture to be kept was an oak dining table and hutch in the dining room and a media stand in the family room. Also, an heirloom pianola in the Living room remained.

Today I will highlight the transformation of the Family room. This space has dramatic vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light.

Here are a few BEFORE photos of the space.




This space is primarily used as a playspace and TV viewing area for the children. We wanted to give the family a nice, comfy rug for play so we chose a thick-pile shag rug cut to a custom size. We also wanted the furniture to be lightweight and easy to move out of the way for impromptu wrestling matches or dance parties. Here is the floor plan that the client approved at the design presentation.

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And here are the AFTERS!

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The room is now a comfy, cozy family zone.

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Mary Stryker of Junk-2-Junque worked her painting magic on the fireplace. Giving the tired brass firebox cover a coat of glossy grey helped to update this spot.

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Next up: The Living room…

Categories: Living, Styling, Before and After, Blog

Comments (4)

  • Eileen Smith

    Eileen Smith

    07 August 2015 at 19:20 |
    Looks beautiful and can't go wrong with slipcovered sectionals!


    • Kristen Wall

      Kristen Wall

      14 August 2015 at 16:31 |
      Thanks, Eileen!


  • victoria currier

    victoria currier

    09 August 2015 at 12:35 |
    I love the way you have used so many textures. It gives the room a pulse. It is such a comfortable looking space with all of the beachy elements, but yet has a nice sophisticated flavor. The color palette works perfectly. What a great space to be with family and cuddle up together. Can't wait to see the rest of the reveal!!


    • Kristen Wall

      Kristen Wall

      14 August 2015 at 16:31 |
      Thanks, Vic!


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