Saturday, January 7, 2012

Before and After: Family Room

I think this room was the hardest for me to see past when we were house-hunting.  It is large (so difficult for furniture placement), it has several doorways (five) and all the dark cherry wood was just plain... depressing.  (But, does anyone have the time??  Check all those clocks!  only kidding...)

Now I really can hardly recognize the old photos.  It really feels like a new room.

While one day I would love to add some more built-in cabinets and redo the fireplace, our quick fix included:

Paint, paint, and more paint Dover White and SW 6204 Sea Salt
Removing several sets of doors
Refinishing the hardwood floors
Adding a custom natural fiber area rug
Removing the fan and adding recessed lighting
Using our existing sofa but updating with pillows from Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Adding a new coffee table and chairs from Home Decorators
Recovering an existing chair and ottoman
Finally adding some starburst mirrors and lamps from Joss and Main and Home Goods





  1. You certainly needed vision in that room!! Interesting that the previous owners seemed to want to be hipster - animal print rug in the family room and turquoise zebra chair in the living room. Your redo is breath taking, stunning, tasteful, classic, and AMAZING! It's really beautiful and I love the mix of furniture and fabrics.

    Is that green striped wallpaper in the kitchen? Can't wait to see what you do there!

  2. It is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thank you for your card....I am not sure I got one out to you as I had your prior address. Thinking of you.

  3. Thank you, ladies! @5 Bickies- the kitchen has had a few fixes (no more green striped wallpaper! and painted cabinets and changed out hardware) but the rest of the redo is the plan for the New Year... I'm just kind of tired! ...And not real sure if our messy family can handle marble countertops like I planned!

  4. Olivia....It is stunning!! I want a room just like it!!

  5. Marnie- you have fabulous taste, so that means so much!! Can't wait to hear what you think of the wallpaper!!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! What color did you use on your walls?

  7. Marnie & Living Lowlife: the paint color is Sherwin-Williams Sea Salt SW 6204

  8. Really, stunning and breathtaking are the exact words to describe the transformations. I'd like a subscription to your "Livi's Visions" magazine. And I see Adam's handiwork too...all those switch plates and HEAVY cabinets. You two make a fantastic team - in every way!! Love & xoxoxoxoxoxo