Fresh and classy family room

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A few weeks ago we finished a family room for a new client.  The room was pretty empty when we started.  The client wanted to clear the room and start fresh with everything new.  They requested a space that felt fresh and classic with a bit of a modern twist.

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As most of you know, I LOVE to repurpose furniture.  I have always done that for my own home as well as for clients. This passion started from the day I first started this business.

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I found this couch at a local  resale store.  It had great lines and was very comfortable.  I knew I could transform it into something fantastic. I didn't like the rolled arms (too traditional for this client) so I had my amazing upholsterer redo them for me in a more modern style.  We also took the skirt off and added nice tapered walnut legs.

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Looks fab now!

Re-upholstery may not necessarily be cheaper than purchasing a new couch.  However, you can definitely custom design it to your liking. I prefer to do this because I can use my creativity to make it into something more personal for my client.  It definitely gives it a higher end look and makes the entire room feel more pulled together and detailed.


I did the same with these two recliners.  I wanted recliners because this room is primarily the room that this family watches TV in.  They requested chairs where they could relax and put their feet up to watch their favorite shows.  We were really limited for space so recliners were my best option, eliminating the need for ottomans.  Reupholstered in a fabulous gray velvet with cream piping to match the couch and new legs ended up being a successful redo.  The chevron metallic pillows really added a pop of something fun.  These chairs were hot pink when we started LOL

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I also found these fabulous antique rattan barrel chairs.  Loved their lines and needed two accent chairs to add to the room that weren't too big.

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Painted black with new seat fabric and nail heads makes them feel handsome and sharp.  Gives it a "collected" look. Love old and new!


The rug was purchased first and was my inspiration in the room. The soft vintage color palette is so pleasing to your eye when you first set eyes on it.



The large stone coffee table and the petrified wood side table pull everything together beautifully.


Accessorizing with old, new and natural elements add a sophisticated, collected feel to the room.  I filled a small wood slice to a glass terrarium and added green moss to an antique silver urn.

The silver hashtag adds a touch of whimsy to this eclectic mix. My favorite was the lucite tray that I grouped with the glass balls and a family photo.   The metallic chevron pillows on the wingback chairs coordinate beautifully with the mirrored glass box on the coffee table.


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New hardware was added to the cabinets too.  I did mix them up a bit. The large cabinet doors got the fun arrow hardware (painted to my liking of course)the small cabinets got the square pearl hardware.

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Added some old books with bright colors and some shelf adjustments with artwork, pottery and assorted accessories. A few family photos are also a must on bookshelves.


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The two floor lamps were gorgeous when I purchased them but I didn't like the shiny gold finish they had.  We toned them down to our liking and added new shades.  The new drum shade chandelier with crystals sparkles.


I also decided to do two sided pillows on the couch.

I'm a woman that likes change so my client can now change the room up a bit when they want to.


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The drapes soften the space without taking away from the beautiful backyard. I'm not a fan of draperies that cover up the light and view in a room.


We also took the fan out (the client never used it) and we hung a gorgeous drum shade chandelier with crystals.

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I believe rooms should have a touch of feminine and a touch of masculine to them.


I always try to keep it simple --nothing too froufrou or trendy. When you mix it up, it's more interesting and fun.


The room feels tailored but all the textures give it a cozy warmth.

When you hire a decorator, we think about ALL the details. Some people furnish their entire home and then never finish it out with the detail.  As you can see from the AFTER photo's above, the details MATTER!

This home was a super exciting reveal, that's for sure!!!

You can watch our video of the before and after below or by clicking here.