Project Location: Windham, NH
For this family room transformation, the main goal was to incorporate a stylish look while keeping it functional and of course, comfortable.
Here are some key highlights and details about the re-design, along with before & after pictures.
The most obvious change to this space is the paint color! I chose this beautiful neutral color (Benjamin Moore, Pale Oak OC-20 to be exact) because I knew I would be incorporating a dark sectional fabric since it would be best for wear-and-tear purposes. To add a nice contrast and brightness into the room, the paint should always be a much lighter color. Any shade within this neutral family compliments all shades of beiges, and grays will also pick up on the lighter tones throughout the room, like the area rug and speckles in the sectional's fabric.
Accents | Accessories | Art
The patterned pillows were the main inspiration for the color scheme and ambiance of this room. I instantly fell in love with the tribal design, stylish pattern, and colors in this fabric. The accents of red inspired the main accent color to be sprinkled throughout the room. When you look at these photos, you will be drawn to the accent chairs and the art, without feeling like the color is overwhelming. Speaking of art, this abstract piece over the fireplace was completely customized by a trade vendor to have it be the perfect size and design. I also added a pop of red to the sectional, which ties in nicely with the chair fabric over to the other side of the room as well as geometric black and ivory print pillows to added a nice contrast to the red chairs.
The shadowbox art over the sectional is my favorite piece in this room! It was crafted from folded recycled newspapers and finished in metallic hand-applied gold and silver leaf, paired over a neutral linen fabric.
Subtle Storage Space
The built-in bookcase showcased in the pictures was pre-existing, so I was able to use this as an attractive and functional storage space for various items. I helped style the bookcase with new and existing accessories while also adding baskets on the bottom shelves, ideal for storing less-attractive items, such as small toys and video games.
The chair's ottomans were perfect to add that extra needed storage space, while also being hidden. I chose a durable tan leather that coordinates with the orange-tan coloring in the pattered pillows.
In with the new!
I replaced their old sectional with one that is stylish and more tailored. This takes up about the same width and length as the old one, but with no chaise on the end, this new sectional really opens up the room.
Fun fact: this sofa fabric is kid and pet friendly! This fabric is similar to sunbrella, where it's highly stain resistant and easy to clean.
After drawing the floor-plan, I knew I wanted to add two chairs next to the fireplace so that the area felt more functional. I sourced a rug that was long enough to go under the sofa and almost reach the chairs, so there was a visual connection to that side of the room.