December 4, 2013

family room design board

Wednesday is a good day for a show and share, don't you think? Me too. I'm working with an awesome family of five who just moved into their 'this is it' house and they asked me to help with a few rooms.

First up - the family room. Being the smart (and realistic) people that they are they were not going to chuck a perfectly good sectional just because they moved, so we used that as our jumping off point.

They also had the wicker chair and an upholstered arm chair, so we were off to a good start in the furniture department. The armchair is a bit...dated shall we say and the wicker chair could use a spruce, but no sense in throwing out perfectly good furniture if all it needs is a little pick me up. I chose a great faded ikat pattern that will up the fun factor on the old girl and she is already on her way to the upholster for a little nip and tuck. The wicker chair will get a paint job and be as good as new.

The lucite coffee table will keep things airy and open and finding a great old buffet to go below the TV will provide tons of storage for toys, games etc. And can I just say how much I love a client who is game to rock some pink!

Finally we added a big sisal rug that will stand up to some pretty active littles and layered a pattered rug on top to hide the inevitable stains that littles tend to leave behind.


Good news is the buffet has been found, the curtains are already hung and all of the fabric is on its way. This room may just be ready in time for Santa.

Have a room in your house you want to tackle? Getting ready to move into a new house? Contact me for information on local design services as well as e-design. thelittleblackdoor@gmail.com

27 comments:

  1. Love the design! I am lusting over a lucite coffee table...perhaps in our next place ;)

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  2. I love reusing items that just need a little tlc particularly when the kids are little and there is no point in investing in new pricier pieces just yet. I love the mix of patterns and styles - makes it an inviting family room.Great lamps, too!

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  3. Love it, love it, love it! Work with what you've got and make it work in a new space--such a smart idea. I hope you'll share the after with us, too.

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  4. Love it, Elizabeth! So fun, fresh and livable. Perfect for an active family!!

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  5. So so pretty...love the rug! And that fabric on the wingback chair!

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  6. Great design! I love the mix of patterns and textures. Hope we get to see the finished product!

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  7. Super cute -- and I always love Caitlin Wilson pillows!

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  8. Love your design board - I'm dying to have some library wall lights like those!

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  9. I love your philosophy of using what they had as a jumping off point. Love the little pop of pink!!

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  10. Great design...love the layered rugs, and that buffet under the tv!

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  11. Okay, phew. I thought at first this was your own family room and I was about to slap the back of your head. You may carry on with this gorgeousness!

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  12. So glad you are doing a family room at the same time I am doing mine - now I need those lamps!

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  13. Love the design Elizabeth, the patterns are the tricky ones to tie in to a room and your did it here flawlessly! If I ever get a house in STL, you'll have to help me with a room or two! ;-)

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  14. This is pretty great. I think it's going to look amazing. All of the rooms I see you tackle end up beautifully styled.

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  15. So fresh.....and how smart were they to hire you! Love the lucite table.

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  16. Love this look. That wing chair is going to be so amazing!

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  17. I love what you're doing with the room, the lucite coffee table sounds like a perfect way to lighten things up {if only I didn't have a cat...paw prints}. Can't wait to see the final reveal!
    xo Mary Jo
    http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this design board!! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  19. Love this! Especially the drapery detail! The wingback chair is pretty amazing too!

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  20. Beautiful design. Lovely blog.
    http://jiloeastdesign.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a fab design! Can't wait to see it when it is all done. Great job Elizabeth!

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  22. Love how you used what they had but gave it a face lift. I think the blue & white chair is my favorite...but everything ties together so nicely! Elle

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  23. Love the navy and pink combo! So fresh! Great job!

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  24. Best Christmas present ever ... a new LR with you at the helm of the project!! Love the vibe! xo

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  25. love it, the color scheme is perfect!

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