Dec 18, 2012

before + after: the power of an hour-family room

this client needed help with her family room, and opted for my pinterest board + phone consultation service. (you may be able to tell from the after pictures that this is the same client that i helped with this foyer consultation.)

she wanted the room to feel more cohesive, and welcoming.

the red chair was on it's way out, and she wanted suggestions for a replacement.
she loved red, but wanted to see it in smaller, more sophisticated doses in the room.

what we discussed during our phone call:
* my client had already ordered a pair of chairs from restoration hardware. we discussed placing a small metal table in between them, as well as a gallery wall above.
*adding some simple roman shades to the windows near the chairs to coordinate with the existing linen panels on the opposite wall.
*replacing the table with something with a lightly more rustic feel to add some texture to the room.
*layering a cowhide rug on a patterned natural fiber rug to boost the cozy feel.
*adding two ottomans to the end of the table for additional seating.
*replacing the red chair with a more neutral one, and adding some pillows with slight touches of red.
*adding a more simple lamp.

my favorite element in the newly restyled space is the combination of the two rugs, new table and the pair of ceramic stools. i love how all of the textures work together to add some personality and coziness to the room.

as you can see, the new tables, with the lighter wood and touches of  metal add texture to the room and contrast with the leather sofa.

the new chairs, metal side table and personalized gallery wall help make this area cozy and inviting.

interesting in working together to create a more beautiful and functional space?
you can read more about my services here.
i am currently taking clients for february and beyond!
email me at to set up a time to talk!


  1. Wow! Huge difference. I think I'm going to drag my cowhide into the living room now :)

  2. Great changes in this room, love how you achieved the lighter feel even with a dark, heavy leather sofa, beautiful!

  3. Oh how I love a cowhide!! Looks awesome!!!

  4. Some details that create so much impact!

  5. I love the look of the cowhide on the textured rug- definiely an idea I will keep in mind! The room looks amazing! :-)