Designer Credits: Kristen Pawlak and Nancy Gillespie
This family room was in need of an update for both form and function reasons. The furniture in place was leftover office furniture, poorly scaled, and not very comfortable. The room layout is always a challenge when there are 3 entrances into the room and TV watching as well as entertaining is a must. The aesthetic wish was to be light and pretty, work with the wall color, possible blues and greens, and new tile surround for the fireplace to work with the new tile we installed in other parts of the home. During the project, a modified mantle was requested.
The main seating area is anchored with a multi-color muted patterned area rug and anchored with a neutral sofa, fun pillows, and two blue/green leather recliners. An interesting coffee table with an organic detail under glass is light and airy. A separate seating area in the back of the room was done with two small-scaled but very comfortable chairs in a leafy pattern. A sofa table of light wood and stone holds a cool lamp, a hand-carved last supper, and drinks as needed. Colorful art sets off all walls including above the fireplace. White arabesque crackled mosaic tile surround the fireplace with a hearth of new tile that matches the adjacent sunroom and foyer. A mantle was custom modified with a stained wood slab above the trimmed down top (inspired by photos the client showed). The outdated built-in TV armoire was removed and a media cabinet put into its place with a larger new flat screen on top.
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