Monday, July 11, 2011

House Tour: Family Room

We've been here a few months now and things are progressing.  I didn't want to start the tour until the rooms were done but I don't think a room will ever be completely done.

Let's start with the family room.  This is the hub of the house and where everyone will congregate.  It had to be the first room done since this is what our guests will see.

Here are some before and after pics:

Looking into the family room:

Looking into eat-in from family room:

Looking into eat-in from kitchen:

View from the kitchen:

The biggest change was the hardwood floors throughout the main floor.  I knew I wanted hardwoods before we started looking for a house so of course it was the first thing to change. They were installed the day after we closed.  (Yeah I work fast around here!!)  Couldn't get rid of that nasty carpet fast enough.  We painted in Behr Brown Teepee.  It will be the main color for the downstairs.

We wanted enough seating for all our friends and family when they came over so a sectional seemed right.  It's soft, comfortable, and microfiber for easy cleaning.  I need that around here with a 3 year old.  We bought the matching chair which now I'm starting to regret.  I would like to switch it out for a patterned chair but I don't see that happening anytime soon.  Eventually I'll get a couple chairs or some kind of trunk to go under the window.  There's an empty space there that's been bugging me but again it won't be a quick fix.  The ottoman works for propping feet up and it was a better alternative to a coffee table with square corners since we have a toddler.  Plus she likes lounging on the ottoman.

I like how the space has turned out so far.  More changes are on the way! 


Sectional - local furniture outlet
Rugs - Garden Ridge
Side table - Target
Lamp - Homegoods
Curtains and curtain rods - Target
Large Painting - Homegoods
Ceiling Fan - Home Depot
Throw pillows - Anna's 
Floor vase - local furniture outlet
Decorative sticks in vase - Michael's

Partying at:
Thrifty Decor Chick * Home Stories A to Z * Somewhat Simple * The Shabby Creek Cottage * Dittle Dattle * Under the Table and Dreaming * The Shabby Nest  * Chic on a Shoestring Decorating * French Country Cottage * A Bowl Full of Lemons * Not Just a Housewife * My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia  * The Shabby Nest  * Savvy Southern Style * House of Hepworths * Saved by Suzy * On Sutton Place * Sugar & Spice in the Land of Balls & Sticks * The Gunny Sack  * Primitive and Proper * Sassy Sites * Home Savvy A to Z  * Simple Home Life * Fingerprints on the Fridge * The DIY Showoff *


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  2. Your family room is really lovely. I love the color combo. Can't wait to see your home as it evolves:)

  3. What a transformation! The wood floors look fantastic.

  4. Stopping by from TDC - love to see how you have really made it yours. The floors are awesome!

  5. Not sure if I missed it. But where did you get your couch/sectional? Love it.

  6. Looking good and great rug selection to work from! enJOY your space and all the fab DIY projects you'll encounter making your house a home xo


  7. Great job! It's so warm and inviting. Great idea to install hardwoods! And you guys did it the day after closing- amazing! I found your blog from Suzy's link up party! :)

  8. Totally brilliant decision on the floors. They are wonderful. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party!

  9. It looks wonderful! You did a great job and I love the hardwood floors!

  10. What a huge change! The hardwood floors are amazing. Great job!

    Thanks for linking up to the roomspiration party :)

  11. Hi, I just found your blog.........I love your hardwood floors!! What color and size are your floors? I want hardwood floors and we are just starting to shop around......thanks for sharing! Vickie


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