Welcome to my new and improved blog!! So glad you made your way over.
One of my readers, Lisa from Florida, asked for help on her family room, a nice open space adjacent to her kitchen. She sent me pics and gave me ideas on what she was looking for, so I came up with lots of ideas for her space to bring in fabric and warmth on the walls. Lisa loves blues and greens and told me that they are replacing the current sectional with the one you see on the inspiration board, a chocolate brown leather.
Lisa said she was stuck on what to do in this room, but I think with a few changes, this room can really be a standout. First of all, I advised her to move the TV unit to the right at least a foot to get it away from the chair in the corner. The furniture really has to stay in this position, since there’s not a lot of walls in this space, so I’m leaving the new sectional where this one is and the TV on the same wall. I don’t think there’s room to move that chair out of the corner either, so it will stay where it is.
Moving the TV unit to the right will make it visually look a lot better on that wall. I also advised her to add a large piece of artwork to that wall since she has the room. I love the arched doorways they have in their house. That’s a nice feature. I suggested a warm neutral for the walls to flow with the new chocolate brown sofa and to give the room more of a cozy feel. Not too dark, but a medium to light tone of golden tan, such as these : Believable Buff, Whole Wheat, Lenox Tan, Latte
That small wall to under the staircase needs a piece of furniture, so I came up with a booksellers table, which can hold books and a small lamp.
I think that will be the perfect piece for this wall. She could also go with something taller like a regular bookcase.
She will have barstools there at the counter behind the sofa.
Looking towards her foyer. I suggested she get a large mirror over that chest there in the hallway to really open up that space too.
Large wall with the sliding glass doors. Her vertical blinds will have to stay, but I suggested she get a pair of panels and flank the door with them, raising the rods up higher than the wall of windows. To keep it simple, she could use 2 short rods instead of one longer one. I think the fabric will really soften up that wall a lot. She’s going to look at her Ballard Designs store for the panels I show oh the Inspiration Board.
I sent her a very detailed note on all of these changes and then the Inspiration Board I came up with:
Lisa FamilyRoom by Rhoda12 on Polyvore.com
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Kelee Katillac says
Nice new site Rho! Congrats! Love the board you made. The blue and brown will look great with the white trim.
It’s Lisa from Tampa.
Rhoda has been great to work with and I love the inspiration board. Like I had told Rhoda, we’re in no hurry, and this will take us a while – but so far we’ve purchased the booksellers table, the wonderful rug (Rhoda – the nice wool one, it’s beautiful and I got a similar one for the library), and the panels and short rods from Ballard’s, though we haven’t hung them yet. I found some pillows at Steinmart in the same color for 7.99!
When it cools down some we will be painting. I will keep you posted.
Again, thank you so much!
I am too excited to read your ideas and inspired by you and your determination to go forward in life. I have shared your blog with my daughter-in-law and a friend this morning. Isaiah 41:10