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Our Family Room

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

It's been a while since I posted pictures of our family room.  One day last summer I announced on instagram the changes going on in this space - most of which related to the relocation of the tv.  It was above the fireplace and we were happy with it for a while.  And then it happened.  I wanted to see something other than the tv upon entering our home.  I tried to convince Mr., but he wouldn't have it.  So in a huff I went to take a shower.  When I came back he had re-arranged to room for me which made me feel like a decor bully :/.  (#keeper)  We gave it a test run before committing to all of the changes ie. painting, filling holes, moving cable, etc. We all agreed it was a better arrangement, even our sons who were both home for the summer.  


Last week when I had the house to myself (which is rare).  It gave me time to hang a few pictures and do some editing in various spots that had been bugging me.  I'm really liking how this space is feeling more "us" now.  We plan to replace the original picture moulding with crown moulding and will eventually address the hearth.  Not sure what we will do there yet, but are looking into a few different options.  And by the way, this is as "fall" as our mantel is going to get.


I'm also really happy with this pop of pink situation over in the corner between the dining and family rooms. The art came from Shutterfly and it's from the Cupcakes and Cashmere collaboration.  It arrived yesterday and I couldn't hang it fast enough.  What have you been up to lately?

15 comments:

  1. LOVE! Looks so great. Can't wait to see more of that floating sofa :)

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    1. Ha! By the stairs. Maybe I'll show the whole room one day. :)

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  3. I love this new layout, your gorgeous mirror over the fireplace, and your wall color - do you mind sharing with me? I currently have 5 samples on our living room walls and none of them are quite right. (3x painting those walls in 6 years so I have to get this one right!)

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I can relate to the color saga. The color is BM Classic Gray. Previously it was SW White Dove which looked too yellow and then SW Worldly Gray which suddenly became pink and much darker/dirtier than I preferred.

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  4. Sometimes we have to give our guys a suggestive shove. :D It really looks lovely. I adore the mirror.

    Pam now also at becolorfulcoastal.com

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    1. Yes we do...or at least make them think it was their idea. :).

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  5. It's amazing and so pretty! Great look!

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  6. Looks so great! I'd love to purchase the cupcakes and cashmere shutterfly print but can't seem to find it....only takes me to the frame itself and an upload option.

    Katie

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  7. Love the mirror over the fireplace! Could you do a darker gray tile for the hearth if you want to change it?

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    1. Thank you! We are considering marble tile which would be light gray or a solid piece of honed granite which would be almost black.

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  8. Love the pop of pink. Do you have outlets in the floor? I used to have them in our old house, they were a dream for floating a sofa with a console behind it.

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