Today, I am going to share our family room with you. The family room was previously the traditional dining room in our apartment, but, as I mentioned last week, the previous owners removed the wall between the kitchen and dining room, and it is now an open kitchen-family-room combination. This works much better for our family, so I am glad that they had thought to do this. The family room is my favorite room in the apartment, because it most accurately reflects my personal style. It has the feel of a cottage and is at once feminine,vintage, and eclectic.
The walls, like those in the adjacent kitchen, are painted Sherwin Williams Rainwashed. The TV is hidden in the armoire. The armoire was originally a natural pine color, but I painted it a soft gray (Repose Gray by Sherwin Williams) a few years ago to make it blend in better with the room. It is great storage–it holds all the video gaming equipment along with our board games and photo albums, too.
The hand-sewn, needlepoint Aubusson rug is not at all durable, but its soft colors and pattern add visual interest to the room. Even though it is now threadbare in places I refuse to part with it!
With the floral rug, the antique botanical prints, and the pink accents (primarily the window seat cushions), the family room is an unabashedly feminine space. There are also a lot of patterns in the room–but in the pillows for instance, I tried to keep them in neutral colors so it wouldn’t be too busy. I also tried to keep the furniture neutral.
The bamboo roman shades, lamp, and baskets keep the space natural and informal.
Below is the family-room wall that faces the windows.
I hope you enjoyed today’s Tuesday Tour. Tomorrow, I will share a few simple DIY projects that I did in the family room.