Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Updated Family Room

I know I've been promising these pics for awhile now, and finally the sun has come out and I was able to get some decent shots of our updated family room.  You can view the family room before here and here.  We made just a few simple changes, but it totally changed the look of the room.

Here's the rundown, and then I'll share pictures of the updated space.

After moving our loveseat from our downstairs office up to our media room, it left our Townsend coffee table from PB without a home.  I love this coffee table's lighter distressed finish and the fact that I can change out all the little cubbies under the glass with the seasons.  So, we decided to move it to the family room.  Well, that was all fine and dandy except now our darker sofa table wasn't working.  No problem, it too got moved to an empty wall just screaming for a console table  in our media room.  Yes, our media room is getting ALL the love!!  We then purchased a new console table for our family room.  It is the Newberry console table from PB.  The finish matched our "new" coffee table perfectly, and I love the drawer shelving combo.  It is the only new furniture piece we purchased for the redo.

The only other major change we made was taking the center doors off our entertainment center.  We never closed them anyhow.  This enabled us to move our larger tv from upstairs downstairs, and the smaller one upstairs to the media room where it better fit.  It also enabled us to remove the shelf above the tv that held our Tivo/etc and gave us a cleaner look.  Hubby put those in the lower cabinet linked with wireless gadgets! 

We then cleared ALL accessories out of the room, adding back a few we loved, sending the rest to consignment.  We then had fun purchasing new items together.  We went for lighter, brighter and things that have meaning.  We also added some new throw pillows, ordered through Esty, to our existing pillows. We purchased new draperies and rods from West Elm to finish off the previously bare windows.  I love these curtains!!  So much so, we used the same ones in our dining room to keep the look consistent across the back of the house.

I was able to purchase all the new accessories using the money I earned by selling the old accessories through my favorite local consignment store!!  We did purchase the new console table, but we needed one for the media room upstairs so either way, I was buying one.  It just worked out that the old one worked beautifully in the media room.

I am still looking for an area rug for the space.  I found one I loved at West Elm.  However, it is backordered and I do believe they might be discontinuing it.  I am currently loving all the painted Chevron rugs I am seeing around blog land!!

 Okay, without further ado...the new updated family room and a couple pics of the dining room with the new drapes and table runner.

Updated entertainment center.

Close ups of new accessories.

Side two.

New pillows for sofa from Etsy stores.

New console table from PB, Newberry collection.

A closer look.

Recycled glass vases, Home Goods.  Newspaper birdie & recycled glass diffuser, West Elm.

View of staircase wall.

New Suzani pillow cover.  I love this fabric!!

Close up of new drapery panels/rods-West Elm
New additions for dining room-Draperies/Rod, West Elm and table runner, World Market

We are currently updating the carpet in our library and office (makeover to come as I am awaiting my new Jett desk from Z Gallerie that is currently on back order til May), and our front staircase.  Hope to share pictures soon.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  The sun is finally shining and we are enjoying Spring Break.


Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Oh, Lauren!!!! I love it all. It looks so beautiful. I love the Suzanni fabric as well . . and all of the pillows on the couch. I love the grouping of three vases! Oh, it's just beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Beth at southernfriedliving said...

It looks fabulous! I'm loving those new pillows and those drapes are gorgeous!! And those vases, swoon!

emily said...

Everything looks so good! I love those glass vases! And all of the amazing fabrics. Excellent job!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love all the shelves and expecially the drapes...well, love everything!!!
Hope your doing well, thanks for always being so kind and stopping in :)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

It's so bright and fresh Lauren! I love the new fabrics you incorporated into the rooms. You are spring ready for sure:)

Michaela said...

Beautiful, pretty lady! I love that PB table (: Those pillows are perfect for spring!

The Zhush said...

Gorgeous, really loving your drapes and pillows...great choices everywhere!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

you have been busy!!! looks great, lauren!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lauren!

You have been busy! Love all the changes you've made to your family and dining room. Don't you love World Market?!! I found a runner and pillows there this past weekend! They are a fun punch of color for Spring! Your West Elm curtains really set the tone for the dining room! Beautiful! You have a cozy and beautiful home!

Hope all is well! Have a great week!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful tablerunner! It adds just the right amount of color. Hop over to if you get a chance. It's a new blog, I would love to know what you think :)

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Lauren~I love the clean, uncluttered but warm feeling of your home. Those accessories on the console are perfect!

Chic Coastal Living said...

Love your backyard and home! Beautiful work! That's so sweet of you to share it with all of us!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Hi, first visit to your blog. I love your dining room and all the bright, colorful pillows.

courtney said...

i love your pillows and those vases on the console table! the colors are perfect. great job

Ches said...

Looks great. I love those pillows and especially like how you decorated the console table. Looks like a magazine.

Doreen Grace said...

Wow... that console table, those twigs in front of the mirror, and the black candle sticks... love your style!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Hi Lauren! I know I already commented, but I just had to add that I love those panels from West Elm! :) Thank you also for all of your kind, encouraging words to the guest post moms this week. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! xo

Stacey said...

Love the pillows and the glass vases. I also love the curtains you picked. Pretty!