I can't tell you how excited I am to close the books on this one. This family room has been in limbo for-freaking-ever. I finally finally got around to painting and ordering pillows (I could probably use more - you'll see). And I had some spare time this morning and went to Home Goods for accessories. So, other than probably changing the sconces someday (but seriously, I'm in no hurry), I'm DONE. And I am really, really happy with it.
As usual, I am showing all the photos I took because it's hard to decide which are best. I'll list sources at the end. Oh and PS - to those of you who told me to listen to the kids, one of whom asked for "beds" in the room - thank you! She was really telling me to make it comfy. And it is. The teens that seem to be here every night in packs of 10 are always in this room, and we did a very fun family night the other night. So we are happy. Thank you all for your voting, comments, and support when I struggled with this room. I am so grateful!
The big ugly tv is over the mantel, but I'm not showing you. It's as ugly as you can imagine.
I cut these branches from my backyard today:
And the 900 pound tree trunk I painted to use as a table:
And the roses are from a bush that Patrick gave me one Mother's Day. They bloom all summer. I don't really garden, so I don't know if that's normal, but I love it:
I don't know when I decided to add some navy to the color scheme, but I'm glad I did. Teal and navy aren't the first colors I'd normally go to, but I really like the variations in blue. I feel like navy sofas would have been too matchy with the rug and accents:
My 8 pound protector, just before a barking fit at a squirrel that dared cross her yard:
The sofas are 11' so I really probably need more pillows. These just arrived today, and I love the colors but, like always, I could use more:
I put the bar cart in the corner and realize now from this image that the curtain rods need to be shortened. Another thing for the list!
Please ignore the fabric under the pillows. It was laying around and I think the woman who helps us clean put them there. I forgot to move them.
I couldn't love this art more:
Someone on Pinterest tonight called this whole room "ugly" and a "no-no." It hurts, even though I blocked her and tried to move on. So please, if you don't like it, maybe just move on instead of leaving a negative comment? Besides my family, this is my life, and it matters a great deal to me. So be nice please! (Yes, I am thin-skinned I guess. And no, I don't think ANY of my regular readers would do this....I'm really talking to those who click over just to be mean. How about just don't instead?)
Rug: Caitlin Wilson
Sisal Rug: Alcott Hill
Ornate Mirror: Wayfair
Art: Joshua Schicker or Here
Pillows: Etsy Here and Here
Tree Trunk Coffee Table: Redwood Burl
Small accent table: Selectives
Bar Cart: Arteriors and Similar
Maria Theresa Chandelier: Wayfair
Curtains: Gray/Silver Faux Silk
Blue and White Ginger Jars: Here and Here and Here
Pink Orchid: Here
Sea Fan: Etsy
Gold Vases: These, sprayed gold
Colbalt Floor Vase: Here
Blue Lamp: Corrigan Studio
Other Accessories: Home Goods