Family Room Makeover

Brooklyn Limestone
As much as I love living in Brooklyn, there are certain things I can envy from afar.  One of those things is a dedicated family room in addition to a real living room. (In our house, the living room serves as family, tv watching and playroom all rolled into one.)  So when my friend asked for some help to redecorate hers, of course I was all aboard.

There is a lot to love in this space.  Aside from all this extra space, there is also great light streaming in from the wall of windows as well as a working fireplace.  That all came with the room yet it didn't feel quite as cozy in the before.

This is the space where the family gathers every evening and enjoys time with each other so naturally comfort was a big factor.  That big cozy sectional seats everyone, invites snuggly conversations and still faces the tv when a little bit of family boob tube is order.

Space layout here is a challenge because it has several focus areas which can make it feel a bit disjointed.  Those drapes hung high make a huge difference in bringing some uniformity onto the window wall and softening the edges.

The family used inexpensive ikea frames to display favorite family photos on the mantle wall which helps balance out that side of the room as well. The homeowner found several vintage pieces - the large buffet used as a media center and the round coffee table to paint and make her own.

I really love how it turned out and I know she does too! What do you think?


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