Remember 8 months ago when I had the brilliant idea to sell our family room couch and buy a new one? Read HERE for details on how that ridiculous situation happened
And then the new couch we ordered got lost. Yes, lost. I still have no idea how someone loses a couch. It took 3 months before we finally got a new couch…. and everyone was super *thrilled* about having to sit on the wood floor in the meantime.
Months and months of painting, furniture buying (and returning), and accessorizing… and the family room is finally finished. I am serious this time. I think.
I am loving the new color scheme.
SO much different than our old family room.
In case you didn’t notice, we switched the arrangement of the room completely. This beast of a wall unit is now on the wall where the old couch used to be. We got this bad boy from IKEA (besta line) and it is perfect for storing toys, electronics, etc.
Inside the glass doors, I have some decor (always good to have a few horse heads, right?) and then some diaper boxes I covered with fabric! (matches the kitchen lamp shades I did a while back)
This is where the kids store all of their art supplies.
I love how it fills up the large wall.
Above the couch is some beautiful artwork that one of my readers graciously custom made and sent to me! Can you believe it?
Don’t you just love the pop of color?
She even made them according to a specific size I had in mind.
We purchased the new sectional from West Elm… don’t worry, they aren’t the company that lost our original couch… we have been very happy with West Elm’s customer service!
We still need to find a tray for the storage ottoman/coffee table. I am also trying to decide if I should recover it or leave it as is.
We need another side table for the one end of the couch, but I just haven’t found the right one yet.
Flanking the fireplace are two arm chairs with the right scale for the space and provide extra seating.
I am still on the hunt for something to hand on the wall behind the one chair.
They each have a cute rectangular pillow that I found at Target!
That brings us to the fireplace!
Here is a before shot:
First off, we painted the mantle. It used to be the same color as the flooring and it just didn’t seem to flow, so I painted it white. In the future, we do plan to frame out the entire fireplace with a proper mantle and moldings, but this works for now.
I was sad to get rid of our old tree art above the fireplace, but it no longer made sense…. and then I found this metal dahlia and fell in love!
I am still playing around with the accessories, but I think they are cute, right? Those little trees are actually real! I love them.
Anyone spot the other horse head?
Finally, I made curtains and throw pillows out of the lovely (expensive) Thomas Paul Dahlia fabric in aegean. (that link is the BEST price I have seen thus far! )
For the 6 panels, I needed a little over 10 yards. I didn’t do rod pockets or grommets, just clips, so that helped reduce the yardage.
I love the pop of unusual colors that the fabric provides.
I can’t believe it is the same room!
Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.