Feb 2, 2013

~ family room update

My family room has been the subject of several posts as I attempt to make it better. I believe this is at least my third post with this same title as I work through improvements for this space. I have found that often the improvements are really just changes. There are certainly many options...  all lovely.

Here is a list of the changes I've made so far. It's definitely a process, isn't it?

1. Added bookshelves and rearranged books and accessories
2. Replaced contemporary painting with antique tapestry
3. Changed out pillows several times allowing options for future
4. Replaced muted rug with antique Oushak orange rug
5. Replaced glass coffee table in front of couch 
6. Added antique light fixtures above fireplace
7. Added check fabric to interior of hutch
8. Added pair of antique lamps on hutch with fabric shades
9. Changed plates inside hutch, added plates over hutch 
10. Covered stool with coordinating check fabric
11. New kitchen chairs and fabrics
12. Painted kitchen island mossy green
13. New kitchen stools with coordinating fabric
14. New ottoman with green leopard fabric






















I wouldn't have been able to start with this long list because I didn't realize I wanted to do all these things in the beginning. 

Next on the list (which is getting much shorter, thank goodness) is reupholstering the couch and chairs and chair ottomans with a wonderful toile. I can't decide if I should recover or just buy new.


Always a working list!

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18 comments:

uncoolmom17 said...

Your room looks great! Love your collection of french poterie. I collect it also :)

Tartan Terrace said...

Love everything. So inspiring!

Eileen said...

I love all of your antique books! Where do you usually purchase them? Where should i start?

The enchanted home said...

Wkw Jan you have done a lot. I am impressed and the result is spectacular, it is beautiful but inviting and warm at the same time. Love the interior of the hutch with the check, the gorgeous ottoman and the new rug....fabulous!
Enjoy your weekend.....

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love your mix of fabrics, so perfect. Hugs, Marty

Allison Carra said...

You have been very busy! I love your majolica collection, so beautifully displayed in the hutch. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. -Al

David & Dianne said...

Jan, this is so pretty. I love being able to see the whole space. Love the new chairs. The tapestry looks awesome and the antique books look awesome. I don't remember the rug being in there--is that the one you weren't sure would work..cuz its fabulous!!XOXO

Patricia said...

Your home is just lovely - very beautiful and inviting.....
Do you mind if I ask about the wall and built in shelving color ? Seems to be the perfect neutral color....

Chandler Weddings said...

I especially love the check fabric lining the hutch and the kitchen chair fabric combination!

Katie Clooney said...

What a beautiful, warm room. Love all the details.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Jan, Your home is beautiful and I love all your confit pots!

Acquired Objects said...

Jan your home is beautiful but what a process you've gone through! Love all the orange!

XXX
Debra~

Leslie said...

Hi Jan,

I like that list! Wow, you've been busy! Everything looks gorgeous. Your fabric choices are rich and luxurious. The fabric on the chairs around your table is my favorite and your tapestry pillow collection is amazing.

Enjoy your weekend!
leslie

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

How pretty! So layered and interesting. Gorgeous! Jane

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Inessastewart said...

Simply love the display of culinary accessories display in the vaisselier! The warmth of your favorite color, tangerine, really adds to the coziness of this large, versatile space. Can't wait to see how the sofa and chairs turn out!
Inessa Stewart

nononora said...

I'm also trying to decide between buying new and recovering. The fabrics I like are expensive enough that I could certainly buy new for less, but would they be the same quality? And then what do I do with the not-too-terribly-old ones? Ghe garage is overflowing...

westernreservebutlerspantry said...

I love everything. It's beautiful but warm and welcoming also. Not so easy to pull off. This looks like a room that has evolved with lots of love.