Monday, July 20, 2009

Family Room...a partial reveal

Yes the addition has been done for awhile...done as in "fully constructed"...not done as in decorated and ready for company! Still, I do have one area that I'm ready to share--even though it still isn't totally done. We'll be moving our office/computer "stuff" into the area behind the couch and we also have a new breakfast area...but in the meantime, here is our family room area...
This is our expanded family room area--we LOVE it!! Really really REALLY love it! There is tons of natural light (all of these pictures were taken with no flash and no lights on...after dinner!)
I'm glad we decided to add the three square windows--they really add some great detail to this big wall.
Isn't that entertainment center/bookcase thing-a-ma-jig a fabulous fit?! I love it!
Ignore the frog tape that is on the wall around the doorway on the right--we're not done painting that particular doorway! The doorway goes to the playcloset, not to a real room.

We've had the armoire for eight years and love it. It is from the Broyhill Fontana collection--I think everyone who was married 7-12 years ago either owns something from this collection or has a friend who does! Anyhow, we never had room for the bookcases until now...and now they're discontinued!
I've been stalking Craigslist for quite awhile looking for these...with NO luck. However, I was out garage saleing and spotted these in the back of someone's garage! Woohoo!! They had a lot of the Fontana collection--I even purchased their square coffee table, so now I no longer have a train table as a coffee table! I also bought a table and chair set from them, but that is a story for a different day. I forget the exact amount I paid for these bookshelves, but I think it was $275 total for both of them. I love them and the amount of STUFF I can store in them. The one on the right has my children's games and the one on the right has their puzzles.
Clearly I'm not done decorating our new fireplace, but I'm loving its clean lines! The tile is travertine and the fireplace itself is gas.
And, for those who remember my post about carpet choices, I ended up buying two 8x10 area rugs (similar but not identical) from Pottery Barn. One is behind the couch in the soon-to-be-office-area and one is in the family room. As you can see in the picture above, I couldn't go bigger without either bumping into the wall or covering up part of the hearth in front of the fireplace. We decided the rugs would be our 8th wedding anniversary gift to each other--after all they fulfill the "pottery" requirement of the traditional gift list...or at least they do if you remember where I bought them from!

11 comments:

Andi @ A Little Piece of Pink said...

Good for you! It looks fabulous and is coming together so nicely! Can't wait to see the final pics!

Jen Gillespie said...

Way cute! I love your decorating style. I bet you are loving all the storage, and the play room off the family room! Perfect, and makes for easy clean-up. Can't wait to see the office! p.s. I got my giveaway card today. THANK YOU! Can't wait to use it, and blog about it!

Jodee Leader said...

That turned out fabulous! I especially love the windows!

Shannon said...

Love all that space! It looks so good! I agree, I love those square windows too!

Carrie said...

Everything looks wonderful! Love the windows!

Darlene said...

Oh WOW...it looks FABULOUS!!! I love the way you have it decorated and those three square windows are perfect!!

The Bertone's said...

That is beautiful! :)

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

Your new family room looks great!I like the new bookshelves. And your "pottery" is lovely ;-)

Carol said...

I am so jealous! Broyhill is my absolute FAV brand! I have the Fontana bedroom set. Wish I bought the living room stuff also. Love the room!

Karri said...

I just love the way it looks. So airy and big and adult!!!!

I am laughing. I never realized that I had that furniture line but sure enough....I have the coffee table and the end table in our rec room. That is the largest coffee table ever. And soon, its moving to the playroom when we do the makeover. Those tables were my first adult furniture purchase in 1996!!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Love this new space! I bet you are so excited!!