My latest project involves designing a fun and inviting family room 
for a sweet couple and their three girls. 
My client fell in love with this black and white striped rug from Crate and Barrel. 
I love the modern vibe it will bring to their otherwise traditional home.
We will pair it with a brand new comfy sofa and we will be adding some 
orange leather ottomans, also from Crate and Barrel. 

This is the room in its present state.  Over the years, the homeowners have updated 
almost every other room in the house.  They have saved this one for last.
We'll be saying goodbye to the bulky ceiling fan, the bright red furniture, the dark wood trim
and the gold walls. 

The TV is currently housed in this black armoire.  It will be moved to hang above the fireplace. 

The room opens up to the kitchen so we want to keep it casual and comfortable. 

An almost 12 foot long window seat will be custom built for this space.
It is going to come in handy for extra seating and storage and it will make
a great reading nook for their three girls.

You may recognize this room.
This is their dining room.  It received a total makeover late last year. 
I blogged about it here and here. 

Other than the fabric for the sofa being backordered, this project is moving along quickly
and I hope to have some "after" photos soon. 

Hope your week is off to a good start.  
My husband is out of town for the week so my mom came up to help me out. 
 I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with her. 


  1. That new color scheme is so fresh. I can't wait to see the room with the dark moldings changed and everything lightened up. Don't make us wait too long....

  2. I think it's going to be fantastic. I love the idea of a window seat! Have fun!


  3. Can't wait to see the finished room. I know it is going to be wonderful.

  4. I love the mood board you created for this room, Andrea. We are big fans of Crate and Barrel furniture - in fact the sofa on your board looks very much like one we have - the Bayside. So comfy and nicely constructed. The color scheme for this room is so pretty - the blue with pop of corally-orange! Can't wait to see it come together.

  5. that color combo is what i'm considering for the office. love your mood board. we have the c&b lounge sofa--it's well named. can't wait to see the afters.

  6. This is a great project and I think your design board is really great and full of life for this family - I can't wait to see it come together!

  7. This is going to be beautiful! Have had my eyes on the C&B rug myself. The window seat will be the perfect touch for a family room.

  8. i love that color scheme- so gorgeous!!! elegant but also kind of light and breezy, too.

  9. This is a great design board! Love everything about it. I am now jonesing for those orange ottomans:) Thanks a lot Andrea.


  10. LOVE that rug and the the colors and patterns you have pulled together for this room. The pop of orange is so fun and the whole room will make great sense with the other spaces, fun, fun fun!

  11. Andrea,

    The colors that you have picked are amazing! We were just talking today about color and how this year it is all about fun color combinations!

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  12. Love the pops of orange - and that black and white rug is great too!

  13. I love that rug too and the window seat will be so functional, I'm sure they'll love it!


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