Beautiful family rooms

September 28, 2012

Hello all! Hope you had a fantastic week and have an even better weekend planned. I’m looking forward to some time with some girlfriends and perhaps some pumpkin picking? The weather is supposed to be fabulous.

Why do I always talk about the weather? I don’t know. It’s my thing.

Anyway, today I had to show off some of the LOVELY family room spaces you all linked up last month at the August Show Us Your House party. I looove family rooms. LOVE. them. It’s all about cozy and comfy for me and I so enjoyed looking through these spaces.

Let’s kick it off with KariAnne’s spectacular DIY chalk board made from an old window:

chalkboard from old window

Isn’t that amazing? SO cool. And you’ll just die when you see what they did with extra panes from the window. Brilliant. Doing it. Someday.

I love the warm stone around Kelly’s fireplace, mixed with the bold striped drapes:

striped drapes

When I saw the close up shot of her mantel, I thought it was an inspiration shot from a magazine, no lie.

OK, I am drooling over Sita’s beautiful white molding wall in her family room:

white paneled wall molding

Her pillows and fireplace and sofas and rug and lamps don’t hurt anything either. ;)

I’m digging the mid-century modern feel of Kelly’s family room:

gray and yellow family room

I am drawn to this look for our basement – love it. All of the white accessories in the shelves make a beautiful statement too.

I think I’ve shown you Kelly’s (yes, that would be three Kelly’s this time. Kelly’s must just have pretty family rooms in general.) space before, but for some reason I don't remember this gorgeous console:

red console

Oh my, that is just a fantastic piece. I love looking at her space – SO many cool touches in this room.

Kristen’s mantel full of candles shows the power of simple pieces in numbers:

rustic fireplace

Don’t you just want to curl up on one of those chairs with a throw in front of the fire? Kristen, we’ll be right over. ;)

I really loved all of the COLOR I saw all over the place, and I was especially swooning over Erin’s ottoman in her family room:

colorful ottoman

I LOVE that print. What a great statement – check out the whole space here!

As always it was hard for me to pick just a few rooms to highlight. I love this series and getting a chance to peek into your homes!!

Have a GREAT weekend and stay safe! See ya Monday!

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  1. Wow- I see why you highlighted those living rooms! Go Kellys! :)

  2. Would LOVE the red console table... has a bit of an Asian feel to it but would mix nicely with other styles as well. LOVE!

  3. Love that chalkboard! Holy smokes that must have taken forever. Looks great though :) Happy Friday!

  4. Oh my! Sita's family room is beyond gorgeous!! :)

  5. These are some really gorgeous rooms! Did anyone else notice that Erin's kitchen ceiling is striped yellow and white? That is just too cool! Of course, Kelly's red console would just go perfectly in my bedroom 'cause it's decorated with an Asian flare. And Sita's fireplace and red lamps are to die for! I may have to change my main color at home from green to red...

  6. I see tons of ideas in each of those rooms! I absolutely love the wall of moulding. The striped ceiling is pretty cool, too.

  7. My chalkboard thanks you so much for the shout out! Love all the features and so much great inspiration!

    Have a wonderful and blessed day!

  8. Thanks so much for the feature spotlights! I love these posts because all of the blogs are always awesome! :-) These living rooms are amazing. Happy Friday!

  9. Sarah, thank you so much for the feature! All of the rooms you showcased are beautiful. I always gain so much inspiration from you and your blog!

  10. Who knew Kelly's were so creative! Thanks so much for shouting out my red console - he's very humbled!
    Kelly (one of the many)

  11. Great features! So much talent out there!

  12. Those are perfect living rooms! I really want to stay in one of those amazing rooms. Great post!

  13. Great features, Sarah! Family rooms are my favorite, too. :)

  14. I absolutely adore the first photo, as well as the fireplace one with all of the antlers! So rustic! Great post!

  15. Thanks for the awesome feature, Sarah!! Wouldn't you know I have all of the family room furniture against the wall right now so it is nice to know it looked good once. Ha! I've got a new rug to layer on the big one which is of course making me rethink pillows, etc. But the ottoman stays!

    And I loved all the link- so many inspirational family rooms! Hardest room to decorate in my opinion which is why I keep tweaking and tweaking and tweaking...

  16. I so love all the wonderful family rooms that were featured...some of my all-time favorites!

  17. Oooh! I'm loving all these pretties. I agree that the mid century modern look is so well done there. I especially love the mix of yellow and grey! (two of my favorite colors!)

    I also love that oversized ottoman! I'm thinking it would be a wonderful thing to have in my work space!!!
    I also love the blue pillows behind it in that pic. Too gorgeous!


  18. I am plotting how I can take those rooms shake them all up and put my favorite parts in my own space. Might be easier to fly the Kelly's and the Kari's to my house.


  19. Yay - love seeing Karianne featured here - I heart her and her gorgeous home! And yes, Kelly at Eclectically Vintage is always blowing me away!


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