20 beautiful family rooms

September 28, 2012

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!

Kris shared her stunning family room makeover:

You have to check out her beautiful TV wall as well! It's all so well done. 

Becca's sunroom is gorgeous -- they added a little something to this space that added to the character even more: 
white sunroom

Oh man, I want to get cozy on that sofa and read for hours! This is such a peaceful room.

Kaylee shared her living room makeover and I just loved those large prints over the sofa:
large framed prints over sofa

Her use of color is fantastic and she pulled it all together beautifully.

Annie's project shows the power of paint -- she didn't change anything else but the paint and trim color in this room but it feels so much lighter!: 
painting wood trim white

What a beautiful room! I think white trim is one of the biggest and easiest (just time consuming) changes you can make to a space.

Sheila found the perfect art for over her mantel at a store I often forget about -- and I'm guessing it was a great price too:

horse print art

Isn't that room beautiful? The sconces over the fireplace are so lovely too.

I was swooning over Jessica’s colorful living room:

The live edge coffee table, the dark blue gray walls, the pops of red everywhere – I just love this space!

Hold on to your seats people…I was oohing and ahhing over each picture of Carolyn’s living room redo:

white walls decor

SO lovely!

Oh my goodness, I LOVE Shannon’s man cave – this is the look I’m going for in the basement:

man cave decor

I loved ever bit -- that dark ceiling too! She shares a ton of the her DIY projects along the way too. Awesome space!

Leah’s living room is so fresh and bright – and so cozy too: 

gallery wall above couch

It reminded me of spring, which I really need right now. ;)

The renovation that Julie shared looked exactly like one you would see on Fixer Upper -- every bit of it is gorgeous!: 
fixer upper style makeover

This is a must see -- the family room looks amazing, but the real star is that kitchen! 

Erin's living room redo is so well done -- I knew once I saw that paneled wall I was going to love it: 

She did such a lovely job at layering the room -- it's such a pretty space!

Linda’s living room is painted in a deep navy blue and white, but still looks bright and pretty with tons of color: 
Navy and white room
I think blue is the new neutral – there’s very few colors that don’t look good with it, don’t you think? 
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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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