Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Family Room Makeover



Last year I was playing cards at my friend, Gina's house, when she asked if I would help her redecorate this room...




Ummm… heck yeah, I would! I started snapping "before" pics on the spot.





The room had new hardwood floors, cool ceiling beams and a fireplace. Everything else had to go. Including this monstrosity...






Just like me, Gina is outnumbered by boys. But that doesn't mean she has to live in a man cave.

Her newly redecorated family room is anything but cave-like...











Gina had already chosen a rug, so it became the starting point of the design. The walls are painted a very pale blue, although they appear quite white in my pics.





















Gina's house is very colorful, and I knew the softer palette in this room was a departure for her. We decided to have some fun with the vintage end table by painting it hot pink.






We still have some small changes to make. And, I think I have finally convinced Gina's husband to let me replace the track lighting with a new fixture. What is it with men and big TVs and track lighting?? :)





I'm doing some more lightening and brightening in my own house, too. I've shared some sneak peeks on Instagram. Details coming soon.

Have a great rest of your week!!

12 comments:

  1. You pulled that room together brilliantly. I love that it is functional AND fun. I bet the whole family loves it and the room can live hard with those boys! xo Diana

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  2. Wow! It looks fantastic! I really love that little pink table. Love all the colors you used.

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  3. Wow, Carolyn, you did a great job!! It's magazine worthy.

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  4. I can't believe it is the same room. Great job! It is beautiful!

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  5. now THAT is a before and after to remember. I love the pops of color everywhere against the new wall color. soothing yet fun and happy. love the mirrors in the room big time.

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    1. Thanks so much, Nancy! The mirrors are both from HomeGoods… shocking, I know ;)

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  6. It's wonderful! The pink table is perfect with the other colors. Way to go!

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  7. I die over that pink table!!! Such a drastic before and after!!! Love LOVE!!

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