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!!


  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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  6. WOW it's gorgeous!!!! way to go, carolyn!

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

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