Friday, April 23, 2010

Family Room and Fireplace Makeover

We moved into our home almost 4 years ago and always knew we wanted to update the fireplace in our family room but never got around to it and weren't sure what we wanted to do. This room has always been a potpourri of furniture. Leather couches we bought 11 years ago and apparently "muy, muy sucios" (very, very, dirty). At least that's what one spanish-speaking person told me when he came to see if he wanted to purchase them for $300. And I can't really argue with him. After 6 kids and countless bottles and sippy cups spilling all over them for 11 years. They really are muy, muy sucios. A black entertainment center that we bought when we moved here. It was way too big for this room. It overtook the room and wall. It would've been perfect for a basement family room but not a main level family room. I must've asked Gavin on a really good day because he was all for the makeover.

My sister-in-law, Jill, was born to be an interior designer and was incredible in helping me figure out what to do with the room. We spent many hours going from store to store, looking for the perfect furniture, fabric and accessories. Gavin got really nervous when I started bringing home the pear green and "strawberry shortcake" fabric samples, but somehow was finally able to let go and just trust that we knew what we were doing. It took 2 months to complete this transformation. Nothing is quick with 6 kids and I also realized I am incredibly indecisive with things that cost money and I'm gonna be stuck with for a long time.


The Family Room {Before}


The Fireplace {Before}


The Fireplace {After}


The Family Room {After}
Green conversational couch, houndstooth chair, tv console are all from Osmond Designs. I love this furniture store in Lehi, Utah. They match prices and dropped the price on the couch almost 50% when I found it for a better price online.

Round ottomon ("Strawberry Shortcake Mushroom" as Gavin likes to call it) was custom made with fabric from Calico Corners and Craftsman Upholstery.

Fireplace. Insert from Hearth and Home. Mantle from Innovative Woodworking and Design. Stone is from Harris Stone (Chief Justice style).

19 comments:

Kristin said...

Love it!
We're {hopefully} going to build a house this fall - the thought of decorating it terrifies me!

Kristi said...

Your family room is gorgeous!! Love the new fireplace with teh stone and mantle!! And the furniture is fantastic! Great job! :)
Kristi

Beverly said...

looks so beautiful. love that green couch

DKAZ said...

Looks great. It really opens up your room and you can see that far corner with your new TV stand...and I really need to be able to see your far corner. Also, I didn't recall hearing that Spanish speaking couple say that-but I could tell their lips were moving from my vantage point.

Vennesa said...

I'm loving the hounds tooth chair. And the fireplace looks great! I'm sure you're loving the new look.

Adrienne said...

OMG- you probably know I'm a fabric lover and I am loving that ottoman!!!! Everything looks fantastic!!

Andrea said...

Oh where to start?? I wouldn't have looked at your room before and thought- that needs some work, but the after is just incredible! I adore the green couches and the "strawberry shortcake" ottoman. The lighting on the fireplace is great and I love the table you picked for the TV. Do you want to help me with mine in about 10 years? I hope you enjoy it!

Heidi Rushing said...

Wow! I didn't think the before was too bad until I saw the after! Amazing work girls. Wish I had that innate gift! I am in the middle of re-doing the upstair bathrooms and have decorators block! Not good when the workers continue to just keep working.

kellyclay said...

Heather it looks amazing!!

{anyalynn} said...

Oohhh.... love the new room. Love the fireplace and all the colors you chose! So much fun! Good job!

PS You are seriously SO nice to offer to take Lucas! I'll take you up on it one of these days! :)

Cami said...

WOW!!! It looks great!

COOLWHIP said...

LOVE it. I need inspiration since we will (and by we, I mean I) will be doing the living room upstairs soon.

Jenni and Chad Stewart said...

Oooh, I LOVE it! Love the fireplace, love the colors, love the furniture!

Tausha said...

Love the new family room and fireplace, it looks really nice and cozy.

Corinne said...

Looks really nice. I love the fireplace.

Summer said...

I love your new family room! Everything looks so great together! I love the Houndstooth chair and fun ottoman. Great job!

Cindi Pugmire said...

Family room looks great! Love the fireplace; it's motivated us to make some family room changes. Now just enjoy it!

Carrie said...

Wow! LOVE IT!!!

Temple Marriage Prayer Blog said...

Love how you used this to create such a fabulous room!

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