8.11.2009

New Family Room Reveal!

*Edited to add: The houndstooth chairs and the leather couch are all from Kacey Fine Furniture, a local place here in Denver. I love how they look together! Also, someone asked about the color on the walls. It's "Cracker Crumb," by Valspar (painted a few years ago, I am not sure if they still have that color). And the fabric for the curtains came from Calico Corners. It is cotton, which I love since we have little kids, but I also went on a mad hunt for a very similar silky version of this buffalo check fabric at Hobby Lobby, and ended up getting some on clearance there.

Hi everyone! I am so excited to show you what I've been up to! My husband and I just recently bought a new couch and chairs to replace the old set that had been hanging around since his bachelor days. Here's a photo of the old family room, with the old furniture.

Without further ado, here's the new room!

I am so in love with the colors!

I went with some deep browns and caramels as the base colors, then added in some warm yellows and robins egg blue as accents. Hopefully the browns and caramels keep it from feeling too feminine.
Remember my $5 floor fan? Love it in here! And my buffalo check curtains? Yep, I actually made them...I am still in shock!

This plant is actually alive. It's not fake. Not sure how long it will stay that way.

Do you like my hanging plates from Home Goods? Cheap and easy and oh-so-cute!

I even made curtains for the adjoining dining room. What in the world is happening to me? Who am I?

There are still some projects to be done in here. I hope to re-stain and paint that coffee table, so I'll be showing you that sometime soon. And I'm still searching for the perfect rug...the one that's in there now is on loan from my upstairs loft until we find something that fits.

Lots of projects in the coming weeks! In the meantime, I think I'll sit on my new couch and just take it all in!


94 comments:

Sara said...

Love it!!! It looks so cozy! I'm still on the hunt for that fabric. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day.

Ally0005 said...

I LOVE your new family room. I would like to get new furniture, one day.
I just love your fan and for $5.00now that is a deal.
I noticed your plates first they are perfect there.
Good job on your curtains. I always loved what Christopher Lowell used to say "You Can Do It".

Ally

SoBella Creations said...

I love it! You did a fantastic job with the curtains. I love your furniture choices. Your new looks is nice and cozy.

Jen M said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! The curtains make the biggest difference. Great job.

Stacey said...

Carrie, I just love it! The whole room is changed. I love the wreath on the chalkboard too. You have all the little touches in places.

Now just one question....how on earth are you getting that sewing done with babies? Are you sleeping at night?

ursula said...

is that a leather couch i spy? it's gorgeous!!! i'm dreaming of getting one myself one day...

Amber B. said...

Wow! Looks great! I especially love the chairs and the curtains.

Kelli said...

Congrats on getting it all done. I'm sure that has to be a great feeling, so you should sit back and enjoy. It looks very cozy!

Jboo said...

Wow -- that turned out great! Love it! And look at you -- what a seamstress you've become so quickly! :)

Janet

Diane said...

I love it!! It looks so inviting! I especially like your new curtains and the plates you have hanging on the wall. So cute! One question. Can you take a picture and show us what you have hanging on the wall behind your lovely new sofa? Inquiring (nosey) minds need to know!

Jackie said...

I love the furniture choices you made! I especially love the texture of your chair and the leather ottoman. Very cool. Your builts in are awesome looking above the fireplace. Your room had some good bones to work with! And I am soo envious of that fan and the price you paid!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love it - new furniture is always exciting! I love the drapes - they turned out perfect and make such a huge difference. I love the framed wreath,too!

southerninspiration said...

I think you have taken a challenging room and made it fantastic!!! It all looks so good, from the drapes to all the details and accessories! GReat job Carrie, and I'm so pleased for you that you surprised yourself on your abilities...and all the while being a mom!! thumbs up!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Your new things look beautiful! I know you'll enjoy spending lots of time in there :)! Such pretty colors & that fabric is a fav of mine too!
Blessings,
Stacey

Sara said...

you did such a good job!! it looks great! LOVE the furniture!

MegJill said...

LOVE the curtains you made! And of course, the furniture. Of course, I think the old furniture looks nice too! It amazes me how much bigger your window looks with high hung curtains! It looks like a totally different window! Good job on the room! Makes me want to come lay around in there.

Jen said...

The curtains are TDF! Love it!

Sarah said...

The room looks beautiful and so inviting. The fan is so much fun! Hope those babies are doing good!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Very nice!! The accent colors are great and the drapes...divine!!

Amy

Amanda said...

love it...looks warmer and more modern but still tradtional and classic, love the chairs and curtains...

Invited In said...

Love the colors. I am trying to figure out how to add some robin egg blue to my home. That color just makes me feel good. Thanks for sharing your lovely ideas!!

Darlene said...

It is ALL gorgeous!! You have done a fabulous job decorating in the family room! LOVE it!!

Windy said...

Everything looks so warm and cozy! Love the curtains - you did great;)

Momma to Bug said...

Looks great! Great job! I love your style :-)

-Desiree

duchess said...

Just beautiful. Great job.

Jessica said...

I love the new room! It looks so comfy and cozy!! Great job!

julie & joe said...

I love it! I have been wanting to go brown and robin's egg in my living room. I am really tired of the burgandy and sage I have in there.....just need to afford new furniture.

sarah m said...

I love it!! The color palette is perfect and everything looks wonderful. And those curtains?! They totally pull the room together. Great job!

Cheryl said...

It's coming together nicely.
I just love your buffalo check curtains. It's a casual yet upscale look.
Love the plates too. I am starting to get into plates and may start hanging some around my home soon.

Jamie said...

It looks terrific! I love the curtains! We have just painted our den in a similar wall color and I was feeling lost over what color sofa and cutains to put in there. Now I have an inspiration room! Thanks!

Joanna said...

I think it all looks great! I love the colors from the lamp to the couch and chair to those curtains!

Kim said...

Very Cute! You did a great job on your curtains!! It will be exciting to see what your next sewing project will be.

Davene said...

I like that new furniture a lot! It all looks great. :)

Jamie said...

Wow! It looks great! I love it! Great job on the curtains! The color scheme is perfect.

La Nouvelle Femme said...

The room looks fantastic! I especially love the curtains. I can't believe you MADE them! That's impressive.

Lana said...

Oh I love it! The curtains look GREAT! You did so good on them...I love them! What a cozy place! The colors are all great! Good luck with the plant!! :)

Carolina Mama said...

You did great and the room looks lovely! So fun!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

It is beautiful! I love all the colors you picked and great job on your curtains! Once you start making your own, you will not be buying already made ones. Enjoy your new room!

Hugs,
~Victoria~

Chris said...

Wow! It's like a brand new room! Everything from the furniture to the little accents is just perfect! You're a sewing queen! Get it? Queen? I crack myself up. It's beautiful!

Juice said...

Love it! Yay new room!

Jodee Leader said...

What a fabulous makeover! I love your new furniture. We are soooo overdue for new furniture (and carpet) too, however, the hubs is putting me off because the kids trash everything we have!! It's easier not to have anything too nice with them!

Shannon said...

Oh, I love everything!! The furniture is beautiful and loooove the curtains! Yours look great. It makes me want to steam mine. :) they don't look that sharp. Wonderful!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Carrie, I love, love your new room, those colors are just so pretty & look great together. My familyroom has some similar colors & I'm bringing in more of the aqua blues in there. Love yours!!

Sunny said...

Carrie, it looks gorg! Like I just want to come thru the screen and sit in your chair chatting away with you sipping on coffee! Love it and great job on the curtains!

Jennifer said...

Wow... it looks beautiful!! I love the color palette!

Tasha said...

LOVE IT!!! Really really I love it. Oh, how fun to get that all put together. It looks fabulous!

Kate Starr said...

Love. The curtains, as clearly favored in all the comments above, make the room, lighten it, perfect it.

The Gathering Place said...

The room looks great and how fun to be creative with curtains and know that they work! Nice job!
JoAnn

Shilo said...

It's truly beautiful, Carrie! I think you nailed the color combination! Congrats on your new room.
Stop by my blog when you have a minute to see what we've done to our house! :) Would love to know what you think!
Blessings,
Shilo

Allison said...

I love, Love, LOVE your room. It looks awesome.

Mandi said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this space! You have been hard at work! It looks so warm and inviting. Way to go girlfriend!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Hi Carrie,

Oh wow....it looks so welcoming and cozy!! I love everything about it. I really want to know how you get all these projects done with two little ones!!

Can't wait to see what is next:)

Hope you have enjoyed your summer!

Lisa

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

You did GOOD!

Ms. Tee said...

Sooo pretty, Carrie! I love love love your new chairs. Would you mind sharing where you found those? I love all the colors and the touches of blue, too. It's perfect - so pretty and cozy!

Jennifer from WI said...

Carrie, what a perfect room! I love how you infused a little robins egg blue along with the neutrals...and those curtains really make the room pop. Like the previous commenter, I'd love to know where you purchased those classy armchairs:-) They compliment the leather sofa so well.
jennifermoffitt@earthlink.net

Shell said...

That is such a beautiful room and such pretty colors! I love the curtains. You are so talented.

Dawn said...

Beautiful! I love the colors!!!

Miss E said...

I love it! You always do such a great job. It's so fun to see your recent projects in your house, too. Awesome job!

Draffin Bears said...

It was lovely to discover your blog.
Your family room looks lovely with your new lounge suite.

I also like topiary trees and found out the other day when one of mine died, that they need a granule food to keep them healthy.
Have brought some and they are looking good.

enjoy your week
Carolyn

Happiness Is... said...

I love the curtains and the plates - gorgeous!

Kristen said...

Looks great! Love the new furniture and wow on all the crafty projects you've been up to!

Life with Kaishon said...

It looks so beautiful Carrie! I just love it. I decorate. With beach towels. It isn't pretty. I need help. Come rescue me : )

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh, and I forgot to say how amazing the curtains are. You did SO great with them. WOWZA :)

Beth said...

It looks fantastic and brighter. Just cheerier in general :). You're inspiring me to brush the dust off my sewing machine and try to figure the darn thing out!

Every Day Blessings said...

I am loving those drapes! I can't believe what a difference it makes and they make the room look bigger. I am glad that you are learning to sew! Awesome!
I also love those little plates and the cute touches that you added. It is very darling.

Jen R. said...

Carrie! It looks fabulous! You really did a wonderful job!

Twice as Nice said...

You're really becoming a seamstress! Are your chairs houndstooth? Love love love them. The room turned out great!

Jessica said...

Everything looks GREAT!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

It is beautiful. I really like the colors.

CoLiE-O said...

you did an awesome job!!! it makes me wanna do something new with my family room!

TRS said...

No luck on rugs at the TJMaxx Homegoods at Orchard & University?

I was just there last Friday... they had some pretty yummy rugs... but I wasn't looking at prices because I wasn't in the market for a rug.

Mimi Sue said...

Your family room is wonderful. Love the plates. Very cozy and familyish. Mimi

june@craftyniche said...

So warm and cozy!

TidyMom said...

Carrie I LOVE it!! it feels SO good to have a fresh new space doesn't it? I love all the new little touches too!! GREAT job!

~TidyMom

hannah said...

darling! it looks great!

Jessica said...

Can you tell me where you found the fabric for your curtains?

Lisa-Marie said...

It looks awesome! lovely and fresh, and yet cosy at the same time!

K and A said...

Your curtains turned out fabulous! Looks perfect in there!
Now I want new furniture...lol
~Amanda

Courtney said...

I love the room, the colors are great!

Macchio Family said...

looks great... what an inspiration!

Cheri Peoples said...

I love the fan and the curtains. So pretty

Want $80 worth of items and only spend $20 out of pocket? Read all about how you can do it too It's Just a COUPON - How much can you really save?
and it's the last day for entering the give-a-way--and it's Photography art-Check it out!!

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Stephanie said...

It is gorgeous. Do you remember when I had a blog the delightfulbusybee? I posted a quilt and you said that you couldn't do that. Well, I can't make draperies! You have talent galore! Give the girl a sewing machine and wow!! You'll be making bedding, quilts and more before you know it! Still love to visit your blog all the time! Your kiddos are so cute! Take care

EntertainingMom said...

Stunning and AMAZING! Now I can't sew... could I possibly glue gun some curtains?! LOL

Fifi Flowers said...

What a LOVELY family room... very inviting!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Beautiful... I love it....

Southern Fried Gal said...

What a beautiful room! I love the curtains and the touch of blue is perfect! Great job!

Angie said...

Looks beautiful! Those curtains look perfect with everything!

Sincerely Yours said...

Gorgeous!!! Just so refreshing but still cozy! Has that PB look for sure and you did an excellent job on the curtains! Buffalo check is my favorite (but hard to find lately?) I also LOVE LOVE the robins blue touches; I'm really getting to want that color in my house!! Always a fun visit - admire all your energy and ideas! Sincerely, Jeannette

Lisa said...

My comment will probably get buried among all the other admirers of this room, but I have to say... this is ONE GORGEOUS ROOM!!! I would totally copy everything in it. Everything. Including that fan. It is just absolutely beautiful. Stylish, restful, comfortable, warm, friendly... so beautiful.

I have always loved those buffalo plaid WTs and wish I could afford the yardage to make them. Guess I'll have to admire them here!

Lisa

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Hi,I came from the Nesters. I love your new family room. I have a brown leather couch too admire the changes you have made. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to check out more of your blog.

Renee said...

Everything looks so warm and cozy! Love the curtains - you did great... I love the curtains and the touch of blue is perfect...i love your new family room fantastic decoration..
--
Reenee
Get the best FREE offers on the Best Home security Systems

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I don't think people realize the difference fabric makes until they do it! I love it all!!

ross said...

I found that I was able to buy good family room furniture for a great price at the spacify.com. It was less costly than elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Love your curtains. Where did you buy the yardage from?