Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Family Room

Otherwise known as the hub of our little abode.  This is actually the room I most proud of...when we have house guests...they love spending time in this room and feel like they're "home" which is the biggest compliment they can give me!  It's the center of our living area...the kitchen and dining room are directly off this room...and even though there are things left to do {can we say "project" anyone!?}, I still love the space we've created.  

Let's start from the beginning shall we?

 We pretty much ripped everything down to the studs out here.  Oh and we built a new fireplace.  You can read about the fireplace transformation here.

 You've heard this before, but I am kicking myself for not taking more before pictures.  The space to the right of the column use to have a pony wall...or in other words, was the window before they added on.  It looked SUPER out of place...so we knocked out the wall and made sure the beam across the top was better supported.

Here she is all cleaned up!  :)
Interestingly enough...the room to the right of the column is now our little office nook and we transformed the add-on to be our dinning room.  More pictures to come on that...I promise!

And now for the decorated space...

Yes, we purchased a HUGE sectional as a wedding gift to ourselves!  I LOVE it!  The microsuede is perfect for pets or any stains that happen...like red wine perhaps?  Yes, this puppy is a little miracle worker...and so so comfy!

A little peak into the office space....and I love these pears and apples...from Pier 1.

 How much wicker can you spy?



I swear the photos don't look this disproportionate in real life...guess you'll have to come over and see for yourself!

The side table features all our favorite pictures...and Mr. Whiskers loves this area...

Case in point!

Here's a shot of the fireplace again.  It's centered on this wall...there is a sitting chair to the left...

I actually like the craftsman feel of this chair, though it will be nice to upgrade to something else down the road.

And the horror to the right of the fireplace is...

Oy...it's not easy being married to a guy who works in the audio video world...though I can't complain...this flat screen was compliments of the shop and I know we can eventually mount the TV to the wall and find a fun console in the meantime...any ideas?

The last portion of the living room, worth mentioning is it's proximity to the kitchen...

 It's great to entertain because we can be cooking in the kitchen and our guests can saddle up at the island or kick back on the couch.

A close-up...we hope to eventually upgrade the fridge to match the rest of the stainless steel and I want to paint this cabinet following Michelle's tip here!  Can't wait!

Sooooo...what do you think?!?  Do you get the "at home" vibe when you see these photos?  Hope so!

xo natasha

42 comments:

  1. Holy! WOW! It looks amazing. I love all of it. What a great job you guys did you must be SO proud! Congrats

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  2. This room is SO homey! First of all your couch looks amazing! It looks like it just sucks you in so you don't want to get up! And I love how open the room is, especially to the kitchen. That is one of the first things I look for in a home. I don't want to be holed up in the kitchen by myself! And I like that you have a nice island if guests want to sit closer than the couch while you're busy in the kitchen. This is such a great room!

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  3. Absolutely love it girlfriend! It looks beautiful. I love the huge sectional and wish our family room was big enough for one like that. Wonderful job..two thumbs up :)

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  4. what a transformation! your place looks gorgeous - i soooo wish we had a beautiful fireplace like yours!

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  5. Awesome job! Looks so comfy and cozy!

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  6. I love your citrus pictures! or maybe that's a peach.. but they are very classy! and I want that couch!

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  7. I think it's awesome and I'm ready to come over and have some red wine ;))

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  8. Very warm and inviting! My husband wanted a sectional, I wanted a love seat and couch. I should have let him win that battle. I love the way they look!

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  9. It's so warm and inviting! Love it! I really like the neutral couch with the pops of red. Great work!

    Becca
    http://beccatm.blogspot.com

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  10. I have always wanted a den that opens into the kitchen like that, because whenever we entertain everyone always hangs in the kitchen! Great job, it looks awesome and so inviting!

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  11. Wow talk about a complete transformation!! Your have a beautiful home...too funny about the TV area..that is so my husband too!

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  12. It's beautiful! That couch looks so comfy!

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  13. Great job Natasha, you have definitely made transformed your living room into a comfortable, homey space.

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  14. WOW!! looks amazing....love the transformation....it looks so beautiful and comfy...really amazing


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  15. I love seeing the before and after. You guys did a great job! We have a microfiber sectional the exact same color - ha ha!

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  16. I can't believe the transformation! It's so warm and inviting, I just want to curl up on that sofa and watch the crazy big tv (I have the same problem in my house if its any consolation)!

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  17. I just want to jump in that picture, sit on the couch and take a nap! It looks so comfortable and cozy! You guys did a great job!

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  18. Gorgeous! I want to take a nap on that couch! What about a cubicle stand under a mounted table with wicker baskets underneath for boy gadgets?

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  19. Beautiful home! You mantel is gorgeous!

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  20. I love the accent pillows! And your cat is too cute!
    xo
    Alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  21. how fun!! i love before and afters!! i just posted one a while back! we had to remodel pretty much our entire house! it was a lot of fun!
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  22. Awesome space!!! Congrats to you guys on all of your hard work...it looks amazing :) You must be so happy! xoxoxo brynn

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  23. Loves it!! We found our media console at Rooms To Go, and I think it was around $500. Everything is hidden and our tv was mounted above it (not in our current house, weird living room setup) and it made such a huge difference. I HATE having everything exposed and consoles are great for hiding!

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  24. I love it! It is adorable and just perfect! All the hardwork paid off!

    As far as consoles go.. I'm in the position... needing to find something foundational and that looks nice. Preferably something that hides the dvds and players with a door or something ha ha

    Congrats on your new room!

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  25. That really does look like a warm & cozy living area. It's gorgeous Natasha. Well done!
    Ronnie xo

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  26. That really does look like a warm & cozy living area. It's gorgeous Natasha. Well done!
    Ronnie xo

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  27. Yes! It definitely looks like a place to be comfy and relax and shut out that crazy world out there! (c: I can't even believe all the work you have put into that place, it's a night and day transformation! Bravo on a job well done, girl!

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  28. Hi Natasha, I love it! It looks great.
    Your cat is too cute! :))
    Claudia

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  29. This is so beautiful, Natasha! It feels so warm and welcoming!

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  30. what a great space to entertain in! That couch looks super comfy too!

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  31. Very homey and beautiful indeed!! Loved to see the transformation! Really liking the brown wicker! I'm guessing you're a fan! ;) The orange and peach prints are pretty fabulous too!! Make for a great focal point!!
    Love it, Natasha!! Well done!!

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  32. Hollllaa! I love this space so much. You did well! The fireplace is amazing and that couch...yes...so comfy looking!! The cabinet will look great painted (:

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  33. You've created such a beautiful room - I'm so jealous :) absolutely stunning taste and perfect for entertaining!

    Just stumbled on your blog and love it - will definitely become a follower!

    xoxo
    Taryn

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  34. I LOVE IT!!! Good work you guys! It's really beautiful and so inviting.

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  35. It looks so amazing, girl!! I love it :) And we totally have the same clock! hehe Happy Weekend! xo

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  36. That fireplace is off the heezy for reezy! Great job on your room. I love seeing how things all come together so beautifully!

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  37. You guys did a wonderful job! Love it all!

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  38. Its so homey! I love it!! You guys did a great job. :)

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  39. WOW!!! So gorgeous. I espeically love that couch. It looks so comfy and I desperately want a couch with a chaise.

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  40. Gorgeous home! I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!! xo

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