A few months ago I was contact by a dear friend of mine from Connecticut who was interested in giving her daughter a Christmas gift that would keep on giving — a redesign of her daughter’s family room by yours truly. Her daughter lives in a suburb of Boston and had fairly recently purchased a 1970’s colonial-style home in need of some updating. Come see how I helped her add some bright new life to a tired brown room!
My friend’s daughter is a busy young mom of three as well as a nurse at a local hospital. She loves Joanna Gaines’ style of decorating as shown above (who doesn’t?!) and wanted to impart some of Joanna’s warm, cozy, and bright style of decorating into her dark and rather dreary family room.
My client’s family room is where her family hangs out to watch tv, and where the little ones draw, paint, and play. She wanted a way to accommodate these activities in a room that was cheerful, bright, and stylish, while adhering to a very affordable budget.
After discussions about her family’s use of the room, her willingness to have things painted, which furniture she hoped to continue to use, and her preferred design style and budget, I set to work. Here’s what I came up for my client’s lighter, brighter family room:
I’ve received some photos taken as the room has progressed. I’d say the changes are fairly dramatic so far!
Isn’t it amazing the change that a couple of coats of paint bring to a room?! I’m loving how light and bright it is now. There are still things to be done in the room, but I think it’s already leaps and bounds beyond where it started.