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F O L L O W by E M A I L

Monday, May 09, 2011

room tour: family room - a well used room -

i decided to share the most used room in my house, next to the kitchen.  the "family" room!  i live in a 2 sty home, that was built in 2001.  in this part of the world, we refer to a family room that's on the second sty, as a "bonus" room.  and that it is!  a place to relax, play video games, eat in front of the tv, blog, edit/work (i'm a photographer), play, etc.....so it's a BONUS that it's relatively big and bright, close to bedrooms (which is cool if you have little kids and don't want to be seperated by 2 floors while they're sleeping and you're watching a movie).  love that it's not a gloomy basement! i also love the vaulted ceiling!  

but of course this is not what we started with!

the before:

BORE-ing....yawn!



my 3 babies!


feature wall color:  benjamin moore's "gray shower"



beachy accents....of course! :)





no fabric is too precious in this room!




would love to have a dedicated space for my office but for now it's out in the open and is kinda nice since the computer's in a public place, which i like when my kids are using it.  and i can work while my little one plays or watches tv.  but someday....


still wanting to change the boring little "boob" lights!
(and baseboards/trim/doors...and, and, and...list never ends!)



inexpensive ikea desk top and picked the legs to match



found this toy basket at a garage sale for $5....love how big it is!  hold a ton!  and no the toys are not always put away like this!


well that's it....dark, forgiving colors for a family that LIVES in this room!








15 comments:

  1. Your style is fabulous!! Your layout looks so similar to mine, but our bonus room is the toy room and I have a love/hate relationship with this space! I want to make it a more grown up space! Yours looks so lovely!! Very very inspiring!
    Jo-Anna

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  2. Thanks! I can't bring myself to devoting a big space to "toys" so you're probably a better mom than me!! :) Although every room has a big toy box, so the toys are spread everywhere in my place!

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  3. beautiful! Love it - and really love the gray wall color too :)

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  4. Beautiful! I love love LOVE your living room and kitchen! You have wonderful style!

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  5. It's beautiful! I love how you've added colour with those stunning turquoise table lamps, and hints of it around!!

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  6. sooooooo in LOVE with this room! I LOVE beach decor, but not a huge fan on the traditional wicker/whitewashed look. This is such a beautiful modern interpretation. NICELY DONE!!!

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  7. WOW! Awesome, REAL family room with dark fabric and toys and media equipement..., BUT it still looks beautiful! Great job mom :)

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  8. This is amazing! I'm here from Houseography. I love the lamps, love the pillows, love the b&w pics of the kids, love the tablescape, love the ikea desk, love love love!!!

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  9. Love the color! I'm thinking about using it for a wall in my bedroom so I wanted to see what it looks like in other homes. Thanks!

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  10. Love the sofa! where did you find it? Grey sofas are my weakness!

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  11. Is the gray shower paint blue in your house or does it show gray? nancykennedy76@hotmail.com

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  12. Stumbled upon your blog today, so glad to find a fellow Canadian girl. You've done an AMAZING job redoing your home, it feels fresh and fun...oh yeah and FEARLESS for those painted floors!!!!!

    Great job and kudos on the Nate Show!!

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  13. Love love love this!! I was also wondering if BM's gray shower looked blue on your walls...and also, what lighter colour did you pair it with? I am thinking of doing something similar with that type of accent wall in our finished attic... annemlaurence@gmail.com Thanks!

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  14. Love your house! Where do you find all these amazing large frames for your prints?

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  15. Love, love, love it!

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