Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Family Room of Dreams

Okay you all - I have amazing news!!!  One of the very first things that I disliked about our house is our family room.  We have a living room in the front of our house - that is more of a sitting room, and then we have a large family room in the back of the house.  It is a large addition that had been added on by a previous owner.  I immediately envisioned a reno plan, but knew it would be awhile before we could tackle; the kitchen/dining room space was the #1 allocation of funds.

In the corner of this family room, there is real wood burning stove that sits on top of a built-in brick landing.  It was love at first sight for my husband (Mike) when he saw this stove.  He told me he had visions of this back room being transformed into a lodge inspired space where he could hang all of his dead animal heads and fish bodies and listen to his fire crackling in the background.  As amazing as this sounds... I had other plans lol!

Long story short, the stove doesn't work anyway - and about a year and half later Mike has finally let me at this room:).  I have been envisioning in my mind for at least a year what I want to do back here, so that same day Mike gave me the go ahead, I was headed out in search of sectionals.  It was meant to be as I found a perfect sectional that day - Mike negotiated an amazing deal on it - and bam! it's going to be delivered any day.

So, now I am obsessively painting various shades of grey and whites all over the walls in order to get just the right shade.  I grabbed another sample tonight from Benjamin Moore on my way home, and can't wait to get it up on the walls.  

Below is one of the original photos of the room (taken off of the Zillow listing).  Below that are some initial inspiration photos I have saved. 

Family Room - BEFORE

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