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Our Family Room in Progress

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Happy Wednesday, friends! This has been an odd week to say the least. I feel like it’s my Monday. Isla and Ani were off school all last week due to the holiday and a snow day and this week I spent their time at school at Adalyn’s school for her 100th Day of School celebration. While I didn’t get any work accomplished, I had a great time. I always enjoy the opportunity to be in her classroom, amongst her friends. Now I’m trying to catch my breath with an overflowing inbox, passion to create and need to complete a few projects. One of my many projects is our family room. I have somewhat of a vision for the space, but since the room is used infrequently, I haven’t really focused on it. Still, I thought I’d share how the family room has evolved to date with some photos I snapped over the weekend.

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There’s still a lot to do in our family room, but let’s talk about what we have so far. We purchased the end table/trunk over 8 years ago. I’m not in love with it, but it does provide functional storage while the girls are little. The table is filled with dolls and their accessories. Though the piece doesn’t fit my taste, blending it with a natural rug softens it a little and makes it feel up-to-date.

neutral family room decor

The family room opens up the the screened in porch – I can’t wait to open the french doors  again!

neutral family room decor

On the other side of the sofa I’ve stacked a couple of baskets for an informal end table that stores seasonal children’s books. 

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I use the antique wardrobe to store throws, pillows, candles and games when not in use. The windows are accented with bamboo blinds, but I hope to add drapes in the future as well.

blend old and new to create a neutral room with interest

a neutral family room

neutral family room decor

The sofa and brass lamps were staples in the living room of our previous home, it’s that wall in between that I’m unsure of. I’ve contemplated everything from a large picture to an old vine. I just can’t seem to commit, so I’m going to wait.

add interest to a room by using antique panels as art

I hung an antique wood panel I found in an antique store for a unique piece of art. I love the way that adds warmth to a room.

repurposing an old wardrobe as a linen cabinet

Don’t judge, but we still have our Christmas wreath out. I think I’m going to do a series of photos on the piano – in my free time.

art above a piano

This is a photo I took when when we first looked at the house…


The family room receives a beautiful golden glow in the afternoon. I look forward to making it a room we use!


neutral family room decor

I hope you’re having a beautiful week!


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26 comments on “Our Family Room in Progress”

  1. Hello First I want to said what a beautiful cozy home you have, Love your decor so peaceful with the perfect touch of modern, rustic elegant. Second: I was wondering where do you get your blinds from? please let me know. Thank you.

  2. Your house are so beautiful. It looks cozy and warm. I’m so jealous.

  3. Your home is lovely…thanks for sharing where your blinds came from..

  4. Can you please post links to your pillow sources? I am looking for those exact same pillows for my living room. Thank you!

  5. Hi Julie! I love your “in progress” posts especially since so many of our homes are “in progress”. Lol! And your home is so soft, warm & cozy. Just lovely! 🙂 The “in between wall” you mentioned, is there room for a chair? It seems to get such great light there that a reading chair would be a great idea for that corner & maybe a floor lamp or swing arm wall sconce? Just my 2 cents. Blessings to you & your family!!

    • I definitely plan to add 2 chairs, but keep rethinking how I’ll do it – 2 flocking the wardrobe, in the corner to the left of the french doors, floating at the end of the rug parallel from the piano, which would frame the space…until I can commit, I don’t want to invest in chairs. Have you ever felt that way? Thanks for chiming in, I truly appreciate your opinion. I could definitely hideaway in a corner in the family room!

      • I feel that way often! Lol! But, I refuse to bring something into my home that I don’t LOVE. If I just “like” it, I end up hating it later. So, I think it’s wise to wait until you can officially commit! So, in that “in between wall” area, I visualize a comfy chair w/ ottoman (similar in style to the sofa) and a floor lamp for height. I see it sitting at an angle as to not protrude into the walkway but yet be part of the conversation of the sofa. I do see your dilemma with the other window. Would a pair of slim lined/delicate chairs fit in that space? Looking forward to more updates!! ????

        • I agree. It’s money and energy wasted. I’ve been thinking about a cozy chair for that corner! Thanks for chiming in…and relating. Have a beautiful weekend, Jenny!

  6. Hi Julie! Your home is beautiful…thank you for sharing your ideas. I’m wondering where you purchased your brass floor lamps? I have a similar floor lamp that I found at TJ Maxx and
    would love to buy another….but have not had any luck…thank you!

    • Oh no! These are from Ballard Designs, they really should restock them because it’s one of my frequently asked questions! I see them at Home Goods from time to time. Maybe search for apothecary lamp?

  7. So gorgeous, Julie. I just love your simple yet gorgeous style.
    Hugs, Jamie

  8. What exact baskets do you have on the side of your couch. I have two little ones and want to do something similar to hide their toys but wasn’t sure about sizes.

  9. Love the photos! Very cozy! Do you mind me asking where you purchased your sofa? I will be purchasing a new sofa when we move into our new home and this is exactly the look Im going for. Curious about comfort, stains, upkeep, quality….any help is appreciated!!

    • Not at all! Restorations Hardware. You can read more about it here. As for quality, I think their furniture is more authentic and durable than most available today, which is why I continue to furnish our home with it. Enjoy!

  10. Such a comfy space! Love your wardrobe, great idea.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  11. Just found your website & am enjoying your style. I am needing a good light color for my DR. I have simply white in other rooms in the house but was hesitating with it in this room. What color did you use on the walls? It seems light but I can still see a difference against the trim. Thanks for any help!

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