It’s that time of year again for One Room Challenge (ORC), hosted by Linda from Calling it Home!
Hard to believe we’ve been enjoying our coastal living room refresh and updated front entryway for six months already!
Last week we shared the exciting news that we’re partnering with Trove Market on our 5th ORC, Family Room Refresh! We’ve been slowly updating the main room in our home, the family room, which is the largest and also the most expensive to update.
First, let me share what’s inspiring me for this family room refresh. I love the open, bright, and family friendly feel of this room via House Beautiful! I’ve been using this as inspiration for over a year and keep coming back to it. Just like our family room it has a fireplace flanked with two built in shelves and a wall of windows and doors.
If you’ve been following along our home design adventures, you know our home has a coastal feel with lots of blue and white woven through out. I also have a major coral crush, which is why I’ve been crushing on this living room for over year via House of Turquoise!
Again, the open room, fireplace with a steep hearth, built in shelves, and a wall of windows and doors is similar to our family. I’ve been playing around with the idea of adding a sectional similar to the one shown here as great for additional seating and the color is neutral, which also allows you to use color in the accessories.
Now that you know what’s inspiring me, let’s talk about our family room, which we have been updating slowly since we moved in to our home three years ago. The first year we painted the built in shelves, took down the 1970’s vertical blinds, bought new curtains to hang against the window/door wall of the room, and added a large area rug.
The second year we rearranged the furniture to make the room more open, added much need decorative baskets to contain the over flow of toys, removed the kids play kitchen and placed it one of our daughter’s bedrooms, and got rid of our broken wood finished coffee table.
This year I’m ready to tackle the big purchase items to really finish the room!
First on the list is either reupholstering the Crate and Barrel sofa bed or buying a sectional. I’ve had this sofa for 16 years, lots of cities and moves! However, the pillows have been loved by our dog and the fabric is worn and tearing. I love this tufted velvet blue sofa from my inspiration board and mixing in different blue and white fabrics for the toss pillows.
We love having a fireplace with these built in shelves! However, the fireplace has a high hearth and no mantle, which makes it difficult for designing the room. A piece of reclaimed wood as the mantel has been on my wish list ever since we bought this house 3 years ago and is one of the items I’m custom designing with Bear Wood Company via Trove Market!
We have a lot of handy me down pieces in this room such as these two arm chairs, which have been great, especially with young children. However, the pieces are outdated and loved, and don’t match our current décor and style. The dark wood tray coffee table finally broke and we’ve enjoyed having more room for the kids to play. However, we miss having a functional coffee table to put our drinks down. I’ve been eyeing brass coffee tables for the last year that better suite our style and function of the room for our family.
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be partnering with New South Home again, which will be providing the designer fabric for my re-upholstered furniture pieces and toss pillows!
I’m also excited to announce that I have partnered with Christenbery Collection (Meredith Christenberry), which has curated three commissioned pieces of art by artist Shield Catone for our family room!
Here’s my running To Do List:
- Decide on reupholstering sleeper sofa or buying a sectional
- Choose fabric for sofa, recliner chair, wing back chair, and toss pillows – In Progress
- Find an upholsterer – In Progress
- Choose a round coffee table to place in front of the sofa – In Progress
- Choose a table console for behind the sofa
- Custom design reclaimed wood mantel – In Progress
- Paint fireplace white
- Buy accessories for table console and coffee table
- Find someone to install mantel
- Rearrange gallery wall
- Purchase art work for gallery wall – In Progress
Shop my inspiration board here: Rustic home accessory / Velvet Shimmer Aqua Fabric by the Yard / Sumatra Indigo Fabric by the Yard / Garden Gate Aqua Fabric by the Yard / Chinoiserie Coral Fabric by the Yard / Fabric by the Yard / Anthropologie sofa / Oval accent table / Madison Park Barton Wing Chair / Cordia Console Table Reviews / Imperial Seaside
Get all the Family Room Refresh details week by week here:
Here are our other ORC’s room’s:
Make sure you check out the designers that are participating in ORC and sharing their room’s on Wednesdays and the other linking participants sharing their room with me on Thursday’s on Calling It Home! So much inspiration!
Claire Brody | The Curated House | Design Manifest | Driven by Decor | Honey We’re Home | Hunted Interior | The Makerista | Making it Lovely | My Sweet Savannah | Pencil and Paper Co. | The Pink Clutch | Savvy Home | Simplified Bee | Sketch 42 | Jill Sorensen | Orlando Soria | Thou Swell | The Vault Files | Waiting on Martha | The Zhush | TM by CIH | Media Partner House Beautiful
Design & Design Inspiration, & Big Girl Coral #2 Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions
Living Room Photography – Charlotte Lately
Bedrooms and Kitchen Photography – Ariana Claire