After 6 weeks participating in my 5th One Room Challenge (ORC), I made it to the finish line once again!
Our family room refresh has been in the making for the last 3 years, ever since we moved into our home. Let’s just say when my husband said “this room is stunning” and couldn’t believe how designer fabric and a talented upholster can bring new life into our
loved worn furniture I knew I nailed it! However, hearing him say this is my best ORC yet was icing on the cake!
Before I give you the grand tour, I’d like to thank Linda of Calling it Home for spearheading this amazing event that she has created and also thank the sponsors of my ORC room who so generously donated products or provided discounts for our Family Room Refresh:
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To get the full scope of this transformation you have to see where we started 6 weeks ago!
Many people, including my husband, thought this room looked just fine, and it did except for the stained and torn 16 year old sleeper sofa, broken and non existent coffee table, and no mantel.
Not to mention the hand me down recliner was outdated and the wing back chair I inherited from my grandparents had seen better days as the fabric was beginning to tear at the bottom.
The cream linen fabric and custom pillows from New South Home are absolutely stunning against the blue and white designer fabrics from Lacefield! The wing back chair has beautiful nail head trim that I asked Mark, Baity’s Upholstery, to coordinate on both chairs and around the arms.
However, the biggest transformation has to be this 16 year old Crate & Barrel sleeper sofa made by Lee Industries turned chic and oh so cool with New South Home’s Aqua Velvet designer fabric and custom pillows! Hard to believe I considered getting a sectional instead of re-upholstering this beauty.
Bye Bye boring beige sleeper sofa! I had Mark, The Upholstery Guy, take the nail head trim all the way across the bottom of the sofa and around the arms just like the arm chairs.
If you’ve been following since the beginning then you know I had been dreaming of a tufted sofa. However, once Mark had the sofa in hand he told me that padding the back to add the tufted look would risk the chance of the mattress not fitting back into the sleeper sofa. He suggested adding buttons to the bottom to get a little of the tufted look I wanted, which I LOVE!
Another big issue since we’ve lived in our home is not having a mantel, especially at Christmas time!
I’ve wanted a reclaimed wood mantel, but finding someone who could do this and in my price range was a challenge. However, thanks to Trove I found Matt with Bear Wood Company who designed this antiqued reclaimed wood mantel, and NAILED IT!
Painting this red brick fireplace white has made a huge impact on bighting this room while the antiqued wood mantel adds some warmth to it!
Since this is our family room, the main room of the house where we relax and spend time together as a family, you’ll find many photos from my years working on Capital Hill and in politics, Ohio State football, our wedding, family and friends. Instead of filing memories away in a drawer I like to see them everyday, like feet and hand prints my girls gave me for Mother’s Day when they were one year’s old in preschool.
The piece hanging from the cabinet is a gift I received from the Taiwan government during my trip when I worked in the US Senate.
However, my favorite addition to these built in shelves is the commissioned floral art piece thru Christenberry Collection by Shields Cantone!
I love that Shields designed this floral art piece with me in mind using corals and blues!
Next up was re-arranging this gallery wall! I love showcasing my family photos but needed to add some interesting art to pull the look together.
I found this tortious shell at Target and instantly knew it would be a perfect fit! I had 3 hand made tiles from Ballard Designs left over from our ORC master bedroom, and found the coral wall art at Home Goods.
I’m loving my new canvas prints from Shutterfly!
The other two commissioned pieces of art from Christenberry Collection finish the wall where the TV stand is placed.
I’ve always loved elephants, which started when my grandfather would lead safaris in Kenya and bring back beautiful photographs! I started collecting art pieces around my home and have been wanting a an elephant painting to in our family room and this one by Shields is perfect!
Besides re-upholstering the three main seating pieces in our family room, we add a console table behind the sofa and the round coffee gold coffee table to finish the room.
The coffee table adds the warmth as well as a modern yet coastal feel with the wood and metal. Since this is our family room, we have two baskets for miscellaneous toys that fit easily under the console table and out of site when we have guests over.
The round gold metal coffee table provides the much needed surface for drinks while making the room look larger with the glass top.
Some of my favorite home décor accessories are ones that invoke inspiration and memories. Nathan Turner’s American Style and Modern Mix by Eddie Ross are both designers that inspire me and who I’ve had the pleasure of hearing them speak! The venetian glass paper weight is a small memento from my European travels.
I love fresh flowers and adding this orchid from the Mint Museum Women’s Auxiliary event where Nathan Turner spoke last month is fitting as my grandmother was on the Women’s Auxiliary board and it’s placed next to the chair in inherited from my grandparents.
You might be interest in our feature on Trove Market and more before and after’s of our Family Room Refresh here.
Here are our other ORC’s room’s:
Make sure you check out all the other linking participants here!
If you haven’t already go check out the featured designers!
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 | Media Partner House Beautiful | TM by CIH
Credits and Sources
Design, Styling, DIY and floral arrangements – Sarah Sofia Prodcutions
Photography – Laura Sumrak
Sofa fabric, custom pillows, and cream linen fabric on back of chairs – New South Home
Upholstery – Baity’s Custom Upholstery
Canvas prints – Shutterfly
Fabric on front of arm chairs – Lacefield
Coffee table – Wayfair by Birch Lane
Console Table – Overstock
Lamp on console table, coral wall art, and glass container – HomeGoods
Tortoise shell wall art, blue and gold vase on console table, silver sea shell, and white pineapple candle – Target
Hand painted tile – Ballard Designs
Fireplace paint color – Extra White Sherwin Williams 7006