I had the great honor of revamping our very close friends' family room and kitchen several months back and recently realized I never shared anything about it over here on the blog. I kept meaning to....but, then, just didn't. Solid excuse, I know!
Quite frankly, the pictures I've taken of the process have been less than stellar and I've been meaning to reshoot the "after" for some time. But then summer, kids, work, family, travel, blah blah blah, got in the way.
While I want to do these beautifully updated spaces justice, my amateur photography skills (with an iPhone that's constantly on the fritz) coupled with my forgetfulness to bring/use the "good camera", has brought us into August without any sharing of my design projects.
So, I'm just going to throw clear, crisp, professionally edited photos to the wind and share the real deal crappy iPhone pics I have. Please use your imagination, and, perhaps, squint a little.
Let's focus on the family room first, why don't we?
Here she is in her "before" state.
A tad dark for my liking, and definitely a bit overcrowded with that big bulky sectional and overly dramatic fan, but I knew this room had serious potential.
Taking my friends/clients needs, wants, desired style, functionality, and reality into consideration, I sent them three initial moodboards to consider (all using an image similar to their existing rug as the foundation)...
After hearing their feedback, and one round of revisions, they were sent an extensive final design plan that included this moodboard:
My recommendations included swapping their old TV console for a new one (from my fave, well designed, affordable IKEA), framing the windows with soft white linen curtains, saying sayonara to the old sectional and hello to a new lighter more proportionate one, and adding texture, pattern, and personalization through pillows, poufs, and a family gallery wall.
Check out the stunning "after":
Not to be overlooked, I can't forget the huge impact this fan switcherhoo had on the space.
BU-BYE old clunker and HELLO GORGEOUS beautifully designed ceiling fan by Star Fans.
If you aren't familiar with this contemporary, energy saving, color customizable indoor/outdoor fan company YOU HAVE TO CHECK THEM OUT! They sent me a gorgeous white motor with bleached blade fan to use in this space and it's really a very cool show stopper. Pun intended.
Grainy iPhone pics aside, how good is this transformation?
I'll be sharing the family room "before" and "after" at some point in the near future too....perhaps after a reshoot!?