Contemporary Family Room

Before, this family room had a lot of “little things” distracting the eye. We simplified things and created a fresh new design that’s decluttered, cohesive, and designed with the family in mind.

The room had a lot of wood detail – on the ceiling and the wall. We had it painted an off-white, Benjamin Moore’s “Cake Batter” to lighten things up and make the room feel more spacious. The ceiling beams are seen has harsh, oppressive energy in Feng Shui, so it was especially important to minimize their impact. We did that by matching the ceiling color with the beam color. On the rest of the walls we went with another neutral, a soft earth tone to add some warmth.

For the windows we chose new treatments that are still vertical, because that function was important to the family, but with a unique texture on the blinds to add some interest.

The new carpet is nice and soft, and we found a new leather sectional to anchor the room. It’s larger, and has an updated style, with a configuration that wraps around. It was specifically chosen for its durability as well, since this is where the family spends a lot of time – it can withstand spills and regular wear and tear. A contemporary and practical floor lamp was also added alongside the sofa for additional lighting.

The cocktail table is a great piece the homeowners previously had, which we encouraged them to keep. We knew it would work well in the design, and look brand new with the finished room’s color scheme and furniture. It was in such nice shape, and also durable; plus the size worked in perfect balance paired with the sofa in the room. We changed things up on the surface with creative accents that coordinate with the design and add some new life.

With the grouping of art on the wall before, it was hard to know what to focus on. The new piece of artwork, which we found on a trip to an art gallery, is sculptural and fun. The size also helps to create balance in the room, and its contemporary look and color effortlessly complete the room.

“Julie Ann is lovely to work with. She’s friendly, energetic, responsive, and was always on top of the details to keep the project moving along. She has the whole picture in mind, and an excellent sense of taste and style. We’re so pleased with how our family room turned out. It’s a classy look, and feels comfortable. Julie Ann knows her quality. Our new sofa is fabulous – so soft and comfy – and my husband loves it. The piece of art she helped us find is perfect. It really tied it all together. I would certainly give Julie Ann high marks for customer service. She was so thoughtful, and she has a great team working for her as well.”