It amazes me how fast time flies. I think it is even more noticeable as you watch children move from one grade up to the next. This client’s room had been the ‘playroom’ at one point in time. Now the girls are in junior high and high school and the family was looking for a space to do family movie night and hang out.
The “New” Media Room:
The goal for the room was for everyone to be able to pile onto the sofa and have a ‘good seat’ to watch a movie. The homeowners wanted the room to be comfortable and cushy. They also asked for the space to flow with the existing, traditional style of the rest of the home, but to have a little more punch and modernity.
Our jumping off point was a new family photo which featured the colors blue, white, fuchsia and gray. I love it when a homeowner jumps out with a color like hot pink as an option. We just had to keep it toned down so the man of the family felt at home.
We did that by basing the design off of a more masculine-hued rug and sofa. The rug is a super soft grey with silky accents of steel blue. The sectional is a cozy steel blue velvet which is really plush. We just piled it up with accent pillows in pink, white, grey and blue.
Notice the detailed, box nailhead trim at the ends of the sofa. I think it adds a lot of style to the sectional.
One particularly fun piece is the swivel corner chair which we did in a basic beige linen, but trimmed with hot pink velvet cord. So fun!
The ottoman is both functional and stylish. We went larger and made it more like a bumper so everyone could easily put feet up and would not have to fight over the chaise.
The windows before had white, wood blinds which were inside mounted. We added some panache to the interior architecture by outside mounting new natural shades and hanging drapery panels between each window.
When Emily and I installed the room we couldn’t stop ourselves from ‘testing’ out the couch, it was just so inviting!
I hope you like this space as much as the family, and I, did. I am really pleased the parents wanted to invest in a space where the whole family could all spend more time together even as the kids become teenagers. I have nothing against separate spaces for the kids, but it was heartwarming to be able to create a space for this family to enjoy fun times together!
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