family room inspiration

Hope your week is going well.  Call me crazy…but I’m already looking ahead to the new year and making a few “tweaks” around my house, especially in my family room.  Anyone else thinking like me?   We’ve had our sectional for about 3 years now and I’ve been very happy with the fabric (low pile velvet) and the little-to-no maintenance of this sofa.  Here is the room from several years ago and very little has changed except there is more “stuff” in there.

But now, the teal pillows have faded, some tassels have gone missing and I have busted zippers on some of the covers.  And the windows….they need shades.  Desperately.  I’ve never taken the time to make a final decision.  Well, this is the year!!  Not only that, but I am feeling the need to bring some fresh, new colors and pattern into this space.

Here are some rooms that are serving as inspiration for my family room….I’m hoping to incorporate bits and pieces of each of these rooms.

I like the hand-printed fabric (it’s one of my favorite patterns!) and the striped rug in this room.


…..the layered look and feel of this room.


…..the collected look of this room (and there’s the zebra rug that I’ve been after!)


…the colors in this room..


….and there is a lot that I like about this room.  The lantern, fabrics, striped rug and the wall color looks similar to mine (BM Manchester Tan)


So what do you think?  Any favorites?  Suggestions?

In January, I’ll be going to Scott’s while I’m in Atlanta for market, and based on what Sherry finds each month, I’m hoping to find some great pillows while I’m there!



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  1. Posted December 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Lauren, I love your style and can’t wait to see what you bring into your family room next! I’m trying to work around a muted sage green couch in my living room and am so happy to see greens in a couple of your inspiration photos.

  2. Posted December 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Lauren I can see your taste in all of those rooms. Can’t wait to see what changes you make in your family room…I know they will be fantastic. SO jealous you get to go to Scott’s. I’m sure you will find some amazing pillows! Is there anything like Scott’s in the L.A. area? Anyone know?

    Have a good one Lauren…

  3. Posted December 12, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Lauren, I love all these rooms and you’re not alone b/c just last night I announced to my husband that in January I’m painting our LR! It’s all changing! The picture with the zebra rug has me in a tizzy! Love it. Any idea the source? I can’t wait to see what you do…..all v. exciting!

  4. Mary
    Posted December 12, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    Have you thought about patterend drapes? The more patterns you add, the more layered it will look.

    Question…can you layer a Zebra on top of a striped rug? That might be a bit much for me.

    I bought this striped rug (–RDB09) for my foyer & now want to add a larger one in my living room. That’s how much I love it.

  5. Posted December 13, 2012 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    First off I really like the new layout of your blog! The inspiration photos will translate well in your family room…can’t wait to see it!

  6. Posted December 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it always the case…..designers ignore their own homes….so hard to make decisions for me:). I have no doubt it will be stunning when your done!

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