Happy Family Room Makeover

Don’t you just love a happy family room that beckons you to sit back and relax? One with a lively color palette, functional storage and a place for overnight guests? We do, too! Our Butchers Hill clients also love this type of family room and hired us to create a space that would serve their needs and feature a color palette they love!

They wanted to update their basement family room/home office to become just a family room where their boys can hang out and really live (ie: get messy!), the family can watch movies and they can host overnight guests and store games. They had a piece of art with an orange and gray palette so we used that as an inspiration and hit the ground running!

 {Now that's what I call one happy family room! Design by  April Force Pardoe Interiors . Rendering by  Jane Gianarelli .}

{Now that's what I call one happy family room! Design by April Force Pardoe Interiors. Rendering by Jane Gianarelli.}

Here’s how we turned this packed basement space into an easy-to-use family room!

FIRST

We created a detailed space plan for this family room. The client wanted to maximize seating, with a sleeper sofa, area rug and TV cabinet on the must-have list. We re-used their coffee and side tables and brought their amazing pie safe cabinets into the room for game storage. A great plan is the foundation of all design work and ensures the furniture selected fits the space, serves the client needs & functions and saves confusion of what size furniture to shop for.

 {Read what  The Biggest Mistake in Designing a Room  is and why we always start every project with a space plan.}

{Read what The Biggest Mistake in Designing a Room is and why we always start every project with a space plan.}

A key element in this space was a sofa large enough for 4 and with a sleeper sofa. This sofa with a chaise on one end fits the bill perfectly! We were also happy that the clients’ pie safes fit on the back wall for a great first visual when you enter the room and to hold their games. These cabinets were a great way to add character to this space. 

SECOND

We worked with the clients to develop a budget for the furnishings in the room. Then we discussed their likes and the feeling they wanted in the room. We talked about colors they love and don’t love, we talked about patterns and what they were drawn to. They appreciate furnishings with clean lines and a nod to mid-century modern pieces. These conversations let us get inside of our clients’ heads to “see” what they like.

 {A mid-century style table lamp in a neutral palette that doesn’t compete with our bold color selections. From:  Surya. }

{A mid-century style table lamp in a neutral palette that doesn’t compete with our bold color selections. From: Surya.}

THIRD

Design time! We selected all of the furnishings complete this space. Our color palette came directly from the clients’ art and includes grays, light blues and oranges. We updated the ceiling lights and suggested a light, bright blue color for the walls to brighten this basement space up.

 {The source of our color palette inspiration for this happy family room makeover. See the throw pillow fabrics below!}

{The source of our color palette inspiration for this happy family room makeover. See the throw pillow fabrics below!}

We then collected images, information, samples, fabrics and details necessary to share the design with the clients so they could see the full picture and the details at the design presentation. A color rendering of their space went a long way toward helping them “see” the design.

 {To help our clients visualize their new space, we present full-color illustrations as part of the luxury  Full Service Interior Design  service.}

{To help our clients visualize their new space, we present full-color illustrations as part of the luxury Full Service Interior Design service.}

The end result is a family room that combines pieces the clients love and new pieces to serve their every-day living needs. It’s a win-win! What is your favorite part of the project? Leave us a comment below.


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