A Family Room Challenge


This family room was a challenge to start. It has FOUR entry points, 2 short diagonal walls, it is not terribly deep and the client wanted seating for 12 AND they had about a million family photos that they wanted to display. Ok – not a million, but more than 7.


Let me say – I love the way this room came out. We bent the space to look larger by keeping the color contrasts to a controlled minimum. The effect is restful and surprisingly airy. We have overflow seating under both windows with benches and ottomans. As for the billion photos? Not a problem. We did these great family photo walls. To compensate for the photos wall’s intense detailing, we intentionally kept the other accessories to a select minimum, making them large and important.

photo wall
Gorgeous photo wall


The red accent color moves from the bench to the inspiration fabric on the red kidney pillows and then spills to the floor with a grand sweep by outlining this enticing custom rug from Stark.

That coffee table ottoman has a unique shape – hard to see in the photograph –but it’s marvelous.


This is a room that captures relaxed elegance and is comfortable from every angle and in every carefully chosen piece of upholstery.

A gasp inducing hand-made light fixture by David Iatesta makes this great room – sensational.