Part Deux : Family Room

Warning : : Work In Progress : :
I thought I would give you all a quick update on how my family room is coming a long.  I have been making a few changes here and there as you will see:

-you might be noticing that these are different than the original ones.  Well, these white ones where in my living room and I decided to do a switch a roo (although, now living room really looks like the “poop” room…brown walls, brown couches).
-Still needing some fabulous cushions (can’t get myself to commit to a color or pattern – I think I have issues – ha!

Wall Behind Couch:
-Trying out a flower collage & by trying out I mean popping some pictures up onto some existing nails.  Hubby also thinks this is ugly (doesn’t care for old things as much as I do).  Thoughts?  I have a few more little flower pictures.  Could mix in the bird picture and the M’s? And maybe the current mirror over the fireplace.  

-I have a call into the painter to paint the mantel white (yay!) 

-I picked up this bird picture (which hubby things is ugly but I was feeling a bit of an Anthropologie vibe, myself).  I don’t think I’ll keep it there as I am DROOLING over the venetian mirror (last picture).  Is it too ornate for the fireplace?????   I’ve been wanting one forever and I’ll probably have to wait a little longer but it might be worth saving for.

– The M’s  will move but are just sitting pretty for now

-Basket.. not sure about this.  Thinking maybe I need to go with a more rustic approach like a wire basket or tin bucket (with wood in it of, course).

-Still need more and more books to fill in the shelves
-Updated the baskets with cloth ones – I like this much better

-This was a garage sale find this past summer.  It is kind of hideous but I thought if I moved it into the house I’d get around to painting and recovering sooner than later.  So it is waiting for a makeover but I like the spot.
-The pictures above need some softer frames but they will either stay there or go over the fireplace (to the right of the Venetian, should she ever be mine)!

So as you can see there is still work to be done but I’m glad I’m at least moving along and a big thank you to all of you that gave me a push & fabulous inspiration!  Cheers!



  • Melissa Lewis
    Commented on November 6th, 2008 at 12:18am

    Trina, it’s looking great! I actually love the layered look on your mantel. And totally get the Anthropologie vibe with the bird print too.

  • Zizzi
    Commented on November 6th, 2008 at 12:45am

    Fun too see how it’s coming along. Has the mirror on the last picture a frame? Is the black its frame?
    Have a lovely day!

  • Kellen Jacob
    Commented on November 6th, 2008 at 8:39am

    i love the bird pic, the mantel is looking lovely thus far, the old chair has great lines, your moving quite along.

  • paula
    Commented on November 6th, 2008 at 8:57am

    so my husband, i am sure, really likes your new decor ideas, but the above post was really from me, oops.

  • Julia
    Commented on November 6th, 2008 at 12:00pm

    It’s turning out so well :) HURRAY!

    Commented on November 6th, 2008 at 8:31pm

    looking good!!! loving the shelves :)

  • kjspy
    Commented on November 7th, 2008 at 11:09am

    i love the flower collage but i can totally see the hubby not liking that…let’s be honest. would you like it if he collaged a favorite object of his above the couches? can you imagine what would end up there? :) thanks again for coming saturday and for the lovely gifts. luke was so cute bringing me the little bag and telling me it was for avery.

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on November 7th, 2008 at 1:05pm

    it’s fun to see a work in progress….i think.

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on November 7th, 2008 at 10:34pm

    thanks everyone…just wanted to give you all a little update..
    Zizzi- no the black is just the background of the picture. There is not “frame” around the Venetian mirror it is just all glass looking…

  • milly (elephants&redwoods)
    Commented on November 9th, 2008 at 3:39pm

    looking really good!!! the gray/white is awesome!

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on November 10th, 2008 at 7:07pm

    Looks good !! …I like that you placed more than one item on your mantle… : )
    I think I see some of my designs in there on the bookshelf….thanks! : )

    Jen Ramos
    '100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More'

  • Abbie
    Commented on November 10th, 2008 at 10:37pm

    I would get some natural woven baskets for the bookcase. There are some great (affordable) options from Crate and Barrel. They will add a little texture and color. I have three on the console table that our TV is on… they have handles and house all of our manuals, extra cables, cameras, etc.

    The room is really coming together! It’s amazing how much a little rearranging will change a room, too.

  • Porchlight Interiors
    Commented on November 12th, 2008 at 8:21pm

    Looking beautiful – you must be loving it! Its great to see a room come together over time – thanks for sharing the pics with us! Tracey x

  • Zana Fauzi
    Commented on November 17th, 2008 at 5:06am

    My eyes are fixed on that ampersand on the bookshelf – I’m such a typography freak!

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