Happy Monday! Today is an exciting day here at withHEART– it’s the day I’m showing you all one of the most lived in, loved, and comfortable rooms in my home– it’s family room reveal day!
When we moved in, I had good intentions of tackling this room early on. In fact, I really wanted to get it done before Ruby was born (ha, was that unrealistic!). I knew we would be in there a lot, and people would be visiting frequently and I didn’t want them in our ugly living room. Every time we had visitors, I wanted to say “hey! The nursery and guest room are quite lovely– want to take this conversation upstairs?” I loathed the room and just the way our remodel order went, it ended up being near the end of our list. Such a shame. But now that it’s done, it’s been so wonderful enjoying it! What a life-changer.
First, you may remember I showed you my design plans for the space and put together this design board:
Sectional | Rug | Accent Table | White Accent Table | Lamp | Pillows here, here, and here | Mirror | Vase | Coral Textured Box | Picture Frame | Tray | Ottoman | Drapes | Paint in Pale Silver
Put on your tin foil hats and brace for teleportation: let’s head back in time and see what I was working with (photo from when we did our walk through– previous owner’s furnishings).
Now drum roll please…..
Here is our transformed family room:
Photos by Veronica Reeve and yours truly
I honestly cannot believe it’s the same space. It’s so cheerful and relaxed, yet I feel like it feels put together and intentional. This week I’m getting into all the nitty-gritty details in this space, including sharing the second part to building those built-ins (you can see part 1 here) and all of the room specifics– what’s new, what’s repurposed, etc.
So, what’s your favorite part? I’m still in awe that we built that entire wall around the fireplace from scratch. Such a proud accomplishment!
Have a wonderful week!
Such a dramatic before and after! I love the color palette and those built-ins are DREAMY. Great job, Jen!!
Thanks Jen! You’re so sweet!
I love this space! So light and cheery – a HUGE improvement to what was there before. 🙂
Thank you, Meghan!
What an amazing room! I really love the pops of color you’ve weaved throughout. Where did you get your area rug from!?
Thank you, Anna! The rug is from Rugsusa.com. There is a link to it right under the design board.
I absolutely love this space. The built ins are gorgeous and just like you said, bright and cheery! Its perfect!
Thank you, Erin!
AMAZING !! I love, love, love it !! Congrats !
Thank you, Marianne!
Wow! That looks amazing! I don’t know if I would have even thought about removing that fireplace surround and mantle but that was absolutely the perfect thing to do. Just so good. Going in my inspiration folder!
Thank you so much!
Oh wow, what a beautiful room and the fireplace wall is stunning. It makes such a difference in the room. Gorgeous.
Thank you so much, Marty!
Wow it looks amazing! You are so talented!
Thank you so much!
Everything is so beautiful, my favorite part is the sweet stools from target , pillows and everything. Just amazing!
Thank you, Jan! I rushed out to buy those stools as soon as they went into Target and haven’t regretted buying them for a second! I love them!
I LOVE the color choices. Specifically, the grey couch. I would love to do something along those lines. Simple but dramatic and easy to change with pillows! And those built-in’s?! *swoon!* You all did a fabulous job at making them look like a natural part of the house.
Thank you so much! We love the couch, especially with a toddler!
So fresh and pretty! That fireplace wall is beautiful! =)
Thank you so much!
The room looks so much bigger.
I agree! Thanks for reading!
Absolutely amazing!! It is all so beautiful and the color choices are stunning!!
Thank you so much!
Whoa – what a gorgeous transformation! Congrats on a great job!
Thank you so much!
Those two royal blue chairs are just to die for!! I am so in love with them, they fit in perfectly! I think I’ve got a new found love with royal blue thanks to them!
Also lusting over the floral kimono your wearing in your display photo! It Is GORGEOUS!!!! Suits you so well! I am now on thee hunt for one!
Thank you so much! Glad you’re finding some inspiration:)
It looks amazing! I love how inviting it looks to just come sit down and relax…perfect family space. Still love that zgallerie sectional! I wish it would work for our space. Thanks for the all the inspiration!!
Thank you so much, Natalie! It’s a great sectional if it fits in your space! Thanks for reading!
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Fantastic room. I love the rug and have been wanting it for sometime but afraid to buy as the reviews on the colors are not great. I’m looking for a grey rug and that looks like the color you bought. Can you tell me what shade of rug you bought. Thanks.
Thank you, Martina! It’s the Lt. Gray color. You can read all about the room details HERE. Thanks for reading!
Pretty pretty and more pretty!!;) Love the blue velvet chairs, the pops of coral, the built ins, everything is just gorgeous.
Thank you, gal!
I admire your vision. I liked the surround on the fireplace in the before photo, but getting rid of it and going with the built ins makes the room look so much bigger. Awesome sauce.
Thank you so much, Angela!
Your space is gorgeous! Amazing transformation.
thank you so much!
Simply stunning! Such beautiful color combinations and I just love how fresh and bright it is! That last photo completely stopped me in my tracks. Well done Jen!
Jen, you are so sweet– thank you! Hope you’re doing well! xx
You really brought that room to life! So fresh and pretty…..great job!
Thank you so much, Sherry!
What color is the trellis rug? Spa Blue or Light Grey? Love this room. Love everything you do!
Hi Amber, it’s the Lt. Grey, and it’s just under an 8×10
And the size too?
As always, Jen, gorgeous job! Beautiful room! Love the colors!
Thank you so much, Melissa!
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I absolutely love the colors. The couch, the stools and pillows, and the walls. Do you mind sharing what color of the paint on the walls?
Hi! It’s Restoration Hardware Pale Silver. Thanks for reading!
So beautiful! Where did you get your couch and chairs?
Thank you! Chairs are vintage. Couch is ZGallery
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I just bought a gray sectional and wanted to do a leather ottoman. Your living room is pretty much the perfect inspiration. My question is about the ottoman. Its to die for! Is it worth the pottery barn price tag? Or should I look for cheaper alternatives? I have looked around at others but this one seems so dreamy.
Hi Emily, thanks for reading! I think real leather is the way to go. It just feels and looks so rich. If you can find another alternative that is less expensive, you’ll still accomplish the same look. It just depends on your needs. Hope that’s helpful!
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Stunning! I’ve been trying to figure out how to pull teal brown and gray together. Your rug does just that. Any suggestions on finding a similar rug?