April 11, 2018

#projectmodernfamily Great Room Reveal

   You guys.  I’ve been holding out on you.  I’ve had this amazing, beautiful, gorgeous, every-good-adjective-project (#projectmodernfamily ) and I have been hanging onto and I’m just now getting to reveal it.  I’m sorry!  It deserves an apology because it’s just that good.

I’ve been swamped getting our newest Stagg Design collection ready for launch (excuses, excuses, but it’s worth it!) which is so very special to me– I can’t wait for you to see it!– and many other things have taken a back seat.  Well, I say no longer!  This project deserves to be seen!  So let’s DO THIS!  I give you the #projectmodernfamily Great Room Reveal!

#projectmodernfamily is a repeat client.  I designed their last home which they then up and sold and remodeled this lovely.  Steve Tiek (who is the bomb) worked his magic with the construction and now I get the fun part– turning it into a home for this busy, fun family of five.

Before I dive too much into the pretty pictures, let me give you a little background.  When I’m designing a space, any space, I do so with the inhabitants at heart.  I don’t want the house to look like my house or like a catalog, I want it to look like their house.  Like their home.  Every piece of furniture, art, every accessory, is carefully selected to not only fit their needs, but also to fit their personalities.  I believe in practical pieces.  For this family, nothing fragile (two crazy little boys), nothing too white (again with the boys), and I believe firmly in balance between splurge and save.

I knew I needed comfortable, durable, and I wanted their home to serve as a haven.  I’ll link as many products as I can at the bottom of the post for ya’ll.  Let’s start the reveal with the family room and we’ll start working our way out from there, shall we?  Here we go!

First off, this is a huge room.  Huge like this room would eat a standard love seat for breakfast.  In order for the room to feel balanced and to scale, the pieces needed to be large and in charge.  This is also a main hangout for the family, so they needed to be comfortable too.  Enter two sofas that compliment each other but aren’t identical.

Because this is a place the family hangs out a lot, the homeowners wanted an ottoman rather than a coffee table.  We repurposed the large tufted ottoman from their last home (not everything has to be new, peeps!) and it worked great.  I think it’s so important in design to use what you have if it’s high quality and translates into the space.  So often people think they need (or their designer tells them) a space has to be all new in order to achieve the look and feel they want.  The leather couch was also existing, a carry over from their last home.  It was such a big investment, so comfortable and practical for the family, it was a keeper.

For the pillows, I wanted patterns that felt current, but also timeless.  Our Stagg Design Brustroke Plaid pillows were the perfect launching point.  I also added in our Moroccan Fringe Pillow, a couple of our ever popular Signature Zip Front Leather pillows in Weathered Grey, along with a few other really neutral prints.  

The fireplace was pretty grand.  I kind of felt like it didn’t want a big piece of art or a huge mirror above it.  It wanted antlers.  Coincidentally, the homeowner is a big hunter and had this massive rack hanging out at his office.  I convinced them it needed to hang in their family room and you guys, isn’t it just the perfect piece for this room???  So simple yet such a statement.  And it’s sentimental to the owner, which is the trifecta of awesome in my opinion.

Some Stagg Design pillows and a lantern make it a cozy place to curl up next to a fire, and also dress it up a bit.           

This space just feels warm, inviting, and comfortable– just like this family.  Mission accomplished!  I’ve listed a lot of the items featured below, but if you have more questions, let me know!  Some items were “to the trade” so I found similar items.  And again, bravo to Steve Tiek on his beautiful work with the construction in this home.  I can’t wait to share more!

Brustroke Plaid Pillows | Signature Zip Front Leather Pillows | Moroccan Fringe Pillow | Sequin Fringe Pillow | Woven Throw Blanket | Mongolian Pillow | Rhino Planter | Rug | Linen Sofa | Leather Sofa | Ottoman | Planter | Floor Lamp | Table Lamp (similar) | Geo Side Table (similar) | Wood Side Table (similar) | Petrified Wood Sculpture | Agate Bookends | Marble Camera

  1. Brooke

    April 12th, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Looks great! I’ve been looking for ideas for my living room and the color combo might work! I do have an issue with a corner fireplace and long narrow room….but arranging furniture is free and easy !

  2. Jen

    April 18th, 2018 at 10:34 am

    so glad you found some inspiration!

  3. Rebecca

    April 12th, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Hi Jen,
    Thank you for sharing. The room looks very beautiful and cozy. That European mount is awesome! May I ask how you were able to hang that rack? I have one just like it and can’t find a way to hang it on wall. So clean and simple way it is hanging.
    Thank you.

  4. Jen

    April 18th, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Hi there! We used the mount on the back, and a very very strong big nail into the stud. It was scary but it’s secure!

  5. Karmen

    April 12th, 2018 at 10:37 am

    This is totally off subject. We are painting our house this summer stamped concrete. We have a brown roof. Wanting to get black window frames down the road. We are wanting to paint the frames for now. What color black would you use for now and also the brown beams on the outside of your house, what are they made. Thank you

  6. Jen

    April 18th, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Hi Karen, I would grab a few samples of black from your paint store and bring them back to test them in the light and against your home to test the color! Also, our outdoor wood beams are faux.

  7. Tammara

    April 12th, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Gorgeous and comfy. Love how you mixed everything together!

  8. Jen

    April 18th, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Thank you so much!!

  9. Tom

    April 21st, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The Best!

  10. Jen

    May 17th, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Thank you!!

  11. Ashley Rosa

    May 15th, 2018 at 6:13 am

    Hi, Jen the room in very beautiful. I’ve been looking for this kind of room decor ideas. Loved the tiny rhinoceros pot. And indeed the tan brown leather upholstery sofa it looks so cozy and comfy. Can you please tell me from where you get the blue colored rug. All the ideas are superb. As you have great sense of interior. Wanted to ask you for some suggestion. Recently I’ve shifted to my new house. I’m very much confused about my living room rug. The walls are decorated with a pop of bright colors and the white colored couch is placed at the one corner of my room. Please suggest me the rug which can go best with my living room. I’ve been choosing the rugs from https://www.therugmall.com/8-x-10-area-rugs-best-rugs-to-buy-in-usa/ they are having the greatest collection of rugs.

  12. Jen

    May 17th, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Hi there! The rug is a trade resource, but I think you could find it on Wayfair. Best of luck!

  13. #projectmodernfamily Kitchen & Dining Reveal – stagg-design.com

    October 3rd, 2018 at 3:50 pm

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