February 17, 2015

Client Project Reveal: A Sophisticated Family Room Makeover

Nothing gives me more satisfaction than completely transforming a space.  Give me beige walls, furnishings opposite of my style, and I’m brimming with ideas for how to give the space new life.  Enter a recent client project: The Farmington Project.

My clients are a young, hip couple expecting their first child.  They wanted to update their family room with a neutral, soothing, sophisticated palette.  Here is what it looked like during our initial consultation.

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The only piece of furniture they wanted to keep was the couch.  The chair was too big for the space, the coffee table was the wrong style for the look they wanted to accomplish, and the console and shelves just didn’t work in the room.

The wife was drawn to white and gold– bright, clean neutrals.  I put together a rough design board to make sure we were moving in the right direction.

gold and white design board

I knew we needed some depth to the room and I planned to add that with artwork.

They had seen the built-ins Jon and I constructed in our family room (tutorial here and here) and wanted to do something similar.  I helped them draw up a plan and my client’s handy husband whipped it right up.  It turned out better than I could have ever expected.  What a talented guy!

We selected a beautiful gray/blue/white neutral for the walls, Benjamin Moore’s Paperwhite, and also painted the ceilings white– what a huge difference.

I started the search for the perfect artwork and came across the most beautiful piece from Alice Lane.  It set the tone for all of the finishing touches.  By adding in some blues, it really upped the design and added just the depth and varying levels I wanted.

I’m thrilled with the finished product and so were my dear clients.  I feel so lucky they trusted me with their beautiful home, which will surely be hosting a lot of guests after the birth of their baby.

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I’ll be sharing more details about the room coming this week.

These clients asked me to start working on another space in their home, so stay tuned!

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  1. annalynne

    February 17th, 2015 at 7:47 am

    What a lovely change. It looks so mature and classy now! 🙂

  2. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Thank you so much!

  3. Natalie @ Never Serious Blog

    February 17th, 2015 at 8:18 am

    OBSESSED with this makeover!

  4. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:14 am

    Thank you so much!

  5. Jackie

    February 17th, 2015 at 8:47 am

    This is amazing! Doesn’t even look like the same room!! Great job!

  6. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Thank you!!

  7. jan

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Girl! That is AMAZING! I can’t believe how beautiful it turned out, well actually I can because you are GOOD!

  8. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Thank you so very much!

  9. Eri

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Gorgeous transformation! I love their existing sofa and the chairs! Can you please tell me where I can find these pieces? I’m over here racking my brain and the internet trying to find a light grey sofa with deep cushions! Thank you so much in advance!

  10. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Thank you so much! The sofa is from ZGallerie, but I’m not sure they sell the exact one anymore. I don’t know when my clients purchased it. The chairs are from Overstock and I selected them. Best of luck and thanks for reading!

  11. Eri

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Thank you so much for responding! Love your work! I’ll be following you on instagram now 😀

  12. megan

    February 17th, 2015 at 10:48 am

    hi! i love this transformation! do you have more information on your design services for non-local clients? my husband and i live in a new construction home in florida.

  13. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you, Megan! I do offer e-design for non-local clients. You can email me at jen@withheart.com. Thanks!

  14. Ashley

    February 17th, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Do you know if this is a gas fireplace or electric? It looks amazing! We are considering adding a fireplace/mantle to our house but are trying to decide which route would be more cost effective way. Such a beautiful room! I am such a fan of your designs.

  15. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks Ashley! I think it’s electric, because it wasn’t from an existing fireplace– they put it in from scratch. Hope that’s helpful!

  16. Haley

    February 17th, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    This looks so amazing! I would love more information about adding the fireplace, as we are hoping to do something really similar in our home. I haven’t gotten quotes or anything yet, but any details you can provide about that woudl be awesome! Thank you!

  17. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you, Haley! I believe theirs is electric and I think I remember them saying it cost around $7,000, but I’m not sure. Thanks for reading!

  18. Stephanie H.

    February 17th, 2015 at 8:34 pm

    It looks so bright and beautiful! I love seeing your designs Jen. Sometime I would love to see details about how to hide the wiring for the TV and how you deal with the cable box, DVD players, and all of that.
    Thanks for the pretty inspiration!

  19. Jen

    February 17th, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you so much! You need to have an electrician re-wire your tv so you can mount it on the wall and hide the wiring. We put all of the components and dvds in the cabinets on the built-ins. Hope that is helpful!

  20. Molly

    February 18th, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    This is just another great design!! Your work is soo beautiful yet comfortable for everyday living that’s why I just love your design style!!!

  21. Jen

    February 19th, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Thank you so very much!

  22. Stephanie

    February 19th, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Wow, simply stunning! What paint colors did you use for the walls and woodwork? Also, where can I get those patterned poufs? Amazing!

  23. Jen

    February 20th, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Thank you! The walls as Paperwhite by BM and the white is also BM. Good luck!

  24. Amy

    February 21st, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Could you give me info on the white buffet/credenza? Love this transformation… Well done!

  25. Jen

    February 22nd, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Hi Amy, thank you so much! It’s from Home Decorators.

  26. Meg

    February 23rd, 2015 at 6:32 am

    Gorgeous! Would love info on how you constructed the built ins. did you design them/use a cabinet company? Thanks! Great job

  27. Jen

    February 23rd, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    Hi Meg, there are some details above in the post about how we did the built-ins. Thanks for reading!

  28. laurie at laurie jones home

    February 23rd, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Gorgeous, every single detail! It turned out fabulous!

  29. Natalie

    February 24th, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    So lovely! Wonderful job!!

  30. Jen

    February 27th, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Love it! Can you tell me more about the shades? Custom? Where did you find the fabric?

  31. Jen

    February 28th, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Thank you! You can learn more about the shades here: http://stagg-design.com/stories/diy-faux-relaxed-roman-shade-2/ Thanks for reading!

  32. Danielle

    February 27th, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Hi This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL ! I can not stop staring at this room, and wish I could live in it….
    Can you pls tell me where you got the rug from ? I have had my eye on a very similar rug from Rugs USA, but they are out of stock in the size that I want…… Thanks, and great job ! 🙂

  33. Jen

    February 28th, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Hi Danielle, thank you so much! This is the rug and this is the table. Thanks for reading!

  34. Danielle

    February 27th, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Oh, I am sorry – the coffe table as well ? 🙂

  35. lisa

    February 27th, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Can i ask who you had made the romans. I am looking for someone that does good work

  36. Jen

    February 28th, 2015 at 10:20 am

    We made them! You can learn more here: http://stagg-design.com/stories/diy-faux-relaxed-roman-shade-2/

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  38. Maggie

    August 13th, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Beautiful transformation. I love everything about this room! I have a few questions, hopefully you could help me. Is there specific paint finishes you choose for each project? Say semi gloss for the bookshelves, satin for the wall? I have never been able to get my paint just right and your choices look amazing. I appreciate your help!

  39. Jen

    August 23rd, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Hello there! Here is my general rule of thumb for paint finishes: ceiling flat, walls eggshell, moulding semi-gloss. There are very few exceptions, if any, where I don’t follow those guidelines. Hope that helps!

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  41. Susie

    February 25th, 2016 at 3:44 am

    Stunning transformation! Where is the painting from?

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