My Christmas decorations were put away, and the sun came out (unfortunately a rarity here in January). My family room was clean, so I ran for the camera! I’ve shared this room before, but I thought I’d share it in a little more detail.
I’ve done little accessory changes, but the only major change is that I painted over the stripes on the fireplace. It was fun for a while, but I needed the space to be a little more calming.
Across from the bench, I have a clock hanging on the wall between the kitchen and family. A friend of mine had one, and I loved it so much I bought one. I bought it at Pottery Barn a couple of years ago. It’s awesome because it’s double-sided – you can read the time from the couch or kitchen!
I always decorate my fireplace with complete symmetry. I just can’t help myself.
I loved preserved boxwood because they add a touch of life, but they require almost no maintenance (Just a little misting once a month).
I added a little sitting area to the right of the fireplace. That table was a $5 garage sale find, and I love that it holds magazines.
If I didn’t have three boys living in my house, I’d be tempted to decorate in all tufts and ruffles.
I stenciled the walls and you can see more HERE. The frames are from Target, (the framed) fabric remnants were some I had on hand, and the dictionary clip art is from Etsy.
My current coffee table is an old chicken coop. I love this piece, but it’s too small for the space. I currently have a coffee table ordered, but I won’t see it for several more weeks.
The coop was a flea market find that I had to have but can’t find the perfect home for…
The keys may be chipped, but I still love this piano…
I found this George Washington (plastic) bust at a flea market and painted him green. I love pretty books and the cool clock was an Anthropologie after Christmas sale find.
The room is painted in my favorite neutral from Valspar: Cincinnatian Hotel Briggs Beige. I love its warmth. Go create something!