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Family Room Update: Furniture Arrangement

December 22, 2014

I know I'm supposed to be focused on Christmas still but honestly I'm already onto permanent changes in the family room.  We had to move two cane chairs out of the dining room to accommodate the Christmas tree and it's caused the usual whole-house furniture shuffle.  Does that happen in  your house too?  Then we tested the tv above the fireplace last night (which I love by the way) and I realized things are about to get crazy different from the last time I shared this space and I haven't even showed you my latest progress shot.

So this morning I want to stop and show you where we are right now before we make some major changes in this room over the next few weeks (months?).  We've got some fun projects coming up that will hopefully make a major impact in the flow of our house.  First up, tearing out those built-ins on the far wall and cutting an opening into the dining room.  I know!  Exciting right?!

Our house struggles with light flow and I'm really excited that one project will really positively impact both. We're going to try to salvage two of cabinets to re-use in the dining room so the storage will actually be more practical.  The shelves in here just always feel so cluttered and we're lacking for storage in the dining room.  I would love somewhere to display and store my china and serving pieces and the family room isn't the best place for that.  Problem solved. 

As always, these are just progress shots and not final reveals.  But I love seeing how other people's spaces evolve over time and I need to be consistent with that over here as well.





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10 comments:

  1. Where is your rug from? Thanks!

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    1. It is two of the largest sized sisal rugs laid back to back from RugsUSA

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  2. Sounds like big changes are in the works! I love blogs that show the evolution of a home not just the perfect after. Can't wait to see the room come together. Have a Merry Christmas!
    Xo
    Amelia

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    1. Thank you! And me too :)
      Merry Christmas!
      xo

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  3. Very exciting! Such a pretty room and I love watching changes take place!
    Shelley

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  4. I love seeing the progress. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you! I doubt I'll ever have "finished" rooms so it's fun to enjoy the process :)

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  5. I am not a regular commenter, but I am so interested in this project! Can't wait to see how it evolves! What are you thinking for the beam/molding on the ceiling once you open it up? My husband and I were just talking about this at our house this afternoon...beams in family room but not in the formal living room, and we want to open up that wall...ours are not painted (yet) and I'm wondering (hoping) that will be enough to let them blend in and also subtly divide the space without having to go to all the trouble to take them down and have potential ceiling repair. Thanks for a fun blog! Merry Christmas -- loved the nativity pics yesterday!

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  6. Wow! I am loving this room! You may have already covered this, but how are the white sofas working out with kiddos? I love the look, but I have two little nuggets that manage to smuggle snacks onto the sofa despite my efforts:) Also, where is that glass lamp from?

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