Life in the Family Room
by designer Katie Garman
Update the family room to a more contemporary style. Design a floorplan that will seat at least 6-8 people. Choose new upholstered furniture to replace existing pieces that have begun to show their age. Add other furniture and accessories as necessary to complete the look.
Blend new contemporary furniture harmoniously with family heirloom pieces and client’s original art.
The Success Story
The clients frequently travel and love to entertain when they are home. Bringing back wonderful stories as well as unique objects from their trips, the family room has a personal energy. The space comes together with two comfortable Miles Talbott sofas in a beautiful blue. Paired with the sofas are an Artistica cocktail table and end table for a clean contemporary look. The clarity and light coming through the glass of the cocktail table really shows off the colorful modern art center-piece. Focusing on a vibrant color palette for the sofas, earth tones were chosen for the Stressless leather recliners and ottomans. Colorful accents are added with floral design throw pillows in brown and blue. The original art, existing pieces, new furniture and accessories combine smoothly. The result is a comfortable contemporary space with an upbeat feel where the clients will enjoy entertaining family and friends.
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Sue and I had an idea of how we wanted to redo our family room. We heard that Pedersen’s had a good selection of quality furniture to choose from, so we started there. WE were planning a complete makeover, so when Katie mentioned that Pedersen’s could provide interior design assistance, we jumped at the chance. The designer came to the house, took pictures of the present layout, talked to us about our thinking, came up with a plan and presented it to us. We gave them our feedback and finalized the plan. The nice part is that there was no pressure to buy everything new. We integrated many of our existing pieces into the design.
The real excitement came when the furniture arrived and we saw the final result. It was exactly what we were looking for. We’ve had several parties since and everyone was blown away by the new look.It was a great experience for us. We were very pleased with the professionalism of all the Pedersen’s staff from sales to design to the people who delivered the furniture. Great job!