The family room is my favorite room in the house.
Probably because I always had the clearest vision about this room when we bought the house and now I feel that it is finally complete and ready for its closeup!
Here it is before we moved in, waiting for the furniture.
Top on my list for this room was to wallpaper it in this wonderful, warm grasscloth.
I knew it would be the jumping off point for everything else, like the zinc shelves over the wet bar and the articulated sconces over the shelves.
The original house had upper cabinets over the wet bar but I felt the open shelves were a more contemporary look, even though they pose a decorating challenge!
This last week, my vision all came together when the long awaited sofa was delivered--a leather sectional from Pottery Barn.
I struggled with the furniture placement for this room originally because it is long and narrow.
The sectional corrals the seating arrangement around the tv and fireplace. The wet bar is down at the end doing its own thing, ready for entertaining with the barbeque just outside the door.
Another challenge has been what to put on the wall behind the sofa.
That weird heating vent really threw me off!
Originally, I was going to put a big map of San Francisco but it ended up being too tall, so I gathered all my cow paintings and created a gallery wall.
Remember that other Black Forest mount? It ended up here.
At the other end of the room, I put an old book case with the Black Forest prints flanking either side.
Those prints were originally in our dining room at the old house. I had them in our entry way here, but they somehow ended up in the family room.
I think hanging artwork has been the biggest challenge since moving in. I hate making a commitment and putting holes in the pristine walls. Not the case in this room. The grasscloth hides all the holes so if I decide to take this gallery wall down later, it won't be a problem.
The family room is aesthetically different than the rest of the house. It's so masculine, yet cozy and romantic too. Which is why I love curling up on the sofa and watching a movie by the fire.
There are still a few things left to do--like style the wet bar and find better pillows, but it's definitely my favorite room in the house!