Are you guys whiplashed by the back and forth between our old house and the new?! I know I am, but we worked so hard completing all those room makeovers for the photo shoot, so I want to be sure and share them with you…and have them here for our own sentiment (see them all on the updated Home Tour!).
This is last major room reveal of our previous home, so now I can officially stop referring to our new house as, well, the new house. It will just be our house. Then I promise to start showing you more of it.
The Family Room was the trickiest to configure with all the doorways, pass-thrus, windows and fireplace, and of course it took us until last year to figure it out completely. It was our favorite spot in the house, and definitely lived up to it’s label of ‘Family Room.’
There are so many new projects in this room that I’ll share with you in the coming
years months weeks….starting with the DIY Ottoman we made to serve as a coffee table. The previous table was too big for the space, and after Mr. SP nailed his knee on it for the 87th time, he agreed to help me with the project. #winwin
Since we ditched the traditional coffee table, we built a simple console table behind the sectional for a place to set remotes, books, and drinks…it was also great to be able to add a light in the corner for reading. Since it was DIY, we were able to customize it for the 110-inch couch…and less than $50!
The console table moved the sectional forward a foot, making the photo wall off-center. Instead of re-hanging them, we just added another row using pictures from our Italy and Puerto Rico trips. I can’t wait to hang this in the new house…I think I have just the spot.
Yep…the snakeskin table is another DIY…I told you we were
It was an easy project, as well, and completely transformed the old Pottery Barn side table we’ve owned for almost 20 years! I kept a basket on the bottom with a bin for DVDs (see how I keep them organized here), and another for remotes.
The desk nook got an upgrade with new fabric, and I finally found the perfect chair.
Do you remember how awful this corner was before when it was a wet bar??? It was so 80s (“how 80s was it?!”) it sang She’s My Cherry Pie, while rocking a mullet and parachute pants. Hard to believe a sink lived here with an opening to the Living Room.
The greek key rug used to live in the Dining Room, but this was a much better fit. And like the white walls of the Living Room, the soft grays on the walls and floor provided the perfect canvas for all the colorful accents, while still keeping the room cozy.
Miss Maggie’s special spot was under the desk…I loved hearing her snore when I worked late at night.
Seeing this space makes me a little sad…and anxious. As much as I love the new house, I miss the comfort of knowing where everything is, and having it exactly as you like it…and I’m a little overwhelmed with how much there is to do in order to find that comfort zone again. Not to mention, how long that’s going to take us to get there! #deepbreaths
But with every weekend, we make a little more progress, and I can’t wait to share it all with you! Thank you for your kind support and contageous enthusiasm…it totally encourages and motivates me!! xoxoxo
Additional DIY projects seen throughout the room:
Organized DVDs in a Single Basket
Blue Squiggle Vases
How to Hide Lamp Cords
Embroidered Fedora Hat
Pom Pom Throw
Photo Wall Frames // Ikea Ribba
Sectional Sofa // Ikea
Black & White Houndstooth Pillows // Ikea
Suzani Pillows // One Kings Lane
Leopard Pillow // H&M Home
Round Tray Basket // HomeGoods
Blue & White Lamp // HomeGoods
Art behind sofa // Teil Duncan at Furbish
Plaid Blanket Scarf used as a Throw // Nordstrom
Gold Urchin // Furbish
Shallow Storage Basket // World Market
Desk Lamp // Ikea
Turquoise Desk Chair // World Market
Lady Bust // Home Goods
Leather Pouf // Lulu & Georgia
Rugby Striped Bin // Container Store
Golden Gate Bridge Dish // Anthropologie
Wall Antlers // Target
Chevron Drapes in Breakfast Room // West Elm (OMG, I just noticed my pic on their website!)
Maggie’s Bed // LL Bean (it’s monogramed! #duh)
Greek Key Rug // Rugs USA
Wall Color // Behr ‘Ashes’ in Satin finish
Let me know in the comments if I missed any, and I’ll update the list!
LOVE LOVE LOVE this space! Cannot wait to see what you do with the new house! And I'm gonna need that snakeskin table!
So good, friend! That gallery wall above your white chair is still one of my favs. And the desk nook is now on that list, too! Can't wait to see more of the new house and what you'll do in it- feel free to text me any sneak peek pics 😉
Your photography is just fantastic. I am inspired to copy your gallery wall of your travel photos. I need to get to work on that project. Such a lovely space!!!
That ottoman……..sooooooo good! I just love your pattern mixing self!
Everything about this room is awesome! I especially love the DIY tables and how you transformed the bar area. You're pretty amazing 🙂
Perfection! Love the photographs about the sofa so so much
I love seeing how your style has evolved (had to go check out that wet bar!).
It's just gorgeous! I truly love your style and pattern mixing is done so effortlessly here.
awesome, cassie! i love that mexican blanket ottoman- great idea!
Your gallery wall? YES M'AM!
Yes, deep breaths. Keep doing the deep breaths. Funny how something that is SO EXCITING can also be so completely overwhelming and make you want hide your head under the covers. The room is beautiful and I know you'll be feeling right at home in your new family room in no time!
LOVE it! the gallery wall is amazing. xo jillian – cornflake dreams
I love your mexican blanket coffee table and the gallery wall. Where did you get the gorgeous pillow on your desk chair? Thanks for sharing.
thank you, Anon!! the suzani pillows are from One Kings Lane! xoxo
You did such an incredible job! I wish you could help me decorate our new house.
Turned out amazingly well! Love all of the happy color.
I love all the fun world accents. I'd love to create my own travel gallery wall, too!
Hi! Did you ever post a tutorial on creating the console behind the sectional? I didnt see it on the list of projects but not sure if I missed it! We have the exact same sectional and I feel like that could be a win for our space (my husband will be thrilled!) 🙂 Thanks!
Not yet, Sarah..that's one of the three I'm working on!! Hopefully soon…but the console will up first! xo
I think your extra row of photos makes the wall even better! Love this room, so cozy!
Love! Can you give us the DIY instructions for the snakeskin table?!?
Yes ma'am!! A diy post on that table is in the works!!!
Wow Cassie, SO much to love! My favorite is the desk nook, the chunky rustic shelves paired with that formal chair and killer pillow, and Maggie's bed takes it over the top! 🙂
This room makes me unbelievably happy. So much personality!
I've enjoyed seeing all of your great ideas and DIY's at this house, and look forward to seeing what all you do to the new one! We recently moved to a new-to-us OLD house, so thanks for all the great ideas! 🙂
You are the most creative cookie I know. And your ability to mix and match makes my heart sing. Another room that I could look at all day and see new elements that I love. Oh! And your photos turned out great!! 😉
Love the overall design! I really appreciate the source list. Just wondering where the black wall mirror is from? Thanks!
Hi Z! That's from Lowes, can you even believe it!?
Travel photos are perfect! Are those 8×10 or bigger?
They are 11×14…so it's a BIG statement! 😉
Where did you find the Mexican blankets? I am in search for a few!!
I pick them up when we visit San Antonio…but I've also used this site:
I so love your confidence with colour, pattern and texture! Your blog is seriously inspiring. Can't wait to see what you do with the new house. We have recently added a gallery wall in our kitchen/breakfast room and I am in love! I now want to cover ALL the walls in pictures! So great to have constant reminders of precious family memories.
Thank you so, so much, Sue! I love a good gallery wall…and it's hard to beat using photos of things/places/people that make us happy! xo
Hi, this looks fabulous! I tried clicking on the Target link for the antlers – are they a recent purchase?