Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Updated Family Room

There are some new additions to the family room in form of an ottoman and rug. Here is a shot of the room before:



BORING!

And here is the "after" (I use this term very loosely, because there is sooo much more to do):



It's really nice to finally have color in this room!

The color for the ottoman was inspired by the view from our living room out into our backyard (and the greenway behind it). Here is a picture I took this summer:



Every evening while watching TV, I love to out into the trees while the sun sets. It's nice that when winter comes and all the leaves are gone I'll still be able to enjoy the color!

I found the fabric in the Indoor/Outdoor section at Mary Jo's. It sort of looks like linen, but has the durability of outdoor fabric.



I had the ottoman custom made. The cowhide was purchased from Tandy Leather - they have a great selection and GREAT prices. The cowhide was only $150! Our carpet (which sort of looks like sisal) is very light, and the room is large so we really needed a rug to anchor the space.



And here is what the scene looks like on Sundays - lounging, laptops and Nascar! (Any Nascar fans out there? Probably not.. but it's one of our guilty pleasures. We do live in Charlotte after all!)



Next up are pillows.. as you can see I desperately need some! (I really don't think I'll keep the Target zebra print pillow in this room... the cowhide is enough animal for me.)

(I must admit I hate dislike the sofa and TV stand, but they are ok enough to stay for now.)

49 comments:

  1. Love that green! And dare I say I like what the red of your husbands shirt does with it. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  2. oh you wouldn't want to see what our looks like on a Sunday :P
    It looks STUNNING, beautifully made!

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  3. I love your ottoman! The colour is gorgeous and outdoor fabric is a great choice- it looks fantastic in your room. I have a large tufted ottoman in my living room as well and I love it- I find them really practical and they just look so pretty:)

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  4. I think your room is coming along great!

    We are also NASCAR fans and football fans, so our living room looks the same way on the weekends!

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  5. The green is perfect!

    So I have to ask because I've always wondered... does lining up your furniture along the wall make it hard to look at each other? I usually see furniture more angled in toward each other.

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  6. Very nice! The fabric on the ottoman is the perfect shade of green!

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  7. looks great! the hide really anchors the room well!

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE the ottoman! I was hoping to DIY one like that, but I'm sure mine wouldn't turn out nearly as nice as yours. Was wondering if you could share the dimensions and maybe even the cost of having it done by a professional?

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  9. I like it! It's amazing what one little pop of color does to help a space out. I'm sure it will be fab once you get completely "done"!

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  10. I agree with Aimee--can you please share some more info on the ottoman? I'd like one in that style, but most I've seen are either too expensive or way too small for my space.

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  11. Love the room! Our ottoman in our family room is probably the same fabric and we love it. I would love to know more about your carpet. We need to replace our but I don't really like carpet, although it is the most practical for us. Yours does look like Sisal!

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  12. More love for the ottoman, it's fabulous! Congrats, the whole room is coming along really nicely.

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  13. I love the ottoman. The tufts are deep, my favorite! :)

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  14. I love that color of the ottoman so much! I love when people do fun, bright, unexpected colors for a great pop! So fun!

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  15. Ooooh. Looks a ton better. Have you considered painting that sucker? (the t.v. console, that is)...

    Have enjoyed your blog for over a year now - first comment. Hi : )

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  16. Ooooh. Looks a ton better. Have you considered painting that sucker? (the t.v. console, that is)...

    Have enjoyed your blog for over a year now - first comment. Hi : )

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  17. Normally I dislike anything Camel colored, for some reason it is not appealing to me at all, but i love the sofa with the green ottoman! They compliment each other..

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  18. I love it!! The apple green ottoman really pops!

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  19. Seriously, looks awesome Bryn! I love the additions, as well as your ceiling fan! My husband forces us to have fans...

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  20. Love that ottoman! Such a nice pop of color!
    xx

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  21. Love the ottoman, the green look so great. dare i say it but i actually like the sofa with the green ottoman. Dont kill me but give it a chance. it might grow on ya?!

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  22. LOVE that ottoman! Really great upholstery job!

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  23. That green was just what the doctor ordered!!! The room is starting to sing and I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  24. Love it, love it, love it!!! I showed off with your blog all around France when I could!! I brought you back something that I hope you like - will send it ;) Miss you millions! Mom

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  25. LOVE the pop of green! So pretty- it adds so much to the room! Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  26. Looks great, Bryn! The ottoman is fantastic!

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  27. Wow! What a difference that gorgeous green ottoman and the rug made (I have an ottoman obsession!) - love what you've done with the new things - beautiful. It was nice seeing the before and after (this is my first time on your blog) - that pop of color really made the room - great job! I agree the zebra pillow needs to go.

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  28. Love love love how it is coming along. This comment is a bit late I know, but I've been out of town and am playing catchup on all the lovely posts out there :)

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  29. Love love love how it is coming along. This comment is a bit late I know, but I've been out of town and am playing catchup on all the lovely posts out there :)

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  30. amazing ottoman. it really pops...it just brings the room to life!

    lovely.

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  31. If you can't tell by now, I am making my way through your blog. I think we have the same tv stand. Weird. I really like that ottoman too. I like your vaulted ceilings. Ours are flat and popcorn covered. Can I get a "gross"?

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  32. If you can't tell by now, I am making my way through your blog. I think we have the same tv stand. Weird. I really like that ottoman too. I like your vaulted ceilings. Ours are flat and popcorn covered. Can I get a "gross"?

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  33. That green was just what the doctor ordered!!! The room is starting to sing and I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  34. Love the ottoman, the green look so great. dare i say it but i actually like the sofa with the green ottoman. Dont kill me but give it a chance. it might grow on ya?!

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  35. Seriously, looks awesome Bryn! I love the additions, as well as your ceiling fan! My husband forces us to have fans...

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  36. Normally I dislike anything Camel colored, for some reason it is not appealing to me at all, but i love the sofa with the green ottoman! They compliment each other..

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  37. Ooooh. Looks a ton better. Have you considered painting that sucker? (the t.v. console, that is)...

    Have enjoyed your blog for over a year now - first comment. Hi : )

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  38. I love the ottoman. The tufts are deep, my favorite! :)

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  39. I like it! It's amazing what one little pop of color does to help a space out. I'm sure it will be fab once you get completely "done"!

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  40. The green is perfect!

    So I have to ask because I've always wondered... does lining up your furniture along the wall make it hard to look at each other? I usually see furniture more angled in toward each other.

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  41. I love your ottoman! The colour is gorgeous and outdoor fabric is a great choice- it looks fantastic in your room. I have a large tufted ottoman in my living room as well and I love it- I find them really practical and they just look so pretty:)

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  42. Love that green! And dare I say I like what the red of your husbands shirt does with it. Hope you had a great weekend!

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  43. I was wondering where you got your ottoman. I am in the market for one and love the size!

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  44.  I am sorry I'm not much help, but it was custom made. It's actually since been redone (you can check it out on my home tour link)

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