You might remember back in August, in the post Changes: Blonde to Comfort Gray, I was trying to figure out how to better blend and incorporate the two color schemes I had in my home. I wanted to reduce the amount of gold and bring in the calmer gray blues, yet not eliminate the pops of red. The family room has had several changes since then and I’m finally getting around to showing it off.
The walls all received a nice coat of Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray, just like the kitchen had. Now the two rooms flow together ever better. The picture below is a little reminder of how it looked before, all awash in Blonde.
My favorite addition though as to be the new Jeffan Astor Coffee Table from Joss & Main. It’s made of hand woven abaca with a mahogany base. I’ve never owned a family room coffee table before, so I’m feeling very “grown up” now. The Pottery Barn sectional is very large, therefore needing a coffee table with presence.
And look at the best part… storage for all of my magazines!
Now that I have a coffee table, I get to decorate it! With a large family running and playing around, I try to keep the décor simple. Overly decorated coffee tables as seen in the magazines, which leave no space for cups or my propped up feet, are just not realistic to everyday living. So a relaxed galvanized tray with rope handles holds a few lovely items.
You know me… I need a bit of coastal in each area. Isn’t this sea urchin sculpture by Nate Berkus for the Target’s Threshold collection so pretty? It’s especially pretty next to my Valentine tulips and drift wood branch.
Hand woven abaca furniture brings such a nice texture to the room. My first abaca find was this Astor Stool from Joss & Main. We use it mostly as a side table but when crowds gather, it’s used as additional seating. Abaca is quite strong, but be warned… if you have bunnies as pets, they love to munch on it. We did a bit of bunny babysitting and quickly found that out! Grrrrrr.
Ahh Pottery Barn came to my rescue again! I found these Graciela Palampore Drapes by Pottery Barn for a great bargain and they combine all the colors in my lower level beautifully.
We are loving all the new additions and how the room is slowly coming together!