This is the Family Room that (now) adjoins the recently completed Kitchen.
Gorgeous, isn’t it?
Here’s where we started….
The renovations included closing up an entrance from the hallway, and completely removing a half wall into the kitchen. This created a more open concept, and a better layout / design for both spaces.
The first design decision made was the chocolate maple hardwood. Consistency and repetition will create harmony in these adjoining spaces – so with that first element decided, here’s the next design choices made.
The black ceramic tile fireplace surround and measly mantle definitely had to change. This quartzite stone has just the right colors & beautiful texture; taking it floor to ceiling created the perfect centrepiece for built-ins on either side.
The built-ins were designed with closed storage on the bottom, practical for a family room, and floating shelves above.
Removing the entrance from the hallway allowed for 2 full size sofas in the room facing each other; a perfect conversation grouping. Full length drapery panels in charcoal linen fill out the back wall. The sofa leather is called ‘Pewter’ – a slightly distressed, gray-ish taupe colour, just slightly darker than the wall colour, CC-518 Escarpment.
This room has generous proportions – overall 17 x 12’6” ; even with 2 42 “ deep and 91” long sofas, we had room to spare! This custom ottoman is 44” x 44” – lots of room for feet up lounging.
An out of view console/sofa table sits behind the sofa, with buffet lamps. This side of the room (from the opening into the kitchen) is deeper than the other side, so the console was added to ‘bump’ the sofa forward, so that everything centers on the fireplace / focal point. I’m in love with the antiqued arch mirrors on this wall – they reflect light from the window on the opposite wall, and add so much character.
A space that is a beautiful, stylish background for the most important detail of all – family life.