Archive for August, 2009

Rachel’s Design Dilemma

Rachel’s family room is primed and ready for a major makeover. Here’s her letter:

My family room is all yours. Nothing has to stay and I’m not afraid of color but like the idea of a neutral wall, with color in the furnishings and accessories. I need a rug for this space, so that’s another place to bring in some interest and soften those tiles (hopefully). You can go with tried & true ideas and pieces that have worked before since that’s why I’m here. I know that’s a lot of tile around the fireplace, but we have really loved the raised hearth for extra seating. Your fresh perspective will help so much in this room! We are getting a large flatscreen TV, so I need furniture for it since that armoire won’t work. And I’m ok with letting it go because I can’t even close the doors anymore. This room is used for Wii playing and computer work. I work on a laptop, sitting in the chair next to the window; the kids work on the desktop computer. It seems like you have found the secret to not sacrificing form for function, and I really need that here. The wall with the TV has the cable connections and internet cable, so we’d have to rewire if that is moved. So do that voodoo that you do so well! Please! Looking forward to the transformation! – Rachel




This space won’t even be recognizable when we’re through. Here’s the plan:


And now for the mood board breakdown.

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