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Family Room
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Design Examples


The idea room is here to give you examples and shed light on layout, color, pattern and emotion. The following rooms show different styles. Tailored either for functionality or for a feeling that the room gives. The art of interior design isn't always purely aesthetic. Make the room work for you. A useful way to plan for enhancing a room is to create a worksheet for every room you are designing. We hope these examples help.


Example 1 - Contemporary with Southwest accents

Bedroom

Wicker gently accents this room with a feeling of lightness and open air design. Notice the lack of competing patterns, keeping the emphasis on the pattern in the wicker and accentuating the organic feel as well. Tan carpet and light yellow walls create an inviting environment. (See mood colors chart).
Playroom

With recessed ceiling sporting geometric insets, this room can upscale to a New York Style classical room or a zippy contemporary jam session. The emphasis is on conservatively used bright colors offset by black and white.
Dining room

Notice the juxtaposition of the hardwood floor pattern, keeping the overall mode easy going. The recessed highlight bay on the left can feature the latest book or holiday setup. Keeping the kitchen open gives this layout a studio feel while maintaining an elegant ambiance.
Family room

Fashioned after a room you might see in an English countryside home. Down to earth, miss-match of textures and informal furniture placement makes this room really feel like home. Pick up a good book and stay a while. Let the breeze from the open doors rejuvenate your soul.
Foyer

Vaulted ceilings, hardwood entry way and wood handrail make this entrance stunning and hint at rooms to come. Light plays a very important roll in the receptiveness of a room. Here the light seems to dance as if by magic through the random pattern in the glass door.
  


Example 2 - Traditional country cottage

Family Room

Muted colors, antiques, rich warm woods and era accents create harmony and prevent overstatement. The perimeter layout ensures an audience metaphor looking inwards toward the table as the center of family activity. The white-washed pine ceiling does not interfere with the deep rich red hardwood floor and helps to radiate light back into the room.
Family Room Detail

The centerpiece of conversation juxtaposes the integrity and character of the dry food bin with the contemporary 3/4 inch beveled glass top. The thickness of glass ensures stability, matches the lines and visual weights of the wood structures below and serves as an ideas looking glass into the past.
Magazine Rack

Spice up any room with a handcrafted and painted magazine rack. Besides its aesthetic value, the organization and presentation of a diverse selection of reading material will ensure guests have plenty to do without making a mess. Move the childrens' material to the bottom and other periodicals to the top. The antique copper wind vane ties the green of oxidized copper to the handpainted green of the magazine rack. A beckon to those who open up their minds to the winds of change and completes the country cottage setting.

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