Design Examples / Modern / Family Room
The family room is the one room
in any house where most of the real living and lounging are done.
Fashioned after a traditional English country side home, this
down to earth mix of textures and patterns make anyone feel at
home. A throw rug in the center covers a hardwood floor making
cleaning a breeze or making re-arrangement easy. To add a cozy
new area, simply add a new rug and a chair. Open up the double
French bay doors to hear the song of birds and bring the outside
in. Notice the angle of the throw rug and grid layout of the
room. This combined with the eclectic mix of patterns keeps this
room feeling informal.
Hardwood floors: these floors are very warm and inviting
and give this family room a cozy feel. Covered with four coats
of the hardest polyurethane finish, this floor will require only
Rugs: A contemporary pattern in traditional wool colors
is reminiscent of fine hand crafted Incan textiles. Traditional
looks often mean traditional values as would be desired of a
Accessories: A pair Anazasi pattern pictures frame
the windows and keep the room in visual balance. The set of brass
reading lamps create the perfect get-away for reading or lounging.
Floor vases filled with ferns and ficas trees are also a nice
touch to bring an outdoor theme into the room.
Furniture: A pair of traditional arm chairs matched
with end tables and a couch make this the perfect room for nearly
all your family activities. Whether its a video and a quiet night
or entertaining close friends, this grouping of furniture arrangement
is the epitomy of casual.
Patio Doors: Two panel French bay doors are a nice
element to any family room. Adding window light and outside accessibility
in a single unit is a great way to add value and functionality
in one. Trimmed with brass knobs and hinges, this is great transition
to the outside world. The double entry also facilitates moving
tables, chairs and other large objects outside to the patio.
Bring the family over for a barbeque.