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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.


Family room with dynamic layout

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 moderate maintenance.

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 family room.

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.

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