We started in the family room off my kitchen. I have had a minor setback with the couch and chairs. It seems that I have lost them. Since I took them to the upholster he has retired and now his is number is disconnected. No worries though, I finally tracked (hunted) him down and hopefully will be delivering this light gray antique velvet fabric to him SOON! I think this fabric is going to provide a beautiful neutral base for the room.
It has been an exciting process seeing the room come together piece by piece and my home changing. I can’t wait to move on to the next room.
I did choose a rug. Darlene helped me choose a rug by sending me several preliminary design boards with different rug samples. Then we voted on the samples. Thank you for all of your help on facebook. We appreciated your votes here and here. I choose the gold rug because I loved the unique design.
Now, I must admit I question whether it is going to work in the room with the gray couch and chairs. I was ready to try again but my design expert says that this is normal and that I needed to wait to really see.
“It is completely normal, once the large pieces start rolling in, for my clients to panic. At this stage in the decorating, each new piece speaks loudly and draws the over-attention of the eye. It is not until the entire room is pulled together that the pieces can start working together, giving the room an overall feel. I think this is the hardest phase of the decorating process because it requires that 5 letter word: TRUST!” says Darlene
The drapes are hung and I love them! They make the room so light and pretty.
And I chose a light…. (from Lowe’s)
I am most excited to transform this table. It is so heavy and really too large for the space. Darlene recommended that I remove the top and replace it with a piece of Carrara marble, and then paint the base black. Cool huh?
I am also considering painting this. Oh I know what a big step right?
The next step for our family room will be to add room-changing accessories. I will be sure to show this room as it develops!
I can’t say how important it has been having someone walk me through (okay hold my hand) through this process. Darlene of Fieldstone Hill Design has provided unmeasurable support, wisdom, insight and advice. If you have a room or two that need some love and intention but don’t know where to begin, start here with her posts on how to Overcome Decorating Paralysis. I also love her Personal style boot-camp . You will be inspired by her pin boards and want to follow along as she finds all the cool stuff!
I can’t wait to give you the final reveal and start on the next room. If you want to be part of the process and vote on different choices for the rooms please be sure to like us on FB.