March 16, 2015

Spring Family Room

Family Room with leather sofa with quilt-www.goldenboysandme.com
Welcome to our spring family room.  This is the lower level room in our split level home.  I made a few changes to lighten things up in our family room for spring.  I like this room to feel warm and homey whatever the season.  I added a quilt (from Marshalls last year) and some new throw pillows to the sofa.  Over on the mantel, I added a window pane mirror that I had in my basement and painted the letters to make up the word "bloom" with spring green craft paint.


Spring mantel on stone fireplace-www.goldenboysandme.com
I made another topiary with a  Target dollar spot moss covered bunny.  The "Happy Easter" banner was bought on clearance after last Easter.
Target dollar spot bunny topiary-www.goldenboysandme.com
Spring mantel-www.goldenboysnandme.com
{wood bunny on mantel and bunny pillow: Christmas Tree Shops}
Spring Family room mantel-www.goldenboysandme.com
Bunny pillow on plaid chair in Spring family room-www.goldenboysandme.com
I am so glad we decided to paint that wall unit white!  Sometimes, I regret painting furniture, but this large piece is just so much easier to work with in white.  I have my eye on that black console table next. Not sure whether we will paint it or replace it with something else.  Billy has been thinking about building some furniture and this might be the perfect piece to start with.  First, he needs to find some free time :)
Spring family room-www.goldenboysandme.com
This is the most traditional space in our home, but I like to mix things up with a variety of pillows in different pattern and prints. All of the pillows in the picture below we already had.  The Barley Flour pillow cover is from H&M.com and the rest are from HomeGoods.
Throw pillows and numbered stairs in family room-www.goldenboysandme.com
I get asked about these shelves every time I post a picture of them.  The shelves themselves are floating shelves we purchased at Target.  Despite installing them properly with anchors, they couldn't hold much weight on them.  If I have shelves, I need to be able to put books and knick-knacks, or what is the point of having shelves?!  So, we bought these Ekby brackets at Ikea (you can still find them in the shelving department there) and installed them under the shelves for support. Problem solved and I like the look of the brackets. 
Shelves in family room-www.goldenboysandme.com
I haven't completely changed out the winter gallery wall yet, although I did remove the red sweater deer head soon after Christmas.  I replaced the deer head with some antlers.  We also brought this round table up from our basement to do puzzles and art projects on during the colder winter months when we are stuck inside.   
gallery wall on DIY planked wall in family room-www.goldeboysandme.com
Family room with planked wall and brown leather sofa-www.goldenboysandme.com
Family room coffee table vignette-www.goldenboysandme.com
Quilt on brown leather furniture with throw pillows-www.goldenboysandme.com
Tomorrow, I will be sharing some pictures of our kitchen, which is just a few stairs up from our family room.  Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

  1. Oh Courtney, everything looks beautiful. I tell you.. I am in love with your statement walls. I need to let loose a bit more in a few areas of my house. But now it the time I am all about the garden... lol. Always enjoy your shares. Give them boys and pups hugs from me....

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    1. Thank you so much, Brooke! I don't blame you for being all about the garden. I am ready to get outside too, hopefully soon :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Gena, as always :) Have a great day!!

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  3. You have such a lovely home, Courtney...I loved the glimpse of the stair numbers!

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    1. Thanks Linda! I got the idea for those stair numbers a few years back from Sarah Richardson’s show and I still love them. Have a great day!
      Courtney

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  4. Your family room looks great and ready for Spring. I just saw a post by Sarah Richardson on fb today and she was saying how adding a small table and chairs to a family room really expands the use. Yours looks lovely there. We are currently making plans to cut down an extra farmhouse table to make it narrower. We will be using it in the office end of our family room for our desktop computer and other activities.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! We are really enjoying that little table in the family room. I thought I would put it away once the warmer weather hits, but now I am not sure. It has been so useful. Your plan to cut down a farmhouse table sounds lovely and I think you will love having it there. Have a great week!

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  5. Courtney, you have made a beautiful room with all your ideas. It looks very charming and homey. Did you add eyes to the little green bunnies. I have a couple but they don't have pretty eyes like yours!. I love the topiary one..Happy Monday..Judy

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    1. Hi Judy,

      Thank you! The moss bunnies are from the Target Dollar Spot and they came with eyes :) Hope your week is off to a great start!
      Courtney

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  6. So fresh and ready for the new season!! Love your bunnies. Especially the wee moss ones.
    Happy Spring to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! I am so ready for a new season :) Happy Spring!

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  7. I love how pillows take a room from season to season...these are so pretty and I love the quilt. I think I have a SPRING banner from last year downstairs..have to look. I sort of wait until after St. Paddy's Day to do spring. I'm also loving your bunnies and that awesome coffee table...I always find something I like in pictures of your home!!

    Jane x

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    1. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Jane! Thank you, I do love throw pillows. I think they are my favorite type of home decor and I have quite a collection.

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  8. I noticed you have lamps in the middle of the room. Do you run their cords under the rug/couch and to a wall outlet? I'd love to have some better lighting in the middle of my living room, but I'm waiting until we put in our wood floors so I can run cords under a rug somehow.

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