Family Room Makeover . I’m Rebecca Ruxin and I’m so glad you’re here because today I’m going to walk you through a project where we redid a family round a client about a beautiful home in carlsbad california and they wanted ultimately to remodel tire house they also knew that they wanted to do it right I have a state to right the first time and you only pay for it once that is really really really good so we started with the most used room in the house that family so this is what the family room looks like and this is one of the pieces of art and i’ll show you the second one in a minute that they wanted to keep here was the one thing they said they definitely wanted to keep actually there were three things there Persian rug it was red white and blue awesome they also wanted to keep two pieces of art they were like etchings.
I believe perfect red white blue and sailboats hello Nantucket here we come what I loved about this room was these are 11 foot tall ceilings so it’s really high oh yeah there’s one last thing that’s far who’s the pretty puppy vesper had a chair it was his favorite chair it was a leather chair that had been oh so loved no I mean I need to do a red white and blue room with sailboats and a cranky old leather chair and you don’t want to be not a call I got this so you can see if I stack these on top of each other there’s kind of a big space left over or if i put them together you know one here and one here then there’s too much space on either side so I needed to come up with something to do with those if I was standing in this room I think I would come up to about this high so you know those are pretty big doors ok if i had designed this is a built-in myself this would have had Vertical styles so that it looks like it’s solid it has a more impressive look to it that they had a BBQ area off the back of their house the client said to me you know it would be really nice if we could put a door here.
Family Room Makeover
I said okay a door will do it or I’ll do a great door I felt like on this side I should do a really cool casement around that opening is the big stinking drug i bet that cost a lot of money to begin with the next step I took was to take pictures of the area rug and go to my local fabric store crabbit i found this great paisley velvet fabric that brought in all the same colors this great stripe here that brought in all the same colors and look it’s not just Navy there’s also a lighter blue a robin’s egg blue and i found that in that fabric as well i presented my clients with this storyboard that showed this beautiful sofa two chairs like this with a cane backing of the reason I chose Kane is because you were going to be able to see when you walked into this room these chairs right here would be facing the kitchen so the back of the chair was just as important to me as the front and I designed this table it’s what we call a nesting table it’s a coffee table with two tables on either side you want to see how I fixed it let me show you the key with using clients existing art is always nearly always reframing over here you can see the clients to pieces of art where I added a third piece to fill in that space do you have to work around things like that you have a pet or like a husband or something that you get rid of it they have to stay with that room.
I wanted to do a chest on one side so i have a floor lamp there and essentially the heights of these two things would end up at the same place and give that sense of symmetry I actually took out the existing windows and all the way across I put in French doors with a transom window above it to accentuate the height of the room and to bring the view and the sunshine in this is what I designed for the balances i use this this fabric happen to be very expensive and when you do that the last thing you want to do is take fabric like this and make it into window treatments that fold in and out because they have a lot of money this fabric here I folded it back and use the stripe of this fabric to create my own banding look how beautiful my table turned out these are all hand-carved legs and these things pull out perfectly look how beautiful that opening is now where before it literally was just drywall look how I brought down these vertical styles on either side and then panel doors on the bottom that’s one of the things that although of course in a perfect world I would love to come in and take out the existing built in and put in a brand-new one that I could design from the ground up but in these cases people don’t want to throw money away that they’ve already spent in order to not have to completely remake this we kept the door sizes the same but we change this up so that at least it looked less huge instead of putting lights in here I had my electrician put out records so I can stand too skinny lamps because I thought that the light source would be nice and the ironwork would connect with all the iron in the room as well