Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Future Family Room

Can a married couple with no children have much of a family room? Perhaps. But today for Gussy's Inspiration Workshop, I thought it would be fun to think about our ideal Family Room when children are there to populate it!

First, there would be a fireplace... I imagine lots of cozy family nights reading a book or playing a game around the fire!


Then we would need one of these: (because of course I would have our children trained to put all their toys away at the end of the day, right?!)


In my perfect family room of the future, there would be lots of seating choices - some that would even double as storage!

The seating and furniture would be as kid friendly as possible while still having taste:



And... of course... because who are we kidding, really? The TV would have to go somewhere:


What does your family room look like?

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22 comments:

  1. Great inspiration pics! I tend to look at pics before I read text so at first I thought this was your actual living room - either way, I love it! And by the way, I'm still swooning over your Paper Source post from last week! :) We dont have one anywhere close! :(
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. i love it!! and yes, of course the children would be trained to put away all the toys. i'm trying to digure that part out!

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  3. Love the idea and especially that window seat with the bins underneath! How cool is that?!

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  4. I really love that chalk board table. So perfect!

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  5. Awesome finds!!! LOVE that toy box...how clever and stylish.

    And yes, they can most certainly put their toys away. Just like at work I used to sing the "clean up" song with them when they were little. :-D

    ps...I've got my birthday giveaway going on right now...make sure you come pop by! ;-)

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  6. Oh I LOVE that chalkboard topped table!! And the TV framed?? Never thought to do that, but it looks amazing!! :) Love all these pics! And you don't have to have kiddos to get all this! :) Better do it before they come, its easier ;)

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  7. I love it all!!!
    I love that chalkboard table in particular!!!
    And that third to last photo with the "rules of the house" on the chalkboard. So cute!

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  8. My husband would fall over himself about that tv setting! I love the chalkboard coffee table.

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  9. My family room has a paint chalkboard on the wall, for graffiti, game scores whatever. You can make a chalkboard from any color of paint by adding a little bit of unsanded tile grout (look it up in--of course--Martha Stewart!). You've shown that chalkboards can add a note of whimsy and fun--as well as practicality!

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  10. Oh, that chalkboard table is so fun!

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  11. I LOVE that chalkboard table!! I have that on my pinterest too! would be so fun!

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  12. sarah all of these are fantastic!

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  13. Perfect! I really like the storage under the couch.

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  14. oh...you planned your future family room in a awesome way!!!!! :O)
    what wonderful choices!!!!!

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  15. love that frame around the t.v.!

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  16. hi sweet girl! thanks so much for linking up. your ideal family room looks so fun!!!! :]

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  17. Oh, love your ideas for a family room. I"m especially a fan of the giant chalk board.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  18. I love the yellow chalkboard table...so fun!! The TV frame is great too!

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  19. I love your ideal family room! Great choices & pics! :)

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  20. Great photos! I really love that window seat with storage underneath.

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  21. oh. i love the tv/frame idea. awesome :D great ideas for sure. mine right now is a big ol' still moving in mess. ;)

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