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    Family rooms are an integral piece of any home. Whether within a one-bedroom apartment or a sprawling ranch housing six children plus dogs and friends, these are the spaces within which everyone can gather and relish each other’s company. Read supported by appropriate to some of our favorite family rooms.

    Here, this family room’s warm palette of red, brown, and burnt orange is punctuated through dynamic aqua glass vases supported by the coffee table. Two rugged skin sofas face off over the round table, squared through another couch upholstered within “Natura Lattice” from Giant Textiles. The furniture’s U-shaped configuration is oriented towards the television, since this ever-growing family of six often gathers on this spot appropriate to movies and sporting events. A colorful oil painting through artist Sally Bowring adds scale during the time that complementing the room’s color scheme.

  • High-Style and Low-Maintenance Family Room

    This beautiful living space is reinforced with fabrics meant to grab abuse. “In family rooms, I much use slipcovers and easy-to-clean wool rugs,” says designer and homeowner Colette van den Thillart. She fearlessly paired ultra-glam pieces with no-nonsense practicality, similar to the tradition mohair octagonal ottoman that acts while a footrest, homework station, and dining table. Low-maintenance wood floors cause the space ever more kid-friendly.

  • Cozy and Colorful Family Room

    This North Carolina summer dwelling often hosts family and friends, so loose seating was a must appropriate to designer Julie Price. Plush-backed armchairs and a rolled-arm sofa from Charles Stewart establish the sitting area. A bench covered within an oversized plaid is easy to move where needed appropriate to conversations.

  • Contemporary Family Room

    High above the hustle and hurry of Michigan Avenue, designer Doug Atherly has created a soothing, cocoon-like space appropriate to Chicago’s Ritz-Carlton Residences Showcase. This contemporary space fits shiny surfaces, modern technology, and a neutral-yet-moody color palette together within harmony. An oatmeal-colored L-shaped sofa from Minotti is ultra-inviting with deep plush seating, during the time that roman shades permit appropriate to customizable lighting. A tradition wraparound sofa cabinet keeps things polished.

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    Contemporary Family Room

    “I always have a slight problem with televisions, though they are getting a lot more attractive,” Doug says. “Still, where do you put them? We wanted the television to blend in, so we were going to leave it open, rather than have a black screen within a brightness surface. But we didn’t want to have a big group of dark color, so the polished plaster of the divider that houses the TV gave us a darker color with a lot of quality and pattern. It tends to disguise the TV without being too distracting.”

  • Warm and Inviting Family Room

    This family room is while hard-wearing while it is comfortable. With two young children and an active lifestyle, the homeowners opted appropriate to a casual, colorful programme appropriate to the terrace-level space. Ultrasuede fabrics cover the furnishings to withstand transport from the swimming swimming pool just outside. Zebra stripes and fiery orange club chairs keep the mood upbeat and playful.

  • Clean and Bright Family Room

    Clean-lined furnishings within delicious chocolate and toffee hues harmonize with crisp white walls and relaxing neutrals within this family room, designed through Gail Plechaty. A plush area rug adds undeniable comfort, its creamy color contrasting with the room’s dark floors. Bold drapery custom-designed through Gail tie the hues together.

  • Relaxing Family Room

    A relaxing palette of grays and blues exudes peace and relaxation within this family room, adjacent to the kitchen appropriate to an open flow of traffic. Sandy unbiased fabrics cover the sofa and side chairs; an inviting blue mohair chair adds a touch of vintage charm. Pillow fabrics from Raoul Textiles and Jasper add textural interest to the sofa. A quartet of coffee tables from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams push together appropriate to expanded surface area. The arrangement is oriented towards a flatscreen television hanging above the fireplace mantel appropriate to a convenient (and comfy) stain to observe football.

  • Comfortable Family Room

    This sprawling space of sink-down seating radiates warmth and life with its clear, rich hues and favorite flea fair finds. Upholstery fabrics grab their color cues from the homeowner's collection of period piece amethyst-to-deep-purple drug bottles. The family room opens onto the screened porch appropriate to relaxed indoor-outdoor living.

  • Organic Family Room

    As with the rest of the house, building and decorating decisions appropriate to this family room were made with the condition and good of children within mind. For decorative balance and laid-back charm, the homeowners used unfinished furnishings, untreated wool rugs, linen draperies, cotton slipcovers, hemp pillows, and mineral-based lime paint. Sustainably harvested white-oak hardwood floors were installed all through the residence and sealed with a low-VOC nontoxic sealer. Even the swimming pool (outside the French doors) is chemical-free.

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    Carefree Family Room

    Color runs neck-to-neck with indoor-outdoor features within this family room's decorating hierarchy. Toned-down versions of fuchsia, gold, citron green, and orange are introduced within furniture, accessories, and casement treatments, during the time that walls, coffered ceiling, and floor remain neutral. In addition to the casual palette, six sets of French doors aid create the open, light, rich suffer of a California beach residence -- despite the truth this particular family room is within the upper Midwest.

  • Kid-Friendly Family Room

    Durability is door key within a dwelling with three growing boys. So this informal family room features sofas from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams that are covered within nearly indestructible white denim. Even the draperies and pillows are made from the easy-to-clean heavy-duty cotton, with orange trim added to give the room a jolt of might (as provided three boys aren't enough). A low, overscaled coffee counter made from reclaimed wood adds quality and interest to the room and is robust enough to stand up to the rigors of family life. Rust tones within a rug from John Khalil echo hues within family room accent fabrics.

  • Elegant Family Room

    As earth travelers, the couple who inhabit this dwelling and family room wanted interiors that are beautiful but comfortable, practical but elegant. Toward that end, the family room includes details such while an period piece Aubusson rug stretched over terra cotta flooring and earthy bamboo blinds beneath panels of hand-embroidered and appliqued silk and taffeta. Adding Old-World elegance to the part are a 19th-century French gilt chair within the corner and such beautiful dressmaker details while the bullion supported by the flame-stitch armchair.

  • Dazzling Family Room

    Such a dramatic family room is not unexpected when a homeowner adores color, glamor, and touches of glitz. Black-painted cabinets within the adjoining kitchen continue within the family room, giving visual height, stature, and elegance to the space. Vivid blue-upholstered armchairs ginger against the glossy black paneling and buxom fireplace surround topped with a flat-panel TV. The family room's domed ceiling offers a stain appropriate to a sparkling Murano glass chandelier, during the time that a faux zebra-skin rug adds a touch of whimsy.

  • Light, Bright Family Room

    Cheery blue-and-white family-room furnishings keep their own against classic neutrals within the form of black-and-beige floor tiles and crisp white woodwork. The sofa upholstery and drapery panels are made from simple white cotton, during the time that a cushy relax chair is covered within a cornflower-blue-and-white cabana stripe. Soft yellow-painted walls are accented through built-in bookshelves filled with colorful tomes. A rich leafy lamp adds a additional burst of color.

  • Sophisticated Family Room

    The homeowner's image appropriate to this unbiased family room was that it should remain advanced and grown-up despite the truth that it's much overtaken through young children. With a stone fireplace while focal point, furnishings such while the sofa, a pair of armchairs, and a drum chair with hygienic lines reveal modern adaptions of traditional design. A round glass counter with a contemporary Asian-influenced base adds airy relief among the grouping of solid-color upholstered pieces. Smoky-color drapery panels made within an open-linen weave beautifully filter brightness into the room. See more from this location.

  • Fuss-Free Family Room

    The decorating scheme appropriate to this West Coast family room is all about sand and sea, minus the predictable beachy elements similar to seashells, cabana stripes, and maritime knickknacks. White woodwork and a muted palette prevail, with a "less is more" attitude taken toward furnishings plan and accessories. Crisp linen upholstery, wide-plank wood floors, and refined patterns dominate, during the time that a tradition mahogany coffee counter with intricate angles rebels against the rules. The adjacent patio seating area and fireplace offer an principle stain appropriate to outside entertaining.

  • After-Hours Family Room

    Visualized appropriate to busy professionals who seek refuge within their family room at night, this space was designed with muted, restful colors and relaxing details. Putty-color drapes and walls provide a unbiased background appropriate to artwork and interesting furniture, such while the zig-zag patterned relax chair and ottoman. A chocolate-brown sectional lined with pillows invites relaxation.

  • Serene Family Room

    A hygienic palette and uncomplicated plan imbue this well-used family room with way and serenity. Family-friendly features include putty-color Ultrasuede fabrics supported by the comfy furnishings and a sturdy, oversized coffee counter that stands up to children's need to play. The doors to the family room can be pushed back, letting the whole residence come to be one space.

  • Casual Family Room

    An interior palette of subtle, organic colors helps this relaxed family room complement - not compete with - the lush landscape outside its windows. White paneled walls, a sisal-color ceiling, and period piece wood beams mimic hues found within the home's fieldstone exterior. Armchairs and sofas upholstered within copper- and chocolate-hued chenille fabrics are made appropriate to family get-togethers - notably barefoot lounging.

  • Poolside Family Room

    Restrained elegance characterizes the St. Louis dwelling where this family room is found. White tile floors, unbiased divider coverings and drapes, and creamy white woodwork let the lush exterior view grab the spotlight. A Palladian window/door, which replaced old-fashioned glass sliders, leads to a polite swimming pool area. Inside, narrow editing lets carefully selected pieces of furnishings shine, including a skin bench with nailhead trim and a compact game table.

  • Eco-Friendly Family Room

    Showing that leafy plan can be beautiful, this family room pairs sustainable materials with comfy, advanced style. A simple palette of grayish-blue, black, and white is highlighted through a fireplace mantel built with formaldehyde-free medium-density fiberboard painted linen white. The wood-planked ceiling was painted with a similar semi-gloss finish that highlights its architectural detail. The original red-oak floors were refinished with a water-based urethane.