Dear Chicago House,
Your family room was brown, dark and just not very inviting at all.
Here you are in all your former owners glory. They seem to have a thing about having all their furniture pushed up against the walls or in the corners of the room and paid no attention to how the room would flow and feel friendly. I mean look at this picture…do you think they needed that big expanse of rug to practice forward rolls? And just look at all that junk on your mantle. ( picture note: this photo was taken by a realtor with a very wide angle lens – making your room look much bigger than you actually are..tricks of the trade I suppose!)
And here you are empty all brown and horrid. I have to say this was one of your rooms I was most worried about furnishing and decorating (even more so than your dungeon basement)
You were a challenging room. You have five, yes FIVE, doors/openings to other rooms and two points of focus, the fireplace and the TV … you can see all the TV cable wires hanging out the wall.
So are you ready to see yourself after some makeover magic?
Here we go.
You have had all your brown trim painted a crisp white and your walls the softest green. After a lot of furniture dilemmas and sticking blue painters tape on the wall to try out scenarios it seemed a sectional was going to work best, but the dimension you presented us with meant there was considerable shopping around to find the right one.
The room is such a cozy place to be on crazy snowy Chicago nights and a nice escape from from your occasional hot days!
Creative in Chicago