You won’t believe this family room makeover

The problem

This young family was completely stuck on coming up with a layout for their family room that accomplished everything they wanted to achieve. They also were lost on where to find quality items and ensure they stayed on budget once they had a plan. They wanted to find unique items to compliment their existing art and beautiful area rug.

Unique Family Room Makeover - Natalie Cox Design - Interior Decorator - Kanata/Ottawa, Ontario

Unique Family Room Makeover - Natalie Cox Design - Interior Decorator - Kanata/Ottawa, Ontario

The dream

Their goal was to create a place they could all unwind in together on evenings and weekends. A place for everyone to sit and room for drinks and snacks for movie night. Another priority was to showcase their beautiful collection of aboriginal art.

The solution

The layout was designed to showcase the beautiful new fireplace and to provide a great space for family movie nights for this family of 5.

Unique Family Room Makeover - Natalie Cox Design - Interior Decorator - Kanata/Ottawa, Ontario

Two comfortable leather sofas provide plenty of seating while also creating a great conversation zone. The television was moved to the wall opposite the fireplace on a large entertainment unit that did double duty for storage for board games as well.

Reclaimed wood was brought in for warmth and because it is not too precious to be used by three young children. The unique coffee table mirrored their unique art collection and also provides a great space for a bowl of popcorn and a game of scrabble.

Unique Family Room Makeover - Natalie Cox Design - Interior Decorator - Kanata/Ottawa, Ontario

Custom drapery and textured roman blinds were also in the plan and can be added at a later date to complete the look.

Unique Family Room Makeover - Natalie Cox Design - Interior Decorator - Kanata/Ottawa, Ontario

Bookcases on either side of the fireplace provide a space to showcase items that should be kept out of reach. Now the fireplace is the focal point it deserves to be.

What my clients have to say:

Once we decided that it was time to tackle our long-neglected spaces, we knew that we would be buying quite a bit of new furniture, but we nervous about getting the quality that we wanted, while ensuring that all the purchased worked together in our space. We had a basic idea of what we wanted for our rooms, but felt overwhelmed by the myriad of choices available. After our initial meeting with Natalie, we were totally convinced that she understood the style that we were looking for, even as we struggled to describe it. She listened to our ideas and came back with a plan that reflected our tastes perfectly.

The best part of working with Natalie was the reassurance that the finished spaces would have quality furnishings, were expertly coordinated and were exactly the type of look that we loved. When the rooms were completed, the entire family immediately felt at-home in our new surroundings, and it was hard to believe that these rooms were our own! The entire process was so easy and stress-free! I would recommend Natalie to anyone who wants to have fun with decorating a space.

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Unique Family Room Makeover - Natalie Cox Design - Interior Decorator - Kanata/Ottawa, Ontario