Putting together my family room

The moment I saw this room on FOUND I fell madly, deeply, in love.
You will see that I am heavily patterning the look of my new family room based on this room.
Maybe some think it is lame to be such a copycat, but I say go with what you love!
With my messy kids I won't get to have linen sofa's so the room will look different. :)

A splurge for me were these drapes from Pottery Barn.
In my defense they were on sale and I had a coupon and they are pretty classic.

 I was somewhat disappointed when I received them because they aren't the lovely gray color
 shown in the photos.
They are more of a brownish gray, but they are still very pretty and I haven't found anything else
 I like better.
 Today I went and got this natural rug from Ikea.
It is huge and the price just can not be beat!
 I did not get this chest from Wisteria.
But, I did get a French style buffet off of craigslist that I am painting gray and white and will be using as a TV stand.

I have a framed map of Paris above the fireplace right now, but I am not sure if I will keep it there.
I would love to find a tobacco basket for the mantel.

I plan on giving my coffee table a makeover so it has a similar look to this RH one.
I have lamps from Homegoods that are the same style as these Aiden Gray lamps.
I found a pair marked down to $12.00 each!

I have ordered this artwork from Etsy  and it should arrive in October.
I'm so excited!
Finally, back in December World Market had a sale-buy one basket get one free-and I got two of their Kubu baskets.
They will be perfect for extra throw blankets and pillows or for corralling toys.
I haven't installed anything yet and I also haven't started work on any of the furniture, but I'm really happy with how it is all coming together.
Maybe it will be blog worthy in November????


  1. Wow, you've gathered quite a few things. It is going to be fabulous. Hugs, Marty

  2. Looking forward to your reveal!

  3. Great inspiration! It is going to look beautiful can't wait to see it.

  4. Can't wait to see! Miss ya!

  5. Love your inspiration room and can't wait to see your final product!

  6. It will be just beautiful. I'm also "sorta" copying a room I saw in blogland. I think it's a great compliment to them!
    Keep us posted :)

  7. WHAT A TEASE! I wanted after pictures at the bottom. GAH! I don't know if I can wait. I love the layout of your room inspiration and didn't look so much at the colors (ha ha ha!). Love the Etsy artwork. I might have to get me some...

  8. love! I am in the process of doing a family room redo - i'm so on the fence about the couch..i want white but everyone says i'm crazy!! it looks awesome - can't wait to see the finished project!

  9. I can see why you fell in love with that room. The colours are beautiful and it has such a serene, inviting feel! I would love to have linen sofas one day, but also couldn't risk it in my household at the moment - way too stressful. I'm sure your room is going to turn out beautifully - waiting with bated breath! x Sharon

  10. It isn't lame to copy pictures. That's where my best ideas come from. :)

    Something tells me yours will be prettier than the inspiration pic because you've put your own spin on it.

    Hey, we got our Texas drivers licenses today. Woo hoo!

  11. I love that look too...nice and neutral. I can't wait to see how your room comes together :)

  12. Looks like a great plan to me. Love your style! Hope you're enjoying your move to Texas.

  13. Hello Lisa~

    That is such a beautiful room, and I agree, definitely go with it! I love finding inspiration from photos! :) I cannot wait to see how it all looks, and of course it is going to be gorgeous! :)


  14. Lisa,

    I love it and I love that we can get inspiration from other blogs. I don't have all the creativity that other ladies have so I do use some of their ideas (AND YOURS TOO). I love the room and the simplicity of it. I am falling in love with linen colored items. I hope you will post pictures as you make your transformation. ♥

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

  15. Can't wait to see what other ideas you come up with. I have 5 grandchildren and KNOW I can't have a white sofa. All ready been though a light yellow one. I'm hoping soon that all these decorating ideas come up with more kid friendly decor.

  16. Cant wait to see it all when it is finished!

  17. It's going to look A-MAZING! Can't wait to see it!!

  18. I love everything you've gathered so far! Can't wait to see the reveal :)

  19. I am SO happy to have found your blog through your order!!
    Your home is beautiful..full of light.
    and I really love your inspiration room...this is the way to go...create something affordable from a room you love.
    you are doing an amazing job at that too.
    can't wait to create your sign:)