where we gather // a family's room

what once was a dreary family room filled with bulky furniture and an entertainment center much too big, is now a bright much more functional space for us to gather in. our family room is the ultimate cozy hub in our home. it's where we gather most evenings to wind down after a long day of play or where we cuddle up when we're not feeling well or for rainy day movie marathons or where we tend to scatter our toys and crafts about. we spend a lot of time here and because of that i wanted to make it into something better than it was.

a while back i had an idea to give this space a better feel and look from the dark not so functional space it once was. i wanted the space to feel bright. clean. bigger. and more functional than what it had going on. once i had Aaron on board, we drafted up the plans and worked with my step-dad to help us carry it out. it took us a little over three weeks from start to completion.

the built in saves space but offers us all the storage we need for movies, books, blankets to cozy up with, or the like.  

i'm still playing around with things but for the most part it's complete and ready to be lived in. i think my favorite thing about this room though is the poster size photos of the girls. i loved putting them together and coming up with the images to frame. it was super easy to do too, which is always a bonus! 

a source list for all the things :
- chocolat leather sofa from article 
- rug from rugsUSA
- throw pillows a blend of pottery barn here + here and ikea 
- lamp is target 
- poster size picture frames frame bridge // i use them for anything that needs to be framed. seriously, they are amazing! 
- little clock is from target
- gray pot for plant anthropologie 

* beautiful photography by Melissa Oholendt for when our home was featured on The Glitter Guide. You can see more images of our home on The Glitter Guide, here 


  1. Your house is beautiful! Can you tell me what style frame you chose from framebridge? I neeeeeeed to copy :) Thanks. Sue

    1. hello dear! so sorry for the delay. they are the wood frames!