You know, by that I mean to say that we don't have a "family room", this is it.
Other than the kitchen it is the most used room in the house. Our TV is there, and after the kids go to bed that is where we will watch a show or two ourselves. The kids are limited in their viewing, mostly to car travel, airplane travel, and at-home haircuts.
If you ask my husband, he might tell you that I never leave "my spot" on the couch. But I do. Someone has to cook in the kitchen, right? My spot is perfectly set on the leather couch so that I can watch tv, see kids on the deck, watch a child going potty in the powder room if they leave the door open, and it has a side table to put my glass while nursing the baby. Oh, and it's leather, so when the baby spits up, I can wipe it off.
The leather ones are the Wells sofa and settee from Room and Board. The blue love seats are from Crate and Barrel.
We designed the coffee table ourselves, since we couldn't find anything in stores that was the right scale.
We sourced the live-edge slab when it was unfinished, chose a stain, then designed the legs and had them fabricated by an iron works we know. When you are both architects, you can do that. Artisan Burlwood, where we found the top will also do all of that for you, which might be easier.
I'm also in love with this very chic navy laptop table. It slides right over your lap to provide plenty of space for a laptop and a drink. This one is from Crate and Barrel, but Room & Board has some in amazing colors (hot pink!).
We added the telescope to break up the horizon in the room. Our kids also like to stand on the settee and look for San Francisco. Or Papa's house. My dad lives across the bay, and in theory, if there is no fog, we could see him.
Same idea with the floor vase and branches from Ikea (shhh, don't tell anyone!)
The round table under the TV used to be in our entry, but it moved here once we inherited my childhood piano from my mother's house.
The side tables are from Overstock, and I added a navy and white greek key tray from Z Gallerie and a collection of architecture books underneath. And the gardening book I need if I ever want anything to grow on our deck.
Similar to the kitchen, we have UV shades in here as well, to block out the afternoon sun and to cut glare on the TV. The deer head is from Z Gallerie, you can read more about the mantle-scape here.
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