A MULTI USE SPACE DESIGN UPDATE

A few weeks ago, I posted my design plans for a multi use space and today I’m back with an update! Julie has been busy pulling the room together and over the weekend, she send me some updated progress photos. I can’t tell you  how excited I am to see it all coming together! The walls are painted,  the majority of the furniture pieces have arrived, and the Hygge and West wallpaper has been installed! Julie told me she finds herself going into the room just to look at it, which, I must say, is music to my ears!

As a reminder, here’s a look at the design plans we started with:

design plans for a multi use space

design plans for a multi use space

design plans for a multi use space

Julie snapped me this picture of the installed paper and I nearly squealed! I’m loving how it’s turning this little dormer space into something really special!

wallpaper

She’s still waiting for her desk chair to arrive, but in the meantime, she pulled the rest of the nook pieces into the space, and as soon as the wallpaper is fully cured, the artwork will be going up!

desk nook update

We’re still waiting on the sofa to arrive, but I’m loving the way the new paint, rug, and window treatments are working together!

room update

Not to mention how perfectly the new media console fits in the space between the entry and closet doors!

tv console

We’re officially in the homestretch of this multi use space makeover and I couldn’t be happier! Julie and her family are already loving their new space, and as soon as the last few elements arrive, they’ll be able to enjoy it to the fullest! I can’t wait to see the completed space and, as always, I’ll keep you posted!

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DESIGN PLANS FOR A FAMILY FRIENDLY LIVING SPACE

When Shannon came to me looking for help with designs for her family room space, I was excited to tackle a project that would help improve day-to-day functionality for her and her family. She was looking for a fun and functional family room that everyone, including her young children, could enjoy but that would still include pieces that would last for years to come.

Shannon and her family use this space for watching TV, relaxing, entertaining and as a space for the kids to play, so while she wanted the room to remain kid-friendly, she also wanted it to be a space that appealed to people of all ages. With that, I got to work on my design plans for a family friendly living space.

Here’s where we started:

design plans for a family friendly living space

design plans for a family friendly living space

Tired of her hand-me-down furniture, Shannon was hoping for a big cozy sofa or sectional perfect for lounging around and additional seating options for friends and family.

design plans for a family friendly living space

While toys would no doubt still remain in this family friendly living space, concealed storage would be helpful in quick tidying and a more pulled together space. Form and function is the name of the game!

design plans for a family friendly living space

These corners in particular needed special attention to add more function in the space. Toy storage is at a premium in Shannon’s house, and a spot for a desk where the kids can do homework or work on crafts would be a bonus.

With all of these elements in mind, I got to work on 3 preliminary moodboards for Shannon to get an idea of which direction we wanted to go with this family friendly space.

Moodboard #1 included streamlined shapes with some more traditional accents and a daybed for additional seating. Bold pattern brings a playful touch to the space.

design plans for a family friendly living space

Moodboard #2 went a bit more contemporary and playful. Main elements remain neutral while bold pops of turquoise and geometric patterns feel really fun and playful.

design plans for a family friendly living space

 

Moodboard #3 leans a bit more rustic with natural wood and iron finishes, but contemporary shapes in the main furniture pieces create a combination that feels really warm and cozy.

design plans for a family friendly living space

 

After looking them over, Shannon connected most with moodboards #1 and #2, so I used those as a jumping off point as I got into her complete design concepts below:

Design Concept #1

I replaced the sofa and daybed with a big, cozy sectional, and added design elements to create a concept that feels casual and inviting with wood tones, neutral elements, and pale blue accents.

design plans for a family friendly living space

 

Design Concept #2

Building off of the initial moodboard, I added additional storage pieces and design accents that feel really fun, contemporary, and perfect for all ages.

design plans for a family friendly living space

In the end, Shannon fell for concept #2 with its turquoise accents, playful patterns, and overall family friendly feel!

After making a few minor adjustments and additions, in order to give Shannon an idea of layout and to show her how each element would look within her space, I put together a few renderings.

In order to give Julie an idea of layout and to show her how each element would look within the space, I put together a few renderings.

I swapped out the original coffee table for an ottoman that’s perfect putting up your feet and adds more seating when necessary, and brought in some some yellow accents for some additional pops of color.

In order to give Julie an idea of layout and to show her how each element would look within the space, I put together a few renderings.

I created a playful gallery wall to surround the media cabinet that combined family photos with playful prints that really pulls the entire design together.

In order to give Julie an idea of layout and to show her how each element would look within the space, I put together a few renderings.

And, I made use of those formerly empty corners by creating a desk area for the kids to do homework, as well as an additional storage piece to stash away toys while still performing high in the design department.

Shannon snapped me a few photos as pieces have begun to arrive and I’m SO exciting about the progress. Wait for it…wait for it….

design plans for a family friendly living space

I’ll keep you all up to date on the progress of the room as it happens. This family friendly space is really starting to come together!

Is your home begging for a little design refresh? Use the code MAGGIES when you sign up here to receive $20 off of your full room design fee! You’ll get the chance to choose to work with me or any of our other amazing designs to create a stylish and functional space of your own! Happy designing!