As promised here is part two of my monthly home decor series, this one focusing on the second most used room in the house (next to the kitchen) our family room! This space was added on in the 50’s and has the most definitive Mid Century Modern feel. The post and beam ceilings were all wood when we bought the house and made the room feel really dark and cabin-like. When we remodeled almost four years ago we filled in the space between the beams with dry wall (and insulation) and not only did it brighten the room up it changed the acoustics and we can no longer hear every little thing that drops onto the roof, like leaves or the odd rain drop.
The berber carpet has definitely served its purpose in our family room although it was not my first choice in flooring. We have been exploring the idea of putting down hardwood floors but its a bit complicated since the room sits on a concrete slab, so for now (and the last ten years) it will stay carpeted. It does make the room cozy and my child and dog love it!
As I mentioned in the last decor post Mid Century Modern is our aesthetic and we have many atomic era vintage pieces like this boomerang shaped walnut coffee table. Not only is it large enough to hold all my favorite coffee table books, several candles and fresh flowers, its great to eat off of. When our boy was little he used to eat all his meals at this table but it took its toll on the antique finish so we recently had it resurfaced, making it look brand new!
I have always been a lover of room scents, be it candles, nebulizers or oil diffusers (in college it was incense) Gibson & Dehn have some of my favorite candles and oil diffusers that actually scent the room! So many of them don’t do a thing but when I walk into my house you can really smell these fabulous oils immediately!
I must confess, am one of those crazy throw pillow girls! I love them mostly because they can change up a room and freshen your decor without a major investment. Im constantly changing them up and switching them around. I get bored easily and like to update my accent colors at least once per year which to some may sound frequent but with the rest of my decor quite neutral a few new pillow covers my room has a totally new feel!
The must-have bar cart borders the family room and dining room which is perfect for when we’re entertaining, no one has to go too far to freshen up their drink. Little did I know that dressing up the bar cart is an art form in and of itself, I ended up creating Pinterest board dedicated to bar cart decor!
I hope you enjoyed part two of my home series. There are so many pieces in the room I couldn’t begin to tag them all so if there is something specific that you are curious about send me a note and Ill do my best to remember where its from! Happy Wednesday xo ~Zia