My husband and I wanted to track our home transformation projects to really get a glimpse of our blended styles. I have me own style (modern w/a touch of color) and my husband has his style (color everywhere). Most of the time it could be really difficult to blend. My husband is very opinionated.
We decided to redo our family room because that’s the room we spend the most of our time. We eat, play, entertain and watch TV in this room. My husband and I love to entertain. When we lived in New Orleans, in a 14oo sf townhouse we always had guess over for dinner. I believe the space worked because the layout was more open. It’s hard to have a large group here because we feel like everyone is on top of each other and I was always embarrassed about the decor because I know it didn’t represent us, we inherited it from his parents. Now my mother-in-law had great taste (she was a gifted artist), and I absolutely love some of her pieces, but we wanted to update the home to represent our union.
Here’s a couple of pictures of our family room. As you can see, we have black carpet, 1970s dark lighting, country style wooden chairs and a black leather sofa. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture of the room when the leather sofa was in here. This picture was taken the night before demo day with my phone camera, so please excuse the quality and mess.
As you can see, it’s really dated and dark. So we decided to pull the paneling down, remove the ceiling tiles, change the flooring and remove the large closet that takes up too much space, but first is demo day.
I have a couple of pictures of our demo and I can not believe what we found behind one of the walls.
My little one jumped in the picture.
I’m so excited about this project, I’m sure the changes will open it up a bit.