The addition of the family room to this Brockton home was in need of a major refresh. The faux brick backdrop of the woodstove in one corner was an eyesore, as was the brown carpet and taupe tile floor. In addition, the loveseat, also a drab brown, was too small. “The couple wanted to use the room to watch TV but leave enough floor space for their little one to move around freely,” explains Vanessa Pierre, founder of Vannie Paradis Design Studio.
1 The marble top of the coffee table is heavy enough not to tip over while its round shape makes it easy to move around.
2 Sherwin-Williams naval paint gives the room a moody feel. “The rest of the house is cream and beige, so I wanted to introduce something a little different,” Pierre says. “Movie theaters have to be comfortable. “
3 The couple ordered the stylized family portrait from artist Jemma Morris at Lou Lou Art Studio on Etsy and downloaded the modern summaries from the Etsy Prints2Paper store. “The trio of shapes reflects their family of three,” notes Pierre.
4 Pierre installed a 10 foot long sectional with a 4 foot wide chair covered in a light gray performance fabric. “It’s big enough for the whole family to snuggle up in,” says the designer.
5 The yellow shaded curtains hint at the sun. Pierre hung them as high as possible to make the sliders appear higher.
6 The new vinyl flooring makes cleaning easier, which was important since the room adjoins the back deck and the changing room. It also pairs well with the new wood floors in the adjoining kitchen and dining room. The watercolor stripes of the rug bring the palette of the room together.
Marni Elyse Katz is a regular contributor to Globe Magazine. Send your comments to [email protected]