Newport Beach Family Room Before and After

This is a challenging, narrow family room to furnish.  There are many door openings, pass throughs and stair way in the room.  And the television could only be placed opposite the fireplace wall.  Each of the family of four needs a place to sit with his/her feet up.

My client, Mary inherited this sectional, that the family liked but it was crammed into the room and blocked the French doors.  Additionally, you step down into the room and the walls were painted black and red which wasn't consistent with the lighter beach feel that she wanted.
Sort of a challenge right?
Do you remember me showing you Mary's kitchen valance (that Liana made) and Dash and Albert rug?
The lightened family room now blends with the updated kitchen.
In the dining room, where there was no pendant lighting, we draped a large lantern from Ballard Designs (reasonably priced) over the dining table.
Two matching Lee Industries love seats free up some space for better flow.  The quality and comfort of these sofas are great!
Notice the mantel's new Pottery Barn mirror…also reflects light.   I love the simplicity of this iron beveled mirror with all the stone. And it is easy to layer...

  We will be purchasing a small club chair to replace the parson's chair in the photo.
 I like the versatility of these Ballard Designs Leather Cubes in Almond…handsome in person, too!

Mary is happy with her new, lightened up family room.

Now, we'll be revamping her powder room with a coastal feel.

The frame below is from Restoration Hardware.  
Aren't they a beautiful family?  
Participating in February's Best Of The Nest.


  1. Well done! Amazing how a little paint and those light colored sofas totally open up the space, really fabulous job. Yes do love the frame:)

  2. Drastic change and all for the good.

  3. I have never failed to LOVE every one of your make overs ! Beautiful !

  4. Wow! Beautiful transformation!!! Homeowner must be so pleased.

  5. Beautiful Mary Ann! I always love your before and afters! It's still warm and comfortable, but lighter and beachy feeling! And yes, they are a beautiful family!

  6. Beautiful, Mary Ann! The rooms are so much lighter and I bet the homeowners love the transformation.

  7. Wow what an accomplishment! I love that it has a sophisticated beachy vibe! Just gorgeous!!

  8. The color change and the two facing sofas completely changed this room. Wow Mary Ann! What a difference you made in there.....beautiful!

  9. Yes...Yes! This is so much better...and am sure she is in love with you now:)

  10. What a huge difference! I hope they love it as much as I do! It's a beautiful, light filled room now and your touches make it look so much bigger than it really is! Great job!

  11. Mary Ann, what a huge difference, so light bright and beachy!! You are so good at spotting and choosing just the right pieces, in scale and color!

    The Arts by Karena

  12. gorge! so light and fresh...but still very inviting and warm!

  13. Such a beautiful transformation and so much lighter and brighter!

  14. Wow -- the difference is amazing! I agree with Karena – everything's just exactly right!

  15. Mary Ann,
    That was a challenge. It turned out great. I love the colors you and your client selected. Very nice!

  16. Love this make over! And, particular wild about the valiance and lumbar pillow fabric.

  17. Truly love how you lightened up that space and Lee Industries sofas are perfect size and fit for it too!

  18. What a wonderful difference, Mary Ann! Your client must be thrilled - so relaxing and bright…

  19. Wonderful transformation! So clean and bright and calm.

  20. Wonderful transformation! So clean and bright and calm.

  21. Love it! Again it's amazing to see how paint can change the way a room feels and looks. Great transformation!

  22. I LOVE the new furniture arrangement, what a difference in the room! And, I'm distracted by those gorgeous sofas. I'm shopping for a new one and Lee keeps jumping to the top of my list!

    1. Oh, and thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!


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