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One Room Challenge: Family Room Final Reveal

One Room Challenge: Family Room Final Reveal

We have partnered with Raymour and Flanigan and have received product for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own.

If you ever have the opportunity to take an idea that's swirling around your mind and bring it to fruition in the form of a newly designed space in your home, even if it means weeks of mess and stress, I fully recommend doing it. In the end, the new space and the way you feel in it, will be worth all the late nights and minor fights that go along with a lack of sleep-lol! In fact, this particular One Room Challenge, (hosted by Linda of Calling it Home) genuinely inspired my husband and I, who were going through a bit of a renovation rut this summer, to get back into the game. And we are happy to report that we're once again ready to continue work on other parts of our home!

Of course, all of this would never have happened without the support of the other participants and guest participants in the ORC, who cheer each other on throughout this 7 week process, and the generosity of Raymour & Flanigan, who provided us with the majority of the new furniture. To Raymour, I say thank you for creating these quality products in unique designs that have turned our so-so family room into a space that our family and friends never want to leave! Not only is every piece gorgeous, but the experience of obtaining the sectional, chairs and table was one of the most pleasant ones that I've had in a long time (and that's saying something when I design and decorate homes for a living!). After viewing everything in the store, I was already confident that the room was going to be fantastic, and then to top it off the furniture arrived at our door in 3 days!! That's right guys, 3 days!!! We've already enjoyed many a movie night on that Soto sectional, and the Pryce dining table has been the perfect spot for game playing and desert devouring! ( pictures and links to all R&F furniture are at the bottom of this post...)

I guess now's the time to get to what you're all waiting for, so without further ado, I present to you the modern eclectic family room of our dreams...

modern eclectic family room by the rath project

I wanted to accentuate the height of the room so I chose a 3d textured wall in the form of large panels made of plant fibers for visual interest. And after much debate (and an Instagram poll!) I decided to paint the panels a glossy white to allow the art to pop. That piece of art is the most meaningful addition to this room as it was made by 2 year old son, Zar, and me- it's a little reminder of love! 

Modern eclectic family room with midcentury furniture and textured wall by the Rath Project
modern eclectic family room with textured wall and Raymour & Flanigan Soto sectional by the rath project

Because this is a hang out spot for both kids and adults, I was determined to keep things chic yet fun- and so I used pillows with bold pops of color, pattern, and texture to give off a laid back, funky vibe. 

modern eclectic colorful family room design- coffee table detail by the rath project
burl side table details in modern eclectic family room design by the rath project

I chose to add even more pattern with the chevron Artemis accent chairs, who's colors compliment the overall pallet of the room, yet who's shape gives off an air of sophistication. 

modern eclectic colorful family room design with multicolor chevron patterned Raymour & Flanigan Artemis chair by the rath project

Aside from all of our new furniture, textiles and accessories, we also changed up the paint colors. I swapped out the cream walls for a very light, cooler-toned gray which offers more refinement. We amped up the glam factor by painting the entry door a high gloss black and then took it a step further by adding a rich teal to the built- in unit that now houses our t.v.! This may be one of the most dramatic changes in here, and to add to that drama- a gold metal counter "tops" it off  ; )

high gloss teal built in cabinet mcm makeover by the rath project
modern eclectic colorful family room design- deep teal built in cabinetry by the rath project
high gloss teal built in cabinet mcm makeover by the rath project
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On the other side of the room, a once under used area became the perfect spot for a game table! The combination of the contemporary wood dining table with the modern s chairs may be one of my favorite furniture marriages yet!

Modern game table in eclectic family room design by the rath project
game table details in modern eclectic family room design by the rath project

And finally, because this room does include an entrance/exit door to our breezeway, which leads to both the garage and the pool, we just had to have some sort of table and hooks to drop our keys and mail and hang the pool towels! I decided to make use of some table legs that I bought individually from a flea market this summer and created this little gem! I tied it into the other side of the room by painting it the same glossy teal as our built-ins, and I have to say, I'm pretty happy with its quirky unique design!

modern eclectic family room design by the rath project
diy high gloss teal and greek key hall table in modern eclectic family room by the rath project

It may be atypical not to show the "befores" with the "afters," but I think it's important to let the new room stand on its own. If you want to check out where we started and see our progression leading up to this point you can head to any of these posts:

Week 1 /Week 2/ Week 3/ Week 4/ Week 5/ Week 6

My final ORC wish is that this reveal sparked some creativity and will lead you to make your remodeling and renovation dreams a reality. And on that note, I will leave you with one last shot of the room because I just love it so...!

modern eclectic colorful family room design by the rath project

Love and Creativity, 

Diane

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