I’m super excited to share the Family Room that I designed for The Christopher Kennedy Compound: Modernism Week Show House, presented by Traditional Home. Or, the Glamily Room as I like to call it. Take a peek at the before and after…
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You may remember when I shared my plans for this room here. But I never showed you the before pictures. Why?
Because it was so BLUGH. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great amount of space to play with, but had ZERO personality. This is the beige carpet the house came with, and while the yellowish walls made it feel warm, it also felt quite dated.
However, I will say we loved the feel of carpet and the cozy feeling it provided. Just not this carpet. We knew that we’d be changing most of the house to marble floors, which is beautiful and keeps our feet nice and cool in the Palm Springs heat, but since this was the living room where we’d be hanging out the most (i.e. where the boob tube is), we wanted a nice cozy feel.
We ended up choosing this patterned carpet from Stanton (York in Mist from the Bristol Collection). We LOVE it! It’s super soft underfoot and while it has a pattern, it’s not too busy. It also doesn’t show dirt or crumbs easily, perfect for those of us who aren’t very precious with our things and eat in front of the TV like animals.
The Possini White Euro Flower Arc Lamp is from Lamps Plus. I love the feminine touch is adds. The Real Houses of Palm Springs prints are by Fred Moser, framed by Framebridge in the Irvine white frames. In fact, the entire room was inspired by the color palette of the colorful doors of Palm Springs and these three prints.
Wallpaper: Pas de Trois Diamonds and Pearls wallpaper by Juju Papers.
We knew we wanted a sectional and fell for this West Elm Halsey sectional the moment we laid eyes on it (it’s the Yarn Dyed Linen Weave in Ice, a perfect pale grey). I added additional seating with these ice blue benches from Lamps Plus (sold out but available in grey here and similar blue bench here). I know you hear Lamps Plus and think lamps, but don’t forget about the plus! They seriously have SO many good pieces. Love the glam lucite-looking legs on these beauties.
The sphere lamp on the right is from West Elm (hard to see but the matching sphere floor lamp is in the back corner). I love them both. The Possini Euro globe lamp on the left is from Lamps Plus. If you couldn’t tell, I had a circular theme going on with the lighting, pillows, cocktail table, dining/game table, globe and accessories.
I’m a sucker for anything marble and love that the side tables helped tie together the marble floors in the adjoining room. Couldn’t resist that marble phone either (it’s only $25!). The colored mercury candleholders are only $3!
The cocktail table is from The Mine (formerly ATG Stores). They carry a ton of amazing lines and this table was under $200! The powder blue grasscloth wallpaper is also from The Mine. We loved the texture and masculine vibe it added. This room was all about mixing masculine and feminine and feeling livable but playful and glamorous too, hence the monkier the Glamily Room.
I love to mix vintage with new for a more interesting, layered, lived-in vibe. The brass swans are from Chairish and the giant pill and tic-tac-toe set are from Jonathan Adler (purple & blue sold out but available in red & gold here).
As I said, this is the room where we do our Netflix binge-watching, so I was instantly drawn to this modern media set from West Elm. We hung this Fred Moser Swanning art there during the showhouse, but now that is where our TV hangs. I like it because from the adjoining room, you don’t see the TV from the side, instead you see the tower with decor, so the TV isn’t as much of an eyesore.
On the other wall, we added this West Elm mid-century wall desk and shelf set (no longer available but similar piece here). I love the mid-century feel and that it provides a place for someone to be on their laptop (or typewriter). I envisioned this as a hangout room, where we would watch TV but also play games when family or friends were in town. A room where everyone could be together, but not necessarily doing the same things.
The Palm Springs mini cities are by McKean Studios. Aren’t they the cutest?
I love that in this room, you could be watching TV on the couch, or playing chess or a game on the table (silhouette pedestal dining table and orb upholstered chairs are from West Elm), someone could be on their laptop, and someone else could be reading on that yellow chaise (Engage Sunny Fabric Tufted Right-Arm Chaise is from Lamps Plus). A Netflix and chill room (although I’ve recently learned that doesn’t mean what I thought it meant –oopsie!).
That amazing pendant light is the Corbett Fathom pendant from Ferguson showrooms.
Of course, no room is complete without a bar cart, or tea cart as the case may be. It is a family room after all. While we had the blue grasscloth on one wall, I wanted a splash of pattern in the room and the back wall was perfect for it. I love the silver flecks in this Pas de Trois Diamonds and Pearls wallpaper by Juju Papers. Elsie from A Beautiful Mess introduced me to them, and I am forever grateful.
The bar cart is vintage, but there are similar ones here, here, here and here. The Gran Turismo and Palms print is by Fred Moser, framed by Framebridge in the Irvine white frame. The Glamour Girl print is by Gray Malin as part of his Bon Voyage series.
Of course, a room isn’t complete without a gold disco ball either! Look at the beautiful light it creates!
And every room needs a Cocktail Service button that rings, am I right?
I love the texture of the yellow pillow and how it ties in the yellow chaise. Same with the blush little palms pillow tying in the blush chairs around the game table. It keeps the room cohesive.
Although it’s a bit hard to tell in these photos, this wall is actually blush, or millennial pink as the kids are calling it. It’s Polished Pink from Dunn Edwards.
The art topping those shelves is Christopher Kennedy for Wendover Art.
What do you think?
Would you hang out here?
I love how it turned out and hope you do too!
Now, if only someone would bring me a drink so I could kick back and read Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 😉
Any questions, ask away!
And be on the lookout for the Glamily Room in print in an upcoming issue of Traditional Home magazine!
A huge thank you to our partners who made this room makeover possible: West Elm, Lamps Plus, Stanton, Ferguson, Dunn Edwards, The Mine, Juju Papers, Chairish, Framebridge, McKean Studio, The Blush Label and Jonathan Adler!
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