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We are back at it with a Final Reveal post for y’all to get the behind the scenes scoop from this awesome Family Room and Kitchen Nook project we wrapped up earlier this Spring. We’ve featured a few photos from this space during our New Neutral Post  in February, and a few instagrams here and there, but its time for you to get the full picture! How about it?!

This sweet family purchased their home as a “spec” house from the builder. Upon move in- they had a real desire to bring in some character and add some Farmhouse charm.  They hired a cabinet maker to build them custom built-ins for the family room- then they called in New South Home for some additional direction! We were honored to join in on the project.  The existing kitchen had deep rich cabinets with a modern touch, but we needed to bring in that farmhouse charm the family was looking for. So our plan for the open concept needed to incorporate both modern and farmhouse elements so both styles would be represented for a cohesive flow. Here are a few “before” images of the space:



And here is  look at what the room looked like once the cabinets were installed.


This was the inspiration photo the family shared with us.


The space had a large footprint with no existing furniture needing to be incorporated, so we had a clean slate and came up with a practical floor plan that allowed for significant amount of seating.


Because one wall was window heavy, and didn’t allow for surrounding natural light we wanted to keep the walls light and bright. Initially we were prepared to paint them white, but the client really wanted the bright white trim and molding to pop which was completely valid and we agreed, so we determined Sherwin Williams Repose Gray would keep things airy and still allow for the necessary contrast again the bright white trim.

The upholstered items in the space also needed to be light, but stand up to the traffic of family use, so we chose a creamy upholstered Sofa, Sam Moore Tilly chairs in a light putty color (back facing the windows), a nubby high textured cream fabric for the swivel recliners (facing the window) and then we had the entire grouping of upholstery treated by Fiber Services.

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The coffee table needed to fill the space, so we went with a large 48″ Dovetail coffee table. The crank table was a Home Decorators piece, and the Trunk Table was from Hooker Furniture. We used the Ananda Console from Ballard Designs behind the sofa, and then brought in lighting from Robert Abbey. The rug needed to be a darker shade to ground the space, so the deeper blues and beiges in this particular Surya rug could stand up to dirt, dogs and kids. We used our New South Home Latticework Gray Drapery Panels for the windows, and a combination of our Garden Gate Aqua and Velvet Shimmer Gray for pillows. You can shop the collection of these products here.




The Dining space was the connecting room that allowed for a transition between Kitchen and Family room. The lantern style light fixtures above the table tied in the modern kitchen with the farmhouse style table. The console was a Drexel Heritage piece that maintained the clean modern lines with a rustic feel.  We used a Gabby console in the entry/stairway off the kitchen to keep the modern lines as well.





Images courtesy of Laura Sumrak

This family was thrilled with the final result and so were we! It was such a great open space that really allowed for us to work through the room and make it cohesive space, incorporating both modern lines and the rustic farmhouse look.  What is your favorite part of this room?! We would love to know.

-Be Inspired!

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