Friday, July 14, 2017

Family Room Remodel

  Hi friends! I hope you enjoyed my dear friend Janine's {Happy Happy Nester} bathroom redo, I love the choice of colors she used..just gorgeous!
  I'm inviting you to join me along my 1970's Home Remodel. So far, I have shared with you my updated Hallway BathLiving Room tour and now I'm revealing or updated Family Room! I also encourage you to visit the rest of my amazing blogger friends who's sharing a re-do, don't forget to visit them at the end of this post!

   Welcome to my light coastal & earthy Family Room! If you have been following me along my Instagram , you may have seen my previous home where I've shared pics of my large family room before. Being that our new updated house was built in the 70's, the family room is not as big as my previous one. Styling a smaller space; I wanted to choose the right colors and theme to make this space look and feel just right for us. After a through process of choosing style, color and the right pieces; my family is very happy with the outcome & that makes me so thrilled :)

Here's a pic of how the family room looked like BEFORE! Wall to wall carpet, everything was just so SQUARE!

Here's a couple more raw pics when we started demolition of the family room.  On the right (above) you can see that we rounded the square entrance and added a beautiful arch.

 Here's the other side of the family room where the TV is on the left wall.  In lieu of a sliding door, we installed a window instead. Just so we have a better and comfortable seating with our sectional.

Since this is a one story home, I wanted a nice flow throughout the house. This shot reveals the other side of the house...Adjacent to my family room sits my dining room.

This is a shot is looking at an angle from my dining room.

Striped pillow I found from Arhaus which they no longer carry but I've linked a similar one here! My indoor/outdoor pillow I got from Pottery Barn.

Beautiful blue hydrangeas is from a local store, Tuesday Morning. Don't they look so real?!

I'm also in love with this gorgeous canvas print I was lucky to find from my local store Tuesday Morning. It fits my coastal theme so well! This is a much larger canvas but I've linked a similar one you can find here! And linked this beautiful throw I found from Arhaus!

   As for the drapery, I went with a rustic, weathered wood curtain rod with simple cream drapery. I wanted to keep the flow of neutrals and whites going throughout the house.
   White seems to be the main focus in our new home! I have all white seating in my living room and another all white seating was calling its name in my family room too lol and this gorgeous sectional my family loves!

Lets take a minute to talk about this gorgeous reclaimed wood  coffee table, it's my FAVORITE piece yet! Its very earthy, perfect fit for our small family room and goes with the over all theme of our updated house; very light, simply & airy. And we got it for a great price too!

Other sources in this pic:

Jute Rug from Boutique Rugs

Wall Color from Kelley Moore Swiss Coffee

Similar gold candle sticks linked here

Similar faux small palm tree linked here

Friends, thank you so much again for visiting my blog and my journey of renovating or 1970s home. I will be sharing more as we progress. Would love to read your thoughts on the comment box below! :)

Please visit my friend Kathleen from Lindsay Hill Interiors next, you'll love what she has done to her beautiful space! Heres also the rest of my friends to visit:

Designs By Laila (You are here)

Lindsay Hill Interiors (Go here next!)


  1. Laila,
    You are doing such a beautiful job on your new home. It is that gorgeous California light and natural style that has me breathless! I'm so excited to following along on your remodel, what a great post! Thanks for joining our blog hop with your fabulous remodel!

    1. Oh thank you so much for your beautiful words, Janine! Its always nice collaborating together with you my friend!! xo

  2. You did a fantastic job Laila! It is not easy renovating and I am so impressed with that family room. The sectional is gorgeous and I am in love with the jute rug. Great job. Cant wait to see more. xo

    1. It's definitely been a big project ha! Love transformations tho and thank you so much for your sweet comment Amie! Hope your having an awesome summer!! xo

  3. Laila, you did a fantastic job with this reno! I love the casual, but still elegant feel you achieved. So very, very pretty!



  4. Laila, This is relaxed California coastal done beautifully! I love your new family room. The coffee table is a definite standout!!! You are designing a gorgeous home!

  5. Laila,

    Great job on your living room transformation/redo ... I love the relaxed feel it gives and I can't wait to see more of these projects

  6. Laila, I'm in love! What a great transformation! I love seeing this pale palate of colors. Great sectional, coffee table and accessories. So, so pretty!!

  7. Love that coffee table and rug! Such a great space and transformation!

  8. That reclaimed wood piece is my favorite too! Great find.

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