Client Reveal: Cozy, Textured, & Bright Michigan Family Room

Hi friends! I'm back in town and back in the office and it feels good. I'm excited to get back into a blogging a bit more, after being away for two weeks. I've been looking forward to showing you the reveal of a client's house for a few months now. This house was finished back in October and was featured in the Parade of Homes here in Grand Rapids, MI. It was such an honor to get to design and work on this house with my clients!

Today we're starting in the family room, but first I'm showing you how cute the front door and wreath are, because I can't help it! Hope you enjoy the tour...

 (You can use the code MICHAELANOELLE for 10% off any order on your next wreath!)

The great room opens up to the dining area and kitchen, which I'll show you another time. This family room feels nice and airy with help from the light wall color, tall ceilings with shiplap inlay, and the big windows with white curtains (and these roller shades have my heart!). The continuous hardwood floor throughout also helps the space feel open and large. 

We did a beautiful stone fireplace and hung the TV above the mantel so we could get symmetrical builtins and floating shelves on either side of the fireplace. The cabinets are amazing storage for this family with 2 young children and all the decor on the shelves is up high so they can't get to it ;)

I kept the decor on the shelves neutral and pretty simple, pulling in tones from the rest of the house.

While the decor on either sides are different from each other, they are still balanced, which is the most important thing when accessorizing your shelves! You can get a tutorial on how I do that HERE. On this side, we did a lantern, some brass candlesticks, a couple vases with wood beads on one, books, some greenery and the cutest "home" sign from Feather & Birch. I adore them!! (sorry most of these items aren't available online!)

The one item I did on both sides was this whitewashed metal square piece, so that there was some continuity. The other repeated elements were the blue color in both vases and greenery.
 It was fall, so we added a gold pumpkin ;)

Pretty blooms by my friend Melissa Anne Floral Co.

Tray / coasters (similar)

Here is the view standing in the family room facing the front door. I'll show you more of the entry another time!

Here's the view from dining room looking into the family room:

Steve Visser Builder / Wall Color: Collingwood BM / Flowers:  Melissa Anne Floral Co. 

I actually learned how to take these interior photos myself. I was pretty proud of how they turned out, considering this was my first real try. I think as a designer, it's a great skill to have to be able to capture your own work!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of this pretty West Michigan family room. It was fun to combine some modern farmhouse touches with a couple more traditional elements as well.


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  1. Beautiful!
    I love the couches - where are they from? And that peek of the dining table. Love that!

    1. Thank you! The couches are from a local store called Talsma's. Sorry I couldn't link to them! The dining table is amazing!!!

  2. Beautiful work! I live in GR, whereabouts is this parade home?


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