Table Runner: The Country Cottage Shop
Rug: Urban Outfitters
Cushion on Left: Clare Nicolson
Cushion on Right: Lou Brown Designs (Absolutely LOVE her stuff!)
So called the "Family Room", not because I am rich and posh, but because... well, what else do you call it?! It's not just a living room, it's not just a dining room, it's not just Alice's play room! It's the family room.
I just love the country cottage feel of this room. The lovely windows, beautiful wooden flooring and beams on the ceiling (not shown, but lovely) and the fact that it creaks every time you walk around it! Decorating it was just a dream! I wanted it to be colourful, modern, but stay true to it's cottage roots. So I chose a blur floral table runner from the country cottage shop, mismatched with a rug from Urban Outfitters. The bright red sofa was crying out for some yellows, orange and green cushions which I found from Clare Nicolson and Lou Brown Designs. I have to say, Lou Brown Designs has some absolutely lovely things which are so unique and pretty!
I had to incorporate Alice's toys into the room somehow. People kept telling me to get a big toy box, but in all honesty am I really going to bother putting them all away for what little time I get to myself in the evenings? Um... no. It's much easier to just put them to one side, so using the last 3 shelves in the bookcase seemed ideal. And I think it really works, adding a huge splash of colour to the room!
I still feel like I could do so much more to this room, but for now I am happy. It is definitely heading in the right direction and I am sure that over time our personality will really shine through here (as well as the various wonderful stains Alice will no doubt create all over the sofa and rug! Hehe!)