Thank you for all the nice comments on my last post -
thought it might be fun to show you how this room started.

As you can see, the basics were all there - however, the key to a more
cohesive, designed look in this room comes down to a few things -
balance, scale and styling.  The room is an awkward shape and even
has a fireplace that is out of the shot which makes it
difficult for furniture placement.  Adding 'weight' to one side
or another provides needed balance to a room.  In this room's case,
we shifted the furniture {including the armoire} to the right a bit
and also anchored the furniture grouping with a sisal rug.  
Doing this really joined the fireplace area with the  t.v. area.
Before, they looked divided in the one space.
Adding the pair of chairs provided some visual symmetry
in a very asymmetrical room.

For warmth, I added lots of texture and warm wood tones.  Of course,
the art and personal photos make the room personal and cozy.
I purposely left some 'space' on the gallery wall for
the homeowner to add to the collection.

Like what you see?  I would love to help you design
a room you love in your home!  I am taking clients
for work in May and June - just email me at
jill.hinsondesigns@gmail.com for information
on my design services - I work with both locally
{Portland, Oregon} or via e-Design......

5 comments on "Before/After..."
  1. A little note from the homeowner/client. I absolutely love my new family room. Jill has such a natural abiity to make a house feel like a home. I feel so fortunate that she was able to come to my house to put together all the finishing details. I truly love just sitting in my kitchen and staring into my lovely family room. Thank you Jill for finally making my house into a home I love. I would highly recommend Jill to anyone who is needing a some help in the design area whether its designing an entire room or just putting on the finishing touches. She truly has a unique gift.

  2. Muwahhh! Thank you for the kind words....you made it easy - I love when a client will do just what I tell them to!

  3. Gorgeous room!! Love the gallery of frames and the pillows on the chairs are so fresh and springy! Beautiful job Jill.

  4. Looks beautiful!!

  5. It looks so great! I'm amazed at what a difference those changes made!


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