A Family Room Designed Around Leisure and Conversation

Here’s a good example of my own interior design ideas coming to fruition. This was a living room I created for a young family in a vintage neighborhood in Needham, Massachusetts that was featured by the Boston Globe Magazine.

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Before. Source: Chrisicos Interiors.
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After. Source: Chrisicos Interiors.

I designed this space for conversation, playing games, relaxation, and for the big screen television. But I purposed the room as more than just a TV viewing area by putting seating on all three sides, leaving the layout open for entertaining larger groups.

The new furniture included twin sofas and twin upholstered chairs, with a pair of leather ottomans that can serve as seating, a place to put your feet up, two soft places to play with the children, and even a casual dining solution with the right choice of trays.

Whenever I look at this room again, I’m particularly fond of the accessories. They helped achieve that final unification after I designed this interior. I used small areas of color, memories, and well-chosen artifacts that play an enormous visual roll in the finished design, such as the oversize wooden jacks, the glass objects, toys, and framed art.

Contact me at 617-699-9462 to discuss your own family and living room interior design ideas.