Tuesday, February 1, 2011

My Family Room


Good morning!  I have lots and lots of pictures for you today!  Thank you to everyone for your well wishes on me and my girls being sick, as well as, your lovely comments on my sneak peek...they were truly, truly appreciated!!!

I guess I will jump right into it...

This wall has the vintage doors from the 1800's that I have had for awhile now with the intention of using in this room when I finally was able to redo everything.  I decided to put a table in here for the kids to eat their snacks on and color and craft on...even though the kitchen table is right next to this room, they ALWAYS want to eat and color in the actual family room, so this way I save having to wash the slipcovers constantly and they have a special spot for themselves {well, okay, it's kind of for me too :)}.


They each get their own stool...


I just like how this old paint brush adds a pop of color, so it sits on the arched window turned chalkboard {you know my obsession with chalkboards!}...




This vintage French deed box houses all of the kid's crayons, scissors, glue, etc.


...and this old candy bucket is perfect for storing all of their coloring books










I asked Anne Marie's talented husband, Jason {Klaske Construction}, to build a cabinet for us to house our tv in out of old barn wood {so that I can hide it away when I want to!}...he did a fabulous job and I am so happy with how it turned out!!!  I gave it a coat of white paint and topped it with some of the many blue mason jars I have from my husband's family...










An old caddy full of lavender pillows...




I will have to show you inside this cabinet in another post, as I am sure you've had enough pictures for now :)


My intention in this room was to create a space that was family friendly while still blending in the love I have for decorating.  I will continue to tweak things, but I am just about ready to say I'm done in here!! :))



We are supposed to be getting a blizzard here today...they are predicting 12 - 20 inches of snow!  I plan to sit down with a pot of coffee and a good book and wait it out, you won't catch me trying to leave the house!!  Stay warm my friends!



wall color:  Distant Star, part of Home Depot's zero VOC line, Freshaire
floor color:  New Concrete floor paint in satin by Valspar {Lowe's}



Tracey

p.s.  My friend Anne Marie is hosting a fabulous giveaway where you could win a signed copy of Fif's new book, Romantic Prairie Style!!!  Go *HERE* to enter!

116 comments:

Jem said...

I absolutely adore your fireplace with the empty frames suspended above! :-)

The caddy of lavender pillows is such a lovely touch - and the blossoms really add a gorgeous, organic feel to the whole room!

You should be so proud of your family space - it is heavenly :-)

Jem xXx

Sea Angels said...

How very pretty, your beautiful home looks like an article straight out of JDL magazine, maybe they need to do an issue with you in xxx
Lynn

The White Farmhouse said...

The family room is just gorgeous Tracey! I think after all that hard work you deserve a day to sit back and enjoy it all. Great job!

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
I adore your beautiful family room!
How gorgeous!
Have a wonderful week,
Big Hugs,
Yvonne

Becky C said...

This is gorgeous! So family friendly "Tracey style"! It is stunning to see how you put a room together. That cabinet is fabulous-what great craftsmanship :) That Na Da family is very special. I say keep the photos coming. Never too much...
Blessings
Becky C

Low Tide High Style said...

So many beautiful aspects to this room Tracey, I love it! And your photography is always a treat!

Kat :)

Pattie said...

It's so calm and peaceful. what a wonderful place to relax. and the photos are just stunning.

Pattie

time worn interiors said...

Oh Tracey everything look so lovely! Very calming! Great space the the kids, it always makes them feel special when they have a place of their own! Great photos!
Theresa
aka:tot

Theresa said...

You room is simply beautiful... truly a work of love and art. I can't wait for more pics! I think I need to go back for another 2 or 3 looks :) Thank you for sharing your paint colors, Theresa xoxo

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Tracey, that's a wonderful room. The old doors and table, chandy. I want to live there. lol judy

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

OK, this is the most heavenly family room that I have ever seen, Tracey! You've done an incredible job in here. Every detail is perfect. I particularly love your creative completely vintage-style storage solutions. Sit back with that coffee and enjoy! p.s. I SO love those painted floors.

Sheila Rumney said...

What a beautiful room to set and enjoy family and friends. Love your mantel and frames.

Hannah said...

STUNNING! so peaceful and relaxing! i love it! :)

gillyflower said...

Tracey, your home is so beautiful, looks like something out of a magazine yet its all practically thought out too!It looks so serene!
Gill

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Tracey...
Absolutely BREATHTAKING!*!*! YOU have quite the "eye"... AND it's Functional!!! YOU are sooooo gifted... I want to invite myself over for coffee!!! Can you tell I absolutely LoVe EVERYTHING!!! Major Inspiration...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

Good Morning! I don't think you could ever give us "too many" pictures of your gorgeous home!
Your family room is perfect...I love every inch of it. I love the understated French feel, the pieces you've chosen, the area for your kids and the color in the quince. It's exactly the feel and look I would love to move towards.
You are always the biggest inspiration!
The storm has already started here...the coffee is brewing!
Thank you for the fast shipping with my mag. order - I love every page of it. :)

julie said...

oh tracey, its beautiful! i love the craft area! where oh where did you get those cute stools? and how are you liking your painted concrete floors? stay safe and warm during the storm!!! xo

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

Tweak things?? I see absolutely nothing to tweak! It's all perfection! I'm in love with the mantle arrangement the most, but the doors and table arrangement are a VERY close second.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey,Tracey.....Tracey..oh my gosh what a lovely space....like heaven on earth...so pretty!!! I want to see every detail again...you have such a gift my sweet friend!!! Oh and yes we are going to get hit by that same storm too...stay warm! x0x0 Oh and our kitchen is done!!!!!!!!!!!

freckled laundry said...

This is really beautiful, Tracey! I think you've definitely achieved your functional & pretty vision for this space. I could honestly see several of those shots in Jeanne d'Arc magazine...submit away, girlie! I see no need for tweaking but such is the nature of those who love our homes like we do. I didn't know you all were sick but happy to read you're feeling better.


Hugs,
Jami

Claudia said...

Hello,

It came out so beautiful. What a pretty place to color for your children. I could blog at that very spot. Enjoy and thank you for sharing with us. True inspiration!
Claudia

High Street Cottage said...

Tracey, this is too pretty for words. Honestly, I just love the craft area for your children, and their little stools are darling. Every corner presents eye candy delightfulness!!! Love the cabinet, it' perfect! Anne Marie's hubby did a wonderful job. We've always housed our t.v. in an armoire, for me it so nice to hide it away by simply closing the doors any time we want, and makes for cozy chattier visits when company comes. Your style reminds me also of Maria at Dreamy Whites, you two are just amazing with your decor. Love the little basket of lavender pillows, just wonderful, all of it, xoxo tami

Simply Me Art said...

Stunning! You did a Amazing Job Tracey. XO Jamie

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Tracey! It's beautiful! Perfection! I can almost smell the lavendar pillows! Great job! Enjoy! xoxo Beth

Greenmare said...

I just love everything you do! what a fabulous room and all the little awesome ideas............ beautiful, just beautiful!!!! enjoy your snow, I'm enjoying our snow day here in Wisconsin!

the growers daughter said...

Tracey it's stunning! I love it. I like that you kept it family friendly too. I think it's so important that the whole family can be comfortable in the living spaces of a home. Nicely done!

Oh, and I absolutely love those stools!

Morning T said...

Oh Tracey it all is perfection to me. I especially love that work table and your tv hutch is great. Your couch and chairs are all so cozy and your blooming branches add the perfect touch of color. Now can you come work your magic in my house??!! It's a tad warmer here in Houston, although we are supposed to get snow on Thursday which is quite exciting for us. ;)

Stay safe and warm and enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
Hugs~
T

Candylei said...

I'm swooning over your white on white decorating - everything is gorgeous and the room is so spacious.

I'm going to have to go cut some quince branches and force them to bloom. Yours look fantastic because you've cut a good bunch of them!

Thank you for sharing your home with us.

Candylei

Amy in CA said...

Beautiful as always, Tracey! I love all of your little touches, and your mantle is of special interest to me....I am on the lookout for a way to display the french page that I received from you, and I *adore* the way that you styled yours. I am on the lookout for a worthy frame!

Amy

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh so lovely Tracey... We are waiting for more weather to head into our area also... All schools are closed and many cancellations in effect... I like you so not plan on as uch as walking out to get the mail....

Sarah Lynne said...

Absolutely beautiful space!

Claudia said...

Hello,

I had to come back. It's truly a magnificent room and should be published in a magazine. You have inspired me to do some more decorating today.
Claudia

Susan said...

Hello Tracey,
Oh, it all looks amazing! I just love the simplicity & serenity of this room, coupled with your clever functional solutions. I can relate to washing slipcovers & hiding coloring books. :)
Stay warm - we've got 2 major snowstorms here between today & tomorrow. Your lovely blooming branches help me dream of spring...
- Susan

Martha said...

I'm not sure I have seen a prettier and more functional room...I love *love* those stools and am drooling over the one that has the number 13 on it:)
beautiful job:)
xo

dreams on 34th street said...

Tracey, at Larkspur... is visit to an art gallery before work...what a gift!*Lynne*

trash talk said...

Tracey,
Once again you've "dressed for success and to impress" a room that is a design dream. What a beautiful room that isn't scary white, but inviting for young and old...me being the old!
We're not expecting anything like a blizzard here at the North Pole Texas, but it is recording setting cold with sleet and snow...just in time for the Super Bowl!
Debbie
P.S. Can you give me a little more info on your floor painting...when you have time. No hurry...not like I'm gonna be painting today!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I don't even know where to begin but I love this room! You have amazing taste! Gorgeous pillows, antique mirrors, industrial stools, vintage clock... It all works so well together!

Thanks for sharing your space! Don't mind me, if I come back at look at it 100 times :) Michelle

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just beautiful, Tracey...and functional which is so important when you have little ones. I just love all of your creativity with the details! Definitely magazine worthy!

We are preparing for the big one, too, here in Chicago. I hope you stay warm, dry and safe. Coffee and a book sound like a great idea. Oh, and a nice fire!

XO,
Janie

DustyLu said...

Gorgeous! I love it all! Its perfect! Love the color, the play area for the kids, that amazing door. You have such a great eye! Love love it! Have a wonderful week! Hugs lulu

paige said...

what a stunning space!!
i especially love the glorious chandelier and the mantel vignette too!
stay warm & enjoy your gorgeous new space
ox

Sandy said...

OOOOO!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

So pretty, Tracey. I love it all!
xo

cityfarmer said...

T,
I know you've been contemplating this for a long time.
Don't ya love it when something turns out just like you imagined?
Curl up and bask in it!!

remember my stools like this at "shop the shed" ...?
if i could mass produce them, I'd be a millionaire!

hugs,
J.
savvycityfarmer.com

Jennifer Rizzo said...

That cabinet turned out so awesome! Everything looks so good! You did an awesome job! I can't wait to see it in person!

Myszka said...

I'm speech less!

Robyn said...

There are so many beautiful things in this room that I LOVE! I think the table for the kids (FAB table btw) and the doors and chalkboard are GENIOUS! I'm SO in love with those STOOLS! I WANT THEM! ;-) Truly a lovely and welcoming room that looks so fresh!

Robyn said...

I forgot to add...too many pictures? Silly girl! I could handle MANY more of this great space!

White and Rust said...

I adore the room, e.v.e.r.ything about it, and especially the craft table! It's stylish and practical, and fits right in with the room.

Cortney said...

Beautiful! Such a great use of wonderful items to hold everyday stuff!

It's me said...

Owwww i love your room you know that !! i finally find that blue ball glasses !! three of them i am so happy now !!..come and join my party darling you are more than welcome............love love Ria....

Robynne's Nest said...

Oh no Tracey, we haven't had enough...the photos are lovely as always...and the room is beautiful! I think a blizzard is a good thing as it gives you an excuse to ensconce yourself in there for the day and just drink it all in. I think one of my favourite details is the three little stools...then again I also love the fire surround, which is so clever...and the t.v. cabinet fits in perfectly....Enjoy, Robx

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your FR turned out fabulous, Tracey!!! It's the perfect mix of style and comfort! I agree with Becky... you can never show us too many pictures... keep'm comin'!! :D
Stay warm and cozy in that beautiful home of yours!
xoxo,
Jo

1 Funky Woman said...

Are you kidding, I could never tire of your pictures. Please post more! Your home is gorgous and one that I wish I could replicate! Are their pictures of your kitchen anywhere? I'll bet it is just as amazing!

Megan

teresa sheeley said...

So very beautiful. You are a fabulous decorator. Love it!

Smiles,
Teresa

Barbara said...

I love every single thing...every corner, every tabletop! Beautifully done, Tracey, family friendly and charming! Smart to have the TV cabinet made...I hate TV's out and have mine in armoires in the den AND the bedrooms.

Such a pleasure to visit you each time!

stefanie said...

oh, I am in LoVE!!!!

Servies en Brocante said...

i adoooore your room ..

Anji Johnston said...

I am absolutely speechless! Every aspect of this room just takes my breath away. What an amazing eye you have.

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Full-on Dreamy!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Stunning! I think my favorite area is the stylish yet functional are for the kids, you did not compromise your taste and still gave them a special place. LOVE IT!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Gorgeous room and photography Tracey! Enjoy the snow!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

It is beautiful. I am curious..when you painted your floors did you just tear out all the carpet and paint the concrete underneath?

Tammy said...

Your family room is FABULOUS!! If I lived there I would sit up and stare at it all night! hee hee
Tammy : )

Lisa said...

I just want to cry...you always do this to me! So so beautiful!

Lisa

Leah - The Inside Story said...

I could never tire of looking at your beautiful home and decorating, and your photography is superb. You have done such a fantastic job. Can't wait to see more. Congratulations!

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

Beautiful!
Tracey

Rachel Noelle said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE...sooo beautiful Tracey!!!;) Hugs, Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Lara from air kiss said...

Pure loveliness, Tracey! I'm sure it won't be long before we start seeing your family room in a magazine. :) It's all pulled together so elegantly, yet with a simple pretty look. Your sofa is just gorgeous and I love the wall and floor paint colors. Your details are creative - my favorite is the collection of lavender pillows in the basket.. very nice! I love that you have an area for your kids to do their thing! Beautiful!! Keep cozy in this crazy snow storm.
Love,
Lara

PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

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PRAIRIE GIRL FARM said...

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June said...

Really beautiful Tracey. Every single element. Your family will enjoy this room so much!

Cindy said...

It's all just gorgeous! That amazing chandelier just makes the room...

Cindy

catherine said...

LOVE this

Kim Klassen said...

i have no words...every morsel more amazing than the next!! you are BEYOND!! truly.....
'sigh'

xxo, Kim

traci said...

oh my gosh. it is just beautiful. it looks so different. i am kind of at a loss for words. just think of every adjective for gorgeous and that's what i think about the room.

A Cottage Muse said...

I love how elegant and comfortable looking your family room is and on the same side is perfectly family friendly!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Lovely, family friendly room! I love your tv cabinet and all your vintage touches! Stay warm! :) Laura

Heaven's Walk - said...

LUV LUV LUV, Tracey! So bright and cheery for the kiddos! But so "Tracey-Elegant"! :)

xoxo laurie

De tout, de rien said...

Tracey, I love it all! Particularly the attention to the tiny little details, like crystal handles and old letters and keys, etc. I love how you're committed to one style and remain very consistent.

What I want to know is how you keep all that white so white with little ones, lol!!!

Julie said...

Tracey, you are amazing! It's beautiful! I love your attention to details. Gorgeous!

Looking Glass said...

Your family room is to-die-for! Loving the TV cabinet, the comfy white couches, vintage grain sacks and the mantel. Zinc buckets are great too!

~ Clare x

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

Tracey this is so, so beautiful! And as always your photography is gorgeous. I love the cabinet you had made too. TVs are part of life but definitely don't "match" the vintage aesthetic we all love. It's the perfect solution! I love every single detail!
Blessings,
Courtney

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You really do have a picture perfect home! It looks so beautiful...and very inviting, too! I love all of your special touches around the room...things you've collected and that are special to you! That's what makes a home! ♥

Leah C said...

Hands down, the prettiest. room. ever. It's so beautiful, Tracey...every square inch of it!! Love, love every detail; you really know how to make a room shine:)

Country Livin' said...

that's not a family room its a work of art. it is so beautiful and I love love love the metal stools!! oh and the light fixture........just beautiful!
Trish xo

liz said...

Simply Lovely . . . thank you for sharing this with all of us!! I especially love the doors from the 1800's and also the idea of the kids hanging out at the table - so fun!! :)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hey Tracey,
Just wanted to say thanks (or merci) for adding my giveaway to your sidebar, I noted it.

Of course, I know you love all things French too and you've got one of the best ways of showing it I know!
xo~Tracie

Stephanie said...

I adore the chandie and the trio of frames above the mantle - all so pretty!

Alice said...

Tracey, everything is just gorgeous! I love how you make it all look so easy!

Lili said...

There is nothing quite as delightful as coming to your blog to feast on not only your amazing style, but also your awesome photography of it. I always enjoy my visits immensely Tracey. xoxo ~Lili

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Hey you...thanks for coming by...so glad you liked the kitchen...I was dying to know what you thought!!! Think you guys got even more snow than we did...I nearly got blown to work this morning,it was crazy! Have a great week,xoxo

Elyse said...

hi tracey,

beyond fabulous. amazing job of mixing style with your family's needs. and the tv cabinet turned out beautifully.

enjoy your coffee and snow. we've got that going on here in RI, too.

happy february ~

xo
elyse

Liz said...

I simply LOVE it! I too have young children so i really enjoy seeing family friendly spaces in W.H.I.T.E! :)

Loppisliv said...

Lovely!!! Just absolutely lovely....Love all the white and vintage detalils. The fireplace with the empty frames above is such a eye candy :-)) Have a nice day. Hugs // Paula, from Sweden

Slavica at Seductively French said...

What a beautiful room you have created, chic and yet still comfortable and family friendly - I love it!
I became a follower
Slavica

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Came by to look at your chandelier again. Love it, hope to find something at the flea market possibly close to it (finger's crossed) this weekend.
xo~Tracie

Sarah said...

Basically, I love everything in your photos. The photos themselves are so well shot. Love the fireplace with the frames, love how everything is fresh but vintage, love the bon bon box, the keys, and the old door leaning up against the wall. I also love that this is yours and not photos from a magazine! A treat.

Carol Spinski said...

"Stunning" seems to be my very favorite word I use when visiting you sweet Tracey:))

Love, Love it all:))

Blessings, Carol

Robyn said...

Your lovely decorating ideas and blog continue to inspire me. I've added yours to my blog roll! :) Robyn

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Your family room is so beautiful! I love all the slipcovers and industrial accents. You are such a talented decorator!

mandiegirl said...

It is absolutely beautiful Tracey! I wish you could come over & help me figure out my look for my home! :)

Privet and Holly said...

I thought about
all of my Chicago
gal-pal bloggers
during this storm!!
Hope you are digging
out : ) Your room is
gorgeous and I bet
the kids love having
their special spot
to color! Happy
Friday and stay warm!
xx Suzanne

Rhonda said...

Your family room is GORGEOUS!

laura said...

Oh my I am in love....best part of my day is looking at the amazing home you created. Please come here & help me with mine...weather is sunny & no blizzrads. xo Laura

Sara said...

Wow Tracey! SO, SO GORGEOUS!!!

Sherman Unkefer said...

Your family room is just perfect! Very white, fresh and simple.

Fiorella said...

...molto bello che invidia...

Deb said...

Wow...your family room is so gorgeous Tracey...love every detail! Your decorating is amazing! ~Deb~

Rachel~Wildflower Photography and a little bit vintage said...

Oh my goodness...love, love, love it! It's so peaceful and serene! You did a lovely job...not surprise there. :)

Smiles,
Rachel

corine@ hidden in france said...

wow.. i have little stars in my eyes now :)

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Tracey,
Your treasures throughout your home are just beautiful! You have such a gift with decorating and display!
I always love visiting your blog for inspiration.
Have a wonderful day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Tereza said...

wow amazing! love your room so much :)

Teacup Moments said...

OMG those keys, that deed box! such fabulous treasures...

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I love all your white decor! Just wondering about the upkeep of your white floor. I'm thinking about painting our wood floors white, but worry about whether the dirt sticks and shows much? Any tips would be helpful! Thanks!

an angel at my table said...

I love the old mantelpiece that is exactly what I am looking for my self but they are not common in my country so maybe I have to build one!

I love your style!

All the best

Mari

the poor sophisticate said...

You are a true inspiration to me! Your incredibly talented! Thanks for sharing your ideas.