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The family room

Family room a la the previous owner

when my father, Chris and I looked at this house we all fell in love with the family room. My father said that he would be here every Sunday to read the paper in front of the fire (that has yet to happen), and my Husband, said he was going to make that room his office (that will never happen).  

We fell in love with the five panel bow window, the angled fireplace, the knotty pine woodwork, and the knotty pine built in bookshelves. It is a small room but it is one of those rooms that always feels cozy.  Needless to say it did need a bit of work, but this is also one of the first rooms we had furnished as all our living room furniture from or NYC apartment moved into this room.  The first thing we did was tear up the green wall to wall carpet and voila beautiful hardwood floors! Then I repainted the walls in herbal wash (SW 7739) from Sherwin Williams, it softened the room up a bit. I also hung a roman shade on the side window and drapes at the front bow window, but choose a dark green velvet.  Chris relocated the television and cable hookup so that we could mount the TV in the bookshelf, so now it is not such a focal point of the room. and we replaced the original 6 panel door with a 15-lite french door. Now three years later i have finally hung the pictures and have declared the room done (well almost). I still want to refinish all the woodwork, but that is obviously a warm weather job!


I bought chis this line drawing of Boston for Christmas. it is done by Karen at Studio K

this is a drawing I did for a freehand drawing class last year. It is a reproduction of a Monet sketch.

The smaller photo is by Emily L. Ferguson, Chris bought it for me last summer at the Cataumet Arts Center. The larger photo is a Michael Kahn that I fell in love with!

this oil painting belonged to my grandparents. It is the view from their house in hilton head island, the lagoon, the 17th green of harbour town and the ocean beyond, I grew up visiting this view evey year and still miss it to this day.

this, along with the two other photos above the couch were done by my grandfather while he was a trainee at Kodak in 1937, which coincidentally is the same year in which this house was built.

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That sketch you did is awesome!

February 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChesley

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