Great Room Tour

The great room in our house is not huge by any means, but very functional and central. The vaulted ceilings make the space feel larger than it is and the skylights help to welcome lots of natural light. We added faux cedar beams on the ceilings to create a more dramatic. The fireplace was completely redone (see “Before” pictures at the bottom of the page) and the walls surrounding this room were knocked down to create the open concept feel throughout this floor. We decided not to make the TV the focal point of the room, but instead placed it on a side wall above the TV console. A funny story about this console is that I originally bought it as a buffet hutch for the dining room. It was pretty pricey but I really loved the piece. Well, a few months after I bought it we decided to knock down the wall that it was going to go on in the dining room! Thankfully, we were able to find a place for it under the TV and it fits perfect in the great room. Enjoy looking around!

The chandelier was the first piece that I knew I had to have for this house! The rest of the design of this floor all tied into the chandelier. It is the Vintage Camino Chandelier from Restoration Hardware. This one is the 50” and in the Iron finish. There are a lot of lookalikes on the market for MUCH less, but I was pretty set on this exact one. We had a little snafu after the electrician drilled the hole in the beam for the chandelier. The hole was in the exact center of the beam (and room) and once we put the chandelier up we realized that it was hanging WAY too low. Everyone would bump their heads on it. I was really upset because I was not going to give up this chandelier that easily. We came up with an idea to fill that hole and make another one further up the beam at a better height. It was off center which I thought would really bother me, but it really doesn’t at all. I am so glad we kept it and made it work- I really love it in this space!

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The recliners in this room are Pottery Barn’s Irving Leather Recliners with Nailheads in the “Chestnut” color. We have had these for about five years and they are still holding up wonderfully (and are the girl’s favorite spots!). The couch is also from Pottery Barn. It is the Comfort Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa 77". The fabric is the “Performance Everydaylinen by Crypton- Home Ivory” I know I am somewhat crazy to have a white couch with two young kids, but y’all this fabric is awesome! It is so durable and really repels spills well and is super easy to clean. I highly recommend! The two arm chairs opposite the recliners below were ones that we had at our dining room table before and were from Overstock. I can’t find these exact ones, but here are some similar ones that are gorgeous and a very good price!

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The rug is from Pottery Barn is is their Solid Sisal Rug in “Tweed”. It is on sale right now for $319. This rug has also held up wonderfully as we have had it for about 5 years! The coffee table was an awesome Amazon find. I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a really nice coffee table that the kids were going to use a lot, so I opted for this one to get us through the next few years then I will likely upgrade to something a little nicer. This one really fits the space though and has held up pretty well. I would definitely recommend it for the price (we got it for $285 at the time)! We have two of these Ballard Design Table Trays that we move around in between the couch and chairs. They come in so handy and I would definitely recommend if you have the space/need! The fireplace screen is the Lexington Single Panel screen from Horchow. We got it on a pretty big sale- definitely worth the money as it makes a large statement in the room.

I think that is about it for this room, but here are some before pictures when we bought the house before we renovated!