California Casual Family Room

You can take the girl out of California, but…

So I love vintage interiors. Give me traditional and reminiscent and I can stare at a room all day. It’s what I was originally aiming for in the family room, but an evolution began while searching for the right sofa. I didn’t have the 6+ months to wait for custom. Plus with kids and dogs, would that be worth it?

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I wanted to be able to customize at least a little bit, so I went searching via Joybird, Interior Define and Castlery. All these brands are great, and had swatch kits to make choosing easier. The problem was many of the options were midcentury-modern, and that wasn’t what I was going for in this room. Then I found a winner with the Adams Chaise sofa by Castlery in Pearl Beige. The color is perfect. It is a nice neutral beige, but it also has texture and variance. Close up, you can even see some navy blue.

Since the color and size were so perfect, I compromised on a modern piece, aaand that’s how the design plan changed. I realized a little Cali casual snuck in there with the sofa, and combined with the traditional area rug, marble fireplace and antique sideboard, it all came together as an eclectic mix I love.

I was originally after a slipcovered sofa, so I subbed with some navy slipcovered armchairs. They are very boxy and casual (though my mother doesn’t understand them and says they’re uncomfortable, ha!) For window treatments, brass curtain rods and creamy white bamboo shades add to the vibe. Then I went on a scavenger hunt for affordable pinch pleat curtains and hit the lottery with these ones from Amazon. They are “light brown” and subtly contrast with the sofa, and bring out the neutrals in the rug.

The art curation for this room is still a work in progress. I had to put the TV over the fireplace (at least for now) and my 3-year-old loves it that way, but I might rearrange that depending on the size of the art I decide I need in here! Right now, it’s a cozy, casual space and a layout that works for an awkwardly shaped room.

Do you have any awkward room floorplans in your house? What did you do to fix it?