Kid-Friendly Great Room

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Kid-Friendly Great RoomKid-Friendly Great RoomQuestion:

Hi! These photographs are of our family great room. We have 3 young children and want furniture that has slip covers. We really like the following furniture of yours that has slip covers: Baldwin Collection and Vintage Vogue Collection. We also really like the following styles of yours even though they do not have slip covers: Louis Side Chair, Salon Chair, Bergere Chair, Strasbourg Chair.

We want this room to be casual, yet decorated. We want a place that is friendly for our kids to use and easy to live with (using slipcovers). We also need a rug and accent pieces, like and ottomans.

What furniture would you recommend and how would it be placed?

Thanks,
Elizabeth

Answer:

Thank you so much for allowing us to suggest some solutions for your family room. With 3 young children, you definitely need furniture that can be easily cleaned. We recommend our Baldwin 4 Piece Sectional slipcovered in Khaki Twill. There are many ways to configure the Baldwin Sectional, but a chaise, two loveseats and corner unit facing the fireplace and TV cabinet will look fabulous. Try adding some colorful Ballard Basic Throw Pillows in Ashford Paisley, Brick Pomeroy and Wheat Petite Fleur-de-Lis. You could select two Bergere Chairs (in an antique white finish) upholstered in Ashford Paisley placed side by side on one side of the sofa area. Another wise choice is the Ashton Rug with its rich palette to pull the pieces together and provide durability underfoot.

Kid-Friendly Great RoomInstead of covering the fireplace (which we assume is a safety issue) why not place our Levanto 3-Seat Bench in Off White with a cushion covered in Ashford Paisley in front of it? It will help to pull the color across the room and provide a barrier to the fireplace. Four of our Leather Cube Ottomans covered in Ponderosa Leather make a great cocktail table in front of the sofa. Plus, you can separate them when needed for seating options. The addition of our Morgan End Tables in Dark Mahogany with our Amberton 3-Light Table Lamps (available online only) placed on either end of the Baldwin Sectional will add height, presence and much-needed lighting. You can order additional fabric in either Ashford Paisley or Petite Fleur-de-Lis to make window treatments for a truly custom look.

Lastly, we think you are wise to choose seating that has slipcovers. You will have the ability to pull them off for cleaning or purchase an additional set of covers for a whole new look. Thank you again for the opportunity to provide you with some suggestions regarding your family room makeover.

Please send us pictures when you have completed the project. We would love to see it all pulled together.
The Style Studio Team

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