Jon & Jean's Family Room

A Stubborn Client Revisited

Remember a few weeks back when I told you the tale of a very difficult client? And do you remember the change we were about to make in her home?

Ahhh, yes. The installation of hardwood flooring. Well, it is now finished, and the results are nothing short of spectacular! It’s absolutely amazing how hardwood flooring warms up a room. There’s really nothing quite like it! For her house, we selected a gorgeous mahogony wood (the real thing…no laminate here) in a wide plank. Here are a few before and after pics.



Family room before.

Family room after “Phase 1” redecorating, still with carpet.

Family room with hardwood flooring.

Family room before.

After “Phase 1”, still with carpet.

With hardwood flooring.

Family room before.

After “Phase 1”, still with carpet.

With hardwood flooring.

The flooring also extends into the adjacent formal living room, which I forgot to show you before. Oops!


Living room before.

Another view of the living room before.

Living room after “Phase 1” redecorating, still with carpet.

Living room with hardwood floors.

I’m so pleased with how the floors turned out. Now we move to the task of finding the perfect area rugs. It’s almost a shame to cover up such beautiful wood floors, though!



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19 Comments

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    Kate
    December 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Love the wide planks! The whole space has really come together and the floors are a definite improvement. I'm looking forward to finding out what rugs you put down – they will really help to define the seating areas.

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    Jan and Tom ~ at Rose Haven
    December 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Oh my…the rooms look wonderful!! You did a GREAT job!!

    Being an Interior Designer myself, I was pleased to see your last statement – about selecting the right area rugs. They will make ALL the difference in the world. Not too big now! I know you know they will help to anchor the spaces.

    Can't wait to see!!

    ~Warm Regards,
    Jan

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    Scientific Housewife
    December 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Wow, the hardwood really brings the room together. Very classy and inviting 🙂

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    pk
    December 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    pk @ Room Remix

    It looks beautiful. Love the flooring you chose! Great job, Kristi! Looking forward to seeing the area rugs.

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    Karen Anne
    December 1, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Good job making that monster television less obtrusive. Now if you can just convince them to get rid of the clock over the fireplace.

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    December 1, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Not gonna happen, Karen Anne. I picked out the clock for them, and I love it (as do they). To each his own.

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    Anonymous
    December 1, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Wow! That's an amazing transformation! It looks so warm now. And I quite like the clock myself. 🙂

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    Azra Momin
    December 2, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    What a totally different space from before! Hope you find some rugs – that would really complete the look. Great job!

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    FabulousTerrah
    December 3, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Wow, beautifully done!

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    ChasingRays
    December 4, 2009 at 5:44 am

    OOOOOOOOOOH my GOD! I am not into redecorating, since I dont own a home to decorate in the first place 🙁 , but this is AMAZING! The before and after photos are unbelieveable, I cant even imagine that the same family lived in these two different places, they are soo OPPOSITE and it really shows how an everyday/ everyone living room (since this is exactly how pretty much everyone i knows house looks) can be transformed into a page out of a magazine! I would NEVER be able to think of all that detail, I must be missing the interior decorating portion of my brain… by the way I LOVE the clock, its actually something my husband would love, Everytime we go to the sotres he looks at those big clocks for when we have a house and money ha. NICE JOB!

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    original art
    December 4, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Nice semi contemporary look I think, I do like the warm themes. The dark wooden floors really makes a difference and there's plenty of space too, I like that. Thanks for sharing.

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    down comforter
    December 7, 2009 at 3:51 am

    Amazing transformation – wonderful job!!!!

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    Catherine Banks
    September 6, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Kristi, I noticed that you made Daddy get out of the chair for the after pictures. 🙂

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    Catherine Banks
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Hey Kristi, I noticed that you made Daddy get out of the chair for the after pictures. 🙂

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    original art
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Nice semi contemporary look I think, I do like the warm themes. The dark wooden floors really makes a difference and there's plenty of space too, I like that. Thanks for sharing.

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    ChasingRays
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    OOOOOOOOOOH my GOD! I am not into redecorating, since I dont own a home to decorate in the first place 🙁 , but this is AMAZING! The before and after photos are unbelieveable, I cant even imagine that the same family lived in these two different places, they are soo OPPOSITE and it really shows how an everyday/ everyone living room (since this is exactly how pretty much everyone i knows house looks) can be transformed into a page out of a magazine! I would NEVER be able to think of all that detail, I must be missing the interior decorating portion of my brain… by the way I LOVE the clock, its actually something my husband would love, Everytime we go to the sotres he looks at those big clocks for when we have a house and money ha. NICE JOB!

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    pk
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    pk @ Room Remix

    It looks beautiful. Love the flooring you chose! Great job, Kristi! Looking forward to seeing the area rugs.

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    Jan and Tom ~ at Rose Haven
    April 10, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Oh my…the rooms look wonderful!! You did a GREAT job!!

    Being an Interior Designer myself, I was pleased to see your last statement – about selecting the right area rugs. They will make ALL the difference in the world. Not too big now! I know you know they will help to anchor the spaces.

    Can't wait to see!!

    ~Warm Regards,
    Jan

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    Kitchenqueen2
    November 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    terrific work!  Looks beautiful…..I love the look of good hardwoods with area rugs though.  Great furniture placement and selections too….

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