Comfortable & Classic Family Rooms

In most of our homes, the place we spend the most of our waking hours is the family room (occasionally rivaled by the kitchen). I think you can tell a lot about the way people live, their tastes, values, and their habits by simply looking at their family room set-up. This is the room I am most concerned about getting “right” in the new home we’re building. So I’ve been digging around the interwebs, looking for inspiration.

My goals can be summarized with these words:

  • Comfortable
  • Classically stylish (not trendy)
  • Airy
  • Relaxing
  • Soft
  • Durable

Here are a few family rooms I love, not just because they look great and photograph well, but also because they appear to deliver on (most of) those goals I have for my own home.

Burnham Design - Beverly Hills Tudor

Photo source: Burnham Design


Liz Caan Interiors

Photo source (Liz Caan Interiors)


Open Concept Family Room

Photo source:


Abbe Fenimore - Studio Ten 25

Photo source: House of Turquoise (Abbe Fenimore – Studio Ten 25)


Robert Stilin - House Beautiful

Photo source: House Beautiful


Do you have a favorite? What’s your family room style?

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Kelly Rogers


  1. Lindsay Grant on August 8, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    These are all great options. Love the classic elements mixed with pops of fun color.

    I also like the use of upholstered ottomans as coffee tables. As the owner of a glass coffee table, I not only find it annoying to clean but it is less than ideal when I want to kick my feet up and relax–which is often!

    • Kelly R. - Interiors For Families on August 8, 2012 at 8:44 PM

      Yeah, upholstered ottomans are great – stick a tray on top, instant table when you need it. Glass tables can be annoying to clean and less than cozy, but they also can come in handy if you need to lighten up a space, incorporate a contrasting material, or you don’t want to obscure a particularly cool floor or rug.

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