Not having an office forced me to find another place to curl up with my Mac Book, and the family room is the place I have settled in to. It is while seated on the sofa in my family room that I spend my time, reading blogs, sourcing products online and finding the inspiration that helps to define my own style. On the floor in my family room I can often be found spreading out fabric samples or creating a color palette for a space I am designing. So like I said, my family room has literally become my design studio (at least for now...I am seeing the rebirth of a home office in the near future ;) ).
Secondly, and maybe most importantly, the name of this blog is founded upon my belief that the family room of a home, whether it be big or small, is the gathering place for all that enter it. It has been said that "the kitchen is the heart of a home." I believe that the family room is a vital artery that brings life to that heart. No matter if you live in 500 or 5000 square feet, the family room and kitchen are central to the home and serve to welcome in, not only the people invited to a home, but also those that live in that home.
So there you have it. What's in a name? Well, in the case of my little blog...quite alot!
In honor of family rooms, here are some I love...
|via Cote de Texas|
|via Country Living|
|via Emily A. Clark|
|via Home Bunch|
|via House Beautiful|