Home Tour: Entry and Family Room

Next up, the entry and family room! The family room is probably the most used since it’s just an extension of our kitchen in our great room. I love being able to cook while the kids play nearby.

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whoorl home renovation

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Here’s a before shot.

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We didn’t have to do much to this room – just a fresh coat of paint (Dunn Edwards White), and we refinished the floors.

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whoorl home renovation

whoorl home renovation

whoorl home renovation

whoorl home renovation

If you have any questions about the furnishings, please feel free to ask. Most are vintage, but a few were new purchases. (The rug is from West Elm and our sofa is from Ikea.) Also, the hanging light fixture was made by Southern Lights Electric. Adam is awesome if you are looking for a custom-made fixture!

Thanks to Jessie Webster for the lovely photos.

  1. Tanya

    July 17, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Ok, I am feeling Property Envy here. These pictures display a contemporary livable style with pops of color. I have a more traditional style myself but these pictures are flirting with me and I have a crush!

  2. Kathryn

    July 17, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Lovely! How does that rug hold up with kids?

    • whoorl

      July 17, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I think it holds up very well, but we are pretty tidy over here. No shoes in the house, food in the family room, etc. We actually have white rugs in 4 our of our 5 living spaces!

  3. erin//suchsmallsteps

    July 17, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Your house is stunning! Love all of the natural light and the mid century touches.

  4. sara

    July 17, 2013 at 8:48 am

    oh i’ve been coveting that West Elm rug for a while, and it looks just perfect in your space.

  5. tianna @ the spark

    July 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

    light, bright, and beautiful. pays off to have an interior designer for a husband. :)

    • whoorl

      July 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Yes, it does. :)

  6. Elizabeth

    July 17, 2013 at 8:58 am

    I love it. Who is the artist of the piece in the entry? Thanks!

    • whoorl

      July 17, 2013 at 9:23 am

      I’m pretty sure it was a friend of one of Dustin’s ex-girlfriends. He’s had it forever.

  7. Angella

    July 17, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I think it’s time for me to visit again, so I can see it live!

  8. Shannon

    July 17, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Lovely! I am wondering how your ikea sofa is holding up? We are thinking about the same one for our family room and it will get a lot of use so and also and to stand up to 4 kids.

    • whoorl

      July 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

      Shannon, I can’t sing the praises of that sofa enough, especially the “dark gray” fabric. We’ve had ours for about four years and it still looks great. (In fact, I’ve talked a few friends into buying the same sofa and they love it as well.)

      • Erica

        July 23, 2013 at 2:05 pm

        Wondering about that sofa as well, just visited it at the store. Did you switch out the legs or stain them?

  9. Leslie

    July 17, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Oh, Lovely! Can you tell me about the little brutalist brass wall hanging you have to the left of your tv? It’s WONDERFUL!

    Thank you!

    • whoorl

      July 17, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Thanks! My husband found it in a vintage shop in Oklahoma a few years back.

  10. Sarah

    July 17, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Gorgeous home, Sarah. I would expect nothing less! As a certain ex-girlfriend with a best frien who is an amazing artist, I feel the need to plug her. http://www.saramatsonwestover.com

    • whoorl

      July 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you, Sarah! I’m dying to see your home as well. Dustin just forwarded Sara’s email to me…yes, everyone check out Sara’s website! (Wow, we’re dealing with a lot of Sarahs in this thread.)


      • sara matson westover

        July 18, 2013 at 11:59 am

        Wonderful home and photography! Thanks to both of you Sarahs for the website details and also for living with the art. I am lucky to be a part of two beautiful family homes. California Sarah, look forward to meeting you over here Tulsa one day.

        Thanks again gals!!


  11. Michelle Baxter

    July 17, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Sarah! Everything looks so beautiful! Where did the credenza come from? I love the pops of green!

    • whoorl

      July 18, 2013 at 7:21 am

      Vintage from Palm Springs. :)

  12. Mary H.

    July 18, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Lovely! And I love the mirror above the TV. Can you tell me where you found it?

    • whoorl

      July 18, 2013 at 7:20 am

      A consignment store in Laguna Beach. :)

  13. valerie

    July 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

    The detail on your front door is very cool! Where did you find it?

    • whoorl

      July 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      It’s the original door – we just painted it. Such a fun one!

  14. Kirsten

    July 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    I love the door. What kind of hardware is on the door and is it consistent with your interior doors? Lovely.

  15. jrm

    July 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Love the balance of everything — colors, textures, new/vintage.

    I know you talked some about the process as you were deep in renovations. Considering you husband’s profession, do you clash much on vision/ideas? Was there a collaboration or did one of you have the “ideas”? Not sure where I’m going with these questions. I remember your post about D’s pondering of the wood floor staining, just curious more than anything.