House Calls: A sleek, complicated family room

August 6, 2014 - table lamp

Miranda Weeks vital room. (Leah L. Jones/For The Washington Post)

With no television, Miranda Weeks of Vienna (pictured with Audrey, 10) likes to use her family room to perform guest before cooking or play games with her family. A set of railings and dual sets of doors, however, make seat sequence difficult. The Weekses wish a cozier seating arrangement that incorporates existent couches, and new flooring and lighting for an updated look.

The solution. (Julius Goyanko for The Washington Post)

Designers J. Allen, Monique Farley and Andrea Kavanaugh span pivot chairs and a dining list for a gaming area, with tile flooring that gives a Weekses a neutral substructure to build on with color. Allen, Farley and Kavanaugh, of Perception Interiors (805-441-6193,, are formed in a District.

Create a friendly seating area in a core of a room with pivot chairs, that can be incited to face a couches or fireplace.

Replace a mantel with an existent vast portrayal to emanate a confidant focal point.

Light tan building tiles yield a neutral backdrop for dim couches.

Blue-gray walls add tone and span good with a neutral floor. Try Benjamin Moore’s Pebble Beach.

Nesting console tables offer space to put down drinks and books and can be tucked divided to save space when not in use.

Replace a roof fan with steel match lights for a complicated look. Hang several, in opposite sizes, over a diversion table.

Furniture: Peekaboo transparent console list ($379,; Era C list ($299,

Accessories: Striped china post etched potion list flare ($550, www.lampsplus.
); antique china steel drum match in 26-inch ($525) and small sizes ($325) and banded zinc leaner mirror ($1,035), all from; grate andirons ($79,; Made You Look runner tile in Flannel blue ($16 per 20-inch square,; Pyramid sham in Night ($49,; Jackie sham in Mineral ($99), Willow sham in Ink ($129), and Terra sham in Mustard ($129) all from

Flooring: Santiago cork building tiles ($5 per block foot,

Saarinen table. (Room and Board)
Otis chair. (Room and Board)

Saarinen list in black marble ($2,199 for 47-inch turn table,

Otis chair in Merit blue ($799,

Black lacquer tulip table. (Rove Concepts)
Damen chair. (Overstock)

Black lacquer tulip list ($720 for 48-inch table,

Damen gray joint sequence couple turn pivot chair ($231,

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