Family Room for Veterans

By Kate Riley January 9, 2017

I’m so very happy to see this most recent project complete! Last week was the move in date for the COTS transitional home for veterans and I was delighted to partner with Designer Living to bring a brand new family room into the home for the benefit of the residents.

A few months ago, the room had a few pieces of old furniture, but that was cleared in anticipation of the furniture for the fresh new space. Let’s take a break from white walls shall we and look at some painted walls, these here are Kelly Moore Wise Owl, a taupe with a hint of yellow.


Thankfully the floors were in great condition so all I needed was a rug and new furniture to create a sitting room. To do so I went shopping on the Designer Living site. When the furniture arrived I was so pleased with the fabrics and the quality! I love the way all the accents came together to create a warm and welcoming space.


Designer Living was so generous in their donation of all of this furniture, the large gray sofa along the back wall is the Gordon Modular Sofa in grey. Above it is the Rolling Waves artwork in a set of three canvases.

I’m crazy about the oval Mercer coffee table and its modern gold base. How cool is that Arlo gold floor lamp behind the sofa?




On the sofa the microsuede stud trim square pillow and the amazing (I want these for me) abstract embroidered stripe pillow.


There are two accent chairs in the space, I chose the Charleston club chairs because of the fabric with its subtle geometric print, the sloped arms, and the tufted back cushions.


Another before and after:





Across from the sofa there is a television, for it I chose the Piper Accent chest, I loved the style of it with its mixed wood and metal. The 8 x 10 blue rug I purchased from a different source, I’ll link to it and share more budget rug ideas later this week.





Sending out a huge thank you do Designer Living for their donation of this furniture to the transitional housing home established for veterans. I’m always so excited to help with these projects in partnership with my favorite local non-profit organization! You can read more about my space transformations on behalf of this organization here.

We also pulled off a dramatic makeover in the kitchen on a super tight budget, you’ll love the fresh new look, I’ll be sharing that next week!

All products in this space (with the exception of the rug) generously donated by Designer Living. Thank you for shopping this brand that supports this blog and my charitable design projects. All opinions are mine.


  1. Beautiful space! I love the calming blues and the simplicity of it, but how it’s still so stylish and functional. I haven’t been keeping up with my blog reading, but I’m glad today I had a chance to stumble upon your post sharing your fabulous contribution to this project. Big hugs to happy helpers like you.

  2. thas great that you are helping veterans! They have been totally ignored by our government for many years!

    You are a blessing!

  3. What a great project to have undertaken! Love the wall color and kudos to
    Designer Living who donated so many attractive pieces…Looking forward to the budget area rug post! Well done!

  4. This room is absolutely fantastic. While it is very blue, it isn’t overwhelming. The use of cool grey and the metallic lamp really bring the room together. I have recently moved and had my new apartment furnished by Furnishr. I think they have some fantastic designs that are like this you should check out. I love what they did with my space!

  5. I appreciate your Idea to improve family space. It will help us to make our own space to remodeling. looking forward to more new picture for new ideas.

  6. I swear my living room is almost exactly like this! Except green and gray are the colors I went for. I used as always for furniture and even brought some plants into the house that so far haven’t died lol! Loved the post!

  7. Do you have a source for the blue rug, please? I don’t see that you posted about it and it’s gorgeous. Thanks!

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