Family & Living Room Photo Gallery - Sensible-Chic Interiors

Recent examples of the beautiful family and living rooms created by Sensible Chic. Every interior is custom tailored to your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to beautify a single room, or an entire home, contact us to start your home’s beautification.

Functional Family RoomFunctional Family Room

Functional Family Room

Byer Before (4)This family room didn’t really hold the entire family so it wasn’t functional for family time. We developed a new layout which included an L-shaped sectional and a chair with an ottoman-almost doubling their seating! We brought in a new area rug and coordinated the upholstery fabrics accordingly. The walls were adorned with this beautiful blue hue, functional and ambient floor lamps were placed strategically and crown moulding was added for the finishing touch.

Mediterranean MasterpieceMediterranean Masterpiece

Mediterranean Masterpiece

The structural elements were beautiful in this family room; it just needed some warmth and comfortable furnishings so this vacation home could truly be called a retreat.  Green accents pulled from the adjacent kitchen granite countertop were used throughout while gold and red tones become the basis for this room’s color palette.  We used traditional styling coupled with some Mediterranean influences to give the client’s the casual California style they desired. 


Contemporary ChicContemporary Chic

Contemporary Chic

From traditional to contemporary chic, few things remain the same in this living room retreat (even the artwork above the fireplace was reframed). The windows were replaced and framed out to accommodate the new stripped valance that coordinates with the bolster pillows on the new chaise sofa. The fireplace surround was given a facelift with a bronze metallic plaster finish. The cove ceilings had crown moulding added and the tufted slipper chairs compliment the chrome side tables beautifully.

Embroidered Silk EleganceEmbroidered Silk Elegance

Embroidered Silk Elegance

These beautiful convex windows required an equally beautiful family room to showcase them.  So we dressed the windows in luxurious embroidered silk and hung them with medallion holdbacks to create an elegant valance swag which perfectly frames the space.  The sofas are extra deep and finished with many pillows to make for comfortable conversations or tantalizing television viewing.  The rich burgundies, warm golds and soothing green hues, coupled with the soft chenilles and the graceful lines of the sofas, all work harmoniously to give the space the warmth and elegance the homeowner was after.


Boys Club Game RoomBoys Club Game Room

Boys Club Game Room

The client desired a “boys club” feel for the living room – someplace to play games, watch TV and kick up your feet and relax… with a bit of elegance. Deep, supple leather chairs and ottoman with nail head details, sisal rug, dark walnut stained armoire and valances provide the masculine feel while the blue and brown drapery panels, pillows and lamps provide the feminine touch to make it just right.

Torrey Hills LivingTorrey Hills Living

Torrey Hills Living

In this room we replaced the royal blue carpet with maple engineered wood floors and added a diamond-patterned sisal rug to pull together the seating group.  We had wrought iron wall sconces wired for some ambient light along with a floor torchiere and a new glass shade chandelier.  The back wall was finished with a bronze metallic paint to give it a faux suede effect to compliment the club chair, dining room chair upholstery and silk draperies.


Cardiff Sea BreezeCardiff Sea Breeze

Cardiff Sea Breeze

From concept to completion, sometimes envisioning the space and fitting your existing furnishings into a new interior can be a daunting task! We custom designed a few new pieces for this beautiful new coastal property while utilizing existing furnishings almost entirely to give the home a comfortable and modern twist on coastal chic. Beach friendly flooring and complimentary granite surfaces make for elegant and easy beach living.

Contemporary FlairContemporary Flair

Contemporary Flair

To update this space from traditional to have a contemporary flair, we replaced the carpet and opted for this easy-care concrete solution which features a “ribbon” of color from the front door through to the kitchen. A 3-step paint finish was applied to the walls to create the warm gilded gold look the client wanted. We replaced the traditional window treatments with clean, contemporary roman shades in a neutral fabric to contrast with the new walls. Traditional lighting with crystal accents was brought in to compliment the custom furniture to create a cozy, contemporary living space.


Entertainer’s DelightEntertainer’s Delight

Entertainer’s Delight

The open layout was great for entertaining but the space lacked warmth and comfort.  We extended the countertop bar to seat four and replaced the white tile with beautiful granite.  The entertainment niche received a custom design to house a plasma television, audio/visual equipment and some display items as well.  The new space includes crown and base molding, custom window treatments and a metallic paint treatment over the fireplace to compliment the natural granite.

Venetian PlasterVenetian Plaster

Venetian Plaster

Using inspiration from the gold Venetian plaster walls, we choose two beautifully tailored chairs in red and gold chenille while contrasting the walls with a punch of red with the sofa.  The arched window was highlighted with Italian silk stripped drapery panels to add a  bit of drama and whimsy to the formal living room.


Spring is in the AirSpring is in the Air

Spring is in the Air

A living room reminiscent of a lovely spring garden is the inspiration I choose for this transformation.  Luxurious fabrics in pale greens, creams and a punch of peach bring this room alive with vibrancy.  The embroidered silk draperies, marble-topped cocktail table and embossed Florentine carpet offer subtle elegance to this inviting space.  The pebble fireplace surround and hearth were replaced using beautiful hand-crafted artisan tiles ~ simply chic and absolutely elegant!

Santaluz LivingSantaluz Living

Santaluz Living

Furniture from a former home wasn’t working for the homeowner’s new family room.  We added gold and sage tones to the walls and used complimentary fabrics for the window valances, parsons dining chairs and other upholstery pieces in the room.  New lighting and some accessories added the final touches (kitty loves the new family room too!