Family Room Update

Our family room is in need of an update. Our couches are about 10 years old. And they show it.  Life with two kids equals spilled chocolate milk and dirty shoes have left their mark on the fabric.

We currently have the PB Basic couch and chair from Pottery Barn.  Since they’ve been great pieces of furniture, we decided to begin our search at Pottery Barn for our next couch as well.

We went with the PB Square sectional.  Initially, we considered this size…

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But after further discussion, we  chose  something bigger.

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The kids aren’t getting any smaller. And I’ll be honest, when the kids are watching a movie, I want a place to stretch out too!!

I chose the stone colored fabric to keep the room light and fresh feeling.  Knowing that we will be rough on the couches, we went with everyday suede.  Have you had any luck with everyday suede?

Dan’s request for the room was rocking chair.  I immediately started searching for a swivel glider, because I prefer the look of an upholstered chair than a standard rocking chair.  Fortunately, swivel gliders are becoming easier to find these days.

 We selected the hathaway swivel glider from Crate and Barrell.

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Did you know that Crate and Barrel offers custom upholstery?  If you visit one of their stores, they have a fabric section that  isn’t shown online.   And Crate and Barrel  is having a custom upholstery sale right now, so we were able to get the chair for 25% off!

Here is the couch and chair fabrics next to each other.


And while I’m not 100% certain of pillow fabrics that will be used in the room, here are a few samples of combinations I was playing with the other day.


I’m really drawn to oranges and browns (even when it’s not fall).  Though I actually think this combination above could look nice year round.

Now we just get to wait about 10 weeks for the furniture to arrive!


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  1. How exciting! I wish we could fit a sectional in one our rooms. They look so darn comfy. I’m sure you all are going to love it!

  2. I love the fabrics that you picked. Can you tell me what they are?

    • Hi Kelly! Sorry for the delay. The fabrics moving left to right:
      Cream/Brown Quatrafoil – Kravet Riad
      Orange – Duralee 42169 Georgia
      Cream with beige pattern – Kravet Anak
      Large print floral – Kravet Capparis

      Hope that helps!!


  3. Donna Salyer says:

    I am considering purchasing this stone sofa tomorrow. I am wondering if the stone will clash with cream (which it will be up against cream library paneling and windows). I am also wondering if it is too white and cool colored? I wanted a warm beige but in micro-suede the choices are limited.

    I truly appreciate your input!

    • Hi Donna! I’m so sorry for the delay! We were out of town and I’m ust now getting caught up! I think the stone looks great with cream. I think the stone couch is a warmer color. I don’t think you will be disappointed with your purchase! I’d love to know what you think of the couch after you receive it!!


      • Donna Salyer says:

        Hi Jen

        Thank you so much for your help. Did you say you would have chosen the tweed fabric, had it been available? I am concerned with stone matching my room (I sent you a photo). What are your thoughts on the desert tweed? The store says they have had some pilling issues but they were supposed to have fixed them. The designer I am working with in the store…is leary to sell me the desert tweed.

        Thank you so much for your help!


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