Family Room Makeover Details and Resources

Men laying new hardwood flooring

by Shandra Hill Smith, Photos: Doug Smith Photography

Love the family room makeover featured in my recent post 5 Ways To Freshen Up Your Family Room? Here are some more details from Roswell designer Angie Thompson:

In this living room, Thompson built on a transitional setting, adding pops of color and bold patterns for instant sophistication with these overscale paisley chairs ( — the second piece to the puzzle following the sofa — with colors that are “classic, masculine, and feminine at the same time,” she says.


“The French linen chairs in the popular weathered finish provide a classical nod to the architecture of the home, while the natural linen and finish of the wood offers an updated modern edge,” Thompson says of the pair of Oxford Beige Linen Arm Chairs from “These are essential in maintaining the eclectic atmosphere that we were after.”

“With the larger items in place, it was time to have fun with the accent pieces and lighting. With these accent pieces, I was able to add character and charm and touches of unexpectedness,” says Thompson. “The stars, of course, are the drum table and barrel table. These are different and provide instant conversation. The drum table and the monkey pod balls add texture and an organic feel to the room.”

Thompson also believes in adding touches that reflect younger residents, too, as shown with the pink Mini Flower Ottoman from

Other resources used to complete the room makeover include:, Charles Schneider Webber Blue Fabric Sofa; Angelo: HOME Sutton Chair/Modern Lemongrass Paisley; Steve Silver Kennedy Cocktail and Sofa tables, Uttermost Family Circles; Vintage Camera Boxes; Succession Dimpled Box; Mini Flower Ottoman, Oxford Beige Linen Arm Chair; Nova Matilda Pecan Floor Lamp; Monkey Pod Wood Tung Oil-finished Oval Drum End Table; Hausmann Set of Three Monkey Pod Wood Decorative Wood Ball, Rhona Box; Olde World Three-Panel Fireplace Screen; Preserved Boxwood Balls; Fleur de Lis Finial II; Traditional Book Boxes; Mercury Glass Orb Finial; Flutter Pillow; Artichoke Ceramic Vase; Ceramic Cone Finial; Vivian Candleholders and Dimond Lighting, Farwell Table Lamp; Creedmor Table Lamp, Recycled Wine Barrel Side Table

Kohl’, Uttermost Justus Wall Mirror; ELLE Décor Artificial Orchid Plant; Croft & Barrow Willow Tray

Steve Silver Co., Steve Silver Kennedy End Table, 24 X 36 and 36 X 48 canvas prints featuring travel scenes by Doug Smith/, photography artwork (Doug Smith) and 11 X 14 canvas prints, Pane multi-photo desktop display; Winglet desktop; Voto frame; Simple frame, Favorite Throw (in bean sprout and ivory colors)

Have a makeover project you’re proud of? Enter it in Atlanta Home Improvement’s “Decorating on a Dime” Contest for the chance to win more swag for your home!




















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