I realize that this is not the first family room brainstorm you've seen. I've changed my mind more than once about the direction of this room; but I figured since I love grey - and neutrals are where I feel most comfortable, I will compensate by adding texture and pattern. So far, I've added the West Elm Platinum Jute Boucle Rug, painted the walls Edgecomb Gray, bought a lamp (or two), a new throw, and an Ikea cushion cover.
I finally pulled the trigger on purchasing the couch. It's the York Sofa from West Elm in the Shadow performance velvet. I got it for 15% off and it will arrive in 2 weeks. I'm very excited. It took me a while to make a decision mostly because it's difficult to find a comfortable couch under 85 inches wide. If I had my druthers, I would opt for a sectional, but our family room is tight and the only wall that will make TV watching possible is the half wall between the foyer and the living room.
You can sort of see what I am talking about in this picture from wayyyy back when. We've been through 3 rugs, 2 curtains, 1 paint change and countless throw pillows since then!
The couch addition is going to make such a big difference for this room. We've been so uncomfortable on our armless, hand-me-down couch that splits in the middle and is missing it's chaise lounge sectional piece (it didn't fit!)
The York has nice wide arms which will come in handy since we probably won't have much room for an end table. Anyone know where I can get a 4.5 inch side table?
Other than the couch the only other notable piece that I don't have are the ottomans. I am in love with the x-base chevron-esque ottomans in my mood board; however, they are currently $630 EACH on One Kings Lane and that to me is crazier than naming your baby North West. That's almost as much as I paid for the couch, and I need two! The search continues.
I've also been playing around with the idea of adding a mirror wall above the sofa. I have a few mirrors sitting around that might be perfect for one another in a hodgepodge sort of way. My gallery wall skills are pretty awful so while I love the idea of it, you'll have to stay tuned to see if I can actually pull it off.