Blog Cabin 2011: Family Room Pictures

A casual space to sprawl and enjoy movies, the family room incorporates Shaker-style design elements and cozy-chic furnishings.

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  1. Decorating
  2. Living Rooms

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Jason Kisner

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Frank Murray

Photo By: Jason Kisner

The home’s third floor, formerly attic space and makeshift bedrooms, is now home to a bright and happy family entertainment center, complete with custom design features chosen by online voters.

A 60-inch flat-screen TV perches on a custom-designed, maritime-inspired entertainment center. The shelving unit incorporates tongue oil-treated oak planks and authentic boat hardware.

An oversized sectional, paired with rustic-chic end tables, accommodates large gatherings. Wall art includes a vintage boat wheel and a framed print of New Point Comfort Lighthouse, an off-shore beacon that is visible from an observation walkway a 15-minute drive from Blog Cabin.

Wainscoting is divided into simple vertical battens that meet a horizontal chair rail. Due to slightly uneven flooring, accommodations were made to level chair rail that clads the room’s perimeter.

An Argus C-3 camera is among the vintage collectibles that give the family room a lived-in and much-loved feel.

Old bingo cards are ready should rainy days call for indoor activities.

A bingo cage, purchased at a local auction, doubles as decorative art.

A coffee/checkerboard table becomes a room focal point. The furnishing, crafted from the home’s original reclaimed wall studs, provides under counter storage for floor cushions and a stenciled playing surface, protected under a piece of beveled glass.

Black and white prints of the Mathews County area connect the space to its environment. The original photos are on display at Richardson's Family Restaurant and Ice Cream Shop, located in Mathews’ original Rexall Drug store.

The home’s original 2x4s, trimmed into 3/4-inch-thick slats, form the top of the game table. Edge band, crafted from the same reclaimed wood, frames the ends.

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