Family Room Pictures From DIY Network Blog Cabin 2015

Salvaged art, comfortable seating and fireplace made of locally-sourced stone make for a cozy retro retreat.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Photo By: Eric Perry

Fiery Focal Point

An original stone fireplace and adjoining concrete wall still stand in the downstairs family room, exuding a sense of the original house.

Plush Sofa

A sizeable sofa calls all to sit and relax in the comfortable, refined family room. Inviting accent pillows tie in the cool color palette found throughout the lower level.

Salvaged Signage

Found in the original home, an old for sale sign was cut up, set in burned wood frames and mounted in the family room for an artistic nod to the home when it was first purchased.

Wine Bottle Candle Shades

Upcycled glass bottles creatively fashioned into decorative tea light holders rest on the original fireplace mantle.

Open Seating Area

Topped with the same Idaho diamond stone found in the fireplace, the substantial coffee table features the durability needed to sit back, relax, and prop up feet without the worry of ruining furniture.

Down To The Wire

Hanging spheres made from chicken wire hold dangling house plants that add a pop of color to the family room and help to bring the outdoors in.

Sun-Filled Seating Area

A grown up ambience with a touch of 1970s décor make the family room a sophisticated space for quiet reading or casual group conversation.

Natural Accents

A potted plant brings life to hard surfaces in the family room.

Cozy Reading Corner

Taking advantage of large windows and gorgeous scenery, a cozy sitting area was assembled in the family room with a plethora of pillows and a faux animal rug. “That little corner was just begging for a seating area,” says design coordinator Laurie March. “Instead of doing a little seat we wanted to do a floor corner low to the ground for a whole different perspective looking up to the sky and over to the fire pit.”

Bench Please

Fastened to a mezzanine support, a cantilevered bench offers a place to sit and prepare for outdoor activities.

Steel and Wood

A cantilevered bench ties in with exterior benches through the use of steel and wood.

Adore the Barn Door

A sliding barn door offers privacy for those relaxing in the family room. “We were trying to make an effort to keep this house open yet give people places and niches for them to get away,” says build and design manager Dylan Eastman. “They can leave the door open when everyone is hanging out or they can shut the door when people are in there watching football, playing ping pong or reading a book.”

Decorative Frames

Hanging frames attached to a pulley system tie the upstairs and downstairs living spaces together.

Stunning Stairs

"The majority of the house is facing Southwest so it captures not only views of the lake but also the sun,” says Dylan. “In the winter the sun stays much lower in the sky and comes through the glass and in the summer it extends overhead and our overhangs block the summer heat.”

Wingback Furnishings

Additional seating extends into the opposite end of the family room for a quieter, more private experience.

Whimsical Decor

“I’ve never met a tiny terrarium I didn’t like,” jokes Laurie. A suitcase terrarium atop a dresser in the lower level is both creative and unconventional and helps bring the outdoors in.

Bottle Cap Artwork

A decorative lake sign playfully incorporates old bottle caps and directs guests outdoors.

Wow-Worthy Water Feature

An indoor water feature delivers a zen-like vibe to the lower level with a smooth indoor-outdoor transition. “It’s high desert here, the humidity is really low so I wanted to have a water feature in here partly for the indoor air humidity as well as just the general ambience,” says Dylan.

Peaceful Fountain

The same slabs of Idaho diamond found throughout the home were used for the waterfall feature, while the bed is filled with rocks collected over time from several Idaho rivers.

Lovely Luggage

A tray table showcases a vintage suitcase, a reoccurring theme found throughout the house. “I think they are so iconic,” says Laurie. “They tell you that you are going somewhere; that you’ve landed.” 

Private Retreat

Private seating areas allow for a quiet retreat into the corners of the home, with a subsequent return into the gathering spaces to commune and live.

Plush Pillows

A striped accent pillow on a blue wing backed chair ties in all of the cool gray colors found in the stone and wood elements throughout the lower level.

Hint of Nature

Black and white still life photograph of a water beaded feather connects the home with surrounding nature.

Earth, Water and Fire

A combination of radiant fireplace flames, a tranquil water feature and cheerful plants bring a mixture of elements into the family room and help make the space an extension of the outdoors.

Grand Staircase

Glowing LED lights shine from underneath the staircase. “You could turn off the entire downstairs lighting and just leave on the stair lights and it would make a really fun night light,” says Laurie.