A bold-patterned Indian rug echoes azure tiles in the kitchen, framed by faux-bois–painted walls and trim in Benjamin Moore's Linen White.In the adjoining family room of a Greenwich, Connecticut, house, designer Lee Ann Thornton covered the walls and sectional in the same fabric, Quadrille's Persepolis: "I wanted the space to feel more hip and fun," she says.The Candemir ottoman from Nathan Turner, covered in Elite leather, is tough enough to handle football fans with their feet up, and an original Gustav Stickley armchair strikes a masculine note. Reagan chairs in Kravet's Marcellus and Rancho ottoman, Bernhardt."The family room is sports central," designer Nathan Turner says of client Eric Stonestreet's Los Angeles house.The Candemir ottoman from Nathan Turner, covered in Elite leather, is tough enough to handle football fans with their feet up, and an original Gustav Stickley armchair strikes a masculine note. Reagan chairs in Kravet's Marcellus and Rancho ottoman, Bernhardt.A big family room demands a big sectional, one with enough space for basset hounds Okie and Maggie to sack out.It's covered in plush Glant Island chenille, in one of dozens of shades of gray designer Marshall Watson used throughout the Naples, Florida, house.
A custom sectional in Calvin Fabrics' Antiquity faces an enormous flat-screen television. All the blues in this Atlanta house designed by Kristin Kong started with the vivid fabric on the family room sofa, Kravet's Venetian. Walls are painted in Kestrel White to contrast with the Mega Greige trim, both by Sherwin-Williams.The ottoman is covered in Martyn Lawrence Bullard's Kabba Kabba. Family room walls in a Naples, Florida, house designed by Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller are glazed yellow to make "every day feel sunny." Curtains in Alan Campbell's Potalla linen-cotton and sofas in Rogers & Goffigon's Violetta cotton velvet."The earthy tone of the kitchen is continued through the breakfast room into the family room — uniting them as one large space," designer Barbara Barry says of this space in a Corona del Mar, California, house."It's more embracing, and you just don't want to leave.This core of the house works like a shadow box that opens onto a vast horizontal green garden." An enormous custom leather ottoman doubles as seating or a table for informal meals.
Belgian linen curtains from Lewis & Sheron Textiles.In a Rhode Island house designed by Tom Scheerer, the family room's sofa pairs Clarence House blue corduroy with seat covers in Peter Dunham's Samarkand.