How do you make a family room feel cozy for little ones? When our partnerships director, Maureen, had her daughter, Willa, she wanted to create a fun, cushy space in their house where they could play together. After years of hearing my sister and me rave about Article, she decided to bring their beautiful pieces into her home…
Maureen and her husband, Frank, are into the mid-century look, so they chose a few comfy classics from Article’s living room collection: “The soft glow of the floor lamp sets the perfect mood for bedtime,” she says. “And how pretty are their velvet pillows? We love to flop them on the floor during playtime.”
One design staple Maureen has always loved are leather chairs. “They instantly make a room feel warm and comfy,” she says. “I fell for this buttery beauty, and it became Willa and my soft breastfeeding spot when she was tiny. Now we like to cuddle up here and read books.” We also love how generous the dimensions are for lounging and snuggling.
Tucked into the corners are nesting side tables, ready to pull out whenever friends and family visit or to hold plates of chocolate chip cookies. “These tables are SO easy to move around,” Maureen says. “The rounded edges are beautiful, and we don’t have to worry about sharp corners.”
Finally, to pull the room together, Maureen chose a round coffee table. “I was drawn in by the cool marble and circular shape, but my favorite thing now is how sturdy it is. Willa has been pulling herself up on furniture, and she can practice on this table without any chance of it toppling over.”
Another plus? Says Maureen: “It doesn’t show smudge marks!”
How lovely is this room? If you’ve never shopped Article before, they really do make it easy to attain a beautiful, modern space. Fast shipping, beautiful pieces, good customer service — you can see why we all love them. What pieces, games or toys do you recommend for family hang-out spaces?
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