Design Lesson
Jul 11, 2012

Steven & Chris: A family-friendly living room

By: Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman

Steven & Chris: A family-friendly living room Author: Style At Home

Design Lesson
Jul 11, 2012

Steven & Chris: A family-friendly living room

By: Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman
The stars of the TV show Steven and Chris tell you how to make a great room the perfect family-friendly living space.

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Rendering by Oliva Hnatyshin

Living room
A great room - if you're lucky enough to have one - should be able to accommodate the needs of an active family without sacrificing style. steven-chris-family-friendly-tru.jpg
Coffee trunk
Select a coffee table that matches the scale of your sofa. This trunk-style one from Restoration Hardware is big enough for family game nights, plus it offers plenty of storage inside. Restoration Hardware, $1,895 US. steven-chris-family-friendly-pil.jpg
Toss cushion covers
Add warm tones of colour through throw pillows. Look for ones with button or zipper closures so that you can easily remove the covers for cleaning. West Elm, $34. steven-chris-family-friendly-ben.jpg
Bench
Extra seating always comes in handy. Tuck benches under a sofa table - they can easily be moved around during get-togethers. Restoration Hardware, $495 US. steven-chris-family-friendly-rug.jpg
Rug
A rug with a complex pattern camouflages a multitude of spills! West Elm, $419. steven-chris-family-friendly-LAS.jpg
Sectional
Opt for an oversized sofa or sectional. This is going to be the most used piece in your home, so choose a neutral colour fabric that is easy to clean and will stand up to a busy family. Elte, $5,185.
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Steven & Chris: A family-friendly living room