Guest Picks: A Swiss-Inspired Family Retreat
Get cozy on this tailored charcoal sectional. There's plenty of room for the whole family and plenty of style to boot.
The geometric design of this side table is balanced out by the warm wood tones and overall round shape. The aluminum tabletop would hold up well to whatever family life spills its way.
I'd toss one or two of these modern red ikat pillows on the sectional to break up all the solid gray.
I'd lean this metal cross on the mantel or hang it on the wall surrounded by an eclectic art arrangement for a subtle nod to the Swiss inspiration.
Paired with the mod ikat pillow, this classic ticking stripe pillow brings another pattern to the all-gray sectional.
A family room always needs baskets and bins to hold books, toys and other clutter. Why not make it stylish with a vintage linen sack basket?
Black and white stripes are a classic design, and they add a graphic touch anywhere they appear. Toss this throw blanket on a side chair in the family room or onto the end of a child's bed for a punch of fun yet sophisticated pattern.
A simple low coffee table provides a spot for snacking, playing and propping your feet. The built-in cubby could corral remotes or game pieces on family night.
Keep the rug simple and natural. Jute is always a family-friendly choice. I love the sophistication of the black stripes found in this one.
Skip the possibility of toppling table lamps, and opt for a sturdy tripod floor lamp placed out of traffic's way.
Create a gallery wall with whimsical prints and photos. Keep the arrangement cohesive with white frames in various sizes and thicknesses.
This is another lovely whimsical print that would make a great addition to the family gallery wall. Up, up and away!
A curvy accent chair in white leather is a nice contrast to the straight-lined and dark sectional. Use it for extra seating when entertaining.
For necessary storage, I'd line a long wall with a trio of these white and walnut shelves and fill 'em with books, games and toys. Sit a flat-screen TV on top to double the fun.
This unique bowl is like a sculpture when placed on the coffee table or bookshelves. The steel construction means it will be in the family for a while.
Let the kids do a little Swiss Family Robinson pretend play with this miniature tree house. The best part is that it looks good left out in the open.
With all the straight lines going on, this family room is in need of some curves. I love the idea of DIYing a round jute or rope mirror. Simply buy an inexpensive round mirror in the desired size (don't worry too much about aesthetics), and then hot glue rope around the frame. Voilà!
Use textured felt baskets to organize loose items on the bookshelves. The cutout handles make getting them out and putting them away a cinch.
Give the lil' ones a cushy spot close to the floor to sit and romp. I love the contrasting stitching on this leather ottoman.
A modern ceiling fan does double-duty providing air circulation and overhead lighting. Plus, it does all this while looking good. The sleek design fits right in with the understated family room.Next: Design Takeaways From a Simply Beautiful Swiss Hotel