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Family room - transitional family room idea in Dallas

Ellen Grasso IncTransitional Family Room, Dallas

This sophisticated metropolitan family room is the talk of the town. It connects the owners to their backyard, letting in lots of light from two directions. The space is fresh and inviting - the perfect place to hang out with the kids.
Photo by Danny Piassick
House designed by Charles Isreal

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Ray Mol wrote:Jul 22, 2012
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    Vikrant Sharma Homez
    Better get the checking done by a expert .
  • speckledmom
    The article linked above says mounting a TV over your fireplace can shorten the life of your television IF you're not careful. It then goes on to tell you how to do it/get it done properly.
mrams wrote:Apr 21, 2012
cms9323 wrote:Mar 17, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I don't, but the tile come in 3 sizes - 2x9, 3x16, and 4x24. Each row only has one size tile in it. The tile came from Materials Marketing in San Antonio and is called "Vintage Vein"
  • loftus9
    My kitchen and counter top are white. The family room is seperate but adjoining. We were considering putting in decorative beams like these. Would you put dark beams or paint them white to continue the theme of the cabinetry in kitchen which is white. I feel as though the fireplace mantle should be the same as the ceiling beams. Our floors are a warm honey hardwood. The window frames are also white in kitchen and family room.
skfptl wrote:Aug 9, 2012
kellies wrote:Apr 16, 2012
  • S H
    Could you tell me the source of the square side table? Thank you. I love so many of your rooms!
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    You would have to contact the decorator. Try delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net
artinmotionpersians wrote:Sep 1, 2013
  • jacklynhan
    Can you please give me the dimensions of this room? I'd like to know if this furniture arrangement would work for us.
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I can't remember but answered that a while ago for someone else. If you look through the questions you will find that answer.
ramanning wrote:Jun 15, 2012
  • bvicare
    Lovely room, is the couch centered in front of the patio doors?
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    No, the sofas are not centered on the doors, but is closer to the fireplace
Karen Geiger wrote:Mar 17, 2013
  • rayneb
    Is the material behind the shelves on either side the same as the tile around the fireplace? Thanks!
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kirkeby wrote:Feb 19, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The lighting in the shelves is done with puck lights recessed into the shelves. Yes the shelves were custom made.
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Material on the fireplace wall is stone tiles from Materials Marketing
maryknoll wrote:Jul 15, 2013
  • jeannieminyard
    I just moved to Richmond from Dallas and really like the ivory rug used in this room. Can you tell me if I can special order this in Texas?
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    You would need to contact the decorator. Her email is delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net
klawlor wrote:May 31, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I'm sorry! I'm the builder and have no idea where my client got the lamps. She may have a.ready had them.
  • jkinkle1
    Aqua lamp is the Jamie Young Spiral Seaglass Table Lamp
Keaton Interiors wrote:Feb 7, 2013
  • tbchic

    Hi - beautiful space. Love the fireplace as well. I realize this is a few years old, but I wanted to ask if you know what color grout you used and also if you had the edges mitered? Thanks so much!

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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC

    not a clue! Sorry! We always just pick whatever looks the closest. I'm going to guess bone.

gburymare wrote:Sep 18, 2012
  • maryknoll
    Is there a phone number to contact the decorator ? I tried to email and had no responded . Thank you,
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egreemann wrote:Aug 29, 2012
  • peressini
    i still couldn't find the room dimensions. Could someone tell me please
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I think the room is about 19 x 23
American Rug Pad wrote:May 1, 2012
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    American Rug Pad
    Just curious. Can you tell me what type you used? We specialize in felt rug pads.
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I have no idea. I'm just the builder! I was in and out as stuff was being delivered and set up but I didn't participate in purchasing any of the furnishings.
wealrose wrote:Aug 1, 2013
  • Tina Cleveland
    how deep is the fireplace bump out and the cabinets?
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I think the cabinets are 21" deep and the fireplace is about 28" deep
Stephanie Schaeffer Interior Design wrote:Apr 30, 2013
  • Tina Cleveland
    how high is the mantel from the floor and what size is the tv?
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I think it's a 50" TV. The fireplace is an Isokern with a firebox that is 34" high. The mantel is about 15" above the TV.
Lorraine Muller wrote:Apr 14, 2013
  • krishmn
    What type of tles were used on fireplace?
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    ErthCOVERINGS
    You can get a similar look from ErthCOVERINGS Travertine stone planks. www.erthcoverings.com
quadsplusone wrote:Apr 3, 2013
  • aandjand6
    Where did you get the sofa picture from? Very pretty!
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    My client got that after they moved i. you might check with the decorator - delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net
Rachel wrote:Mar 4, 2013
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    COASTROAD Hearth & Patio
    Ellen is correct.

    Plus, woodburning fireplaces produce very little convective heat (hot air) versus radiant heat (which travels as light), so the area two feet above the fireplace opening is in very little danger, even without a mantel.

    If you are trying to mount to an actual masonry fireplace, the trick is usually related to getting all of the wiring done.
  • Paulina Abarca
    I was wondering about the TV/heat issue myself. Thanks for the information. Love the space ♥
Amy wrote:Dec 9, 2012
  • Amanda
    Where are the cable box and all that? In one of the side cabinets? Who actually does the work on something like this -- the TV people or an electrician or someone else? Thank you!
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Cable boxes etc are in the cabinet to the side. There is a conduit inside the wall from behind the TV to inside the cabinet. An AV guy did the work.
lssharp wrote:Aug 28, 2012
  • Usha Vi
    Hi where did you get the floating shelf?
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I had them made by my cabinet guys.
mfergnichols wrote:May 3, 2012
bobtg wrote:Mar 15, 2012
  • mrams
    What type of wood was used
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Mahogany. We built the beams out of solid stock - 1x8's cut to be exactly 1x7 (the distance between the doors). The beams could have been made from mahogany plywood since the edges are mitered. We used the 1" strips left over as a border in the dining room floor. It looked really nice.
New Seabury wrote:Mar 7, 2012
pkoski wrote:Oct 1, 2013
Nicole Dudas wrote:Feb 20, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Each pair of doors is a 6' x 8' set with a 2' transom above.
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    KT Home Designs
    Panoramic Doors (similar but less expensive then Cantina Doors) has the vanishing doors available in many sizes.
honedonhartrey wrote:Nov 30, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I don't know! You can find out from the owner's decorator at delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net
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    Mindy's Mind
    I love the end table also! If anyone finds out please post it!!
Jenni McQueen wrote:Nov 15, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    It is 3 sizes of tile from Materials Marketing - 2x9, 3x16, and 4x24. The material is vein cut travertine called "Vintage Vein". It's beautiful materials. Materials Marketing is based in San Antonio and has several locations around the country. The material is always shipped directly from San Antonio to the address where it's going to be used.
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Nope! It is 3 sizes of tile from Materials Marketing - 2x9, 3x16, and 4x24. The material is vein cut travertine called "Vintage Vein".
Heather wrote:Oct 6, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    5" common/quartered white oak, lightly hand scraped with the grain, stained with Duraseal Rosewood, and finished with 2 coats of Eukula hardwax oil.
  • Heather
    Thanks. It's gorgeous.
jomamanuke wrote:Mar 14, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    They were custom-made through Delaney Warren, the interior designer. Her website is delaneywarren.com
  • jomamanuke
    Thank you!
Lee Lyon wrote:Apr 14, 2016
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC

    The wall is tile from Materials Marketing. The material is Vintage Vein travertine

Tiffany Dicke wrote:Apr 17, 2014
georgiakristin wrote:Mar 30, 2014
movingmama5 wrote:Oct 31, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    It's vintage vein travertine from Materials Marketing in San Antonio
TrentnCheryl Stanley wrote:Oct 28, 2013
Alicia wrote:May 15, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    In the near left corner is a wide opening that leads toward the front of the house. THere is another picture posted from this house which is of the patio looking in. you can see the other side of the room in that picture.
chaucer2 wrote:Apr 12, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I build houses and do major remodeling in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow. Do you live near that area? I frequently have clients who are divided on the style they want, but we can usually reach a beautiful compromise.
Kathy VanDeventer wrote:Mar 30, 2013
kellymcn1 wrote:Feb 1, 2013
domsmom wrote:Jan 21, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The ceiling beams are made of mahogany. THey are stained with Rosewood stain and finished with 2 coats of satin finish polyurethane.
Kimberly Hansen wrote:Jan 18, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I have no clue where my client got those but you could contact her decorator at delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net.
colleena123 wrote:Jan 16, 2013
conniewalworth wrote:Jan 9, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    These doors and the beams and cabinets are mahogany. It has a nice tight grain that's not very visible. You could do maple and give it two coats of stain or maybe clear alder.
aeason12 wrote:Jan 2, 2013
calbound2012 wrote:Dec 15, 2012
phenie53 wrote:Dec 9, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    All the furniture was bought through my client's decorator. You can reach her at delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net.
asizemore wrote:Dec 8, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The are built-in floating cabinets made by my cabinet guy. They are very simple boxes screwed to the wall and each have 3 slab doors. They are made of mahogany. Each one is about a foot off the floor.
caro50 wrote:Nov 12, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The floors are 5" common/quartered red oak with Duraseal Rosewood stain.
Gabriele Jovanovic wrote:Nov 2, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The rug was supplied by Delaney Warren, who did the decorating. You can reach her at delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net.
Cindy wrote:Oct 6, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The sofa was custom made. Contact delaney_warren@sbcglobel.net for information.
Chelsea Freeman wrote:Sep 16, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    We did an orange peel mist. It's almost no texture. Since then, I have had several clients ask for even smoother walls. What I have been doing lately is imperfect smooth. It's not museum quality, which can be really expensive, but smooth walls with some small imperfections. It seems to be acceptable without running the price up.
johnsonra wrote:Sep 9, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I don't know, but you could contact the decorator, Delaney Warren, at delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net.
joeyfabs wrote:Aug 21, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    This room is 23' long by 19' wide. The chairs are about 42" wide and deep. I don't know how big the sofas are. The soaps table is about 16" front to back. I hope this helps!
seferris wrote:Jul 19, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    A lot of the artwork came from Delaney Warren. You can reach her at delaney.warren@sbcglobal.net
nancypadfield wrote:Jul 18, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The rug was supplied by the designer for the homeowner, Delaney Warren. You can reach her at delaney.warren@sbcglobal.net
Sarah Anderson wrote:Jun 17, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    You will have to contact Delaney Warren, who did the decorating to find out. She selected all the fabrics. You can reach her at delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net.
mitsri wrote:May 18, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    That came from Delaney Warren, who did the decorating in the house. You can reach her at delaney_warren@sbcglobal.net
slhogan1 wrote:May 7, 2012
  • dwarren
    They were purchased at the McGannon Showroom in Dallas. The manufacturer might be Bernhart but I would have to confirm. Thanks.
kellies wrote:Apr 16, 2012
Nashvillegal wrote:Apr 5, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The rug came to the house through Delaney Warren, who did the decorating. Her website is delaneywarren.com. She will tell you exactly where she found it!
karinaspillman wrote:Mar 18, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    They were custom made by Delaney Warren. See her site at delaneywarren.com.
jodin wrote:Mar 12, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I am the builder, but the interior designer was Delaney Warren at delaneywarren.com. She ordered all the fabrics.
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              What Houzz contributors are saying:

              mitchell_parker
              Mitchell Parker added this to What Chipotle and Radiohead Can Teach Us About Sound Quality at HomeJul 17, 2013

              Put your sound system on one of the far ends of the room, along a short wall rather than the long wall. This allows the sound to travel out and diffuse and reflect toward the listener.

              lolalina
              Laura Gaskill added this to Sell Your Home Fast: 21 Staging TipsJun 7, 2012

              8. Rearrange your furniture. In the living room, symmetrical arrangements usually work well. Pull your furniture off the walls and use pairs (of sofas, chairs, lamps) to create an inviting conversation area.

              cathylara
              Cathy Lara added this to Houzz Tour: 'New Traditional' Family Home in TexasMay 1, 2012

              Floating shelves above and on both sides of the fireplace give the family room a clean, crisp feel; the strong horizontal lines of the shelves are repeated in the mahogany ceiling beams. "My clients didn't want the rustic look of old beams and really love the crisp look of these mahogany beams," says Grasso. Turquoise throws and earth-tone glassware add splashes of color to the otherwise neutral palette. Natural light floods the space through two lofty windows and wood panel doors.

              What Houzzers are commenting on:

              robert_testwuide
              Robert Testwuide added this to Robert's ideasApr 13, 2019

              Only pointing out the large glass doors.

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