Home design ideas: An airy family room that connects with the outdoors – The Boston Globe

Katie Bogart’s clients, a young family who recently moved from the city to Weston, asked her to design a family room with utility and a peaceful feel where the kids and adults could live with ease. To accentuate the show-stopping Palladian windows and wooded landscape beyond, Bogart created a light and airy scheme accented with blues and greens that bring the outside in. A sectional upholstered in performance linen maximizes comfort, functionality, and floor space. “The layout provides flexibility,” Bogart says. “There’s enough room for the kids to play, but once the toys are gone, it looks beautiful.”

1 A leather swivel chair from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams enables easy interaction with the adjacent kitchen and the seating area.


2 A faux olive tree from Etsy draws the eye up to the top of the window and a fern from Russell’s Garden Center in Wayland pulls green into the center of the space. The serene seascape by Kathleen Kolb is from Edgewater Gallery.

3 The Noir wire-brushed mahogany cocktail table with a distressed gray finish has a driftwood feel in a modern form. Its soft aesthetic blends seamlessly while its substantial