A comfortable family room in motion – with motion furniture and a contemporary flair – designed for one of our photo shoots.
The centerpiece of the room is the comfy brown leather power motion reclining sectional. It has all of the features you would expect in furniture like this, but it’s sleeker look and smaller size make it more versatile. Contrast stitching outlines and adds a great design detail to the piece.
Abstract canvas art and clean-lined Soho tables add a contemporary feel, while the curves of the Alabaster Raindrop Table Lamp and the repetition of circles in the art, accessories and round accent table soften the look. The Banyon Rug compliments the warm color scheme and adds great interest and texture underfoot. Touches of white add contrast and lend a lightness to the design.
To round out the seating, the matching brown leather motion recliner obviously works, but for a non-matching piece you could add an accent chair with some color and/pattern. If you have enough space, do both!
And, of course, every family room can benefit from a media console. The Walnut Heights Console , with it’s clean lines and modern look (available in our stores with matching piers), was our pick. Finally, to illustrate how easily you could incorporate an accent color into this neutral space, we popped a blue pillow into the mix.
Creamy smooth peanut butter and butterscotch combined with a crunch and topped off with chocolate. Yes, please!
These bars were a favorite of mine growing up, made by a friend of the family. When I ran across the recipe again as an adult, they quickly became my “go-to” recipe when I needed to whip up a sweet treat quickly. We love them and, although I’ve made more complicated desserts, this is the dessert that everyone always requests. Works for me because, not only are they yummy, they’re super simple to make!
- 1 – 12 oz. package butterscotch chips (I use Nestle Tollhouse)
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (I use Skippy)
- 6 cups Rice Krispies
- 1 – 12 oz. package chocolate chips (I use Nestle Tollhouse)
Microwave butterscotch chips and creamy peanut butter until melted (this doesn’t take long, so be sure not to burn them!).
Stir until thoroughly mixed.
Fold in 6 cups of Rice Krispies until fully incorporated.
Spread the mixture in a lightly buttered 9 x 12 pan and refrigerate until firm.
Microwave chocolate chips and spread over bars. Refrigerate again until set.
Cutting tip: I’ve found that bringing the frosted bars back to room temperature after refrigerating makes cutting easier and keeps the bars from chipping apart.
So there you have it! A cozy, comfy family room in motion perfect for hosting a party or just hanging out with family, and the perfect recipe to enjoy while doing it!