Family Room Reveal…

I’ve been waiting for Traditional Home Magazine to officially release on shelves to share our family room images with you ladies! We shot these photos back in May so it’s been hard to sit on them. However, it was so surreal and such an honor to see our home in print, and in one of my favorite magazines!

As you know, we worked with Alice Lane Interiors to furnish our home. They completely took my vision and ran with it. Cozy and inviting with a little Nancy Meyer flare! I wanted this space to feel collected and for me, Alice Lane achieved all of those things through their design. 

Together Drew and I did the floor plan, some of the electrical plan and a whole lot of analyzing. The sconce and the window seat were a last minute add in that I absolutely love! 

When we were in the framing stages while building, our kitchen was the same ceiling height as our family room. When we walked through it for the first time during framing, we knew we made a mistake. Our designer and our architect had both advised us to keep our family room ceiling height at 10 feet, consistent with the kitchen. When we actually walked in the space being all one height, it just didn’t feel right. We needed a division of the two rooms…We were worried the white oak beams would feel too low on a 10 foot ceiling. We also noticed the ceiling was cutting off the tips of the beautiful mountains. 

We delayed construction by about two-three weeks and completely took off the ceiling (that was now the floor to our second story) so we could raise the ceiling to 12 feet, separating the space from the kitchen and capturing our entire mountain view. Even though it was a pain, I’m SO happy Drew and I trusted our gut and made the change. The view is what completely makes this room! These images don’t even do it justice! 

So many situations like that happened while we were building. Since Drew was the general contractor, he could look at it from a analytical angle and I could look at it from a design/emotional angle since I had the vision in my head. 

Drew and I spent hours analyzing and going through every detail. I wasn’t prepared for how much we would need to pay attention to every single detail, but it made for such a fun and rewarding project, especially since Drew and I got to work closely together during the process. 

I know a lot of you ladies are building and write me a lot asking questions. My biggest advice is, if something is not feeling right trust your gut and don’t be afraid to change it!! Maximize your views and natural light as much as possible. Look at your plans and make sure your windows aren’t too small for the space. That’s something we looked at, every single window our architect drew out for us, we made larger to completely utilize the space the window was going. If you have any other building questions for me leave them below on this post! I miss so many DM’s so I’ll see your question here!!

Again, we shot this in May so currently our family room is dressed a little more moody for fall through the accessories and I can’t wait to show you how we decorate this gathering space for Christmas!!! 








You can view our other room reveals here:


Laundry Room


Powder Bath

Home Paint Colors



Cabinetry: Dove Wing

Walls: Gray Mist

Ceiling: Cloud White


Design by Alice Lane Interiors *Design and Furniture Discounted

Furniture and Lighting from Alice Lane Home Collection 

Paint gifted by Benjamin Moore

xo, Rach
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34 thoughts on “Family Room Reveal…

  1. Your living room is beyond beautiful! Can’t wait to see your kitchen and master SUITES! We are in the process of building our home so we would love to see your kitchen next! Thanks so much for sharing!❤

  2. Amazing. I’ve been waiting for this reveal, as this is probably one of my favorite rooms in the house, in any house! Gorgeously decorated! absolutely love the fireplace, with the herringbone back.

    You mention ceiling heights in this post, which is awesome! (My wife & I ARe currently Drawing our plans for our future home, so dimensional data in addition to photos is very welcome!) I was wondering what is your ceiling height in the entryway? (as well as the width of the room?)

  3. Love Love Love!! I know your floors are white oak. what color is the stain? also are your ceilings 10′ throughout your home….with of course exception to your entry and living/formal living rooms?

  4. Hi, would you consider showing us a floor plan of your family room/kitchen/dining area? That would be so interesting showing how you designed the space to suit your family. All beautiful, thanks so much for sharing! Can’t wait to see more, CLAIRE ox

  5. Hey!!! Your home is so beautiful! My husband and i are in the process of BUILDING now and the flOors are in the near future… can you share what floors these are as well as how you stained the beams? Or are they nAtural? Thanks!

  6. Lovely!! I am curious to know if you’ll be adding shades/draperies in your living room / breakfast dining area. Did you consider where the sun rises/sets when you chose the lot and designed your home? Currently dealing with so many decisions!

  7. So stunning… I have been following your home build and have been so excited to watch y’all build your vision from the ground up. This room like all the others is completely breathtaking!

  8. Your home is an absolute dream! Any plan to share the floor plan? Would love to see how All of your spaces come together and some inspIration! So Gorgeous!xo

  9. i love every thing about this room! Its so cozy and inViting. We are installing a window seat soon and also painting it dove Wing. Can yoh share the trim around bench the window? Is it dove wing or cloud white? Also do you think cloud white would be okay to use too? Thank you!

  10. I would love to know more about your gallery wall of family pictures. Where did you get your frames and what sizes are each frame?

  11. Your home is beautiful! We are currently in the design process with our architect. May i ask how tall all of your windows are(including transoms), and french door heights? Thank you so much!!!

  12. Hey! I abs love your home! I know you have linked coffee tAble books, but i was wOndering where you got your bookshelf books. Thank you!

  13. Yes i am obsessed with everything rp❤️ We Will soon begin the process of BuildIng our dream home. Well, that’s if the coronavirus doesn’t financially ruin all of Us😳. Don’t know if you would eVer consider sharing some details of your actual House plans. Hardest part for me personally is to picture the size of a space. I can lay it out with a measuring tape and even stake it off, but i still can not decide if it is too much Or not enough. not your entire house, Mostly the living area and the kitchen and the pantry and laundry room.

  14. Hi Rachel,

    I have recently discovered your blog and I am in awe of your style. I am working with my architect at the moment designing my very first house, but she just doesn’t seem to understand what I want. Would you consider sharing your floor plan? Your house is simply perfect 💕


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