Design Project Tour: A Colorful Family-Friendly Great Room

Project tour from interior stylist Lesley Myrick | A colorful family-friendly great room

First things first, since I know you’re gonna notice as soon as you watch the video – I cut my hair! Bye bye, bun. 💇

Now, let’s get to the good stuff: a design project tour of the colorful, family-friendly great room I recently completed here in Waco, Texas. I’ve shared the progress and the after photos previously but dive a little deeper in today’s video:


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Hey everyone, Lesley Myrick here. I’m an interior stylist, and I transform boring beige spaces into pretty kickass colorful homes with an offbeat edge that are livable, delightful, and unexpected. Today I’m going to walk you through one of my recently completed design projects from start to finish.

So, this space was a great room for a family here in Waco, Texas. They have young kids, and they needed a space that felt grown up, they could relax in together, and hang out as a family.

Everything had to be stylish and colorful and accessible, but nothing so precious that a toddler could ruin it.

Here’s a peek at the space before. It totally has good bones, great high ceilings, cool architecture – but really stuck in the 60s and not at all in line with the rest of the couple’s home. They had a mix of French traditional, and kind of a softer, more contemporary look, so this really hard retro style was totally not them. They wanted to merge their tastes but still respect the architecture of the home.

Here’s a look at the Pinterest board I put together with design selections initially, and a moodboard showing what the space was going to look like completed. This is my favorite part – to get to pull this together visually and show a client what we’re going to create. But even cooler than that is seeing the end result!

I am so thrilled with how this room turned out. I think it works perfectly for the couple and for their young family. There’s a really adorable play space for their daughter; everything feels chic and grown-up and colorful; there’s some Mid-Century elements to tie in the retro feel of the room; but there’s also some prettier, more feminine elements that work really, really well with the rest of the couple’s home. I love being able to transform spaces from something nobody really wanted to spend time in into a place that the family cannot wait to be together in.

That’s why I do what I do – to empower homeowners to make confident design decisions and create homes that they love.

Whether or not you’re in Waco I would love to work with you on your design project. If you’re looking for a rad “design partner in crime” reach out to me – you can get in touch via my website.

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