While back I told you I was looking for a overhead light for our family room. Sometimes I remember to share new things on Instagram but then I forget to put it on the blog.

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After some deliberation on styles of lights we ended up with this one from West Elm (not sure they still sell this light…had a hard time finding it.) The price point was exactly what we wanted to spend and the size was perfect fit for this room. I had a licensed electrician hang it up because it was a little bit out of my comfort zone. West Elm carried this in 2 finishes and this amber bubbled glass was perfect for us.


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I love that it has a bit of a modern touch to it but at the same time can look a bit vintage because of the bubble glass. It is like a piece of art….


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The family room is coming along nicely. I’m still not real set on the furniture placement. This room has definitely thrown me for a loop.

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I’m just not sure if I need another full size couch. So it would basically be two couches that are the same…facing each other. Or if I need a small sectional…maybe another leather recliner??? I like that the space is all open but at the same time when there are lots of windows….anchoring furniture it gets a bit tricky. I do love our barn door coffee table but I know that this room probably would work better with a large circle coffee table. I think that would fit better because it would be centered on the fireplace/room. All these things I’m tossing around in my head and I really haven’t landed on one so we are sticking with the furniture that we currently have. unique lighting @cleverlyinspired (1)


I do like the grey fabric from these Macy’s couches that we purchased a few years ago. I wanted this room to be very comfortable but also updated. The light and the geometric on the drapery I think are my favorite parts of this room. We did put a dimmer on the light so it has this nice soft glow at night time.


There are a few other things I want to do in here…. next I’m going to recover some pillows. I have been searching for Kelly green and navy pattern that will complement the drapes and just be a nice punch of color. Have you found any cool lights lately? Do tell.


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Love the window treatments! I’ve seen two couches arranged like that in plenty of rooms, but I often have thought the only way it could possibly be comfortable watching TV is if you are lying down on the sofa. Otherwise, do you have sit & turn your neck to see the screen? That would drive me nuts.
    I think a small sectional with a round coffee table like you suggested, would be ideal as you have tons of space.

    1. Good thought Holly :)

  2. Looks great! Love how warm and inviting it looks at night from outside :)

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