Historical Family Room

The right colors help preserve the historical style of a room while creating a kid-friendly space.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis family can't seem to find the right colors to fit with their Edwardian-style home.
Edison and Brigida want to maintain the historical significance of their home, while creating a space that works for them and their four growing boys. Their busy lives include running a veterinary and grooming clinic, raising their children and restoring the Edwardian home to its original splendor. They've been restoring the home room by room since they bought it but admit that the family room is awkward and the wrong colors.

Built in 1909, this home has interesting features, such as an ornate oak mantle and unique mother-of-pearl tiles on the fireplace. Edison and Brigida have made the wrong color choices in this family room twice already; the current red and yellow don't work with the Edwardian style of the home. They want a warm, welcoming feel and colors that are true to the historical style of the home.