A Warm and Traditional Living Room for Entertaining

Traditional Gilroy, CA


The homeowners of the Gilroy country club home love spending their weekends cooking and entertaining for family and friends. After remodeling their kitchen, they wanted to update the adjoining family room to create a cozy, warm space that looked like a natural extension of the kitchen. The clients’ goals were to add light and texture to the traditional living room and create a cohesive look by bringing in design elements from the kitchen.


We created a wall of texture by adding a quartzite stacked stone to surround the fireplace and media cabinetry. The stacked stone’s warm tones complement the quartzite tile that tops the hearth bench. The rich stain on the new cherry wood mantle pairs well with the existing hardwood floors. The details on the media cabinetry match what had been designed for the kitchen, lending to the cohesive look the clients wanted to achieve.


While designing the new traditional family room, we learned that the clients love to collect and display art. Both the new mantle and upper cabinets offer space to show off their finds and are highlighted by additional recessed lighting. When designing the entertainment system, the designer designated space to display art with accent lighting.

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