Friday, September 25, 2009

Media-Family Room


Happy Friday everyone! These are photos of the room where our family spends time together before heading up to bed. I posted these on HGTV's Rate My Space last month and received both good and not so good comments from the visitors.


I was honored(and a little surprised) to have made the top 3 highest rated spaces for a couple of weeks. I've since removed the photos of my spaces from the popular site as (in my opinion) most of its visitors preferred younger and more modern surroundings. I felt out of place.


In fact, modern seems to be the network's main focus as oppose to the traditional styles it showcased with its debut shows that included Chris Madden & Joe Ruggiero. Those were my favorites because of their appreciation for classic traditional designs.


Oh well, such is life. As always, thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful and stress free weekend.

13 comments:

MaryBeth said...

I do not know how anybody could have a negative response to this room. I would go any read the comments but I do not like the rate my space because it just seems too slow whenever I try to look at rooms. I rate it five stars only because I don't think they let you go any hire. MB

MaryBeth said...

Sorry ... hirer. I should proof read before I post. MB

Julio said...

Thank you MaryBeth. You are always so kind to me. Have a great weekend.

lady jicky said...

I love your room and the courtyard... well that is so inviting!
Its perfect !

xinex said...

Whoever gave you negative comments, Julio, are just jealous. Your family room should be a 10, not just a 5. It's really pretty. I love how you are able to use the fireplace both inside and the outside and the view of the fountain looks relaxing. I would love to see your whole house. Cheri of http://itssoverycheri.blogspot.com/ is going to feature our home on 10/2 so make sure you visit. I will post it on my site too. I love everything you did to your family room....Christine

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I can't fathom what fault people could find with this room - it's totally charming. Very warm and welcoming, while still being elegant and refined.

I wish our condo could accommodate that kind of design! It's just too small - we have to go modern. LOL An average size traditional sofa would fill our living room LOL

ahhh - city living!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous home. However, I can imagine why some would criticize this room and that could only be because they lack the education and the sophistication for appreciation of formal aesthetics. This room possesses an atmosphere of traditional meets contemporary in a way that brings a harmonious medium to both desires. I said well done Julio.

Victoria

Anonymous said...

Hey Julio, I just lurv your home. You have excellent taste. Very elegant and sophisticated yet warm and cozy. Well Done ! Dont worry what others think. You live in it....they dont !!! Best Wishes.....Cookie

Rupert Alistair said...

Absolutely gorgeous family room! Can I come and hang out? LOL. I could really write in that room.

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Linda Q said...

Hi Julio, catching up on my blog reading now that the wedding is done. Oh my how could anyone not LOVE this room!? It is to die for for me but then I am a classical or traditional kind of gal. Stunning and how the french doors open to the court yard, amazing.
I would move in in a minute to your home, I love it all!!
Linda Q

ross said...

I found that I was able to buy good family room furniture for a great price at the spacify.com. It was less costly than elsewhere.

vignette design said...

This is my kind of room. So elegant. Where on earth do you live? This looks like heaven!