I've blogged about them before. . . Those two-story family rooms that seem so majestic until you start trying to decorate them. For those of you still dealing with that predicament, I found a couple of inspiration rooms that took two very different approaches.
I would call this approach "bigger is better." Everything is oversized to fit the grand scale of the space. I do love the idea of stacking two round mirrors above the mantel.
And, Emily at Jones Design Company took a wide open space and made it cozy by installing molding around the entire room and used a darker paint color on the wall below, to create the illusion of a "ceiling." I think this is a fantastic idea, and makes the room seem so livable. Using oversized lighting (notice--at a lowered height) still makes the room feel grand.
Which approach do you like best?