Designing my Dream Family Room

With Kathy Kuo Designs


Designing my Dream Family Room

I am so excited to share the next few blog posts revealing my Family Room Makeover thanks to the Kathy Kuo Designs Team. For those of you who don’t remember the before, here is what my family room looked like prior to the makeover.

A little about the room…. Our family room is a place where we entertain guests with my famous cheeseboards and cocktails before our dinner parties, a place we snuggle up on the couch for movies, and a place we celebrate holidays with our family. While we used to spend a ton of time with the kids in this space (hence how it got so worn down!), we recently transformed our garage into a huge playroom with tons of toys, games, and even a TV, so they really prefer spending their time in there!! Given this change, I found it to be the perfect opportunity to makeover this space and make it more geared towards my adult entertaining (of course getting everything scotch guarded so I wouldn’t be a total crazy person for the times we do spend time as a family in there).

My goals for the Kathy Kuo Designs Team: more seating space (a larger main couch than the one we had), a new rug (ours was so stained and worn down!), more color – specifically blue tones rather than so many neutrals, new art (which can be so hard to find at a good price point!!), and a new light fixture.

If you aren’t familiar with Kathy Kuo Designs, it’s the newest Design Team associated with Kathy Kuo Home. Kathy Kuo Home is an incredibly gorgeous “aspirational living” online Home Retailer that I have loved for a while. Over time I have gotten to know the team behind the brand, so when they recently launched Kathy Kuo Designs – a Design component that works alongside their home selection, I basically begged to be the blogger guineau pig. Thankfully they said YES and I am SO EXCITED to reveal my experience working with them.

The Kathy Kuo Designs Team offers two “online” packages which I explain in detail below. The beauty of it all is that it is truly a “remote” interior designing process. Once you have your dimensions it is virtually handled over email – which I LOVE. The design team can completely makeover a room with everything new or work with pieces you own to help find complimentary pieces (from KathyKuoHome.com). Unlike other design companies (and I know from experience because my sister who tested a few online options in the past was beyond frustrated with the “lack of response” and “lack of attention to her notes”), you are assigned a PERSONAL account manager to handle your home, PLUS all Kathy Kuo Designs interior designers are licensed and accredited.


Kathy Kuo Designs Packages

#1 The Pro Plan

Their first and most popular package is the Pro Plan! All of the design services are FREE, however there is a required $250 deposit that will be reimbursed toward the initial furniture & decor purchase at KathyKuoHome.com. With this package, you’ll receive a scaled furniture and spatial planning layout including lighting, decor and art as well as curated shopping list with styling instructions. And one HUGE perk is that you’ll be assigned a dedicated account manager who will place all of your orders for you and make sure everything is delivered to your home safely and on time.

Sign up to schedule a FREE consultation for design services here!

Here is an example of the “scaled furniture design” they designed for me…

#2 The Premium Plan

Second is the Premium Plan which is $500 per room and includes everything in the Pro Plan in addition to a photorealistic 3D rendering of your space so you can see exactly what your home will look like with our design before you buy! The Premium Plan also includes additional interior design services outside of furnishing, such as selecting custom fabrics, paint colors, window treatments, and wallpaper.

Sign up to schedule a FREE consultation for design services here!

Here is an example of the first 3D Rendering they designed for me…

Important Notes

  • All Kathy Kuo Designs interior designers are licensed and accredited
  • Clients receive exclusive access to designer home furnishings that are trade-only resources you WILL NOT find at big box retailers like Pottery Barn, West Elm, Restoration Hardware, etc.
  • Clients receive 20% OFF all KKH items!
  • FREE standard shipping is included for all items you purchase (this does not include white glove or consolidation costs). Plus, all purchases are tax free!

Sign up to schedule a FREE consultation for design services here!


My Exerpience 

I chose the second package, the Premium Plan which is $500 per room and I was obsessed with the 3D rendering because I could really see my room with all of the furniture pieces placed!! See below for the final rendering with everything we chose!! I would have never thought to put art on the wall to the left. And they even recommended I put drapery on the window (and helped me select fabric) which made a HUGE difference in the room.

The designers selected side tables that were unique (nothing like I had seen in my usual go-to online shopping!) and they even showed where to place accessories! It really couldn’t have been a more seamless experience!!

Use code KKHxFH20 to start shopping on KathyKuoHome.com now and save 20% off your order!

Next up… sharing the room!! Stay tuned for my next post!
Thank you to Kathy Kuo Home for sponsoring this post.

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