welcome to mouse house living room before new west elm sectional

After living with a “massively large sectional” repurposed from her family’s previous home, Hayley (who blogs at Welcome to the Mouse House) was pleased to find west elm’s Henry Sectional better fit the scale of her new family room.

new paint living room family home spring colors west elm henry sectional sofa

We moved into our house 3 years ago and were chained to a certain color scheme because of a massively large sectional that used to be in our old basement. We recently redid the entire family room and we knew we wanted a new sectional to be modern and gray — but still family-friendly and reasonably priced. When we discovered your Henry Sectional we fell in love and ordered!

blue gray spring light fresh family room new west elm henry sectional furniture sofa

kid friendly family room sofa henry west elm sectional

We were pleasantly surprised at the price point and when it arrived, it was even better than I had imagined and perfect for our family of 4 to snuggle up on without taking up too much space. For years and years, I have admired the west elm catalogs and I am thrilled to finally have one of their lovely pieces of furniture in my new room.

henry sectional from west elm gray dove

fireplace paint mantle west elm henry sectional sofa modern after

Check out Hayley’s blog, Welcome to the Mouse House to see how she has transformed her family’s home!
The Family Room
The NEW Family Room Reveal!

Thanks Hayley!

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Images: Hayley Crouse


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October 31, 2013

always awesome! You talented girl!!

elizabeth england

October 31, 2013

Nicely done! That gorgeous fireplace really draws the eye now.


October 31, 2013

Very nice, much more brighter and cheerful. Love the colors


October 31, 2013

I love it, looks great. The only thing, and it’s a pet peeve of mine is that the initial before photo is not taken from the EXACT vantage point as the after. It appears to be intentionally put in a position to appear even more crowded than it already is.

To me, this takes away from the amazing after job that was done because on it’s own, it’s a great makeover. PLEASE, always, always, always use the exact same angle and positioning of ALL before and after photos. This includes lighting. This will make your case studies appear more truthful and authentic.

Again, I love the after, the look and feel and am a huge fan of West Elm!


October 31, 2013

Very Nice. Love it.


October 31, 2013

Love! So bright and cheery. We are moving in March and the Henry sofa is the FIRST thing I plan to purchase.


November 1, 2013

The before photo is cozier.


November 1, 2013

I like the before..warmer & comfy.


November 7, 2013

This is fabulous!! Love it. My favorite re-do is the fireplace. Looks great!

Linda Hilton

November 8, 2013

Would look better if you moved sofa more in front of fireplace and put entertainment over on the other wall like in the before. I actually agree with Sallie the before more cozier. The after has a much more cold look with all the lighter colors.


November 11, 2013

This looks very nice! The before did look alittle more cozy but I’m sure the reason you switched up the color scheme was to create a different look! Mission accomplished! And to Doug, this is the same angle, the room is just switched around!


November 11, 2013

I like the darker walls and the darker colors you had before, they do make the room more cozier. The AFTER looks great, but if I had to pick my fav, it would be the before pic. Light colors seem so cold. I would never have changed it, but you did a great job doing it.

Mrs. Limestone

November 18, 2013

Wow, tough crowd. I think the after looks so great. No comparison to before.


January 3, 2014

From someone who has experienced both the before and after of this room, the after is much roomier and more family-friendly. The kids have a lot more space to play with their new Christmas presents! I love the redo.


January 4, 2014

I love the after look! So bright and cheery and makes the room appear even larger than before. The couch is the perfect piece for the room. Well done!

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August 13, 2015

I LOVE the family room makeover! This is almost exactly what I want to do to my family room…..Where are the curtains from?? I have been looking for that type of color/pattern for my family room

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