Jordan House Tour | Before & After: Family Room


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amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, afterYou’ve seen our living room, dining room and kitchen. Now I’m taking you into the “informal” part of the house, starting with our family room (TV room).amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, beforeFamily room, before.For some reason, we have an excess of armchairs (don’t forget about the powder blue beauties in the living room) and a dearth of couches. That little love seat is not sufficient for lounging.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, beforeFamily room, before.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, afterFamily room, after.We only have one full-length couch (also powder blue) and it’s in the living room. The ottomans make nice reading/lounging chairs but we don’t have a good, comfy family room couch where you can really sprawl out.Amman-Apartment-Before-14Before.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, afterAfter.The family room also doubles as Kail’s office/man cave. I spend nearly all my waking hours when I’m not at my work office in my home office (which also doubles as a second guest bedroom, as you’ll see in a future house tour post). Where do you think I do all my school work, blogging and scrapbooking?Amman-Apartment-After-21Kail’s corner.Amman-Apartment-After-22Bookcases.I think our fireplace is functional, though we haven’t tried it and don’t know whether the flue has been properly cleaned and maintained. Also, there isn’t exactly a ton of cheap firewood for sale in this desert country.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, beforeHallway, before.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, afterHallway, after.The family room, along with my home office, underwent the biggest before-and-after transformation. We rearranged the most furniture and moved things in and out of other rooms to make the family room two distinct areas, bisected by our super-long hallway that runs the length of our apartment: the TV room and Kail’s “library.”amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, afterRegular blog readers might recognize these photos.I was really excited about decorating our seemingly infinite hallway, which has a ton of wall space. I ordered 12 11-by-14-inch photo prints from among my best travel photographs. It was tough to select only 12, considering all the places we have lived, worked and traveled just since 2012.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, afterSome of the photos are from our five R&R/RRB trips from Kabul, but a few of them are from our Central America travels. We also saved one spot for a photo from Jordan.amman, jordan, foreign service housing, house tour, family room, afterWe ordered these white, double-matted 14-by-18-inch frames from Amazon, which look nicer than a “regular” (non-matted) frame and were a less-expensive alternative to custom-framing 12 pieces. Now we just have to take a trip to Petra and capture an iconic Jordan photo to fill up that empty space!Where do you spend most of your waking hours at home?Check out previous Jordan House Tour posts: foyer & living room and kitchen & dining room. Also see my Kabul house tour and San Salvador house tour.

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I'm Natasha -- writer, runner and wife to a Foreign Service Officer with USAID. Current location: Frankfurt, Germany.

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