Question: Hi Steven and Chris! We need you to be our "Marriage Refs". For 5 years we have been debating the right layout for our family room. We don't know what to do and can't seem to come to a mutual decision. We are also open to recommendations about general décor of the space.
Please help end this debate!
Michelle and Dave
Ask Steven and Chris:
You have a stunning space - we think that you are well on your way here.
You have one entrance in the space, which works for you as far as wall space, but this is a long and narrow room, which will ultimately limit your options.
We are not keen on the fact that the first thing you see is the big and bulky piano.
We would like to see you beef up the wall with the sofa. We think that two side tables with some secondary lighting would be beautiful.
If you are going to keep the mirror, this will add some much needed visual weight below it. Just to be picky - We are not a fan of the "arm protectors"!
We like your area rug, but think that the small one is dividing the space unnecessarily.
We would like to see you take care of your "play area" by adding a built in bench along the back wall of your space.
This will add a ton of storage space and because it is customized to your room, it will blend seamlessly.
While your children are still you, you can add some softness to it with a cushion, but as they grow it will simply act as extra storage.
With some minor furniture re-arranging, look at the difference in the flow and sightlines here!