My question is...what do I do with all of this space!? It's counter-intuitive to me, in some ways, to use the dining area as such (right when you walk in, and away from the kitchen!?)...so I've been pondering using the den area, which has the fireplace, as a combination living/dining space (living nook closer to fireplace, and dining at the other end). Or should I keep the dining area? And where do I put things like a TV (old-school tube-type, only used for movies) where it can be unobtrusive?
I'm sure I'll be back later to ask about colors and furniture (I'm so new at this!) but for now...the very space itself is perplexing me! Can anyone suggest what to do with the house space, in terms of making it functional, simple and aesthetically pleasing?
Thanks, AT...you've got me so full of ideas and enthusiasm already...if I can just get past this hump, I'll be on my way!
Good luck on the move, Ellen, and congrats on the new home. We'll turn this over to the design minds of the AT readership for their suggestions....
Please add your ideas for Ellen to the comments below - Thanks!