Formal Living Room Transformed Into a Family Study

Do you have a formal living room that is underutilized in day-to-day life? Yep, so did Lesley in Brunswick, Maine. She has three school age(ish) kids: Nathan (9), Sadie (7) and Eliza (4) and decided to made a bold move to turn the living room into a family study. 

Lesley tells us more:

Many of today's experts warn not to let children use computers in their bedrooms, so we decided a family study space was necessary. We replaced an empty "formal" living room with our family room to create the space for our study.

The desks and wall cabinets are from the LAX series by Mash Studios. The chairs are Stokke Tripp Trapps that used to be used as high chairs and still have plenty of years left. The wall map is from Land of Nod. And the wall pockets from CB2. Our 3 kids don't have a lot of homework yet, but they come home with lots of papers. This new space has really allowed them to become organized and keep track of their stuff and it makes mommy very happy!
Thanks for sharing Lesley!

(Images: reader Lesley)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.