Ideas & Inspirations for Multi-Functional Room?

Ideas & Inspirations for Multi-Functional Room?

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Janel Laban
Sep 2, 2010

Q: I devour your information on transformations, but find that I'm overwhelmed with trying to translate this for my 12x12 living room. Yes, it's a sublet, but I can do pretty much whatever I want to do (save painting the floors...grrr.) I need a place to work, a place to eat, a place to hang out, AND a place to paint on my lonely easel.

Currently I have one tall bookcase which lives in the hallway (not pictured). The trick is I need to do this on a pretty tight budget. Granted, it's much improved from when I moved in, but I feel at a loss for how to begin to totally rethink the room. I'll get rid of the (not mine) gigantic TV and "entertainment center," and can also get rid of the futon & coffee table. But where to go from there? I'd like a cozy room that isn't cluttered, that can incorporate my love of both modern and baroque styles.

Any thoughts would be so appreciated.

Sent by Nicole

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