I live in an apartment with a combination living/dining area, so I was very interested in the approach Newell Turner took in the design of a similar room for his own home. He says, "I used a settee at the table, which feels much more inviting than a matching set of chairs. It gives me another place to kick back and relax in a room that has to be multifunctional. This is where I read the newspaper and work on my laptop. When I have weekend guests, it looks like an Internet cafe."
The ingredients that go into this style mix: