Good Questions: Help! What Should I Do with This Space?

Good Questions: Help! What Should I Do with This Space?

Heather Blaha
Aug 27, 2008

Shawn sent us an email: Below are some pictures of my space I am having trouble with (sorry for the complete mess, I just started unpacking everything). The whole area is 21' 8" x 7' 7" and I'm trying to make this my Living room / Eating area (it's a little tight I know, haha). I like minimalist designs the most, so I'm trying to keep it to that kind of decor. I'm trying to maximize the use of the space that I have. I would like to have...

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...seating for four in the living area: could be the use of the couch and modern seating/ottomans or some other suggestions. The eating area I'm looking to seat 3-4. It could be bar style up against the wall or some other arrangement, doesn't matter. I am open to colors, right now my LCD TV is black and red, my couch is black, anything fitting with those I'm open to. Area rugs and everything would work, I'm looking for minimalist design elements like simple shelving for pictures, dvds, cds, stuff like that, and some kind of unit for my AV stuff: Cable box, AV Receiver, TV (could be wall mounted if needed).

Readers, what's your take on Shawn's spatial situation?

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