Two weeks ago, we had a remarkable meetup in which we got to hear six people share the problems they're having with one room in their home. Then the crowd jumped in to help. The pics above are all from Stephanie and her husband's home. They're expecting their first child shortly and need this living room to function as an office and a dining room. Head below the jump to find out more about the problem and help with your comments...
Name: Stephanie P.
Location: West Village
Room: Living Room+
Size: Room is approximately 15'x17' and is part of a 800 sq ft space currently configured as a one bedroom.
Years lived in: I have not actually lived in the apartment yet. This was my husband's apartment from before we were married and we are hoping to renovate and move-in soon.
Problem: Both my husband and I work from home and we are expecting our first child, so our challenge is to use this room for dining, living and working.
Please help us design this room. We are looking to have a dining area for a young family, a living area, and a work space for 2 people in this room. The room also receives indirect light, so it feels dark. We welcome suggestions for furniture placement, color, lighting ideas, etc.…. We have included two pictures to give you an idea of what it currently looks like and a floor plan which includes some ideas we have been tossing around.
Budget: $3,000 for the room
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