Casual Chic Living & Dining Room Design

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Designer: Wanda P.
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Casual Chic Living & Dining Room Design
Project Description
I need help with my living room/breakfast dining nook combo. I have some pieces of furniture I would like to keep, but need a solution for the rest.

For the photos of other areas of our home, first apologies for the mess! We have just moved in so none of these rooms actually are fully put together. We have a built in being put in the office, but are keeping the desk. The dining table (formal dining room) is staying, but the chairs are being replaced by wishbone chairs. We need art everywhere and new furniture, but trying to tackle one area at a time. Hopefully you all can help us with some of this after this project! Additionally, the kitchen open shelves are also not remaining the same.
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
McGee and Co; Lulu and Georgia, Burke Decor; Restoration Hardware;
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Room Label
My Combined Living/Dining
I want this room to feel more masculine/feminine/neutral
Neutral
What type of sunlight does this room receive?
Other
What do you currently dislike about the room?
Everything! We just don't have the right furniture for the space at all. It doesn't feel functional and the odd layout with the fireplace is not helpful. I feel like we are going to get a bowling alley effect in from of the fireplace into the kitchen due to the garage entrace. We also hate the built in dining bench and are removing it once we know what we are doing in that space.
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
Nothing that we currently have needs to stay. We are ordering two pieces that we do not yet have. I have included the links below:

Our media credenza is coming in October. The credenza will go on the same wall that the current credenza is on and the TV will be mounted on the wall and will be decreased to a 75" (Samsung Frame).
Overall: 100"W x 16"D x 24"H
Color: Black Oak/Bronze

The rugs and blankets we have down are all temporary. Our dog is very old and slides around so we just got a low cost rug (which I dislike very much) until ours is ready. The details are below for the one we have on order and will be placing in the room:
Size: is 9'6" x 13'6"
Color: Ivory/Taupe
Are you open to changing your wall colors?
Yes
Do you have a preference for either paint or wall covering, or are you open to both?
Open to both
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
No
Attach a floor plan
Additional comments to designers
The glass windows that lead out into the backyard is actually a Nana Wall, so it folds up like an accordion to blend with the backyard. Just a fun note. I have also included a photo.

We have a formal dining room but for this project, I need some help with the small dining area that is in the kitchen/family room. The white round table we have there now is a table that just came with us when we moved. It is way too big (we think) for the space. If you'll notice, there is a built in bench there as well. My husband hates it, so it will need to go. We aren't opposed to replacing it with another bench of some sort (we even kind of like the idea), but would also be open to chairs. I don't think we would need to ever put more than 2-4 people there.

We aren't married to the specific couch that you see in the photo (it is 10 feet). We have been looking at sectionals also but I think that it might be too big for the space. It is a very weird room (to me) because the fireplace is on the other side of the walkway in from the garage. Long story short, I don't care whether we do a couch and chairs or sectionals and chairs, or something else. I just want it to look good. We do spend a fair amount of time in this room watching tv so it is important that the couch is comfortable, but I also don't want it to look sloppy (drooping cushions etc) or too large.

The "art" you see on the mantle is going away.


Style:
I tried to find photos on pintrest that I liked (and have attached them). There are things I like and dislike about all of them. I get a lot of my inspiration from McGee and Co. I really love how effortlessly chic they are. I want our house to look the same way! I want it to look effortlessly chic (even though it isn't). I gravitate to mixing textures and the California cool vibe (just not too far, have to strike a balance). The wood beams that you see on the ceiling are carried through the formal living space. The wood is repeated over and over in our house from the open shelving in the kitchen to the mantle on the other fireplace in the formal living room (it all matches).
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1 Industrial Side Table

2 RONELLA LEATHER ACCENT CHAIR, SAHARA TAN

3 Fields Cane Back Charcoal Accent Chair

4 Aged Black End Table

5 White Oak Coffee Table

6 Abstract Snow

7 Basket Extra Large White Planter

8 Pod Planter Large

9 Solid Manufacturing Co. Low Side Table

10 With Me Modern Art

11 Abstract Dining Table in Black

12 Ebony Chair

13 Water Effect Painting II

14 Water Effect Painting I

15 Carrizo Bronze Round Mirror

16 Daelan Contemporary Candleholders, S/2

17 Asher Handwoven Seagrass Baskets

18 Asher Handwoven Seagrass Baskets

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Combined Living/Dining:

Since your room gets plenty of sunlight your color options are quite broad.

For your main color, we chose to use white/off-white as it offers a fresh, clean, feel to the space. White and off-white colors are often a favorite for walls because they are light, neutral, and match most color schemes. They are known to make rooms feel more airy and spacious.

Use an eggshell finish paint which has a very light touch of shine (similar texture to an eggshell as implied by its name). This finish is very often used for walls and is more durable and easier to clean than matte finish

Combined Living/Dining Colors:

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