Contemporary White Balanced Living/Dining Area

By: Tracey
Designer: Picharat A.
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Project Title
Contemporary White Balanced Living/Dining Area
Project Description
I need help with living room dining room combination. This space shares an open half-wall with a small kitchen. The main entrance to this area is through the kitchen doorway. The front door is rarely used.

As people enter this space, they walk through the kitchen and see the far dining room wall. This wall is a focal point from the living room.

Once in the living room/dining room, the focal points are the fireplace and front window. Both windows (living room and dining room) have nice views to the outdoors (more rural setting look). The front and back yard are nice features to our home and we like to look out these windows. We have mixed feelings about the fireplace. It is from the 1950s and takes up a lot of the wall, daunting the room, but does have character. My husband thinks it is an oversized abonination. It is probably structural to the house and made of granite so we are not sure what to do about it.

Due to the room layout, we can't find anyplace other than the top of the mantle for the TV. It also has in ceiling surround sound in the room.

We spend a lot of time at the dining room table using it for meals, as a work-place and for family games of cards.

There are outlets on the wall designed for picture lights - one in the dining room and one to the left of the living room window.

We like to sit in the morning sun to read. It hits the living room on the left side of the window a few feet into the living room.

There are 2 to 4 of us in the living room at a given time watching TV.

We are also challenged by the space behind the current couch and the wall behind it. It seems like a dead space.

The space overall is fairly small without high ceilings. We want a space that fits our needs and feels stylish and cozy and fits a house built in the 1950s. Our style is transitional with a touch of contemporary.
What are some of the interior design brands or stores that you like to shop at?
west elm, crate and barrel, boston interiors, circle furniture
Which colors do you dislike?
Purple,
Deep Pink,
Turquoise,
Green Yellow
What are your favorite colors for walls?
White,
White Smoke,
Antique White,
Floral White,
Navajo White,
Tan,
Light Yellow
What are your favorite colors for furniture and accents?
Black,
Navajo White,
Tan,
Cornflower Blue,
Red,
Indian Red,
Dark Sea Green,
Brown
Dimensions
198 in wide x 284 in long x 273 in w x 157 in long x 140 in wide x 118 in long x 88 in high; L shaped living room dining room
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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?
Morning light
What do you currently dislike about the room?
The layout is challenging to make full use of the space and we want it to all feel cohesive since the living room, dining room and kitchen are all open to each other. The entrance is through the kitchen because the front door is not really used. The fireplace is daunting. The window in the dining room has a nice view, but is not well seen because the dining room furniture are between the natural path through the space and the window. The space behind the couch seems like wasted space and is too big to be empty, but too small to make much use of.
What pieces of existing furniture, lighting, art or accessories do you want to keep in the design?
We are open to keeping whatever the might work with an overall design. I have photographed below what we are open to keeping. But we are not stuck on keeping any of the items shown in the "items you want to keep."
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?
Paint
Are you open to changing your floor covering?
Yes
Which type of flooring do you prefer?
Area Rugs
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  • Tracey
    77 days ago

    Picharat,
    We are so happy with your design. We like the chair. We love the art work and new sofa table as well.
    We love it! You are so amazing.
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