Fri, Jan 11, 2019 @ 02:20 PM

Turn Your Dining Room into a Wine Bar Lounge

Seldom used dining room turned into a "Wine Bar Lounge"

A lot of people have dining rooms they only used a couple of times a year. Why not make that room the most fun room in the house (a Wine Bar Lounge)?. Four to six chairs in a circular conversation grouping, a wine bar and fun artwork. It is a great way to entertain with friends.

The picture above is a CAD/PP presentation we put together for one of our clients. They wanted it to be a fun entertainment-party room as well as a room they could use to relax and read a book 

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Tue, Jan 08, 2019 @ 04:00 PM

New Trend to Change Your Dining Room into a Conversation Sitting Room

Does anyone use their formal dining room anymore? It make sense to use every room in your home. There is a trend to change the dining room into a conversation sitting room.

Some of our clients have wanted to change their large dining room into a comfortable round sitting area and conversation area where they can entertain guests or be alone and read. The room is television-free and has a fantastic view of the pool and outdoor landscape.

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Sun, Jul 28, 2013 @ 01:13 PM

How Do Interior Designers Arrange Furniture in a Living Room?

How do interior designers arrange furniture in a living room is a great question.  Here are some key factors to think about and plan ahead for.  

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Sun, Dec 30, 2012 @ 12:10 PM

Furniture Arrangement | Interior Designer Michigan

When you arrange furniture, always think first about how you use the room.

Allow 2 to 3 feet of room for pass-through space in rooms and allow even more room if wheelchairs or other mobility devices are needed.

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Wed, Dec 26, 2012 @ 02:54 PM

How do I arrange my living room furniture | Michigan

Where to start with living room furniture arrangement


I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to start with a good floor plan.  This is an area where a lot of costly mistakes are made.  Even if I am decorating a small room for myself, I will always start with a floor plan.

First determine your focal points:  fireplace, TV, outdoor view, etc.  Unless you have a very large room, it is best to group your focal points together (like the TV next to the fireplace).  The TV can be next to the fireplace or as we have done in many new homes with gas fireplaces (not natural wood burning), place the TV over the fireplace.

Now that we have our main focal points grouped together, we can start with our furniture arrangement.  We must consider traffic flow from nearby rooms, how do we get into the seating grouping and space we need to walk around in the room.

Before you figure your living room furniture arrangement, draw some light lines on your floor plan to show necessary traffic flow.  Now we know that we need our grouping to face our focal point and we know where our traffic patterns are, we can go ahead and start looking at different possibilities.

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