It’s week two of the One Room Challenge! You can find week one HERE. This week, I thought I’d take you through the floor plan of my space, and some changes I have in mind. As a reminder, this is a makeover we’re doing virtually. Which means it isn’t coming to fruition, but I’m going about this with an end result in mind. I’m planning this from start to finish as if it is happening. You never know, right? Perhaps I’ll eventually tackle this, so why not plan ahead? Let me tell you about a change I’ve always wanted to make to our family room! Here it is in its current state:
Current Floor Plan:
I’ve always struggled a bit with the corner fireplace. If I’m being honest, I don’t love that I can’t see when we have a fire on from where I sit on the couch to watch tv. Or even if I’m sitting in the green chairs! It’s also always been a bit tricky to figure out furniture placement. I started thinking about how our home office is on the other side of that reclaimed wood feature wall, and I thought, why not square off the room and move the fireplace to the center of that wall and make it double-sided?
I got really excited thinking about this, because furniture placement seems to come so much easier with this floor plan in mind. As a reminder, here’s the mood board (everything is from vendors at High Point Market!)…
And here’s a quick look at all of it laid out in a new floor plan- first in a sketch, and then a better visual plan:
Let’s chat about a few things. The two arched etageres from Universal Furniture will be side-by-side on the wall that the tv is currently on (scroll up!). Note the new staircase railings! These railings from LJ Smith would be a dream! I love that the arches emulate the arched book cases and the console table.
The gorgeous Kelly Wearstler console table from EJ Victor would go on that small wall near the kitchen. Sadly, of all of the gorgeous art I found from Wendover Art Group, the only wall that really has room for anything is that small one that the console table is going on, so I’ll likely have to only select a few pieces for a small gallery wall. It’ll be hard to narrow it down!
Sofa from Global Views goes in front of the window. Chaise from Theodore Alexander forms an “L”. The two funky black chairs close out the conversation area. I love this! I’ve always wanted seating on that side, but didn’t know quite how to manage it with the tv where it typically is. For this project, I have a gorgeous mirror from Regina Andrews going above the fireplace, but if we’re talking real life, I’ve always wanted one of those tvs that you can frame to look like art! And having that over the fireplace would work well with this floor plan too. As another option… if, down the road, we choose not to move the fireplace and keep the tv on the wall by the stairs, this would be the perfect time to hunt for low profile swivel chairs. Lots of possibilities!
Shall we stop there for today? High Point Market is coming up! Are you going? I wish I was! If you are, I’ll be living vicariously through you! And next week, I’ll share a bit about my past trip to HPMKT and all it has to offer.
Be sure to visit the other featured designers of the One Room Challenge to see what they’re up to this week: