Today, we’re excited to share more details from the great room, kitchen, and dining nook of one of our projects recently featured on our Netflix show “Dream Home Makeover.”
Our clients, featured in Episode 2: “Manor House Designs,” wanted to build a home that felt welcoming, comfortable, and lived-in for their family to grow and create memories together, and today’s spaces are a perfect expression of that intention.
Thank you to our partners at Killowen Construction for helping us make this project possible!
Here’s a deeper dive into the pieces, methods, and elements used in this space.
Design Tip No. 1: Create pathways in furniture placement
When we start thinking about the furniture in a great room, pathways are the first things we consider. Thinking about the functionality of the space allows us to make aesthetic decisions that meet our clients’ needs. Asking questions like “How will people be walking through the home,” or “Where is the most natural place to watch TV?” eliminates impractical choices early on.
Once we have a feel for how the room should function, we start to consider how we can meet the visual challenges.
We love using chairs rather than a sofa when we need to place seating where the main flow of traffic comes into the room. In this space, we chose chairs with these beautiful metal backs that you see when you walk into the space, and we love how it works to open up the design and pull everything together.
Try this at home: Is there a piece of furniture blocking the flow of traffic in your space? Experiment with moving it around to see if you can find a better solution. You never know what you could come up with!