Our house enters into a huge room. It's beautiful, with hardwood floors and a deep turquoise paint color that extends into the kitchen. The room is challenging, however. It's too big to be just a dining room but not quite big enough to be a dining room and living room in one. I don't know if we'll keep it how it is, but this is how we've dealt with this room thus far:
|View from the kitchen. The white door on the right is the front door which exits to the driveway.|
|Dining area. The window to the left is a bay window. Or, as my girls refer to it: the stage.|
|My reading "Nook" has taken on a life of it's own. It's getting cozy, and it'll be nice to lots of seating for the kids' birthday parties! This window overlooks the street.|
|Ignore the messy desk, it's become a catch-all for things we don't have a spot for yet. This is straight in from the front door. The hall to the left leads to a bath and two bedrooms.|
All of the artwork in this room is either created by the kids or photos of the kids. Perhaps that is why I seem to be happiest when I am relaxing in here. It's my quiet place once the kids go to bed.