How to Create More Seating in Open Plan Living Area
Barbara Lee
June 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a small light-filled open floor plan. We want to create more seating. We are ready to give up the bookcases in favor of more seating, and we want to replace the sofa. What to do about the TV? How can we incorporate a bit of shelving to replace the bookcases (we will move along many of these books, however!)

The white window area, when the blinds are up, reveals a lovely Japanese maple tree - I had to close the blinds to get better light for the photos.

Currently we can only comfortable seat 5 and we would love to be able to seat at least 8 and also take advantage of the garden and tree views. As you can see, this space flows into the kitchen.

We are challenged to work with this small space!

Also we are going to paint and would love suggestions as to wall color. Someone suggested a soft green to pull the garden in, but I am not sure.

Thanks for all ideas!!!
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the essentials inside
Hi! I JUST saw the picture below on the front page of Houzz --

The style is different but you could use the same layout. You could also add 2 cube/ottomans for extra seating on the other end of the table.

June 18, 2013 at 11:33am   
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Here's another that was a recommended view after the one above.

June 18, 2013 at 11:34am   
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