This room is a multipurpose playroom and family room for relaxing and watching TV for the entire family. Kids' toys, games and books need to be stored in this room. An entryway storage area (from garage) and a large activity table would be helpful. Additional lighting is needed.
The original room has an add-on extension with a portion of the wall still separating the rooms (see Photos). The add-on portion has pine ceiling and walls. The original room has a pine wainscoting ceiling and textured walls. The North wall is the only long, continuous wall. There is a fireplace, 2 exterior doors, 4 large windows and 4 floor vents to work around. Two floor vents are on either side of the fireplace and the other two are on the floor against the south (exterior) wall. There are 2 ceiling fans with (dim) lights and 2 directional lights above the fireplace. The add-on extension has 2 overhead skylights. We'd like to replace the ceramic tile on fireplace with stacked stone and include a mantle. We want to replace the existing window in the east side of the room extension in order to hide the view and display a stained glass window (see Stained Glass photo). The exterior door on same east wall is rarely used and could be removed if it will help with the design of the room.
Only required furniture: an over-sized chocolate leather recliner and kids' Lego table. Any new furniture should be practical and durable for active boys. Please see photos for existing furniture that may be used but not required. Please avoid putting 42" LCD TV over fireplace.
We don't want the "<$10k" selection to be a key focus of the submitted designs.
It's important that the room is soothing and inviting and its flow will accommodate various family activities. Additional storage and lighting are key factors.
We like the styles found in Better Homes & Gardens - where both old / new furniture and various neutral / muted colors are incorporated.