However, getting back to the room, I think what makes the space odd is the alcove where the hall closet meets the family room. When building the house, I wanted the fireplace to be the focal point in the room. I think the fireplace elongates the room, and gives the space the illusion that it is bigger. I should note that all the furniture and decor in the room are things that we already had--the couch, table and chairs are about 7-8 years old. However, the window treatments are new--found these panels from Bed Bath and Beyond for $20 a panel and the scarves were also $20 from a local linen place in here in South Jersey.
Now for the pictures:
|Here you can see how the closet cuts off the room.|
|Here is a view of the "alcove" area. Excuse the messy pillows, I should have fluffed them before the picture…sorry!|
|Thanks to the iPhone, here is a panoramic view of the room.|