Got a problem? Need some help? Just standing there shaking your head? Don't know what to do? You're not alone. Send us a link to photos of your design quandary and let the Desire to Inspire design crew help you .... that's you lot ... the readers! This week's email is from Kira who lives in my home state Queensland.
I need your help! My little family has lived in this 30s Queenslander for 3 years now. I like my kitchen especially since we can fit in a table for family meals. My problem is the lounge room next door. I have never been able to figure out how to make this room work. The front door opens off our front veranda directly into this room. As you can see we have a piano and I'm guessing your are going to say too many couches. I plan to move one into the room next door which used to be the dining room but now is a play room. The doorway with the hanging curtain is my little girl's room. The curtain helps keep the light out since the doors are glass. I tried to make a landing strip with the chest of drawers and mirror by the door but the whole thing just doesn't work. The good thing is that the TV is now in the newly completed rumpus room downstairs so at least I don't have to worry about were to put that! The room works like a passage way to the kitchen not the adult style lounge room I want it to be. Any ideas will be gratefully received!
Put on your thinking caps and help Kira make this room work. You always come up with the best ideas. Hopefully Kira will send us pictures of the room when she is finished. Hint! Hint! One of our regular commenters emailed me this week wondering if anyone ever has sent the "afters" ...
Like quite a few other regulars, I get a kick out of participating in the room redesigns that come up every few weeks. One thing I don't much enjoy is the lack of closure, though. Has anyone, ever, come back to you and said 'here -- this is what I ended up doing after you posted my dilemma'? It doesn't matter to me if they took any of the suggestions given, I just wish we could see that the people who wanted to redesign their living space actually DID get in there and do something! I look forward to one day discovering a post that let's us know that fun feature isn't just an oubliette of fantasy! - oregonbird
P.S. For those who entered the Matt Blatt competition the winner was Sarah who told me when I emailed her that she and her husband have just bought a new house and don't have any outdoor furniture at all. You do now Sarah!