Goal: Make the family room comfortable and attractive.
We have had a hard time finding the correct seating and position of sofa and chairs for this room given the location of the fireplace and the single suitable wall for a TV. We have a black baby grand piano that we wonder whether could somehow fit in this room without compromising the seating and tv viewing. we thought it might fit by the picture of the white lady with blue background.
The room measures 200in from TV wall to french doors and 153in from fireplace to back of sofa (in pic). There is an additional 61.5 in of space in this direction in the corner to the right of the french doors and windows where we thought about the piano. otherwise, toward the front of this room, this additional 61.5in of space is walking/hall space as the main hallway of the house opens up into this room. There are two recessed nooks with windows on either side of the fireplace that I haven't found use for.
My taste is industrial, rustic, modern, simple. I do not like traditional American. Our house is craftsman style and we have some craftsman style chairs in this room that you can see in the pictures. I don't mind these but I feel the whole room looks too "heavy" although i very much like wood. I like sectional sofas for the family room and I would like a nice area rug to tie the room together. The walls are mostly white in our house and I like that but we are short on art to put on the walls. The design should be toddler friendly as I have a 12, 10, and 1.5 yr old! If you incorporate storage into the design, that would be great. I do not like traditional media cabinets but we need some attractive storage for the tv electronics, possibly a floating media cabinet.