The project began with a couple of chairs. Large recliner chairs. "My husband is tall," she said when she contacted me, "and is no longer comfortable watching tv on a sofa." She called them behemoths (I had to laugh at that) and was hoping we could design the family room in a way to disguise them or the fact that "one of us (me, she said) is not old." The idea of the recliners was causing her a lot of angst.
The window was removed on the new fireplace wall and we flanked the fireplace stone with two matching cabinets with open shelving.
On the right side we built a large custom cabinet to provide optimum closed storage. I wanted the cabinet to look like something they found and placed there. We built it all the way to the ceiling.
I saw the completed project last week went I went over to finish styling everything. I didn't need to do much... this client put everything right were it was supposed to go.