Ask the Designer
I look forward to your design advice each month because it is so varied. You seem happy to answer all types of questions and you are comfortable with all styles and price points.
My design dilemma is maybe a little different from most but I know my friends have the same issues as the one I am presenting to you today.
I am new in the work force having recently graduated and have limited funds so, like most people, I need my furnishings to multi-task.
When at home, I practically live on my small sofa in front of the TV. This is where I work and even eat my meals. Right now I have a small coffee table but it is not comfortable for work or dining so I use a TV tray. I want to get away from the trays.
What would be a solution for my situation? By the way, I am modern in style with an old fashioned accents style.
You would be surprised to see just how many of us tend to eat and work in front if the TV.
We are a portable society and the design world has really come to the rescue to solve multi-tasking issues.
At Market I saw so many furniture lines that were dedicated to this due to people living in close quarters. I saw all kinds of tables that went from 12-inch depth to extending out to seat six people. This new field is called convertible or transforming furnishings.
In your case I suggest this modern, clean-lined, cocktail ottoman that magically transforms into a dining/work top space by simply opening it up.
You can change the cover from leathers to fab fabrics and it will fit into any style room. I have sev several clients that have taken my advice and pu purchased these ottomans, and they say they ne never want to be without them.
When you get ready to tackle this issue in ot other rooms of your home, just stop by and I will show you a whole array of functional furnishings.
You mentioned you like an old fashioned twist, so here is my favorite pickle recipe for this time of the year when we are buried in f fresh cucumbers. Enjoy the snacking!
At top, a furniture setup at Arkansas Furniture demonstrates a modern look with convertible furnishings.