I recently went to Virginia to re-vamp Chelsea's (blog friend of almost 3 years) living room/dining room space....
A few hours
Using what she had on hand,
but not nearly enough margaritas
Before: Computer area
Before: Computer area/living room
Before: Living room/dining room
After: Living room
Moved bench from wall to use as coffee table
Moved rug from under dining table to living room
Moved side table from computer area to living room
Added floor pillows for guitar seating
Removed tv/video games from above fireplace
Replaced with turtle tank, plants, books, etc.
After: Dining room
Removed rug from under table
Turned table and chairs opposite direction
Detail of dining table centerpiece
After: Computer area
Moved all computer desks, etc. towards kitchen area in the attempt to get as much separation as possible from the living room.
Added elephant trophies from boys' bedrooms