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The Challenge:
A generous combined living/dining room with too much furniture for dining and no space for living, plus 2.) A grand piano, and 3.) An off-centre window.
The Vision:
We saw the space functioning like an elegant restaurant with a piano lounge, where guests would be seated for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres before moving on to dinner. The ambience would result from the interplay between traditional, contemporary, and exotic elements. A spicy colour palette of pumpkin, pomegranate, and apple green -- inspired by a patchwork silk cloth owned by the clients -- would pull it all together.

The Process:
The main starting point was the furniture placement. Once we decided how to position the piano, everything else fell into place. Situated between the dining and seating areas, the piano is now the central axis of the room. Its bench can become part of the seating area, while its closed lid can be used as a bar or buffet table.

In the dining area, a superfluous curio cabinet was removed and the remaining pieces rearranged. The grand server paired with a mirror with a Moroccan flavour now makes a bold statement as one looks into the room. A modern area rug under the dining table injects a note of fun to the previously stodgy space.

New small-scale furnishings for the sitting area were selected for their visual appeal. A settee with an assortment of colourful pillows rather than a sofa; a pair of custom multi-hued footstools, standing in for a coffee table; traditional

(The Process: Continued)

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