Here are a few before pics of the "formal" living room and dining room (we busted the wall out and made everything "informal and family-fun-friendly"
We also removed that 80's floating shelf from the hallway (above pic)
We removed the wall where that door-frame is in this above pic
This is our old sofa that is just in there for now as a space filler. We still need to get new dining chairs (love chiavari or these) and eventually I would love to do a built-in window seat with storage at that bay window
This room needs some major cozy furniture - sofa, armchairs, coffee & side tables (or poufs) and eventually I would love tons of built-in bookshelves!
I love the french doors leading out to the garden!