A cozy, sunken seating area becomes prime real estate for a fire pit. This fire pit is built into the stone wall for a truly custom, incorporated look. Three chairs offer the perfect spot for casual conversations on cool evenings.
"This is the time in my life when I want to have fun with my husband and kids and enjoy our surroundings. The living room is headquarters for hide-and-seek, and you might have to dodge a scooter cruising across the hardwood floors. Having three kids is the best way to learn to let little things go," Ewart says. Get more of Ewart's best tips » - HouseBeautiful.com