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Designer Michael S. Smith used a mix of patterns in this family room to keep it cozy. "I think you can be comfortable in a room that has no pattern, but it requires more effort," he says. "I think pattern is a shortcut to emotion. It has all these memories, of a place or a period or a particular dress your mother wore." Featured in April 2009. House Beautiful, Cozy Families Rooms, Living Rooms, Design Michael, Interiors Design, Family Rooms, Decor Interiordesign, Beautiful Families, Michael Smith
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This layout is easiest -- could be enough seating if the couch is long and there are 2 ottomans/poufs under TV. Or 2 chairs on each side? Or a loveseat on one or both sides? Plus, I like the built-ins to give our wall some balance.