Designer Michael Abrams transforms a living space with smart design details and beautiful furnishings.
A young couple asked designer Michael Abrams of Michael Abrams Limited to redesign the existing main living areas of their home. Abrams transformed the space into a large great room with good flow and more natural light.
Abrams shares how he opened up the space.
An under-scaled, two-sided fireplace, located between the dining and family rooms, was poorly located, resulting in furnishing issues and the lack of a focal point. Relocating and properly scaling the fireplace fixed the issues and created a focal point.
A structural element interfered with the flow behind the dining and family rooms. Building a floor-to-ceiling bookcase, with storage below, hid this column while also creating a serving counter, display space and a spot for the custom sectional to go.