Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, nor was this Great Room completed overnight. This room took time! Jokingly, the client once said, “You’ll never be finished with us.” But what time did allow was the opportunity to fully understand the client’s tastes, identify the important criteria of this space and discover unique accessories along the way. Designed primarily for family living and entertaining, this room opens to the kitchen on the east end, with the pool and patio toward the back and courtyard toward the front. Engaging the client’s hands-on approach to selections, visits to Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams and Gabby/Summer Classics were key to selecting comfortable upholstery. With doors that open wide to connect the back patio to the Great Room, the Gabby chairs also swivel to engage the pool area, integrating outdoor and indoor living. Beautiful Thayer Coggin chairs back to the entry so the brass detailing can be seen as you enter the room. The Kennedy sofa from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams anchors the room and faces the fireplace with the TV above, centralizing the focal point. The custom hutch-style cabinet to the side displays family photos, and a collection of antique books and accessories. Both the dining chairs and breakfast room seating are upholstered with Crypton fabrics for day-to-day use and the open floor plan allows for seamless entertaining. The commissioned art piece, found in the hall, repeats the colors of the Great Room which is bright, beautiful and filled with natural light. All in all, this space is a true reflection of the homeowners’ warm and inviting personalities.