The great room of a current design project is being completely reworked by removing an entire exterior wall and installing a Kolbe&Kolbe stacking window wall allowing a transition outdoors, seamlessly. The challenge is that the entire shape of the room will change once the wall is removed. Space and furniture planning was easily manageable but now it is a longer and slightly narrow version of its original shape. I love challenges and so as usual, I am jotting down this latest design dilemma, as it helps me focus.There are a number of ways to arrange the furnishings and plan the space, but I want to make sure one’s eye can easily see beyond the furnishings to grab a glimpse of a gorgeous ocean view from anywhere in the space. So…

I love the view 

 The room can accommodate sitting for approximately sixteen with an easy inside to outside transition. The room can definitely accommodate a cool daybed or chaise, as a comfortable place to repose and stare out at the water. I love the whole daybed vibe and along with the other furnishings it will work great for our client, who likes to lounge in the sun and read. There are so many styles, shapes, and functions of the daybed that I will just visually scratch the surface today. I do love the feel of a versatile daybed and it is something to lay into our plan.

I love the sleek clean lines (via)

This is classic, functional, and timeless. (via)

I like placing near a window (via)

Daybeds work so perfectly (via)


Whether the daybed is lean or upholstered the impact in a room is special and inviting.Formations produces a real beauty and regardless the architecture these pieces always make a statement and tend to make themselves at home in any well designed environment.



A show stopper – perfection. (via)

This daybed we have used in many fabrications and furniture plans. It is simple yet elegant, and most of all, comfortable. Check out this fabulous piece at Crate and Barrel.

This is a stunning piece! (via)

Do you have a daybed in your home? Have you used it as a functional piece for the family room or living room?