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A Family Room Makeover

A reader's family room in need of a new point of view gets a personality makeover from Taniya Nayak, host of HGTV's Destination Design.

By Laura Serino

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The Challenge

"We do everything here, from watching TV and reading to teaching piano lessons," says Patty Merino, of Tustin, California. "I love the stone fireplace that my husband built and the big bay windows that look out onto our rose garden, but now I want to make the room more inviting." Patty feels at a loss about the best way to arrange the furniture, especially where to put the TV. "I'd like a cozy spot by the fire," says the mom of two. "But there's very little wall space and I can't decide on a focal point. I need help!"

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