This room was tough for Jen to decorate because "it's sandwiched between the kitchen and the studio, and it doesn't get much natural light." She also had to deal with the fact that the room felt more like a thoroughfare. To counteract this, she placed the longest sofa across from the fireplace which gives the space a cozy feeling and allows the traffic to pass behind, not through.
Photos of Jen's sons "pulling funny faces" hang in the far corner. She typically enjoys candid photos more than formal, posed portraits, but she does
like the portrait above the fireplace for one specific reason -- "It was AWFUL trying to get them to cooperate when taking the pictures! When I look at the picture, I feel a sense of triumph that I got the shot in the end."Small space? Make it look bigger with these tips!