One Room Challenge Week 2: Dance, Kung Fu & Movement Studio – Demo Progress and Design Plans!

We are well underway with the transformation of our unused ‘shell’ of a home theater room into a studio for dance, Kung fu, and other forms of exercise requiring a lot of floor space. And that’s a good thing, because it’s Week 2 of the One Room Challenge; time is short and the to-do list…

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My Berkshires Home Multipurpose Room with Circle Furniture

I sat down to write this post and suddenly realized it was my first time blogging about the second home I am building with my family in the Berkshires (aka #KRIProjectGoldenrodHill on Instagram. How is that even possible? I’ll aim to do better going forward, promise!

I’ve spent countless hours selecting the materials, finishes, and furnishings for this home. Some of it flowed easily, some of it was like trying to squeeze blood from a stone. As a designer, I’m really good at helping clients make decisions…not quite as good at making them for myself, unfortunately. 🙂

And one room – what we are calling the Multipurpose Room (labeled ‘Study’ on the architect’s drawing above) – really had me stumped…so much so that I saved it for last and decided to figure it out ‘later.’ Months went by, and I had a rough furniture layout and not much else besides tumbleweeds floating between my ears.

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