This design was beautiful and very well thought-out in terms of meeting all of our criteria! We loved the different modes of the room for different purposes. The furniture/etc. selections were also very nice. The one reason that this didn't work for us is the TV-watching aspect -- the least comfortable seat (the bench) has the best TV view, and the back is to the fireplace. It reduces the number of people who can comfortably watch TV by quite a bit. But it was a great way to envision that layout and see whether it would work for us -- it definitely is better for conversation with a group than what we have now!