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“Hello! So… I just bought a one bedroom condo and I’m super excited about it. I’m pretty confident about what I want to do in all the rooms except for the formal dining room. The room is pretty large, long and narrow with a chandelier mounted in the center of the room. With only one bedroom, I’d actually like the formal dining room to serve as a place to eat AND my home office. Any ideas on the type of furniture I should look for that will make the room look cohesive, but still serve two purposes? Thanks!”
…Assuming you have side entries along the longest walls I would suggest centering the dining table underneath your existing chandelier. It might be nice to incorporate a dining table that can seat 6 if your space allows a table of that size. A built-in wall system of book shelves and a desk is a tailored look that will be cohesive with the rest of the dining room and serve as a practical use of the space. The wall opposite of where you choose to place the built-in wall unit is a space that is perfect for a small sideboard and a small side chair. You can use the sideboard for storage and serving if you have guests over. The side chair acts as a nice space for you to look over paperwork, or a read a good book if you want. The furniture layout below shows a the configuration for your space that I’ve described. I hope this was helpful. Good luck!
Note- the floor plan is a 10’ x 20’ room drawn to scale.