Their biggest challenge with this space is the layout. This photo above is only about three quarters of the room, but as you can see the room is fairly long but a bit on the narrow side. But the good thing is, they are ditching pretty much everything in the room. Buh-bye big brown sectional! :)
The key here is comfort. They still wanted the space to be comfortable, so furniture selection is important. And with any type of big furniture purchase, you want to get some mileage out of the furniture. I also thought it was important to use pieces that could move around the space as needed.
The inspiration behind the board was a calm, serene feeling using colors inspired by the beach. I proposed a few different layouts for the room as well. I also think the addition of draperies, pillows, and fun artwork will lighten up and soften the space a lot. The furniture shopping will be begin soon, and I'll be sure to keep you posted on the progress.