I have an elongated room that I'd like to turn into a space for cooking, eating and seating (I'm attaching the floor plan). Kitchen should be on the south wall because that is where the piping is.
I have an older piece of furniture that I'd like to integrate into the space (similar item pictured).
90% of the time, there will be two people eating, but I'd like to be able to entertain now and then (not necessarily at the main table - I think that seating area would be fine as well).
I don't own a TV, nor plan to. I like an intimate, cosy atmosphere, suitable for conversations, reading and relaxing. I'd like a daybed or a couch that can be used for guests to sleep over for shorter periods of time.
It seems that the room is large enough to fulfill all the roles with some compromises, but I'd like to integrate them seamlessly so neither one stands out. The problem is, I don't know how to start. Another issue is that the windows are on just one side of the room (facing north). I wouldn't want to block the nice view or light.
I'd love some guidelines, sketches or suggestions. Thank you very much!