You have a great space that will accommodate many functions. The stairs serve as a nice element to divide the space. Your round table will work well…but, we will get to that. Start with the entry. Measure six feet from the entry door and place a stand alone storage cabinet that is 70 inches tall, 3 feet wide, and 2 feet deep. The doors of the unit will face the entry and provide a place to hang coats, backpacks, purses, and shoes. You can purchase the inexpensive laminate versions at Home Depot or WalMart that you put together yourself. Then paper with a wall paper to add color. Directly backing the storage cabinet place a book shelf with the same dimensions – 70 inches tall, 3 feet wide, but only a foot deep. For stability you might need to attach these units to the wall at the top of the cabinets with an L brace. The combo storage cabinet and book shelf create a nook to place a 4 feet long love seat in the lower right hand corner of your diagram. The shelf is to the right of the couch when seated and may be enough of a side table. Or use a very short slim bench for a coffee table that can double as more seating. Place a 5 by 7 rug in front of the couch and leave the rest of the floor bare to create a sense of two different areas.
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Once upon a time, a long time ago... I was a single mom with a two year old son. I would go for playful and functional for the next year or two rather than an "adult" condo. Keep it simple. With very young children you end up hanging out on the floor level with them anyway so capitalize on that and skip conventional furniture for now. Put a colorful area rug in the living room in front of the window and buy at least three poufs - those big bean bag pillow types (try ultimate sack.com.) Make sure one is extra large four or five foot diameter with soft furry fleece covering that is big enough for both of you to snuggle, read, have sick days and for you to collapse on after he is in bed. The others can be smaller. For two to four year old children several poufs become an indoor jungle gym to roll on, climb over, and expend energy safely. Adult guests will like the novelty. For you they are light enough to scoot to one side of the room, leaving the center rug open for yoga or building towers with blocks. Lots of flexibility. In the top right corner of your floor plan place a round 36 inch diameter pedestal dining table/desk. Splurge on one (or two) very comfortable high backed office chair on castors to serve as both dining chair, your desk chair, and when wheeled around can mix in with the poufs as adult seating in the living room if needed. On the entire wall of the living room wall (with the bedroom door) place a mix of open shelves with bins for toys, media cabinet with doors that keep TV from little fingers, any storage needs you have for your work at home, enough storage to both avoid clutter and keep things out of reach of a toddler so you and your son can relax and enjoy your new space. This storage could be six feet high. Add some art, books, or plants that feed your soul.
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