All the walls in our client’s dining room were builder's white and the only items in the space were a piano and a hutch that had been built by the owner’s father. We transformed this boring and barely used room into a comfortable music room. The couple’s two children now have a cozy space to practice their piano and trombone. We created a rich, warm color scheme with reds, browns, and golds for the walls, small sofa and ottoman, and flowing custom-made drapes. Our inspiration for this palette was the Oriental rug we initially selected. Our client desired a Tuscan look, so we chose Impressionist paintings depicting scenes of Venice and the Tuscan countryside. Working in this small space did present us with some challenges, but we were able to overcome them. We sourced small-scale furniture, but wanted to make sure the pieces were comfortable and still allow enough room for moving around. We sacrificed a coffee table in the center of the room because it would have taken up way too much space, but we made sure to provide enough reading light with a small side table between the sofa and chair and another lamp on the lovely hand-painted striped chest of drawers that we placed between the windows. Our design allowed for the most important thing in this music room – practice space for the children. Yet, the rest of the family clearly can enjoy this comfortable space for reading, relaxing, and playing games. Losing the dining room did not concern the family since they prefer to eat in the eating area of their large, airy kitchen. We agreed with them, believing that formal dining rooms which are only used once or twice a year are a waste of space.