f you’re like a lot of Nashville families reading this you have a lovely living and dining room filled with your best furniture, rugs and art.  You spent hours decorating it and you love going in there on holidays and Sunday and when company comes over.  After that you retreat back to your kitchen, family room and bedroom where you love to read, relax, watch television and spend time truly living with your family.  So…remind us why we call that big fancy room the living room?

Did you know the average American family with a house 2500 square feet or larger spends eighty percent of their time in just thirty to forty percent of the square footage of their house?  Doesn’t it seem like we should be enjoying more of our homes?

At least they actually use their formal rooms at Downton Abbey.