My new "studio" space has been working out really well. Basically Mike and I have embraced the face that we have so few people to our house that having a "living room" with couches and chairs wasn't really serving a purpose. Any time we watch movies together it is in Mike's office where there is a big TV and a couch, so the living room wasn't getting lived in. This lead us to the conclusion that if we have the space we should use it for what we need it for ... therefore it has now become a studio space for my sewing supplies, a workout room for Mike's gym equipment and a play room for Gwyn to watch her VHS movies on the old TV.
Previously my sewing machine was in our bedroom at the end of the bed with very little storage room and limited hours because it shared a wall with Gwyn's room and she'd wake up if I was sewing at nap time and want to help. Now I have all the sunshine and storage space I need and it makes me fell that much more creative. Life being full and busy also makes me creative, so if my life is creating what better place than a living room!