To me, there is no such thing as too much storage. I like this seating/storage idea. Nothing annoys me greater than having seat storage that you have open through the top--drawers are a perfect (and much more manageable) solution!
Boring, boxy rooms with zero personality: Raise your hand if you've got one. Better Homes and Gardens decorating editor Amy Panos did. Take a peek at how she and BHG remodeling coach Meredith Ladik turned a suburban room into something special.