Before this thread totally derails, you might want to look into Bowers & Wilkins, OP. I have the old 601 but they're famously in Abbey Road for surround sound. I'm gathering that you want a 'domestic-looking' speaker and those qualify, in my opinion.
Q: "I am looking into replacing some consumer stereo speakers with proper studio monitors for my home studio. I understand that studio monitors have a neutral, flat response whereas consumer speakers introduce variations in frequency response designed to be more acoustically appealing, for lack of a better term."
A: "Consumer vs pro speakers.
What is 'correct' is that consumer speakers are built to please listeners, while pro speakers are (more often than not) built to be 'true'. In other words, consumer speakers are 'coloured', while pro speaker strive not to be such.
My experience shows that people just get used to their speakers and you have to remember that enormous amount of songs where mixed on the Yamaha NS10s, which were never intended for professional use and by all means have rubbish specs and a non-impressive sound."
Yeah, it's kind of a PITA getting set up and learning how to use REW but IMHO, it's really worth it to see what you are dealing with. Even if you only listen to playback, you can use it to tweak your speaker and listening position as well as adjust absorber placement if possible.
I should add that it's never too early to measure your room. It's even suggested to measure it empty and before you do any treatment. I admit that it is a bit of a bother but you'll get data that you can't ever easily acquire at a later date.