I was getting kinda tired of the furntiure arrangement in my living room. I have tried it every which way, it is a very long and nwrrow space that connects to the dining room. There's always a big empty space between the LR and DR that the kids use a space to wrestle n stuff. I thought I might take advantage of that space a bit.
Things against me are, of course, the shape and size of the room. Then there's the shape of my coffee table-- a perfect square--which is so totally the wrong shape. An elongated oval would probably be perfect. But I am NOT buying any new furniture in the near future, so it has to work. Plus I really like it. The other boo-boo I have to work with is my big long green couch and matching HUGE chair. Did I mention this chair is HUGE? When I saw it in the showroom, it looked so elegant and it gave off airs that it wasn't as big as it really is. Here in my normal-sized home, it is very hard to place. So previously, I have shoved it into a corner. But that kept my furniture against the wall, which, is supposedly a big no-no. Then, my "Ann's Folly" pair of CL chairs. You can read all about them here and here. Basically, the style is all wrong in this room- but I really like them and I am forcing them in. So there. Then the biggie: The Fireplace. Most people who visit my home for the first time leave never even knowing I HAVE a fireplace. Its 60's modernity and low firehole make it almost invisible. And the awkward placement makes it hard to arrange furniture aorund it n a traditional way.
Well, without further ado, here's my "re-do":
|Holy batcave, Batman, I like the way this is laid out.|
|pretty much what you see as you walk into my LR from the foyer|
|One of my fave SR rooms...look she has a cane chair AND a modern couch!|
Make it a Great Day!