Some of the comments I got on my living room post got me thinking about the furniture layout in the room. The room has no wall for furniture to sit against. One wall has an 8′ opening to the foyer, one an 8′ opening to the family room, one a french door centered on the wall and the final one has the fireplace. So, the layout needs to float in the room…..and the back of a sofa is going to face somewhere….sigh. And if it backs to an opening it needs to be centered…. With all of this in mind….I went in search of images of room layouts with facing sofas.
Architectural Digest, via
After moving furniture around for a few days, bringing a sofa down from my office, taping things out….playing with my floorplan software I have come to the conclusion that I like the two sofa look for this room. What I, personally, do not like is two mismatched sofas–which is what I had before. Notice that all of my inspiration images have matching sofas. The ones I found with mis-matched sofas didn’t please me as much. So, now I’ll be ordering another of these….to face the one I’ve already got.
The pink silk on the existing one is going…..and they’ll both be upholstered in a solid linen. How is that for a 180? I loved that pink silk and it went so well in our old house where it really was my only pop of pink. But, to be honest I’ve got enough of it going on at this point and I’d rather keep the upholstery in the room calm so that the drapes, art and pillows can shine. It is definitely a work in process around here.
What do you think of the facing sofa arrangement?
P.S. Check back if you are interested as I have another fabric to list this afternoon. I am definitely seeing progress in the dwindling down of heaps of “stuff” I’ve got to shed in my office! (Actually all over the house….as of this weekend we actually have both cars in the garage again….something we haven’t been able to do since the remodel). In any case, I will probably list a bunch of fabric this week and then be done with it for a while! So I hope the extra posts aren’t annoying you!