Long time, no posts.  So much work, so little time.  I'll be honest, if I don't feel I have anything of substance to blog about, I am not motivated to do so.  My business requires so much creativity with client projects and furniture designs, I feel like my brain is going to convulse at times.  I actually think is does.  There's nothing left over for blogging.  Today,  I have something to write about.  Recently, a reader sent these pictures and a space plan for her formal living room.  She writes:

Please help!  This is my formal living layout.  I haven't purchased any furniture but am now ready to.  I don't know what to buy or how to arrange it.  (I prefer to have two chairs with a table in between on the north wall).  I have a curve in the south wall and I don't know how to deal with it. 

Before:

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North

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 South

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East

We have a nice blank slat here.  This room is very long and narrow 13ft x 21.5 ft, so I understand her dilemma.  The other challenges I noticed was a lack of a focal point and architectural interest.  In my solution, I created a library wall.  The wood warms the space and provides you with some interest.  

Solution:

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I also included a lighting plan.  The room has only one small window and it seemed a bit dark (I think the pics were taken at night too).  I would also include sconces on the bookcase.  Adding a couple chandeliers on dimmers will round out the final plan.  Lastly, I would have the air conditioner moved if possible.  I hope this helps.


 

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