I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who gave your input on my living room floor plan!!
I have to admit, it's embarrassing/frustrating that I do this for a living and was having so much trouble with my own space. With clients I can just walk in and say "this goes here, this goes here. Done." But with this room, it's just difficult!! But from what I hear and read on blogs, it seems that most designers/decorators find their own homes challenging.
Soo.. this is what our living room looks like this morning (bad iPhone pic):
I chose to stick with this layout because in the end I love being able to see the coffee table and pillows.
If I were the designer (and not the client, too) in this situation, I would tell myself the black chairs are too dark and too tall for this layout, and we should replace them with something else. BUT this is the real world, and I can't go spending a grand on new chairs. SO I'm going to stick with this floor plan and tell myself it's perfectly imperfect ;)
And on the way out the door this morning, my husband yelled to me "I love our new living room!". RARELY does he have an opinion, so it made me really happy to hear him happy with it. (I did have to ask, are you joking with me? Since he knew I moved furniture around 4 times yesterday haha. Luckily he was being serious)
(Also a side note - many of you suggested to put the chairs in front of the double doors or the windows. When I have more time, I can try that and show you pictures, but this room is very deceiving. It's very long and very skinny, and it wouldn't be a good fit. I've tried it before, and it's a tight squeeze when opening the french doors... they almost hit the back of the chairs/sofa and don't allow you to walk in and out).
In other news, I have an install this morning and I have a TON of pillows ready to bring with me. There are four chairs and a sofa in this space, so I have a lot of pillow space to work with.
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